Trans IP removes negative feedback.

One year ago, the main domain name of my company was hijacked, fortunately we monitor those things and I was on time to prevent a little disaster. The company who initiated this hijacking was Trans IP, one of the larger hosting companies in The Netherlands. I thought it was my duty to write a little comment at the [...]

By |2015-01-05T11:09:57+01:00December 10th, 2006|Technical|0 Comments

HowTo setup a DNS Appliance (Cobalt RAQ2)

Last weeks i spent some time working on a ‘new’ DNS appliance. DNS is light weight but you must have multiple separate servers for redundancy in multiple locations. Using a power consuming HP DL-360 server would be a serious overkill and running Microsoft Windows Server for DNS only, is a waste of licensing / money / expertise and required hardware. The [...]

By |2017-02-09T13:43:51+01:00November 29th, 2006|Technical|1 Comment

Bug in ServerXMLHTTP with POST/303

Last night i was developing with ServerXMLHTTP. ServerXMLHTTP is included with the Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) version 3.0 or later. Do not confuse ServerXMLHTTP with XMLHTTP, which is designed for client applications and relies on URLMon, which is built upon Microsoft Win32 Internet (WinInet). The following bug is regarding to ServerXMLHTTP (so also: MSXML 3 - [...]

By |2006-09-18T17:44:37+02:00September 18th, 2006|Technical|1 Comment

Summer 2006

Summer 2006 is here ! To celebrate my 25th birthday, the beautifull weather and the World Cup football, i decided to give a party ( Sunday the 11th of June 2006. Bellow you can see the harbor Wetterwille at Loosdrecht where my sailboat is at summer (click to enlarge).

By |2006-06-08T17:52:21+02:00June 8th, 2006|Life|1 Comment

Digest authentication: Impossible to authenticate to DB and IIS Webserver

Due to some technical issues (i’ll show you below) it is impossible to authenticate using Digest Authentication for authenticating the user against an Database/LDAP and the webserver itself. I did this before with Basic authentication, which works fine. Example1: It is possible to authenticate with basic authentication against a Database, simply write a 401 header [...]

By |2006-04-26T16:20:20+02:00April 26th, 2006|Technical|0 Comments

[VBScript/ASP] About Isnull and =null

Expressions in VBScript/ASP with "null" in it, will always return FALSE. See the examples below:Dim test If (test=null) Then Response.Write "True" Else Response.Write "False" End If If Not(test=null) Then Response.Write "True" Else Response.Write "False" End If Both will show "False". Because "null" is in the expression, none of them will ever return True. This is [...]

By |2017-01-11T14:23:07+01:00April 26th, 2006|Technical|1 Comment

Apple iPod Hi-Fi Rocks!

First i was a bit sceptic and thought it was too expensive. However, i walked into the Apple Store (in The Netherlands), payed EUR 379,- and went home. I must say i've seen a lot of real Hi-Fi installations and studios, but this thing really gives an amazing sound. Your room will be completely FULL [...]

By |2017-02-09T13:48:34+01:00March 31st, 2006|Life|0 Comments

Windows Genuine Advantage bypassed again!

UPDATE: This bypass method described below doesn't work anymore. Visit mydigitallife's article for an updated (3-dec-2006) and easy method of bypassing WGA/Notifications/Visiting Windows Updates, etc. In 2005 Microsoft introduced Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) which was (also) meant to reduce illegal copies. Since then, people who had an 'illegal' Corporate copy of Windows XP or Server 2003 were [...]

By |2006-12-07T16:05:59+01:00March 11th, 2006|Technical|0 Comments

Script it! A logfiles compress/backup script

Lesson of this article is: Script It! I will also show an in depth example of a sheduled script which will zip/rotate/delete/move/copy you logfiles. This is a typical task everyone with a webserver would automate/script because you want to save your logfiles for statistics and to track ‘bad’ visitors while zipping them reduces it’s size [...]

By |2017-01-11T14:18:38+01:00March 5th, 2006|Technical|1 Comment