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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!


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 Empty your trash or upgrade your storage”.

You can view your trash at

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.


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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. ยท GitHub

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


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

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