A few photos from our trip to Elba.

Evil Spamming Ratbags

Last couple of days weve had a password hacked and then, annoyingly, been used as a spam source.

IPF to the rescue. A quick script and enabling ipf and they are denied acces:

tail -10000 dovecot.log | grep nologin | grep -v hidden | cut -d '=' -f4 | sort | uniq -c

tail -10000 dovecot.log | grep nologin | grep -v hidden | cut -d '=' -f4 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n | awk '{ print( "block in from "$2 " to any ") }'

Interesting source of the spam: Iran,Israel,USA.


eMusic.com are an evil company.
They will give your email address out to spammers. Don't ever give them an address which you cant block later.
steve.emusic is now being blocked as I am getting about one spam every 2 minutes on this address.


Costa Rica 2005 the 'Green Season' in Costa Rica is pretty wet.
It rained almost all the time and was surprisingly dark! Here are some images.

We were skiing in Lech some time ago, there are a few pictures available. Not too many I'm afraid as we were all too busy having fun instead of taking photos.

ICS took part in a ski competition recently. Some unedited pictures here.

We have a pond in the garden so I've been photographing some of the new inhabitants.

Tech Stuff

Solaris10 Hints

Claros Intouch2 is a the webmail interface I use. I find it execellent.
My installation uses Postgres, so here is a dump of my DB you can use to create your own.
Claros Intouch2 Postgres SQL


We live in England and Switzerland.


Steve's Blog


Some of us fence and some play Tennis.


Marcel and Corrinna have sent pictures back from their Africa adventure. You can see pictures and their reports in the Africa pages.