Archive for December, 2011
I removed all ‘new users’ in this blog where I suspect them to be bogus; there has been two spam attempts using comment blocks, but comments are to be approved first, so these have never made it to being published And since I’ve been messing around with MoinMoin, there have been no more abuse attempts there either; no more new ‘users’ have been signalled.
Starting from Grails 2.0 we can change the URL format in our application. Default a camel case convention is used for the URLs. For example a controller SampleAppController with an action showSamplePage results in the following URL /sampleApp/showSamplePage.
There have been some developments on the wiki front.
As to be expected, I would like to get rid of the burden of spam contents; just a few mimutes a day but why do that if it can be avoided.
First of all, I deleted all user entries in cache – well, except the ones I want to keep, of course. Removing the spam alltogether was quite a different story so in the end, I decided to remove everything dated after Jan-01, 2011. That got rid of the spam messages, indeed. Plus a bit more, which rendered the wiki unusable: Starting page gone, frontpage gone. But the wiki is backed up on a weekly basis so I could restore it all, though it does take quite some time to re-appear.
Next, diiging through the documentation, I found a way to allow users to sign up, but the really create a page, it’s possible to require SSL – maning: a login on the system. This has been tried bu it caised a number of problems. First, I needed to define a SSL-enabled entry that requires you to log in. Next, I had to find a way to make the wiki normally accessabe over port 80 (where you could create an account) but you would need to login on port 443 (using https) to create of alter a page. Things has been set up that way – both WASD and wikli – but not only was the wiki inaccesable (unauthorized) when accessed of http, ALL pages were immutable when accessing the wiki over https: – I even didn;t need to login.
Put a question on the WASD list for the first issue (being typically a WASD issue) and reversed teh configuration. I got my answer from Mark, but I still need to implement it.
But it seems that the abusers found out the wiki cannot be abbused any more. In the last week, a few bogus users have been created but no new pages have been created, looking at the “Recent Changes” page. And slowly, the number of new users decreased.
In some scenarios it may be useful to adjust the date and time settings on a domain system. Especially when testing a particular millennium bug, or something like that By default on a Windows domain, the time is synchronized every now and then; mostly within minutes. This may be undesirable if you’re planning to [...]
After installing Alfresco 4.0.b with the Web Quick Start module and setting up the demo site following the instructions I got “Page not found” errors. With the Alfresco 3.x release I never experienced these problems. It turns out to be a problem with the new Solr search engine that is used. The workaround for now is to revert back to the Lucene search mechanism. The Alfresco forum has a topic with a description of the workaround.
The following article describes how to fix the issue when the Citrix Licensing service crashes immediately after startup. When trying to start the Citrix Licensing Service from your services console (services.msc), the service appears to start, but then stops immediately. In your eventlog the following error is generated: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Event [...]
There are a few enhancements made to the Windows Azure Management portal as I told you in my previous blogpost Billing is one of them. But there are also enhancements made to SQL Azure. Now you can choose for 100 Gb or 150 Gb as max sizes.
The Billing Portal for Windows Azure has been redesigned and much more useful. On the Windows Azure management portal you can click on the Billing link at the top. After that you a second tab within Internet Explorer will open and redirect you to the Billing portal.
Our 2 year old son plays with his Lego Duplo Cars set and already experiences some Groovy love.