Monday, May 31, 2004
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Fedora Core uses the yum mechanism developed in Yellow Dog Linux, and it works very well since there can be any number of yum repositories.
I just haven't had the time to update my Red Hat 9 box yet, so in the mean time I wanted to come up with a solution that would allow be to get security patches for Red Hat 9. I then found the Fedora Legacy Project. They maintain a yum repository for older versions of Red Hat linux, with newer software. Their instructions worked well for me.
Saturday, May 22, 2004
When I looked into Wiki systems, I liked the fact that it was easy to set up. The one thing that I didn't like about it is that the user needs to use special syntax to create links. Also I am not sure if there is a way to upload images when creating a page
I decided to go with postnuke, since there are supposedly some security holes with phpNuke.
There are some other cool features of postNuke. forums, News, faqs and comments.
Sunday, May 16, 2004
Over the past couple of days, I have been looking through blog rings, and looking at peopleâs blogs. One topic that seems to be on a lot pf peopleâs mind is that Six Apart changed their license agreement for Movable Type 3.0. I guess the free version does not have as many features as the previous free version.
I think that Six Apart has every right to change their licensing terms, but I also think that consumers have every right to vote with thier wallet. There is a lot of free blog software. I use plog, and it is a great open source software. I is a php/mysql application for blogs.
The url for plog is http://www.plogworld.org/
Today I had to wait while I had a tire repaired, so I decided to wait at a Starbucks. I firgured that I would bring my laptop and use it to get some stuff done with the t-mobile 802.11b,
When I tried to send an email, my mail client stated that the mail server did not use authentication (The mail server that I use requires authentication). After a little digging, it looks like t-mobile intercepts all outgoing connections to port 25, and then sends it to their smtp server.
That seems like it could be a possible security concern. If I sent a message using the smtp server in my mail client (in general a isp or companyâs server), and it actually goes to a different server, I donât like that. I think that it would be better if they just blocked outgoing connections to port 25. Then the user should have to explicitly set up their smtp server in order to send outgoing messages.
I didnât read the terms of service that closely, but this might be listed there.
Today, what I did was to tunnel the smpt connection through my ssh connection to the mail server. With doing that, I could guarantee the privacy of my email.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Friday, May 7, 2004
Thursday, May 6, 2004
The main reason that I haven't installed it yet is because it looks like mail is filtered at deliver time. I actually want to have mail scanned at the time that it is received.
Here is the url: http://www.nuclearelephant.com/projects/dspam/index.html