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Web Apps
Web based applications. These are programs that actually run and display in your browser, such as Web Mail, phpMyAdmin, a Java SSH Shell, forums, StatusNet, Traceroute, and Your IP.
Services
Information about the services we offer; Shells with remote desktop and sound, fast Web Hosting, Web Design, PC work, DSL, ISDN, and Dial access and other services.
Support
Setup e-mail and Usenet news clients, customize spam filters, including white listing, black listing. Setup X2Go, OpenNX, NX player, and other remote desktops and configure DSL and 56k dial-up accounts. Help with websites, frequently asked questions, and trouble tickets.
Links
Links to Customer pages as well as many useful resources on the web, including Linux resources, useful information about building websites, and local resources relating to Shoreline and the surrounding Puget Sound area resources.
Information
The Information section contains information about our history, contact information, eskimo news, information and graphics for linking to us (we always appreciate that), payment information and also various customer review sites where you can find independent reviews of our service.
Games
There are three games sections, Eskimo Arcade, games contained within our main website, presently is mostly broken as the result of a switch to https, I’m working on that, and two external sites Y B Bored (ybbored.com), and Defender Games (defender-games.net).
Web Apps
Web based applications. These are programs that actually run and display in your browser, such as Web Mail, phpMyAdmin, a Java SSH Shell, forums, StatusNet, Traceroute, and Your IP.
Services
Information about the services we offer; Shell accounts with remote desktop capability and sound, Web hosting, Web Design, PC work, DSL, ISDN, and Dial access and other services.
Support
Setup e-mail and Usenet news clients, customize spam filters, including white listing, black listing, setting the sensitivity threshold and other tweaks. Setup X2Go, OpenNX, NX player, and other remote desktops and configure DSL and 56k dial-up accounts. Help with websites, frequently asked questions, and trouble tickets.
Links
Links to Customer pages as well as many useful resources on the web, including Linux resources, useful information about building websites, and local resources relating to Shoreline and the surrounding Puget Sound area resources.
Information
The Information section contains information about our history, contact information, eskimo news, information and graphics for linking to us (we always appreciate that), payment information and also various customer review sites where you can find independent reviews of our service.
Games
There are three games sections, Eskimo Arcade, games contained within our main website, presently is mostly broken as the result of a switch to https, I’m working on that, and two external sites Y B Bored (ybbored.com), and Defender Games (defender-games.net).

     Check it out, explore, let me know of anything you think would make it better.

     Try it out on your Smart Phone, it’s all responsive and mobile friendly. Some of the webmail options work on some SmartPhones. If the default webmail doesn’t work well for you, try the RoundCube or RainLoop alternatives.  If neither of those work well, there is a ownCloud mail client that works very well on mobile devices.

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Server Issues

    We had an issue with the web server eating itself after an upgrade introduced a library that conflicted with a library I had compiled in order to enable http2 protocol before Ubuntu included it in their distribution.

     I ended up having to restore this server from backups and bring it forward again, removing the offending library in advance so that this would proceed properly.

     I upgraded the server to php 8.1, however some apps even which were supposedly 8.1 compatible did not work.  It suggests a problem with our 8.1 install.  I am working to remove existing users and apps from this server and transferring it to a new server.

     I am laying some things out differently, in particular some webapps, like roundcube, which are presently https://www.eskimo.com/roundcube, will instead get their own subdomain, https://roundcube.eskimo.com/.  There are several reasons for this.  First, it allows each to exist in the root directory of it’s subdomain, most code doesn’t care but there are some applications that do.  Second, it allows each application to have it’s own .htaccess file so I can tailor the server environment for that specific application.  Third, it allows moving applications to different servers for load balancing reasons.

      I am upgrading some servers to 24.04 early just because it has more compatibilities with a lot of my self-compiled libraries than does 22.04 which is two years old now.  There are some elements of 24.04 that are improvements, but pretty much all the systemd bugs from 22.04 were retained.  There seems to be a new bug in which NIS reports to systemd that it’s up and running about three seconds before this is actually the case.  This causes issues with applications depending upon NIS to be running first.  I’ve worked around this by adding automatic restarts to services thusly affected, so that if they fail to start the first time, they will restart three seconds later.

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