Showing posts from February, 2003

Work Fun

We''ve just been notified by Security that there have been 6 suspected
terrorists working out of your office.
Five of the six have been apprehended.
Bin Sleepin, Bin Loafin, Bin Goofin, Bin Lunchin and Bin Drinkin
been taken into custody.
Our agent advised us that they could find no one fitting the description
the sixth cell member, Bin Workin, at your office.
Security is confident that anyone who looks like he''s Bin Workin will be
very easy to spot.

You are obviously not a suspect at this time.

Tshirt on Cnn

Bush Terror

If you have been watching the news, here is the site that you can get the shirt from, however their hit counter only shows about 7000 hits so far. Guess I need to get out my ink and screen.

UML tun/tap bridging

OK, have been working on this for days, and find that the main UML site is wrong, wrong, wrong. Here is the scoop to do tun/tap over the linux bridge.

1. Make a bridge on the host, I used br0 as an that is what was used on the original doc. You only need one, I think. But you can use whatever you want (br1, br2, br3, ...).

host# brctl addbr br0

2. Now add the real ethernet interface device (eth0) to the brdge group. Make sure that is does not have an IP address, cause we are just riding on top of it. The bridge interface (br0) will have the IP.

host# ifconfig eth0 up
host# brctl addif br0 eth0
host# ifconfig br0 up

3. Start your tap interface.

host# modprobe tun
host# ifconfig tap0 up
host# brctl addif br0 tap0

I have about 5 (tap0 -> tap4) running on my system, and just do this command for each one.

4. Activate Spanning Tree Protocol on the bridge

host# brctl stp br0 on

5. Run your uml session with "eth0=tuntap,tap0,fe:fd:f0:00:00:01" remember no ip!

host# /home/uml/linux e…

MacJanitor is freeware (as in free beer)

Mac OS X Software

MacJanitor is designed to be used on a periodic basis by Mac OS X users who don''t leave their computer on (and awake) 24 hours a day. MacJanitor is provided as freeware as a service to laptop and energy-conscious home users.

The Unix subsystems on Mac OS X were originally written for machines that were typically never shut off. Mac OS X inherits this assumption in version 1.x, and has many system maintenance tasks that are scheduled to run between 3 am and 5 am. In addition, there are scripts designed to run weekly on weekends, and once a month in the middle of the night.

If these maintenance tasks are never run (such as on a laptop that is always shut off at night), many log files and system database will grow extremely large or fail to get backed up.

MacJanitor provides a way to run these system tasks at the click of a button. Laptop users could click the ''daily'' button every morning (or every few days), or office workers could click the '…

Firewall Hits

So, my firewall is showing a red alert cause the internet monkeys are attacking me. here is the log, I thought it was funny, unless Dour and Mark don''t have their DNS setup correctly...

::Hits sorted by porttype::
hits port Service
8993 53 domain
713 21 ftp fsp
385 443 https
311 27374 asp
250 12345
182 80 www
132 445
22 1080
21 3128
19 8080 webcache

EBCD – Emergency Boot CD

This cdrom has everything, linux or windows it fixes your boot woes :)


Friend of mine sent me this, thought I should put it up.

If You''re Happy And You Know It Bomb Iraq
by John Robbins

If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are frisky,
Pakistan is looking shifty,
North Korea is too risky,
Bomb Iraq.

If we have no allies with us, bomb Iraq.
If we think that someone''s dissed us, bomb Iraq.
So to hell with the inspections,
Let''s look tough for the elections,
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq.

It''s pre-emptive non-aggression, bomb Iraq.
To prevent this mass destruction, bomb Iraq.
They''ve got weapons we can''t see,
And that''s all the proof we need,
If they''re not there, they must be there,
Bomb Iraq.

If you never were elected, bomb Iraq.
If your mood is qui…