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phpBB3 Lost Administrator Password

If the password for the admin user has been forgotten/lost/whatever.Register on the site as a new user but BEFORE logging in edit the MySQL database table phpbb_users and set the field user_type to 3 (i.e. founder).Then log in and visit the ACP.From the ACP normal user management can take place again.

Sony Ericsson W810i – Adding New Games

Mobile phone downloaded games should be placed into the following folder on the memory card:/MSSMEC/Media files/otherThen back in the phone from the main menu use the Media Album.Browse to the ‘other’ folder on the card select the .jar file and choose install.

Joomla 1.5 FTP settings

I was receiving the following error: The FTP settings are not valid or your FTP server is not compatible with Joomla!: The function "MKD" failed and stupidly blamed mod_security for the problem (rule 900610 did cause problems so I disabled it -see below), until I tried command line FTP and realised that I couldn't create… Read more »

Apache Troubleshooting

Occasionally some requests to web servers cause memory/cpu problems – for the wrong reasons and sometimes the right reasons. I recently had a problem with a Google Search Appliance crawling a Drupal calendar but in hindsight it was probably my own fault as I had been playing with some of the settings below.Which URLs are… Read more »

mod_spamhaus on CentOS 5

Trying this module out on Centos 5 and Apache 2 to see how it goes (Debian install how-to here) yum install httpd-devel (if ‘which apxs’ shows nothing) wget http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/download.sourceforge.net/pub/sourceforge/m/project/mo/mod-spamhaus/mod-spamhaus/0.7/mod-spamhaus-0.7.tar.gz ln -s /usr/sbin/apxs /usr/sbin/apxs2 tar zxf mod_spamhaus*.tar.gz cd mod_spamhaus make make install touch /etc/httpd/mod_spamhaus.wl LoadModule spamhaus_module /usr/lib/httpd/modules/mod_spamhaus.sowas automatically added to httpd.conf vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf {IfModule mod_spamhaus.c}MS_METHODS POST,PUT,OPTIONS,CONNECTMS_WhiteList… Read more »

Powershell Scheduled Task

To run a powershell script from a scheduled task the following can be used: C:\WINDOWS\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe “& ‘c:\scripts\Send-ExchangeServerSummary.ps1′”

Plesk SMTP – domain isn’t in my list of allowed rcpthosts

553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts (#5.7.1)Reading http://forum.swsoft.com/showthread.php?t=8047 I set the email server settings in Plesk as suggested. Then listed the server IP/32 in addition to 127.0.0.1/32 in the white list. Making sure the servers IP and hostname are listed in the /etc/hosts file along with the loopback address

Exchange 2007 Receive Connector SCL Headers

Our Mailhubs set the following Mail header which is interpreted by MS Outlook when filtering messages to the JunkMail folder: X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SCL A score is assigned to this header based on analysis by SpamAssassin so this header will have the same value as X-Spam-Score. The default behavior for Exchange 2007 is to remove any pre-existing X-MS-Exchange… Read more »

Magento Frustrations

Magento seems like a very good e-commerce application and for the most part is pretty intuitive but the following may help for future reference: Supported Payment GatewaysThere is a list of the supported Payment Service Providers on the features page. Back-End AddressThe address for the back-end control panel is http://thedomain.tld/index.php/admin Front-end Horizontal MenuI wanted the… Read more »

Bridge on Linux

A while ago I did a fruitless search for my father for a Bridge card game on Linux but didn't turn up much of interest. However, I recently read in www.LinuxFormat.co.uk (great magazine) about Contract Bridge which costs £15 including CD and postage: http://www.xcontractbridge.com/xbridge.htm