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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Goods Express Uganda - Buy stuff online and receive in Uganda (Pay by Mobile Money)

How cool is this?

You go to this cool website called GoodsExpress
Goods Express

Shop online, there is lots of categories to choose from:

And lots of merchants to choose from (The likes of eBay, Amazon ) and if you can't find what you are looking for on the website, there is an option of adding an item from another merchant website like Alibaba into your GoodsExpress shopping basket 

Plenty of payments options including MTN Mobile Money and Airtel Money

Flexible shipping, you choose the speed at which your item should arrive

And there is local support on the ground to help you in case you have some questions or challenges buying your item.

And if you refer your friends just like i just referred you to GoodsExpress, you get 20K in shipping credits and your friends get 20k shopping money just like you received 20K after following my link :-)

So once again, How cool is this?

This by far is the coolest online shopping platform in UG.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TTY Session disconnects after a few seconds of inactivity with Socket error Event: 32 Error:10053


My TTY session to an Ericsson-Juniper based GGSN/EPG node disconnects within 10 seconds of inactivity. I have tried setting the maximum idle-timeout but it has not solved the problem. I believe it's a bug. Am just making a note to self to track this issue and if you have a solution or idea please leave a comment.

Problem or Goal:

 Socket error Event: 32 Error: 10053.
Connection closing...Socket close.

Connection closed by foreign host.

Disconnected from remote host(GGSN) at 12:19:40.


Not identified


Not identified

Problem Solved?

No, leave a comment if you have a solution

Monday, September 11, 2017

Jobs - Network & Security Engineer, Database Engineer - Deadline 14th Sept 2017

1.1 ) Network and Security Engineer
1.2 ) Database Engineer
1.3) Contract Manager
Send detailed CV ONLY to:

And in the subject CLEARLY indicate the POSITION which you are applying for.

Deadline: 14th September 2017 at 5PM (Ugandan Time)
Share incase you know any body interested. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Stopping xinetd: FAILED - Trying to Install and Run TFTP Server on CentOS 6


Am trying to install and run TFTP Server on CentOS 6.3 but i think i have issues with my xinetd service!
Trying to start it is OK
Trying to stop it FAILED
Checking status say xinetd is dead!!!

Problem or Goal: 

# service xinetd stop
Stopping xinetd:                                           [FAILED]


Not sure what could be causing it, i was too lazy and did try to trace or debug the service. Yet i was in a hurry to get the TFTPD service up and running.


1. First i uninstalled the TFTPD server that i had installed together with it's config files.

2. Backed up the xinetd.config file

# cp xinetd.conf xinetd.conf.bak

3. Removed the xinetd.config file

# rm xinetd.conf
rm: remove regular file `xinetd.conf'? y

4. Uninstalled xinetd package using rpm

# rpm -qa | grep xin
# rpm -e --justdb --nodeps xinetd-2.3.14-35.el6_3.x86_64

5. Re-installed xinetd package using "yum install"

 [root@localhost xinetd.d]# yum install xinetd

Problem Solved?

xinetd service can now stop, check status and start

# service xinetd start
Starting xinetd:                                           [  OK  ]

# service xinetd status
xinetd (pid  1275) is running...

# service xinetd stop
Stopping xinetd:                                           [  OK  ]

# service xinetd status
xinetd is stopped

# service xinetd start
Starting xinetd:                                           [  OK