Kernel Upgrades, Mail to Gmail, Dial Access

    Two customers reported mail failing to gmail, with the bounces indicating improper SPF records, however, I changed the SPF record along with the IP of the mail server at the same time AND pushed out the changes manually to all of our name servers.  Gmail was caching old data.  I have since tested and Google is again accepting our mail.

     I will be doing kernel upgrades tonight that were originally scheduled for last night.  I was able to recover my vehicle that my wife abandoned on the way home from work the night before last and most of the ice and snow has melted off the roads now.  I prefer doing them on Friday nights and especially don’t really want to be doing them Christmas evening but the existing kernel has a flaw that has so far resulted in the lock-up of four machines so really needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

     The photo gallery function of Friendica has been fixed.

     Talking to the provider of the infrastructure we use for dial-up, it is not yet set in stone, but we may be able to continue to offer this service into 2024, one of their larger customers is considering renewing their contract and if this happens they will continue into 2024, I will let you know as soon as I know.