Author: Super Admin

Data Courier 0

Epic Data Courier

What is Data Courier?  If you worked with Epic or some other enterprise level software, most likely you did not do all your modifications or configurations or customizations in production.  Right?

In fact, you may have

  • a Proof of Concept environment,
  • a Development Environment, and
  • a Production Environment along with
  • mirrors or shadows for Disaster Recovery or
  • ETL for Reporting and possibly systems set up for
  • Training or Internal Education.
Email Using Exim – Bye, Bye Spammers 0

Email Using Exim – Bye, Bye Spammers

I just  spent a week in email purgatory.

Sendmail was a great email server.  It served millions of people for decades.  But, email technology has matured.  Or perhaps it has merely been simplified.  Or perhaps complexity for the sake of generality has been exchanged for a simple foundation with complex appendages to address security, performance, and scalability.

Unix Timeline 0

Unix: Forward to the History

Ever watch “Back to the Future”?  Ever live “Forward to the History?”

Sick of being imprisoned in a C-panel reseller’s account I longed to return to my long familiar Linux / Unix command prompt.  I got a VPS from Ubiquity.  It was the right thing to do.  I know I was falling off the wagon and who knows where indulging an old addiction might lead?  But, my daughter was proud of me.  In fact, she was the one who recommended it.  My addiction was Linux.  Solaris.  AIX.  HP-UX.  It ran through my blood like heroin through the veins and brain cells of a drug addict.

StayinAlive - Keeping Unix Services Alive 0

Services Dying? Keep Them Alive With a Perl Script

Have you ever felt frustrated with your Unix services that keep shutting down in production unexpectedly without notifying you?  Would you like to have a script that might help restart those processes and notify you of the problem?

This little helpful Perl script might help.  Or it might help you see what happens when a long time Unix system admin learns enough about perl programming to be dangerous.  Even so, this script works well for me.