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Archive for April 12th, 2021

The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Sendmail

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/12

Cool historic article: [WayBack] The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Sendmail by Eric Allman.

It is Chapter 17 of this book [WayBack]:

The Architecture of
Open Source Applications

Amy Brown and Greg Wilson (eds.)
ISBN 978-1-257-63801-7

I totally missed that book being published in 2014.

Great historic read!

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, History, Power User, sendmail | Leave a Comment »

Google Drive is not telling it secretly moves files to the trash

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/12

A while ago, Google Drive told me it was out of storage.

I tried re-syncing, and then it suddenly told me a “Drive storage is full” message indicating “You have 3GB in your trash at drive.google.com. Empty your trash or upgrade your storage”.

You can view your trash at drive.google.com/drive/trash

Emptying is more tricky than you’d think:

  1. Click on the “Trash word” (not the trash icon!)
  2. Click om “Empty trash”
  3. Conform the action

     

  4. wait a few seconds, as often the trash will fill itself up again
  5. if it refilled: repeat from step 2.
  6. refresh your browser screen, as often then the trash will refill
  7. if it refilled: repeat from step 2.

The trash contained thousands of temporary PDF files: 3.2 GB, even more than Google Drive indicated.

These are not something I want to keep in the trash. Too bad Google Drive never warned me they were kept there.

On a different account that had way more file changes this saved more than 27 GB.

Maybe time to setup [WayBack] Google Drive Sensor | PRTG Network Monitor User Manual

Might be really interesting, as since 2015, [WayBack] PRTG 100 is Now Available For Free.

–jeroen

Posted in Google, GoogleDrive, Power User | Leave a Comment »

How to remember password in FortiClient VPN? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/12

In [WayBack] How to remember password in FortiClient VPN? – Stack Overflow, the consensus seems to be “it varies, and usually is unreliable”.

Time to write a tool that snifs the Windows GUI and auto-enters the credentials.

That would be much like the Linux expect solution: [WayBack] Continuous run Forticlient VPN using expect. Automatically restart VPN if get disconnected or session closed. · GitHub

Via: [WayBack] Forticlient 5.6 – Save Credentials | Fortinet Technical Discussion Forums

–jeroen

Posted in FortiGate/FortiClient, Network-and-equipment, Power User, VPN | Leave a Comment »

 
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