might have seen the icon around on several websites out there for a web
counter/statistic service called WebTrends
Live. This counter/statistics service is much
more than just a visitor counter, it is able to capture tons of information
about your website that are usually only accessible through web logs.
However, since not all of us have access to web logs, WebTrends
Live is a godsend. All you have to do is
sign up and put the icon on all your pages on your site. For an example,
look at the very bottom of this page for the icon. If you use the
personal edition, the service is free. I like free! Definitely
worth a close look. You'll find out some really cool stuff about
your site that a plain jane visitor counter can't tell you.
this cool service to the Tests/Tools section.
On a different note, I recently
broke a bone in my pinky on the left hand while playing basketball.
Sheesh, no more basketball for at least 4-6 weeks. I don't know what
I'm gonna do! =)
to the members of our online
forums we now have a new article that shows you
how to run a webserver on a different port number AND keep both "www.yourdomain.com"
and "yourdomain.com" functional. The catch is that your webserver
software must allow for host headers, ip-less domain names, or virtual
servers. Check it out.
Also, do you hear that sound?
It's the sound of college football stampeding around the corner.
I can't wait until the season starts. Nothing beats Saturdays spent
watching your team putting a whooping on another team. Go
posts cumulative patch for IIS 4.0 and 5.0. The IIS 5.0 is a complete
patch with all vulnerabilities addressed. The IIS 4.0 patch still
has a few holes, but it addresses the major problems. Here's a snippet:
patch is a cumulative patch that includes the functionality of all security
patches released to date for IIS 5.0, and all patches released for IIS
4.0 since Windows NT® 4.0 Service Pack 5. A complete listing of the
patches superseded by this patch is provided below, in the section titled
"Additional information about this patch". Before applying the patch, system
administrators should take note of the caveats discussed in the same section.
Download locations for this
latest Step-by-Step guide comes on the
heel of the Code Red virus and it's repercussions. Like we reported
yesterday, several ISP's have begun to block port 80 to stop the spread
of the virus, however in the process, home webserver are also blocked.
So our latest article shows you how to run your webserver on a different
port number to get around this blockage.
nice thing about out solution is that since Code Red targets port 80, we
are not aiding the virus with this work around. Unless your server
is infected that is. Then again, if your server is infected, your
computer will still be attacking other computers, with or without this
you go: How
to run your webserver on a different port number other than port 80
now this Code Red thing is really starting to affect us who run webservers
from home. Bad news:
keep the spread of the Code Red worms from slowing down its cable Internet
network, AT&T is blocking access to Web servers run by residential
customers, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
a bad feeling that other companies are going to follow suit. There
are several members of this website that have been affected by this blockage.
Read the full article here.
Code Red thing is becoming a huge pain in the butt across the Internet.
If you have a webserver running IIS, then you should make sure you computer
is secured. Read the MS security bulletin and download the patch for Code
If you want to see if you server is at risk for being infected by Code
Red, Symantec has a free download to check your computer. You can
get the download here.
For more on Code Red, Symantec
both have good info.
people who run webservers almost never mention this, but you should also
run antivirus software on your server. For example, if everybody
who had a webserver also ran an updated version of their antivirus, viruses
would be stopped. But since people are too lazy to run antivirus,
let alone keep the definitions updated, worms like Code Red will keep on
propagating. With more people like you and I running webservers from
home, it is our responsibility that our webservers are not used as relay
points for spam, virus, hacks, etc. This means we have to apply all
security patches to our software and run a good antivirus program that
auto updates through the web.
we're on the subject of viruses, I've been getting a ton of email with
a virus attached. The email looks like this:
How are you?
is an attachment than is the actual virus. The virus ranges in size
around 250k. I got this virus from a few people I know and when I
told them, they cleaned up their systems right away. However, I am
now getting bombarded with 6 of these messages per hour from the same person
for the past 4 days. I emailed the person who's account is being
hijacked to send the email, but they aren't doing anything about it.
I simply blocked their IP address in my mail server program. If you
can't email me, maybe that's why. Stop sending me viruses!
send you this file in order to have your advice
you later. Thanks
a final note about viruses, I use Norton Antivirus. I use it for
several reasons. 1. My school provides it to me free.
2. It works great. 3. The most important reason - the auto
update feature automatically connects to the web once a day and downloads
the latest virus definitions. This way you don't have to remember
to update them manually. We all have enough things to worry about,
don't let virus definitions be one of them. I'm not saying you should
all go get Norton. I'm saying that I use it and it works great for
me and my server. I'm actually using a copy I picked up at the computer
show for something like $10 bucks.
all for today!
I'm back! The reason I haven't updated this front page in a while
is because my current hard disk got hosed when I was experimenting with
some extreme overclocking. It took a while to piece my comp back
together, but it's getting there. I got a lot to post, but I'll do
it tomorrow since things are still a bit scattered on my side!