8249 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212

Cuil Banging on the Door

Been a while since my last update. Things have been really busy around here. Among other things, this week I’ve been working on integrating wordpress into my site to manage my blog. I have been having a tough time getting PHP and MySQL to play nicely with IIS. Seems like something just isn’t configured correctly in my php.ini but I haven’t quite figured it out yet. Haven’t had a lot of time to devote to it, but it’s coming soon.

Tonight I made an interesting observation. I noticed that the network activity light was going crazy on the switch for one of my servers. All the activity was hitting the box that hosts this site. I decided I’d check Activeports to see what was going on. I was really surprised to see that an IP belonging to Cuil.com was pounding on my server at port 21. My server doesn’t allow anonymous access so it wasn’t getting in, but it was sure trying. I’m going to have to look at their search results and see if they contain any files from unsecured FTP servers. This could be an interesting find.

Well, 10:00pm… time to do some server maintenance.