Archive for the “Errors” Category

Errors related to applications, code (PHP, Ruby, etc.), hardware, drivers, etc.

While working on an upcoming article for QD I ran into an issue with the dnsenum.pl Perl script. I followed the process of installing the optional Perl modules and when I went back to test dnsenum it would no longer return any IP addresses. Instead of dnsenum returning actual IP addresses it was returning odd characters. It turns out there is some form of conflict between dnsenum.pl and the Net::DNS Perl module. Below I describe the dnsenum issue in more detail and provide a work around by manually downgrading the Net::DNS Perl module by hand.

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I downloaded My Backup Pro to use as a secondary backup on my Google Nexus 7 device which is running Android 4.2. When attempting to configure the the email address and password associated to the My Backup Pro account it continued to reject the information I was providing. Initially I thought the password must be too long, which it was, but even after shortening it to the allowed fifteen characters it continued to reject my settings. It ended up being the email address I used not being accepted because it included a “-”. Below I describe a bit more and provide a screenshot of the screen in question.

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I have been working with some older versions of Windows 2000 lately including Windows 2000 SP2 or Service Pack 2. On this version of Windows 2000 SP2 the version of Internet Explorer or IE is 5.00.3315.1000 which is completely outdated. I doubt that many others will be running into Runtime Errors however it is possible even in more current versions of Internet Explorer though the setting that resolves this issue is enabled by default so unless you have modified the settings you should not run into this issue. Below we describe the error in more detail and how to easily change a single settings to fix the problem.

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Earlier today I was troubleshooting NFS or Network File System issues on a Ubuntu Linux server and ran into some specific errors. Luckily the errors were easily resolved by restarting portmap on the server. Below I show the error output on the server end in more detail, how to resolve the issue, and testing the Network File System mount from OSX.

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If you are attempting to FTP to a server running vsftpd as its FTP daemon you will be refused if this is a default vsftpd installation. It is strongly recommended to not allow root access to FTP because of security concerns which would provide the ftp user access to destroy anything on the server running FTP at will. Regardless it might be necessary for specific tasks and the below information will assist you in configuring vsftpd to allow the root user to login.

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