Exhausting week-end in Veneto, with Zuc and Alessandro attending the ESC. Here are some pictures of it:
While reading the news around the net, I come across this gem about Sarah Palin:
In 2006, Palin obtained a passport and in 2007 traveled for the first time outside of North America on a trip to Kuwait. There she visited the __Khabari Alawazem Crossing at the Kuwait–Iraq border and met with members of the Alaska National Guard at several bases. On her return trip to the U.S., she visited injured soldiers in Germany.
All of a sudden I have this "WTF? But seriously, WTF?!?!?"
Today I dedicated some time to hunt down my "the logins via CAS on apache2 are awfully slow, but not always, just most of the time" problem. At first I thought I had some weird network/dns/whatever issues, but after proper investigation it turned out to be that /dev/random is being used for generating the CAS cookies and my entropy pool is depleted most of the time..badaboom..APR is blocking.
This machine is a virtual server so no way I can use any Hardware RNG or anything along those lines. Given that it only runs in an internal corporate network, I've started feeding the cryptographically-strong entropy pool with rng-tools and /dev/urandom. In /etc/default/rng-tools:
Finally, no more login times issues
ps. APR 1.3.0 has switched to urandom for apr_generate_random_bytes, so in the future this won't be needed
In no particular order:
Committed the work I have done a few weeks ago on the FDS packages on Debian's pkg-fedora-ds svn (still lots to do before asking for proper review..)
Together with Olivier Berger, started the pkg-cas project: an effort to coordinate the packaging of CAS-related applications
libapache2-mod-auth-cas looks now pretty decent and as soon as 1.0.8 with the GPL exception comes out, will retitle the RFP to ITP and seek sponsors
Moved the blog to wordpress 2.6.1 and thereby fixing some annoying issues while inserting hyperlinks
Still chasing down #492488 which is still haunting me
I've been using a soekris 4801 with 512Mb flash w/ Debian on it for a few years without any problem whatsoever. The box runs perfectly and never had a glitch. Since last week-end I got a table in my studio, I decided it was time to unclutter all the electric mess and remove as many cables, power chords and devices as possible. After removing a small switch, I'd been looking for an internal PCI (3.3V) ADSL modem. Some lurking on the soekris.com list and I got the right suggestion (this time googling around yielded 0 results...): Traverse Viking ADSL2 PCI cards.
They support the following:
• PPP over ATM (RFC 2364 PPPoA) • PPP over Ethernet (RFC 2516 PPPoE) • Bridged Ethernet over ATM (RFC 1483) ADSL Standards • ADNSI T1.413 i2 • G.992.1 (G.DMT) Annex A • G.922.2 (G. Lite) • G.992.3 (ADSL2) Annex A • G.992.5 (ADSL2+) Annex A
Yes, my iron-cutting hardware skills leave a lot to be desired ;)
Even though I don't travel very much, I wanted to check if our UMTS USB sticks at work are simple to setup on Linux or not. I didn't imagine that it was going so easy to set them up. Simply install the free Vodafone client: https://forge.betavine.net/projects/vodafonemobilec/ , stick the USB dongle in and fire up the client. All is left needed is package for debian ;)[gallery]
Bellusco - Bar Valentino - Cena annuale Xsec