Category Archives: IT Administration

apr: Failed Creating Threads

May 5th, 2020

There is a potential segmentation fault when executing ‘make test’ while building apr-1.7.0. The following lines are output: … testatomic : -Line 413: Failed creating threads -/bin/sh: line 2: XXXXX Segmentation fault ./$prog -v … Programs failed: testall make[1]: *** [check] Error 139 make[1]: Leaving directory `…/apr-1.7.0/test’ make: *** [check] Error 2 The segmentation fault […]

fciv.py – Python Module for Microsoft FCIV

April 5th, 2020

fciv.py is a Python module that I implemented to generate file integrity data in a format used by Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier. My use case involves copying files from a Linux workstation to a Microsoft Windows workstation. I wanted to generate integrity data on Linux using Python 3 and verify file integrity on Microsoft […]

Backup Procedure Using WSL

February 1st, 2020

Using Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to gain access to Linux command line tools within Microsoft Windows 10, I was able to create a consistent backup procedure that can be performed in Windows and Linux environments. I used SyncToy and File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV) to perform backups before adopting this standard approach. Except […]

Getting an A+ on SSL Labs Report

October 31st, 2019

blog.stevedoria.net received an A+ overall rating from Qualys SSL Labs.

Upgraded to GoDaddy VPS – CentOS 7

September 1st, 2019

I lost access to my GoDaddy VPS CentOS 6 server after fat-fingering an openssl update and clobbering sshd in the process. GoDaddy technical support was unable to reinstall openssl then restart the server. They might not have physical access or a means of simulating physical access to my VPS instance. (With physical access to a […]