Diary Import November 1998

30th november 1998

Had a free day and watched the Truman Show at the movies together
with Tom.

After that we had some Guinness at Shans.
In our heated discussion about MCSE’s and Windows NT the
barkeeper
suddenly joined in and suggested Tom to try Linux as an
alternative. Winking
Unbelievable ! I never heard so many fu..ing bullsh.ts in one
sentence
before as he told about the bugs in NT.
This really was a very surprinsing evening. When the barkeepers
propose
you to install Linux (and give Unix’s just two more years on the
market)
who will this all come to an end ??? 8-))))))))))))))))

jwotd: (gyÔten/surprise)

29th november 1998

Thinking about two 10GB harddisk for my MP3 suite ???? Winking
Maybe a christmas gift to myself. 8-)))))))

Downloaded some of the RedHat updates and did a re-rsync to the
CDROM
tree of RedHat 5.2 (some packages were missing. tetex-stuff)

Martin Schmitt is giving a gig tonight. Boogie Woogie Piano of
course.

jwotd: (fushi/melody)

28th november 1998

Improved my Perl programming to the usage of the CGI.pm
subroutines.

Was invited at Tom’s inauguration party because of his new
flat.
A lot of people there and almost everyone has discovered Tom’s
one
and only passion: Food ! Winking

jwotd: (shukuga/party)

27th november 1998

Finished the tragedy of mirroring several partitions on the
ultras
diskarrays. Quite complex…. if you do it for the first time.
Winking
(Who else wants its SUN’s mirrored, call me !!!)

Had no time to install the Firewall-1 yet, so this one
moves…
…maybe next month ?

Discovered the world of Perl since c’t has explained the
basics.
m4 has gone. Perl is coming.

jwotd: (muzuka/difficult)

26th november 1998

The day is long Willis !
(Do you have Netscape 4 ? Type: about:Willis)

For me today, it’s SUN-day Happy))))))))

Planned to install linux on both ultrasparcs but this architecture
isn’t
currently supported….. damn !!!!!!!!!!!

Fooled around trying to set up mirroring with disk suite which is
much
more complex in the gui environment, than the old text based
version.
(Did I mention wrong way mirroring ??? 8-))) Ups…..)

Birgit and Chris invited me for dinner at the Saigon. Yammi.
Winking

jwotd: (hi/sun)

25th november 1998

Installed an novell netware 4.11 server today for the first
time,
crazy what have they done ??? 4.10 was such easy and the 4.11
installation broke four times. Simple hang-ups. Never had that
problem
before. So “I did it my way”, copying everything by hand, which
worked
in just 20 Minutes.

Installed StarOffice 5.0 now, which really works fantastic if you
still
know the original 4.0 version based on linux. Winking

Discovered tons of high-quality games at the game tome for linux
and
a few petitions to remember the commercial game hacker(coder) clubs
Winking)
such as Westwood, Warner, Lucas Arts, Simon & Schuster,

that there are some people out in the woods with non-MS OS’s on
their
machines. But maybe they’re just all extorted by the
Helloween-monster.
M8-[=]S

jwotd: (shigoto/occupation)

24th november 1998

Encountered some really strange netware problems.
Volumes that obviously have mashed FAT entries ??? Ugly !
Informed everyone about an emergency repair and just one
minute
before shutdown the error was gone ?!? Embarrassed

Axel Zwingenberger is giving a gig tonight at Landshut, so I
don’t
wont to miss this. BTW he now has his own location on the
net:
www.boogiewoogie.net

jwotd: (ongaku/music)

23rd november 1998

The new official 2.0.36 RH5.2 Kernel has to be downloaded and
installed.
I think I’ll wait for some more stuff to get the complete update
directory
at updates.redhat.com.

Downloaded some more themes for the Enlightenment window
manager.
Hey, this one is real fun ! 😎
Even if you mix it with the Gnome panel.

Have to install two firewalls in the second week of 1999 on E250
SUNs. Winking

This thursday and friday might be a linux day we’ll see.
Someone tries to install a SNA server which can handle 1000
simultaneously
and in addition they’ll be encrypted in realtime.
Can you guess what the operating system will be Happy))))))))))))))))))))))))

Trash all your exchange servers and set up linux clusters
!!!!!!!!!!
(All of those pig noses, who wont believe me that linux takes its
chance.)

jwotd: (asobu/play)

22nd november 1998

Downloaded StarOffice 5.0 for linux today. 70 MB no problems.
But you’ll have to get your installation code at
StarDivision.
Just for those of you who’ll install it in a few years.
8-))))

jwotd: (chokoréto/chocolate) Winking Yammi

21st november 1998

Markus has used my machine to compute MP3’s and disabled the RC5
task.
Gonna kill him !!!!!!!!!!! Sad=)

Had to go to work today and reloaded 80 HUB’s with new
images.
Plus tried to install Winword across a 5KB/sec line. Huahhh…..
Winking

