Letting Ubuntu resolve .local domains from network DNS servers

Ubuntu uses the Avahi Daemon to rewrite .local domains to always be localhost. This can be prevented by editing the config file; sudo gedit /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf; and setting changing #domain-name=local into domain-name=.localhost (note that there needs to be a . between the name you select and the = mark. After doing this run sudo service avahi-daemon […]

OneDrive running under Ubuntu

Found and installed a great project to use OneDrive on Ubuntu; https://github.com/xybu/onedrive-d-old Only issue I had was that I needed to run the following command before the daemon would start but now it runs fine! sudo pip3 install click –upgrade After running the install I did the following commands to make sure my Documents folder on […]

Using G729 codec on Asterisk 13 with FreePBX 13 (on a x64 modern kernel)

We started using FreePBX instead of Lync recently and after a while we ran into the following error: WARNING[30830][C-00001548] channel.c: Unable to find a codec translation path: (slin) -> (g729) Turns out that even though G729 is by default shown in the GUI of FreePBX it is not turned on by default since it requires […]

Delete OEM partitions in Windows

The awnser: diskpart.exe! Hit “Windows Key” + “R” to open the run dialogue box and type “diskpart” and hit “OK” to open a command prompt window. Type “list disk”. Type “select disk n”. Type “list part”. Type “select part n”. Type “delete partition override”. Type “exit”. Thanks to http://www.disk-partition.com/blog/how-to-delete-an-oem-partition/

Secure your PHP (on Windows)

Although alot of people will be running PHP on an Apache environment I have several reasons to be running mine on Windows, specifically 2012 R2. Lately I’ve been seeing alot of activity of people trying to inject mallicious code into several of my clients websites and so have begun drilling down into securing PHP. To […]