Showing posts from March, 2012

Installing Stunnel to Enable SSL Connections in Pan Newsreader

I'd like my newsreading activity to remain private and I enjoy using the PAN Newsreader . The newsreader is open and free, but unfortunately doesn't support SSL connections. My news provider astraweb does support SSL at no additional cost. So I decided to take the plunge an utilize stunnel to encrypt connections to news service provider on my 64-bit Kubuntu linux machine. Hope the following procedure helps anyone trying to do the same. Install stunnel4 form the Ubuntu repositories: sudo apt-get install stunnel4 Configure stunnel to start automatically by editing the main configuration file with nano text editir (my favorite) and change the ENABLED=0 line to 1: sudo nano /etc/default/stunnel4 ENABLED=1 Copy the example configuration /usr/share/doc/stunnel4/examples/stunnel.conf-sample to /etc/stunnel/ sudo cp /usr/share/doc/stunnel4/examples/stunnel.conf-sample /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf Edit the newly copied configuration file to make news request secure Uncomment

Fixed - Windows 7 Home Won't Accept My Windows 2000 Server Share Login and Password

For whatever reason my Windows 7 machine stopped accepting my credentials for my Windows 2000 server mapped drive shares. I had been using mapped drives in Windows 7 for at least a year. I did have a stuck Windows 7 upgrade, that forced to to go back to a previous restore point. I also ended up reinstalling my antivirus. I could login via remote desktop, so I knoew the cedentials were correct and the account was not locked. The solution that worked in about 30 seconds was adding the LmCompatibilityLevel registry key to my Windows 7 Home PC: Open Notepad (or your favorite text editor): Copy the text below and paste in Notepad: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa] "LmCompatibilityLevel"=dword:00000002 Save the file on your desktop (or anywhere else) as name.reg - ".reg" is important. Run the file and press yes on the 2 pop ups. There is no need to restart -my mapped drive just began working again.