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3195d198Go book update
I'm preparing a 0.2 version of the Go book I'm writing. There are lots of small tweaks in the text and in the layout. I still need to extend the number exercises (and enhance the answers a bit), but it is slowly coming...
3195d117Go book update
I'm preparing a 0.2 version of the Go book I'm writing. There are lots of small tweaks in the text and in the layout. I still need to extend the number exercises (and enhance the answers a bit), but it is slowly coming...
3197d339A few notes on procurement
Every once in a while I have to deal with a formal (public) procurement situation. And as a technical guy, this hurts. A lot. It is enough to make you want to pull out your hair and scream in pain. (dear customers...
3199d377Missing text in messages from Outlook
A user just reported a problem to us involving messages they received which appeared to have text missing. The sender's signature and the quote of the message that was being replied to appeared OK, but no additional text...
3202d49First post running Ubuntu 10.10
Well, the upgrade was easy enough, some weird LDAP database corruption that was fixed easily by running db4.7_recover in /var/lib/ldap. There is something fishy going on in /etc/nsswitch and using files instead of...
3202d201First post running Ubuntu 10.10
Well, the upgrade was easy enough, some weird LDAP database corruption that was fixed easily by running db4.7_recover in /var/lib/ldap . There is something fishy going on in /etc/nsswitch and using 'files' instead of...
3202d116First post running Ubuntu 10.10
Well, the upgrade was easy enough, some weird LDAP database corruption that was fixed easily by running db4.7_recover in /var/lib/ldap . There is something fishy going on in /etc/nsswitch and using 'files' instead of...
3210d467Twitter echo chamber fail
" Lots of people are WRONG on the Internet! " Twitter users have a propensity to retweet, echo and rebroadcast interesting facts and links without very much fact checking. For example, @_468 This October has 5 Fridays,...
3210d332The "leaky abstraction" of the POSIX file interface
Hi everybody, Lately I've been looking into large scale database key/value storage engine performance, and the results were not very good. Machines that should seemingly be able to load the full .COM zone with no...
3216d347Secure Routing: State-of-the-Art Deployment and Impact on...
This ENISA publication reports on a study by NLnet Labs and GNKS Consult, surveying current state-of-the-art secure routing technologies. Network operators, engineers, and researchers are interviewed on the deployment of...
3216d352Secure Routing: State-of-the-Art Deployment and Impact on...
This ENISA publication reports on a study by NLnet Labs and GNKS Consult, surveying current state-of-the-art secure routing technologies. Network operators, engineers, and researchers are interviewed on the deployment of...
3219d380DNSSEC incident report
We had an incident two weeks ago with our DNSSEC signing system causing it to accidentally release a new Zone-signing-key into our live zone file. We have spent the last two weeks looking into how this may have happened...
3219d331You can now own the house from which PowerDNS Recursor 3.3..
Yes, you too can live in the house from which PowerDNS Recursor 3.3 was released! Details are here ! Special price for you ;-) Close to the city centers of The Hague and Delft!
3220d319PowerDNS Recursor 3.3 released!
Hi everybody, We're proud to announce the release of the PowerDNS Recursor 3.3! It can be downloaded from http://www.powerdns.com/ Version 3.3 fixes a number of small but persistent issues, rounds off our...
3220d333The University and College Union are spammers
The Universities Superannuation Scheme is currently in the process of changing its terms and conditions from a final salary pension scheme to a career average scheme. Unsurprisingly the UCU are campaigning against this....
3222d573How to implement GSS-TSIG on ISC BIND
The purpose of this article demonstrate how to get GSS-TSIG or secure dynamic updates working using ISC Bind DNS on a *NIX server. After several hours of trying to get this to work, perhaps this article would have been...
3237d465Simple shell scripting for Twitter
I have a few scripts which manage my URL log , including posting a copy of the feed to my Twitter and del.icio.us accounts. Until recently the scripts have just used wget 's HTTP Basic Auth support to authenticate to my...
3243d334Episode 18
In this podcast, Matt and Cricket answer Leen Besselink’s question about the viability of Dan Kaminsky’s proposed use of a clever DNSCurve concept in DNSSEC, and Matt offers his high opinion of the Dutch people (surely...
3245d322Some notes on Solaris 10 x86, 64 bit compilation, bugs and..
Over the past few months, I've spent a lot of time getting the PowerDNS Recursor to perform well on Solaris 10 on x86. Initially, I thought this could not be a lot of work since there are many happy Recursor users on...
3250d516Timezone display by MUAs
One of my colleagues is currently having problems with his new Exchange server. Messages delivered internally to the server have the correct timezone (+0100) in the Date: header, but messages that are delivered...
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