Archive for the 'linux' Category

Server Upgrade

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

My blog has migrated to a server with a new IP address (this is being served off the new server). I had to upgrade WordPress too, which means I now have shiny new 2.5.1. Go me!

Mirroring a subversion repository

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Some tools like Trac require a local copy of your Subversion repository (this requirement might be fixed in a newer version of Trac I guess, but for now it’s an example). If your server is running Subversion version 1.4 or higher then you can happily use svnsync to create a read-only mirror of the repo, […]

Large File Support in Samba

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

To enabled large file support (>2gb) in smbmount, you have to pass ‘-o lfs’ on the command line. Why this isn’t the default, I’m not quite sure. I think it is with smbclient, but it has to be enabled on the command line for smbmount. (ref)

VNC, DRI, DRM and other acronyms

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

I got an email from someone using VirtualGL to assist with doing 3D visualization over the network, and after discovering that ‘VNC is an “admin nightmare”‘ found my VNC Session Manager. It’s been a while since I tinkered with the source, so I dusted it off and started cleaning it up (It still runs on […]

XMPP auth for OpenID

Monday, December 11th, 2006

OpenID is a decentralized digital identity system, in which any user’s online identity is given by URL (such as for a blog or a home page) [...], and can be verified by any server running the protocol. (wikipedia) Okay so that’s cool – the idea is that you want to sign in on a web-site […]

Live ADSL statistics

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

The SAIX ADSL User Statistics page is great (ADSL account details required). The Firefox Mimimeter plugin shows the current month’s details in you Firefox status bar, but something was lacking. Ahhh – it’s the disclaimer of “the above data does not include any active sessions”. So I went an wrote a little php script that […]

imap authentication plugin 0.6

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Mark Quinn pointed out back in August, that the imap authentication plugin suffered from a rather serious security risk. If you knew that a site was using it, you could create cookie that would let you in without having to know a user’s real password. (You did have to know a valid user’s account name). […]

Firefox 1.5

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Firefox 1.5 is out. I downloaded it a few days ago, but only got around to installing it tonight. Of all my pluings only CuteMenus and Wayback haven’t been upgraded to work with 1.5 (I managed to find ‘bumped’ versions, so they’re working again). I give the Firefox team a 11 out of 10 for […]

Win32 Ansi

Monday, September 19th, 2005

I’m busy developing the irc-transport for and the debuging output is coloured via ANSI escape sequences. This works great on a linux terminal, or via PuTTY, but not so great in a win32 console. I searched quite hard on Google for a ‘modern’ ansi.sys or replacement, but couldn’t find anything. So here’s my […]


Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

I’ve just been doing some coding for the irc-transport for the xmpppy project (now with vcard/whois and channel listing support!) when I came across Lobby4Linux in a channel topic. I think this guy’s blog is great! In other news Gareth has been working on the G8 REBOOT site. I suggest you swing by and help […]