Category: Geek

What to use to sniff your network

04/08/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Here's a collection and, from a recent post on slashdot: iftop - ncurses iptraf - ncurses tcpflow - reconstruct into file per tcp conn ettercap - ncurses, kill conn, drill down on connection, ssh 1 attack, etc ssldump -… more »

Rumsfeld speaks

03/23/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
This is such an amazing quote from 60 minutes' interview between Leslie Stahl and Richard Clarke. "Rumsfeld was saying that we needed to bomb Iraq," Clarke said to Stahl. "And we all said ... no, no. Al-Qaeda is in Afghanistan. We need to bomb Afghan… more »

Worth Repeating

03/22/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Richard Clarke has stirred up a bee's nest with his book Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. In it he recounts how President Bush forced the discussion to Iraq when nobody including the FBI or CIA believed they had anything to do with… more »

Working with disksuite 4.2.1

03/19/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Here are some helpful commands when working with disksuite: 1) to check if everything is ok: metastat 2) If you've got errors on your RAID, with a component in maintenance mode and you have replaced it and now want to enable: metareplace -e d0 cxtx… more »

The difference between the two plans on Mercury

03/18/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Just like the old motto goes, There is a difference Read what the difference between the democratic and republican limits on Mercury is: Today, coal-fired power plants pump out about 48 tons of mercury annually. The Clinton administration order… more »

History of the Bell system

03/17/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
This is an incredible site on all things Bell Telephone. One interesting fact that I did not know is that it is now generally accepted that Alexander Graham Bell did not invent the telephone. That credit would go to Antonio Meucci as recognized by Con… more »

If the anti-gay amendment were to pass

03/12/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
Look at what would be legal and what would not be legal should the anti-gay-marriage amendment pass into constitutional law. This amendment, of course, would not affect any other decisions, so the recent decision affirming privacy (Lawrence v. Texas)… more »

Compiling apache

03/09/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
If you're compiling apache 2.0.44 on solaris 8 and you get errors from, then try this configure line: ./configure --enable-shared-modules=all --disable-auth-digest You're getting the errors becauses auth-digest needed APR random which apparentl… more »


03/08/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
I ran into this problem with a qmail installation I was working on, and googled it, only to find that many people had this same problem. It shows up in the logs of a qmail server when it's unable to switch into the mail directory of what it thinks is… more »

mod_rewrite is your friend

03/03/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Geek
How cool is this. For you geeks who rearrange webserver directories, but then want the old links to still work, mod_rewrite is the ticket. There's the Apache page on the subject, but there's also an applied examples Page. So what I was able to… more »

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