making manual updates to a dynamic DNS zone
- in my case, at least, per-zone freezes appear to be unimplemented. therefore:
- # rndc freeze
- # vi /path/to/your/zonefile <-- don't forget to increment the serial
- # rndc thaw
- big love for zytrax.com; every time I have a question about BIND, I end up over there.
iStat Pro widget fixes
previously (2 OS X releases previously, as a matter of fact), I think I may have mentioned a link to a post on making iStat Pro’s process listing continue to work (see details here).
as of Mavericks, at least (and actually, probably for a while now), the external IP validator used in the widget has been unavailable (whatsmyip.islayer.com). fortunately, if you’re like me and this is still the only thing you ever use the dashboard for (and you use it regularly to see what’s making your fans spin up), you can fix this pretty easily:
locate the widget - it will probably be in
~/Library/Widgets/iStat Pro.wdgt/(there’s a possibility you may have installed it system-wide in
/Library/Widgets/, but that’s unlikely).
edit this file in the widget:
~/Library/Widgets/iStat Pro.wdgt/scripts/core.jsand search for “whatsmyip”. you’re going to be changing this:
ipURL = 'http://whatsmyip.islayer.com/?random='+new Date().getTime();
ipURL = 'http://ifconfig.me/ip';
- save your changes, go to the dashboard, delete iStat Pro and then re-add it again (it will be in the list of available widgets to add). this will force a reload of all widget files and show you your public IP again.