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Posted 26 days ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
cnuke@ spotted something on the internet, and shared. Do read this, including the comments. It’s so true. (My car is 30 years old, I use computers mostly for sirc, lynx and ssh, and I especially do not buy any product that needs to be “online” to ... [More] work.) Nice parts of the internet, to offset this, though, do exist. IRC as a way of cheap (affordable), mostly reliant, communication that’s easy enough to do with TELNET.EXE if necessary. Fanfiction; easy proliferation of people’s art (literature, in this case). Fast access to documentation and source code; OpenBSD’s AnonCVS was a first, nowadays almost everything (not Tom Dickey’s projects (lynx, ncurses, xterm, cdk, …), nor GNU bash, though) is on a public version control system repository. (Now people need to learn to not rewrite history, just commit whatever shit they do, to record thought process, not produce the perfect-looking patch.) Livestreams too, I guess, but ever since live365.com went dead due to a USA law change on 2016-01-02, it got bad. [Less]
Posted 4 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
GMane has been down for a day or two, and flakey for a day before that. MidnightBSD’s laffer1 just linked the reason, which made me cry out loud. GMane is really great, and I rely on the NNTP interface a lot, both posting and especially ... [More] reading — it gives me the ability to download messages from mailing lists I don’t receive in order to be able to compose replies with (mostly) correct References and In-Reply-To headers. Its web interface, especially the article permalinks, are also extremely helpful. This is a request for a petition to save GMane. Please, someone, do something! Thanks in advance! [Less]
Posted 4 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
GMane has been down for a day or two, and flakey for a day before that. MidnightBSD’s laffer1 just linked the reason, which made me cry out loud. GMane is really great, and I rely on the NNTP interface a lot, both posting and especially ... [More] reading — it gives me the ability to download messages from mailing lists I don’t receive in order to be able to compose replies with (mostly) correct References and In-Reply-To headers. Its web interface, especially the article permalinks, are also extremely helpful. This is a request for a petition to save GMane. Please, someone, do something! Thanks in advance! [Less]
Posted 4 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
A small patch was applied to httpd(8) to not pass the HTTP Proxy header as HTTP_PROXY environment variable to CGI scripts, because those often call utilities such as ftp(1), lynx(1), GNU wget, etc. which may accept this as an alternative ... [More] spelling of http_proxy which is used to set a proxy for outgoing connections — something e.g. the CGI scripts in MirKarte do. [Less]
Posted 7 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
As announced in the earlier wlog entry about server reorg I’ve now switched over most services from the soon-to-be-defunct eurynome to fish, with gecko2’s www.ig42.org providing the redirection HTTP vhost for hostname-less mirbsd.org requests ... [More] (i.e. people who don’t know how this works) and, soon, fallback HTTP services should they be needed. (He’s trusted with the SSL key and certificate.) This also involves switching SSH hostkeys for AnonCVS, unfortunately; I’ve taken the chance to generate a fresh key for fish. Look in /MirOS/ for the files (gzsig(1) signed) hostkeys.gz or (PGP signed) hostkeys.asc for a less-dependent source for the new keys. [Less]
Posted 7 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
As announced in the earlier wlog entry about server reorg I’ve now switched over most services from the soon-to-be-defunct eurynome to fish, with gecko2’s www.ig42.org providing the redirection HTTP vhost for hostname-less mirbsd.org requests ... [More] (i.e. people who don’t know how this works) and, soon, fallback HTTP services should they be needed. (He’s trusted with the SSL key and certificate.) This also involves switching SSH hostkeys for AnonCVS, unfortunately; I’ve taken the chance to generate a fresh key for fish. Look in /MirOS/ for the files (gzsig(1) signed) hostkeys.gz or (PGP signed) hostkeys.asc for a less-dependent source for the new keys. [Less]
Posted 9 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
I’ll have to add O_DIRECTORY support to open(2) for more security in cpio(1), pax(1), and tar(1). (Maybe I’ll also add O_CLOEXEC while there…) Today’s paxmirabilis will however pick this up as soon as it’s there and thus fail if it is not ... [More] supported by the running kernel yet. Morale: when upgrading to a snapshot take care of the kernel first (install and reboot), userspace second. To be clear: this will affect the first -current snapshot to be published after today on /MirOS/current. [Less]
Posted 9 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
I’ll have to add O_DIRECTORY support to open(2) for more security in cpio(1), pax(1), and tar(1). (Maybe I’ll also add O_CLOEXEC while there…) Today’s paxmirabilis will however pick this up as soon as it’s there and thus fail if it is not ... [More] supported by the running kernel yet. Morale: when upgrading to a snapshot take care of the kernel first (install and reboot), userspace second. To be clear: this will affect the first -current snapshot to be published after today on /MirOS/current. [Less]
Posted 9 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
I’ll have to add O_DIRECTORY support to open(2) for more security in cpio(1), pax(1), and tar(1). (Maybe I’ll also add O_CLOEXEC while there…) Today’s paxmirabilis will however pick this up as soon as it’s there and thus fail if it is not ... [More] supported by the running kernel yet. Morale: when upgrading to a snapshot take care of the kernel first (install and reboot), userspace second. To be clear: this will affect the first -current snapshot to be published after today on /MirOS/current. [Less]
Posted 9 months ago by t...@mirbsd.org (MirOS Developer tg)
I’ll have to add O_DIRECTORY support to open(2) for more security in cpio(1), pax(1), and tar(1). (Maybe I’ll also add O_CLOEXEC while there…) Today’s paxmirabilis will however pick this up as soon as it’s there and thus fail if it is not ... [More] supported by the running kernel yet. Morale: when upgrading to a snapshot take care of the kernel first (install and reboot), userspace second. To be clear: this will affect the first -current snapshot to be published after today on /MirOS/current. [Less]