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Released a new version of keylookup. GnuPG changed some parts of its config file in 1.07 which made the update necessary for people behind proxies.

werner also uploaded it to ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/GnuPG/contrib/. Ola Lundqvist, who maintains the Debian package, expects to upload a new version of the package somewhen next month ("as soon as I get access to some real internet connection").

Brought all my Debian packages to latest upstream version yesterday.

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 didn't care.

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, Postfix, PostgreSQL, MySQL, courier-{imap,pop3}, 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 and reliable.

I'm also writing a remailer daemon in Perl. It will handle 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 properly tested.

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.

dtype has made some very interesting statistics on the "full" OpenPGP keyring. You can find them at http://www.dtype.org/keyanalyze/.

I took his software and applied it on the Debian keyring. This result can be found at http://www.palfrader.org/misc/weboftrust/.

In others news I'm quite busy with University but hope to have time for my packages before we go into freeze for all the extra packages.

debcheck has been improved and has NEW! features - not many but still. It is now part of Debian's QA page. You can view it in all its glory at http://qa.debian.org/debcheck.php.

Released a new version of code2html (a syntax highlighter for various languages) today and also updated its Debian package.

I'm also working on the LinCVS package currently and hope to finish it RSN. Perhaps I'll look into Sapphire Window Manager later on.

So, we finally got net. Now I will just have to hack up some evil database to manage our users and hosts.

On the Debian front I'm proud of what we achived during last weekend's bug sqashing party. I'm looking forward to the next one.

The net to nautilus (main devel host) is up again, I finished my script to track down br0ken dependencies, and I'm finally certified as Journeyer (thanks dtype). Nice day.

19 Feb 2001 (updated 19 Feb 2001 at 17:48 UTC) »

The network to my main development host (with all my cvs repositories etc) is down. I don't even have local checkouts (working with remote shell usually). Hope it will get up again soon. I wonder how I can survive in the meantime.

Currently a lot of packages in sid depend on packages that don't exist anymore. I'm currently hacking something up to check this automatically on all 6 archs and will probably file a few bug reports this week.

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