Ubuntu 21.10

     If you’re running the short term release of Ubuntu, 21.04, considering upgrading to 21.10, you may want to hold off a bit.

    I upgraded my workstation the day 21.10 was released.  To day, installing normal system upgrades rendered my system unusable and unrecoverable except to recover from backups.  So in my humble opinion, 21.10 is not yet ready for prime time.

Debian Bullet – X-fowarding Borked

     Since upgrading debian to bullet, X-fowarding does not work.  One thing that changed in Bullet was a switch from Xorg being the default to Xwayland.  However, the Bullet faq claims x-forwarding still works but that hasn’t been my experience.  I have X-11 Forwarding enabled in sshd_config and I have xauth installed, but still no good.

     I have searched for solutions but so far nothing has worked.  If anyone knows the solution but please me know.  E-mail support@eskimo.com.  Thank you.

Phishing Scams – Please Read

     A “Phishing Scam” is a scam designed to get your credentials for things like access to your mail here, or your bank account information, or your Amazon account, etc.  Here is an example:


ID:nanook@eskimo.com Your  nanook@eskimo.com  Password expired today at 9/29/2021 11:25:07 a.m.

Use this button to continue with the same password as before.


     If you receive something like this bounce or forward it to spamtrap@eskimo.com.  Do NOT click on any link provided in the e-mail.  It most likely will just ask for your authentication info here which would give a hacker access to your account and might also infect your computer with Malware, particularly if you are using Windows.

     We do not use password aging or expiration here.  My belief is that it only encourages the choice of bad passwords so that they can be easily remembered and guessed.  So you will NEVER get a legitimate message like this from us.