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  • Django ALLOWED_HOSTS Limitation

    Ran into an issue today that took quite a long time to get to the bottom of. That issue was that the ALLOWED_HOSTS parameter in Django doesn’t accept records containing and underscore (_). After some further reading found that the reason behind this is that _ isn’t a valid character...

  • Linux SSH Port Forwarding

    Until now I have been blessed with the ease of the PuTTY UI in Windows to do SSH port forwarding, so today had to look up how to do the forward from a linux terminal. Turns out it is super easy. ssh -p<SSH-PORT> <SSH-HOST> -L <LPORT>:<RHOST>:<RPORT> Eg, To forward 8443...

  • Installing DotNet 3.5 Without DVD

    This has stumped me a number of times and I have tried all sorts of things to get around the issue of installing dotNet 3.5 on Windows Server without having to mount the DVD. Finally today I found this post showing how to change local group policy to force the...