[IDA] All Drupal sites updated, Core security vulnerability

  • Posted on: 21 January 2021
  • By: Michael

Hello All,

Your Drupal site has been updated (yesterday afternoon) / (this morning) for:

- Drupal core - Critical - Third-party libraries - SA-CORE-2021-001 [1]

If you also have a Backdrop site with us it will be patched on January 27th, 2021 starting between 19:00 - 23:00 UTC. [2]

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These security issues affect all sites. We apply all security releases immediately to address as best as possible as yet undiscovered security issues.

How to ‘Fix’ Auto-Mounted Drives with ‘Wrong’ Permissions

  • Posted on: 30 July 2020
  • By: Michael

Those new to Linux hit this quickly.

I can mount the drive, but permissions show the owner as 'Root'. I can not add or delete anything!

They stick a USB Flash Drive or external Hard Drive into their system and the system automagically added the drive for them. Usually popping up the drive in their default file manager. Then they can’t use the drive at all. Thanks auto-mounter! It doesn’t happen always, but frequently enough that one has to wonder why there are still bugs in ~20+ year old software.

[IDA] [FYI] IDA NameServers are updated / CentOS 6 servers being retired

  • Posted on: 12 July 2020
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

This email is just FYI. No actions are needed on anyone’s part.

# # # IDA NameServers are updated

Everyone has either already received individual emails earlier this weekend informing you I’ve made updates directly to your registrar or emails over the prior several weeks asking you to update your registrar directly for those I don’t have access to. This email expands on what/why those DNS changes took place.

Thumbs Down to CentOS Web Panel (CWP) by Simple Machines

  • Posted on: 21 June 2020
  • By: Michael
Don’t use CentOS Web Panel (CWP) for production use. Hobbyist use, as long as you accept probable downtime, should be okay.

I’m looking for a cPanel alternative. Not because their product is bad, but because cPanel’s pricing went nightmarish after being bought by the group of investors led by Oakley Capital (also owners of Plesk and SolusVM).

Non-profits, Covid-19, and subscription deferments

  • Posted on: 2 May 2020
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

First an apology to those this isn’t relevant for.  I don’t have a real way to
identify the non-profit clients that are essentially ‘closed’ at the moment
because they currently aren’t allowed to interact with the public.  I tried
to send individual emails, but another non-profit popped up today that I had
missed.  :(  So, sending this to everyone...

Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) turns 10 years old!

  • Posted on: 29 April 2020
  • By: Michael

-Press Release-

Ten years ago today, the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) saw the release
of its first version (3.5.11). Lot of things have happened since that day
but TDE has continued to grow and flourish throughout the years. Today the
project is healthier than ever, with dedicated self-hosted servers,
regular releases, modern collaboration tools and a vibrant community of
users and enthusiasts.

How to create a Bootable USB stick, with free space, from an ISO image

  • Posted on: 3 April 2019
  • By: Michael

[IDA] Core and Module updates on 2/20, Fwd: [Security-news] Critical Release - PSA-2019-02-19

  • Posted on: 19 February 2019
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

If you’re on D8, core and probably a few modules will be updated tomorrow.  If
you’re on D7, most likely several modules will be updated.  Full Security
Announcement is below (but it really doesn’t say much, not that it should for
those self-same security implications).

As a FYI:  Wednesdays are generally the day of the week Drupal updates are
released.  The 3rd Wednesday of a month is usually when the majority of
Drupal security updates occur.