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Been fighting the enormous amount of traffic generated by mydoom and others...

What a waste of time and resources...

Well, not a lot of new things... I'm still trying to find a good way to build a dns blacklist...

After two weeks of vacations, it's time to get back to work... and also to update my diary :)

Time passes and life continues...

I've been playing with RBLDNSD lately. Looks cool. Maybe I'll try to deploy it.

Freeciv is pretty cool... and it does even work over IPv6 ;)

Also, today, I installed my first Debian on an iMac. It's always nice to learn to work with new archs. So, I'll now be able to build powerpc packages as well :)

Life isn't always on the sunny side...

18 Nov 2003 (updated 18 Nov 2003 at 23:23 UTC) »
Fun
Last week I wanted to play some old DOS games, so I installed dosemu but it didn't want to start the .exe files... I didn't look too much why it didn't work, for I found DOSBox which started my game directly. Unfortunately, it uses ALSA for the sound and ALSA doesn't work well on my computer... Oh well... I did spend quite some hours playing those old games anyway :)

code
I saw that the sender_host_address variable was accessible in the local_scan, so I thought that it would be better to use it by default rather than to use 127.0.0.1, although I'm not sure the DCC servers have a count for IP addresses as well...

I also made the main log entry a bit more verbose by adding the sender_host_name, the sender_host_address and the sender_address to make it easier to trace rejected mails.

Packages
I've built a Debian package for the dccproc tar.Z (thus containing only dccproc and dccifd, which is the only part I need for the moment). I also started to build packages for the office; but none are in production yet...

 

... enough for tonight ;)

Oh, I just saw that it was Damien's birthday. Happy Birthday Damien (and you're not old at 27 yet, believe me ;)

I've implemented to IP socket for the dccifd local_scan for exim. As I expected, it wasn't that difficult.

Now, the next step will probably a bit more difficult. I'd like to integrate the dcc check inside one of the ACLs, I'll try to plug it in the exiscan-acl scheme.

Well, we'll see...

I added a new option to my local_scan function yesterday evening. Just a noheader option that will use dccifd without adding the X-DCC header.

The next step is to add support for using dccifd over a tcp socket rather than to rely only on the unix socket.

I should definitively start to document it a bit more...

Yeah. I finally seem to have got a package of dccproc that seems to be ok (builds fine and even works ;).

Of course it needs some more testing :)

Didn't do much these last days. Just installed my new workstation at work and the daily maintenance stuff... BTW, I'm using kernel 2.6 on that one :)

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