Nearly a year since my last Diary entry. Nothing big changed.
My box which did mail and web services was down for 1 or 2
months at the start of the year. Email was quickly rerouted
with the help of friends. UUCP still is useful. Web services
where not brought operational that fast because I just
I started a very small ISP with a few friends. Our main
intention is to even more extend our knowledge of the tools
involed. I hacked up some nice configuration scheme which
keeps everything (configuration for Apache,
etc.) in OpenLDAP. Authentification/NSS against
LDAP is done with nss_ldap/nss_nss.
We wanted to setup some distributed network filesystem too.
Coda didn't really
work that well. Maybe it's just that the current 5.3.18 is
broken. Perhaps we were too stupid. Who knows?
Next thing to check out is OpenAFS or Intermezzo.
I started work on a pinging software for anonymous
remailers: echolot. CVS is up on savannah
if you're interested. ATM it already fetches keys and confs
from remailers, send and receive pings. The only problems
I'm facing is interoperability between GnuPG
and the remailing software deployed: mixmaster
I'm also writing a remailer daemon in Perl. It
both type I and type II messages when it's done. At the
moment it can only build type II (aka mix) messages. I don't
even have a name for it yet.
Florian Reitmeir and me developed a pretty printer or
source code indenter for PHP! Since there
obviosly exists no
such thing on the internet we stepped forward and had a good
time. The result was php indent.
Don't try it if you're in a hurry or expect it to not
corrupt your code. It's really slow and not
I also updated my projects site.
For university I'm doing some interesting stuff with
OpenVRML on MacOS X. The only thing I know for
sure now is that openvrml lacks documentation.