Friday, June 16, 2017

Fight for Net Neutrality | Fight for the Future

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at

Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the Internet, with the power to slow down or block websites and charge apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.

If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.

But on July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

Learn more and join the action here:

Battle for the Net is a project of:
Fight for the Future
Free Press Action Fund
Demand Progress


Monday, June 12, 2017

GPO Map Drive Login Script not working


Problem: Active Directory Group Policy Logon Script to Map Drive fails to execute when applied to specified A.D. Group.

Likely Cause: The GPO “Security Filtering” must also include computers, not just the Groups.

Solution: Set the “Security Filtering” to include “Domain Computers” as well as the desired user groups.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

RHEL7 CentOS7 chroot-named

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Recently, I replaced two old RHEL5 DNS BIND (named) servers to RHEL7. Essentially, I took the easy route and used WebMin config backups to setup the new servers. However, i did come across some easily resolvable issues.

Problem: I want to replace named with chroot-named


yum -y install bind-chroot

systemctl stop named
systemctl disable named

/usr/libexec/ /var/named/chroot on
mkdir /var/named/chroot/var/named/data
chown named:named /var/named/chroot/var/named/data

systemctl enable named-chroot
systemctl start named-chroot

Problem: Job for named-chroot.service failed because the control process exited with error code.

Solution: you need to mkdir/chown data directory as described above.

You can get additional service status info with journalctl -xe -u named-chroot

Problem: zones aren’t being transferred or files are access-denied (as seen with with the above journalctl command )


#DNS1 (optional?)
scp -p /var/named/chroot/var/named/*.{rev,hosts} root@DNS2:/var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves/

chown -R root:named /var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves/
chmod 770 /var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves/
chmod 660 /var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves/*


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

MS Edge? NO THANKS!!!!!

Somehow, recently while using Firefox on Debian, a websearch produced an MS page with a banner-nag... WTF?