Call Book Log 3 installation with custom database name

Call Book Log 3 is a log book program for radio amateurs, hosted on a web server, based on PHP 7 and MySQL/mariaDB.

The database for the software is named ‘hamcallbook‘ by default but if you are going to host it on a server where you can’t choose the name of the database, like a web hosting company (“web hotel”) it will not install.

The solution is to simply edit the file setup2.php before starting the installation process. Search for all occurrences of ‘hamcallbook‘ and replace it with your database name.

After installing, edit the file dbconnect.php, find ‘hamcallbook‘ and replace it with your database name.

pfsense IPsec phase 1 disable rekey

pfsense IPsec VPN tunnel disconnects after 8 hours

I’ve been troubled by the annoying disconnection of the IPsec VPN tunnel on a pfsense firewall. The tunnel disconnects after about 8 hours.

The solution in my case was to enable “Disable rekey” which “Disables renegotiation when a connection is about to expire.“. The setting is found under Phase 1 advanced settings.

Disable rekey setting under Phase 1 Advanced settings