Older blog entries for aaronmalone (starting at number 1)

Taking some time out of billing/radius/database projects and getting back to learning to code useful C.

Played around with libcdaudio. Python doesn't seem to have a useful interface for CD control on non-IRIX systems (outside of doing ioctl calls, at which point you may as well use C), so I may write a libcdaudio module at some point. whee.

Incidentally, if you're working on a scientifically-oriented project and you haven't already talked to peat, do so. He's heading SEUL's Science section and would want to hear from you.

FreeBSD 4.0-RELEASE is out!

Wrote a fake POP3 server the other day, as part of a project here at my ISP. The idea is that if you haven't paid your bill, the radius server notices this and gives you a special IP address. Then our Layer-4 switch routes all your POP traffic to my fake server, where there is only one message, saying 'pay your bill!'. Similar with port 80 (http), and the rest goes nowhere.

It works fine for me through telnet, netscape, fetchmail, etc., but Outlook Express and Outlook both hang after RETR 1. Driving me nuts.

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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!