The standard install of fail2ban on Ubuntu 12.4 LTS doesn’t, by default, pick up all errors. To fix it, edit /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/dovecot.conf and change the failregex line to
failregex = .*(?: pop3-login|imap-login):.*(?:Authentication failure|Aborted login \(auth failed|Aborted login \(tried to use disabled|Disconnected \(auth failed|Disconnected \(tried to use disabled).*rip=(?P\S*),.*
It’s the “Disconnected \(tried to use disabled” which is important.
I took advantage of a meeting-free afternoon at work and sneaked out early for a last ride in the snow before it disappears. I started out on more or less the same route as Friday but kept on through the Uni, across the golf course, and back home along the canal. 12 miles, 2 hours, and a foot or two of snow in places.
As soon as the weather forecasts seemed convinced that we’d get a decent amount of snow I booked today off work so I could go out and play on the Mukluk. Initially it didn’t look promising as it was still raining when I headed off to bed last night, but by 5am this morning the snow was falling.
By 9am I was heading out the door on the Mukluk fueled by nothing more than a can of Red Bull-alike.
There was about 3" of snow on the ground, as I headed out on the usual Uni route. The side roads were all covered in snow, but by the time I reached the main roads they’d been gritted and were covered in a couple of inches of slush.
At the top of the hill I stopped off to chat to a few people I’d not seen for a while before heading across the top towards Rainbow Woods.
After a brief crash outside the woods I headed in to the trees hoping I could still pick out the path.
Once through the woods it was out across the fields towards the Uni. The wind had picked up a bit and was whipping the snow across the path into almost blizzard conditions. My usual riding glasses weren’t much use at this point, goggles would have been a sensible choice but I didn’t own any, something I’ve now rectified.
By that point I was cold, wet, tired, and hungry due to a lack of breakfast, so headed back down the hill and through town.
After a long shower to warm up I risked the roads and drove to Sainsburys to get some food for a long overdue breakfast of bacon, brie, and cranberry rolls, followed by a session sledging with the neighbours.
Another Chaplin film to cross off the list, in this case the 1942 re-release complete with narration and a musical score. The viewing was brought forward slightly by a separate Lovefilm disc refusing to play properly, leading to some consternation when I thought my PS3 had died. Fortunately it was just another dodgy disc.
The original plan for today was to head out for a ride to test out my new handlebars, but after popping down to Johns Bikes yesterday and discovering a complete lack of any bar tape, that fell by the wayside. I did end up coming away with a new set of Bontrager shoe covers, so this morning headed out on the Singular Firebird to try them out.
I headed out along the cycle track as usual, and it’s still flooded where it passed underneath Newbridge Road.
Between Christmas and New Year it was apparently nearly hub depth, now it’s down to a couple of inches.
I carried on out to Bitton Station, up through Keynsham, then back via Corston. 16 miles in 70 minutes or so. A nice gentle start to the year.
Weight limits for road clincher wheels. All details taken from manufacturers websites.
A few manufacturers including Shimano, Halo, Cole, and ENVE, don’t appear to give any weight limits. This may or may not be a good thing.
Several manufactures including Rolf, Ritchey, and FFWD have vague statements regarding weight limits which don’t actually say anything useful, but are probably sufficient for them to deny any warranty claim if you’ve eaten too many pies. Probably best avoided.