Older blog entries for ak (starting at number 6)

I'm a Tocotronic addict.

I think so, at least. The flight to Berlin (CCC Camp) is booked, EUR 163,- from Vienna VIE to Berlin TXL including the journey from Linz to Vienna and back.

The slides for my talk at the CCC-Camp Conference (I'm not sure whether I will hold it) are ready, I could start with it now. :-)

Two ideas I was recently having was

  1. rewrite parts of akpop3d using libowfat. stdio stinks, definitely. Transition to libowfat would make akpop3d way cleaner, for sure. Who wants to help out? ;-)
  2. write an API-compatible wrapper around libedit to emulate libreadline. libreadline is GPL, which makes it virtually impossible to link non-GPL software against it and to ship it.

Started a little bit of playing with Minix. Minix is really nice and small, when I saw the memory allocation routine, I immediately recognized that it implements a first-fit algorithm. I also recognized that "Operating Systems - Design and Implementation" sucks in some ways, since a number of Minix details are only documented in source code. What do I need a textbook about it, then?

After quite a long time, I'm adding a new entry. What has happened in the meantime? Well, quite a lot.

  • akpop3d, my POP3 daemon, got improved in many aspects, and quite a lot of have contributed code, already.
  • I started writing my own network intrusion detection system, named cinderella, which contains most of the ideas that are (were) contained in the NIDS that I wrote for a company a year ago.
  • I did a number of talks at the Linuxwochen 2003, and it was quite a success.

Haha, on friday I'm going to Berlin. After bits of sightseeing there and on other places in Germany I'm going to attend CeBIT on tuesday and wednesday. Hope there will be interesting stuff.

Today I finished my work on akpop3d, my secure POP3 daemon. It's really neat. It works perfectly (for me\tm ;). SSL support is quite nice. Maybe someone has any suggestions what features to implement? And everybody who reads this, please do a peer review!

Damn, several days of searching, and no project found. *grml* What I would be interested in, is Hurd, but it's lacking support for my ISDN hardware, so it's pretty useless for me. Guys, everybody who reads this, please consider offering me work at the project that YOU are working on! I'm willing to do anything as long as it's interesting!

I'm currently searching for a new project that I can work on. My current project don't satisfy me anymore, and I definitely need a new challenge.

My current special interests are:

  • security
  • very small software (e.g. software using dietlibc)

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