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Joni Mitchell wrote Big Yellow Taxi in 1969, and it's more relevant today than ever. In her words:

The Wild Coast is littered with shipwrecks. One of the most interesting in modern times is the sinking of the Oceanos on 3 August 1991, in deep waters off Mbolompo Point, a renowned fishing spot just south of Hall in the Wall.


Full story: Daily Maverick

Mkambati Nature Reserve, one of five national reserves along the Wild Coast, is to be privatised and made off-limits to all but exclusive paying guests at the proposed resort.

Mkambati Waterfall

New ICASA regulations came into effect at the beginning of the month, which forces MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) to only use subscribers' airtime if they explicitly "opt in".

I've been a little irritated by the almost duplicitous SMSs I've received from them to try and wheedle me into opting in. No way! It's been a curse since forever.

By Mike Coleman


The Wild Coast has a comparatively high average rainfall, with the coastal belt receiving over 1000mm per annum. Spring rains generally appear in October, with July to September being the coolest and dryest months of the year; and December to February being the hottest and wettest.  

Taken, unedited, from a comment by Sensei at MoneyWeb: Bitcoin is not a currency

" is money while fiat currencies are debt tokens or IOU’s or a promise to pay. It is not payment, it is deferred payment. The institution who originally issued the promise to pay, namely the government, changed the laws of payment (1971 the Nixon Shock) to enable them to redeem an IOU with another promise to pay.

apt-get install incron
nano /etc/incron.allow # Line: root
incrontab -e # Line: /var/www IN_CREATE /bin/chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/

Adapted from flat-file config at Raymii.Org.

system_filter = /etc/exim4/system_filter.exim
system_filter_directory_transport = local_copy_outgoing

Along our Way - Stunning aerial video of Hole in the Wall

By Barry and Cherie Cochrane
Published 2017-06-05

"This is our trip to the Wild coast in Transkei South Africa. We stayed at a place called "Hole in the wall."

This is on the east coast of South Africa about 4 hours from East London, definitely worth the drive as it is so rural and untouched.

What is writing to disk:
iotop -o -b -d 10

Port forward:
ssh -fN -L 32760:

du -cksh *

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/mykey user@host

sudo mount -o resvport,rw -t nfs nfs-export/

sudo nano /etc/profile: export http_proxy="http://x.x.x.x:8080

/usr/sbin/apachectl configtest
Add a client:
# cd /etc/openvpn/certs
# source ./vars
# ./build-key clientname ##(Accept rational defaults, change FF_VPN_Server, DO NOT enter challenge password or optional Company Name)
# cd/etc/openvpn/client
# mkdir clientname
# cp client.conf clientname/clientname.conf ##(Copy client.conf to client dir renamed appropriately)

apt-get install openvpn easy-rsa

remove/flush all rules & delete chains
iptables -F
iptables -X
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT

-F : Deleting (flushing) all the rules.
-X : Delete chain.
-t table_name : Select table (called nat or mangle) and delete/flush rules.
-P : Set the default policy (such as DROP, REJECT, or ACCEPT).

certbot certonly --standalone --preferred-challenges http -d
certbot --apache certonly
certbot renew --dry-run

Change certs to LetsEncrypt
chmod 755 /etc/letsencrypt/{archive,live}; chgrp Debian-exim /etc/letsencrypt/{archive,live}

Check user exim -bt mailmanatispa [dot] org [dot] za

/var/virtual/ -b | while read list; do /var/virtual/ -l $list ""; done



or, best yet

/var/virtual/waspa/mailman/bin/find_member -a | grep -i ant@ff == no results

Delete a mailman list:
/var/virtual/ $ bin/rmlist no-alert
Not removing archives.  Reinvoke with -a to remove them.


netstat -anutp | grep SYN_RECV | wc -l

vnstat -l -i eth0


tcpdump -i eth0 -nn 'tcp port 80' and 'tcp[13] == 2' -c 100

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m recent --update --seconds 60 --hitcount 20 -j DROP

# forward port 22 to

-A PREROUTING -i eno1:1 -d -p tcp --dport 22 -j DNAT --to-destination
# setup routing


ip addr add dev eno1 label eno1:0

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING --src -j NETMAP --to

virsh  dumpxml  ispa-vm | grep 'mac address'
virsh  net-list
virsh  net-edit default

virsh net-destroy default
virsh net-start default

Debian/Ubuntu only UID numbering!

mount -o nolock /mnt/

export UGIDLIMIT=1000
cd /nfs/share/ff/move
awk -v LIMIT=$UGIDLIMIT -F: '($3>=LIMIT) && ($3!=29999)' /etc/passwd > move/passwd.mig
awk -v LIMIT=$UGIDLIMIT -F: '($3>=LIMIT) && ($3!=29999)' /etc/group > move/group.mig
awk -v LIMIT=$UGIDLIMIT -F: '($3>=LIMIT) && ($3!=29999) {print $1}' /etc/passwd | tee - |egrep -f - /etc/shadow > move/shadow.mig
less move/passwd.mig ls -ltr move/
ls -ltr move/ (Note, the configs moved from dovecot.conf)

UBUNTU 16.04:

# Directory where to look up mail plugins.
mail_plugin_dir = /usr/lib/dovecot/modules

# Space separated list of plugins to load for all services. Plugins specific to
# IMAP, LDA, etc. are added to this list in their own .conf files.
#mail_plugins =
mail_plugins = acl
protocol imap {
  mail_plugins = $mail_plugins imap_acl

In a nutshell, as root:
$ apt-get install mb2md
$ su - 'username
$ mb2md -s f2fpanel-aug2014.mbox -R ## User must be chown of source file!

Some excellent footage of Hole in the Wall in winter.

Don't be put off by the opening shots of Thailand. 

The beauty of South Africa's Wild Coast‚ its eco-systems‚ culture and communities will be highlighted in a locally-produced documentary in the hope of declaring it a World Heritage site.

The adventures of three paddlers‚ three cyclists and three runners who will each traverse the entire Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape‚ covering about 300 kilometres from the Great Kei River in the south to the Umtamvuna River in the north‚ will be followed by a film crew.