What Does GDPR Mean

The European Union has enacted the General Data Protection Regulation. It’s goal is to streamline the different privacy laws throughout the individual EU States. The benefits for the in the individuals or “data subjects” control over their personal data.

Personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional, or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.
the European Commission

This will allow individuals the right to access their data that any company has and give them the right to have this information erased. Companies also must make the consent process clear for the individual.

Here is a nice article from ConnectWise on how GDPR.

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Using Includes Within WAMP

While working on an older site that used Server Side Includes I found it hard because my WAMP server environment was tweaked enough to use the older include method. I could switch the whole site over to PHP and use that type of include; however, that would be way to much work.

I came across an article which suggested I add the following line to my Apache “httpd.conf” file found in the “C:\WAMP\bin\apache\apacheX.X.X\conf” directory.

Options +Indexes +FollowSymLinks +Includes

This  was located around line 273. This didn’t work. I found another article which gave the following suggestion.

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes

When I dropped the “+” before the items my WAMP wouldn’t turn green anymore. I restarted the services but the WAMP icon in the tray never turned green. I added the “+” back and my WAMP turned green quickly; however, the includes still didn’t work.

The article also said to remove the comments from the following lines which I found around line 478.

AddType text/html .shtml
AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml

This still didn’t work, but the article goes on to say use “.html” instead or “.shtml”. Changing the “.shtml” to “.html” did the trick. I can now use the old HTML “#include file=”somefile.html” “.

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Xerox ColorCube 9303 – SMTP Scan To Email Settings

A customer called in because the hard drive in their copier died and was replaced. Since it was replaced the settings were never the same and their “Scan-to-folder” and “scan-to-email” was no longer working.

I could see there was an attempt by someone to get this set up; however, they would get an error about failing to send because of SMTP authentication. In the web interface of the printer which I reached by typing the IP address of the printer into the browser window and supplying the default credentials of “admin” and password “1111”.

Go to the “Properties” tab and in the Menu on the left under “Services” go to “Email” and then “Setup”. Go to the “Required Information” tab. This group is using Office 365 to handle their email, so I needed the following settings:

  • SMTP Server: smtp.office365.com
  • Port: 587
  • Host Name:  check this box.
  • Device Email Address: I had to add a valid email address and password.

While still in the “SMTP (Email)” section go to the “SMTP Authentication” tab. Here is what we needed fixed. It should look like the following:

You can use the “test configuration” button to make sure it is working properly.

This YouTube video did help me get the connection to Active Directory working correctly.

Here is a link to Xerox’s support for the copier I was working on.

http://www.support.xerox.com/support/colorqube-9300-series/contact/enus.html?fileLanguage=en

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