Archive for the 'linux' Category

ipsec list

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

okay, so I signed up with the Openswan mailing lists (dev and users). It seems that my issue isn’t exactly high on the priority list – surprise. It’s basically a WinXP SP2 problem – I think the NAT issue has been sorted out. The bug I submitted has been assigned though, so I hope to […]

too quiet

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

okay, so I’ve been very quiet over the past few weeks after struggling with ipsec. I’ve actually been doing a hang of a lot of things, which I will proceed to post individually.

ipsuccess for a short while

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Well the IPsec route has worked. I had to apply a NAT patch for openswan 2.3.0 (patch for 2.3.1) to the debian openswan (2.3.0-2) unstable package. Getting l2tpd working was a doddle (having done pptpd before I knew what it needed). After that it all worked! If only – I found the next day that […]


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Having recently acquired ADSL at home I’ve setup a VPN link to my personal box offsite. Currently this is a pptp link with CHAP authentication, no encryption and no compression. So I was looking at the two separate (window compatible) options: pptp+mppe or ipsec+l2tp. Both will provide a ‘safer’ connection than plain vanilla packet encapsulation. […]

imap authentication plugin

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

We’ve set up a new blog for people to start playing with at work. As part of the set up I wanted to link back into the central authentication used for workstation login, etc… So the options were really kerberos, or radius. As the authority is an AD controller LDAP is not really considerable and […]

Firefox download counter

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Firefox has had over 46 million downloads! I’ve been meaning to add a link on my blog to the Spread Firefox site for a while, and today I noticed that Download Counter was back and with a feed! I had a quick look at the WordPress plugin, but both Infocraft’s Firefox Counter and [email protected]’s Firefox […]

feeding your honeypot to the firewall

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

For a long time I’ve had an apache honeypot set up for common requests for specified files (all identical, but hardlinked) in the scripts, msadc, msdac, _vti_bin folders etc, etc. If the honeypot got hit then it would email me and feed the offending ip address into the firewall blocklist filter. (Makes the apache logs […]

monitoring a dynamic ip interface with mrtg

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

I setup MRTG to monitor my ADSL connection, but what I was really watching was the network card on the pc with the pppoe client. Unfortunatly mrtg doesn’t seem to have a way of monitoring an ip that can change, you have to go on MAC address (pppoe mac is undefined), or interface number (which […]


Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

While I was sorting through my various pictures the other day I came across a screen shot I had sent a friend before my pc died. I noticed the font I was using, it was a font I had installed days previously, and had yet to store in my must-have box. I searched fairly hard […]

How to set WPFX’s preferred editor

Friday, April 1st, 2005

In XP double-clicking on any image file loads up Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, how usefull. After installing The GIMP I thought it would be usefull to have it load images instead. Unfortunatly unless you are running The GIMP at the time it takes a while to load (damn annoying if it’s just an email […]