Thunderbird / Fedora Mail Issues

November 20th, 2014

Sometime Monday afternoon Thunderbird started having issues connecting to Office365 as well as Google. It would try to fetch or send a message and just sit there trying and never finish. Restarting the software did nothing but if I’d reboot the system it’d work for about 5 minutes then it’d hang up again.

This was on Fedora 17 as well as 20.

During the course of trying to troubleshoot this madding issue I found no logged error messages. I set my workstation connections to go out 3 different routers, thru 2 different tier 1 connections. I tried eliminating NAT by setting the workstation to a public address.I checked dns, routing, firewall/filtering. Nuked my Thunderbird config and re-added the accounts.. even checked my workstation at home, also Fedora 20, and it works just fine there. I frankly was running out of ideas….

Then finally I got to looking at netstat output and I see Thunderbird is trying to connect to imaps using an ipv6 address! I reboot and start Thunderbird and see it connecting to an ipv4 address and it’s working. After about 5 minutes it stops working and now netstat shows pending ipv6 imap connections and the connection count just grows until there’s a dozen that never connect….

So, I disabled ipv6 on the interface…

It’s been over 15 minutes now and netstat is showing ipv4 connections to Office365 addresses so I **think** I”m good now… guess we’ll see…

This has driven me totally crazy (yeah, I know…) since Monday when it started and I could find absolutely nothing searching Google so I’m posting in the hope I’ll save some other poor soul some trouble.

The Six Conundrums Of Liberalism

October 28th, 2014

The Six Conundrums Of Liberalism

  1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized
  2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.
  3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.
  4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.
  5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
  6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

This can’t be!

October 15th, 2014

Everyone KNOWS Iraq had NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESRUCTION so how coudl it be that there are Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.

My hunch is that this will be vindication for Hillary’s vote FOR going into Iraq… but not for W…

How to Reduce the Odds of Being Ticketed During a Traffic Stop

October 14th, 2014

I don’t get pulled over often at all despite the occasional deserving of it but reading

How to Reduce the Odds of Being Ticketed During a Traffic Stop tells me I’ve been doing it right all these years. Largely, I suspect, of my close working relationship with LEO’s a couple decades back….

Experienced driver or not the article is a good refresher….


September 10th, 2014

I don’t watch football, not a Redskins fan and I generally loath the NFL… But I have had this strange itch to buy a Redskins branded something just to put a thumb in the eye of political correctness. Fortunately the Redskins players made it easy to shake that itch

Connecticut’s Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler’s Gun Ban

September 9th, 2014

While Connecticut’s Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler’s Gun Ban is an interesting read it should be noted that CT’s law is on top of the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 which implements the German Weapons Act of 1938 almost to the letter.

I really get tired of the ruse that gun owners, the NRA, don’t want to pass sensible laws. They intentionally gloss over the fact that there is a plethora of laws on the books and that’s just at the Federal level. And with every one that passed everything they were “sold” as the cure to got worse, not better…

Whenever a government agency is founded to eliminate something it is not in that agency’s interest to do that which they were chartered to do.

The ISIS Play

September 5th, 2014

I don’t for a moment believe there is “no plan” for dealing with ISIS. What I believe (tugging tin foil hat tighter) is this is playing out exactly as intended. The President as the anti-war get us out of Iraq candidate cannot satisfy his base by now going after ISIS.. but if he sits on his haunches and they behead enough jornos eventually we the people, and even Libertarian non-interventionist Rand Paul, will demand we “do something”…

But he needs the diversion, he needs the economic boost and he needs deniability…

Looks like it’s working.

Panda Fakes Pregnancy To Get Perks From Her Caretakers

August 27th, 2014

I can see the welfare commercial now: So easy a Panda can do it.

Gas Prices

August 27th, 2014

The wife filled the SuperCrew at $2.74 a gallon this week… must be close to an election.

EPA to Employees: Stop Pooping in the Hallway!

June 26th, 2014

I guess this is just what you get as an agency when you’re staffing from the Occupy movement.