Sunday, 25 January 2009

Putting God first.

Putting God first is my other new-years resolution/calling for 2009.
I believe God is telling me the first step towards that is to start
spending some time with Him and His Word in the mornings.
I'm not a morning person so this is hard.

I found this Psalm very inspiring, especially verses 2 and 8:

Psalm 101

A Psalm by David.

{101:1} I will sing of loving kindness and justice.
To you, Yahweh, I will sing praises.
{101:2} I will be careful to live a blameless life.
When will you come to me?
I will walk within my house with a blameless heart.
{101:3} I will set no vile thing before my eyes.
I hate the deeds of faithless men.
They will not cling to me.
{101:4} A perverse heart will be far from me.
I will have nothing to do with evil.
{101:5} I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor.
I won't tolerate one who is haughty and conceited.
{101:6} My eyes will be on the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me.
He who walks in a perfect way,
he will serve me.
{101:7} He who practices deceit won't dwell within my house.
He who speaks falsehood won't be established before my eyes.
{101:8} Morning by morning, I will destroy all the wicked of the land;
to cut off all the workers of iniquity from Yahweh's city.

(from the World English Bible: )

it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you. - Hosea 10:12

Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Friday, 16 January 2009

vsftp is reporting times as GMT

It has baffled me for days that my ftp (vsftp) server shows
file timestamps in the wrong timezone: UTC
After some searching I found that there is a hidden option
for setting it.
(it isn't in the default config file /etc/vsftpd.conf)

Q) Help! vsftpd is reporting times as GMT times and not local times!
A) This behaviour can be changed with the setting "use_localtime=YES

After adding that to the end of /etc/vsftpd.conf, and doing:
sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
it works now!
Now why isn't this the default???

This got me thinking is it some sort of a standard that ftp servers return timestamps in utc?