Server management is a pain

Keeping on top of security updates can be quite the pain sometimes. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) bugs are probably the worst threat to server admins these days; popular packages that are widely deployed are much easier for script-kiddies to target than people's Bind or Sendmail installs of yesteryear. So this morning involved updating no less than five packages: Mantis (, SquirrelMail (argo), phpMyAdmin (argo), phpBB (, and Gallery (my photos). Whew!

I also finally submitted a request to abandon or kill my infamous PHPaim/phaym project. I'll never forget the first time I got a Notice of Infringement letter from AOL; almost got on CNET and Slashdot that time..