is something good for those of you have port 80 blocked by your ISP and
are using Personal Web Server (PWS). Will from our forums emailed
me with the following registry tweak to change the port from port 80 to
your choosing. I will get a "step-by-step" written for this soon,
but right now I don't have access to a win98 box so I can't do it yet.
change the PWS port via the registry:
Start --> Run --> regedit
this key in regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\control\ServiceProvider\ServiceTypes\W3svc
that key there should be a setting called TCPport. Just change that value
from 80 to something else.
are using dns2go,
here is how to change the port number in their service.
how: Run the dns2go client and click the service settings tab click redirect
web requests. Select to my current ip address on port and put the port
you want to use in.
been several days since the WTC attacks, but the images are all too clear
in many of our memories. We as a world are at a major turning point
in history. How things resolve themselves is anyone's guess.
But remember, good always triumphs over evil. Take comfort in that
fact. However, we must all remember this is a battle against terrorism
and NOT against a race, a religion, a people, or a country. This
is a battle against evil-doers. We must not stereotype people based
upon their appearances, dress, or affiliations. Otherwise, we become
as evil as our terrorist enemies.
quote says it all: "God is love not hate"
a whole different subject, once again we face a new Internet threat named
W32.Nimda.A@mm. This worm is by far the most virulent one yet, even
more prolific than the various Code Red's. Norton
has some more info on this worm. The target of this worm is again
IIS 4.0 and 5.0. If you don't already have the patch, get
it here from Microsoft. The patch is actually about a year old
which goes to show that many people are out there running very insecure
webservers. Don't forget to run an antivirus scanner on your webserver
as well. I don't know why, but people who run servers never seem
to run antivirus software. Do us all a favor and do it!
illustrate how much this new worm spreads, here are the sizes of my log
files for my root directory. Since I use host headers here, I should
get nothing at my root directory, but I do when worms try to access my
server or when people try to hack.
Code Red: 1 KB
Code Red: 60 KB
Nimda: 400 KB
expect these numbers to go down because as long as there are people who
are running IIS unpatched, this worm will still be around. This is
important to us who run webservers at home since we have limited bandwidth.
This probing activity by the worm is wasting some of that bandwidth.
Kinda like a small Denial of Service (DOS) attack. I'm afraid that
eventually the Internet will be so full of this useless activity from viruses
and worms, that everything will slow to a crawl and running a webserver
from home will be impossible. Let's hope it doesn't get to that level.
is another thing that I would like to address. I've been getting
a lot of emails condemning the use of Windows. They point to the
fact that we hear about security flaws in Windows everyday while on the
other hand, we almost never hear about security flaws in Linux. Well
aren't you a genius! Maybe this has something to do with the fact
that for every Linux box out there, there are 100 Windows boxes.
Sheesh. I don't hate Linux or anything, but I've met quite a few
unreasonable Linux fans out there who condemn Windows users with an upturned
nose. Maybe if Linux were compatible with all hardware, software,
games, an utilities, more people might give it a try. But Linux simply
cannot compare with the depth and breadth of hardware and software compatibility
out there. Kinda like Apple's Power Mac.
all for today.
will be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history.
If you don't already know, 4 airline jets were hijacked and directed in
terrorist activity against America. Two of the jets were crashed
into the World Trade Center which later collapsed. One of the jets
was directed at the Pentagon and crashed into a section of the building.
The last jet crashed in a wooded area away from any buildings.
loss of life is unimaginable. Watching the video of such destruction
and death chills me to my bones.
heart goes out to everybody involved in this needless tragedy. If
you are a religious person or even if you are not, take a moment to say
a prayer for those people who have passed, those people who have lost,
and for America as a country.
will never be the same.
apologize for the lack of updates on the front page. It's been really
hard to type with my left hand in a splint due to my broken finger.
I pretty much have to hunt and peck with my index finger. Also, this
time of the year is always kinda slow on the Internet. More people
are actually going outdoors before winter and fall take over. Just
wanted to let you know we're still alive over here!