Categories Archives: Technical

The mysterious /tmp/.tmp folder

If LFD reports a /tmp/.tmp folder on your server you have been hit with the latest timthumb.php hack, which is circulating among wordpress sites which dodged the first mass infection last August for unknown reasons. The /tmp/.tmp folder contains a list of firefox visitor IP’s who have visited your site and were exposed to malicious […]

PHP IPv4 and IPv6 Network and Subnet Calculator

Just threw together a quick and dirty PHP-based subnet calculator. What sets this one apart from others is that it works with both IPv4 and IPv6 inputs and has subnet splitting capability. Use the first field to enter a network to get details about. The format is CIDR notation ‘1.2.3.4/22’. Use the second field to […]

Windows 7 / Vista DNS Suffix only one level deep

Major annoyance to any organization that has hostnames like foo.bar.domain.com — Windows 7 and Vista appends domain.com to bar, but not foo.bar. After some digging I finally found a registry hack that restores ‘proper’ functionality like any other OS or older version of windows. Create a DWORD ‘AppendToMultiLabelName’ with a value of 1 in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE […]

Mcelog – Bad memory?

The original hardware did all kinds of strange things, stuff like SSH not working and RPM checksums failing, random rebooting, ect. I ended up swapping the chassis, mainboard and RAM but kept the HDD’s to avoid an OS reinstall. Now, I’ve gotten this twice on the new box followed by a hard freeze about 2 […]