Unfortunately at work I’m stuck hosting PHP on various versions of Windows with IIS. For the most part things do just run (though I yearn for a nice Nginx + PHP-FPM setup that has decent URL rewriting), but figuring out what security settings to change so that PHP can write to a particular file or directory has always been a problem.
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In the last couple of hours, I’ve gotten over 4,000 bounced emails where someone is apparently spamming the shit out of the internet with an @doesnthaveone.com email address that doesn’t exist.
It started last week when I was trying to sign up for Ron Paul Christmas. For some peculiar reason, I didn’t receive the welcome email. After talking with the site owner, it turned out (mt) was rejecting the email because the email address firstname.lastname@example.org didn’t exist on the sending server.
RandyWalker linked me to the entry Google is the new http:// in #wordpress earlier, and I shortly thereafter commented over on Alex King’s blog about OpenDNS’s typo-search feature. You know the one - if you type in a domain that doesn’t exist, rather than giving you the default “Couldn’t find that server” message, you get redirected to a Google-powered search results page instead (containing ads).
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