Thursday, September 24, 2015

Setting up a SFTP Server on Windows

I recently had to create an SFTP server on our work development system, and after doing a fair bit of Googling on the topic found a good solution. The solution is a combination of research done at differnt sites. It is this solution that I am sharing in hopes that it will help someone else. This tutorial will help you turn your Windows based system into a SecureFTP server.


Secure Shell (SSH) is a program that lets you log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure channels. When using ssh, the entire login session, including transmission of password, is encrypted and therefore is very secure.

You may have noticed that many webhosts allow ssh access. This means that you can login to their webserver and execute many UNIX commands (the ones they allow you access to) on your account. Not only can you connect to other computers that provide SSH access, but you can also allow others to connect to your computer using SSH.

Friday, September 11, 2015

How to Fix Error Unable to Qualify My own Domain name

# Oct 6 14:11:06 nibappsun08 sendmail[9825]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] unable to qualify my own domain name (nibappsun08) -- using short name

The error is being caused because 'sendmail' is not configured properly to function as a bonafide mail server. You will see this message every time you reboot the server and it will eventually time out.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Docstoc Will Be Closing Down on December 1, 2015

Docstoc is an electronic document repository and online store, aimed at providing professional, financial and legal documents for the business community. Users can upload, share and sell their own documents, or purchase professional documents written in-house by professionals and lawyers.

Recently Docstoc issued a Service Discontinuation Notice to all of its registered users.

If you have any documents stored/shared at Docstoc, you may want to download a copy before the end of November this year as per the notice sent out by the company (see below)...

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