Archive for October, 2007

Secpay, Actinic & SSL lameness

October 30th, 2007 Mark 1 comment

Currently when enabling SSL on shopping cart pages in Actinic, Actinic will no longer be able to link up Secpay transactions to orders.

After numerous hours debugging, I figured out what was going wrong.. when SSL is enabled on shopping cart pages, Actinic provides Secpay with HTTPS callbacks – as you’d expect. It also sets a parameter which Secpay needs if the callbacks are HTTPS. However for some reason at this moment in time Secpay won’t use the HTTPS callbacks – the request is never sent to the server

I don’t know why this is happening, I even used the alternative method of informing Secpay that the callback is HTTPS – via the ‘options’ parameter.. no dice

The solution I’m currently using is to modify the ‘’ file, inserting a line after the following block of code:

# to enable Diners cards, remove the ‘#’ from the start of the 2 lines below
#$sOptions .= ‘,’ if ($sOptions ne ”);
#$sOptions .= ‘diners=true’;

the line to change the callback URLs back to HTTP is:

$::sCallBackURLAuth =~ s/https/http/;

Make Thunderbird Fly

October 29th, 2007 Mark No comments

Bleeding Edge has a few good tweaks for Thunderbird – I like Thunderbird but it can be seriously crap with large IMAP inboxes.. huge delays when doing things as it does some voodoo magic in the background etc.. and now that Google Mail have opened up IMAP access it’s even more useful

If you combine the above tweaks with Lifehacker‘s new ‘Turn Thunderbird into the Ultimate Gmail IMAP Client‘ article, then you should be rocking!

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Lots of SSH dictionary attacks recently

October 23rd, 2007 Mark 1 comment

I thought I was getting a lot of DenyHosts emails recently and the statistics page on the DenyHosts website seems to agree with me!

SSH daily attacks via DenyHosts stats for Oct23 2007

I wonder what’s caused this sudden surge in attacks