System Administration

Time for a backup

The following story is probably not very interesting to anyone out there, but it serves as a reminder (at least to myself) why backups are so important. Today I was lucky enough to spot disaster creeping up on me in time, but tomorrow I might be too late...

The whole thing started when my wife told me that "there are a lot of funny error messages on our homepage". "Error messages on our homepage, what do you mean?" I replied, and then pointed my browser at the website to see for myself. This is what I saw:

Wall Of Shame

I have written a script that regularly updates a list with IP addresses that have committed one or another offence in regard to the network security rules on my Internet gateway If you are interested to have a look, follow this link (link is now defunct)