Totally fascinated discovered the “Enlightenment” window manager
for
linux. Which makes every machine looking really freaky.
8-))))))
(Just like the laptop desktop in the movie “Hackers”.)

jwotd: (gekido shiteiru/angry) Sad=)

20th november 1998

Three of my four reported bugs on RH5.2 bugzilla have already
been
solved. Hey those guys are lightning fast. |->

Tested my new Langenscheid Japanese language training
program,
pretty cool….

c’t reported about the halloween documents and wrote that the
Microsoft
employees themselves are totally fascinated of Linux’s features
and
development. Ahhh, they’re getting cold feet ???? Winking)))))))))

jwotd: (Ăłyorokobi/great pleasure)

19th november 1998

Urged two more people to install Gnome. Winking

Harddisk prices are falling dramatically. Pretty cool.

Try to download StarOffice 5 for Linux tonight.

18th november 1998

Got the IP address for the FFM server today, so now it really
becomes
a serious thing. Winking)) Here it is 62.144.162.100

Somebody tell me how this works http://4563862512 ????
How do I know my own magic number ???

Reyk bought the RedHat 5.2 CD today, so you’ll see him having
a
install party tonight ??? 8-))))))

BTW: Have you heard of the Third Linux Install Party in
Munich
some days ago ? Don’t know the URL now, look back here later.
Has something to do with CompuPlus and the Munich Linus Users
Group.

Have to cook for my mom now…. see ya tomorrow…

Met with Gerd, Eva and Tom at Shans, where the E.Z. Pieces are
having
a gig tonight as every wednesday in november.
(Didn’t know that Alanis Morisette has a twin sister who sings
Ironic
more powerful than she does.)

17th november 1998

Had a meeting with Novell today, how to increase netware
performance
on our biggest server and the entire campus.
Too bad that someone said from the beginning that everything will
be
migrated to NT next year. (unbelievable st… you know what I
mean…)

Again had trouble at work because of the disability of some
people
that don’t know what their work is and who and for what they’re
paid.

Someone send me an offer… those guys here are just to stupid
to
survive the market.

15th to 16th november 1998

My mom had an accident at home and has brought to a hospital
because of very serious injuries.

…no further activities these days….

14th november 1998

Discovered another three bugs in the new RedHat 5.2 release which
I
started to track down and inform RedHat about.

Met with Gerd and enjoyed the live band at Shans after some
delicious
chinese food. Winking)))))

13th november 1998

Did many flash updates on Lexmark printerports at work.

Downloaded the first three updates for RedHat 5.2 !

Compiled and installed the 2.0.36 linux kernel.
But that didn’t solve some obscure shared lib problems.

12th november 1998

Lexmark problem now fixed. The updates will last ’til
tomorrow.

Got my 16 channel mixer today, yippi !!! 8-))))))))))

Tried to understand the python scripting language. Gave up.
Winking
Is there a language in the world that is understandable for
normal
human beings ???

Tried balsa mail reader for Gnome, but POP3 seems not to be
supported
at the moment. (To the programmers, I need multiple POP3’s !!!
min.5)

Tried to configure MPPP 128kBit ISDN syncppp but it doesn’t seem
to
work even no entries about added channels in the debug
output.
Very strange….

Wrote my first bug report on RedHat 5.2. The shipped
procinfo-14.2
has its problems displaying all 16 IRQ’s correctly. instead of
IRQ
8 to 15 it shows up 16 to 23. Never heard of them ?? Happy))))
procinfo 13 is ok !

11th november 1998

Solved the SNA problems on the AIX machines. An power outage
yesterday
did some funny things to the PU’s and SNA gateways.

Another problem occured and seems solved, which occures when
printing
from a netware server through the ATM backbone to a marknet xle
printerbox.
Old images like 3.62.1 seem to have a problem here and are
unable
to receive anything bigger than 1kB. The new image 4.133.1 works
and
also the marknet pro 3 version. But the big item is that we cannot
flash
the 3.x images to 4.x ones. Happy) Hey, what a mess for Lexmark support
Happy)

Played a little bit with PHP 3, but IMHO it’s very hard to learn
for
what you earn with it. I think it’s better to get familiar with
perl
and SSI then. (Also not my favourite choice. m4 would be
better)

Gone at the movies together with Tom and watched Antz !
A really great cartoon movie with a touch of Woody Allen’s
kind of neurotic.

10th november 1998

Upgraded the ffm-server to RedHat 5.2 Apollo.
Wow ! Absolutely no problems.
Everything went fine, three rpmsaves had to be renamed and
finished.
Pretty cool.

Dial-Up is again connected to ffm and fax receive is for sure
down.

Tomorrow there’s a really hairy job for me to do, because one
of
our AIX machines at work suddenly refuses to speak SNA.
What a wise decision Happy)))

Who needs IP ? When you’ve got a big wide ATM backbone there’s
much
enough space for broadcasters like SNA, NETBEUI, NETBIOS, etc..
Winking

9th november 1998

The new ATM backbone runs perfectly. Everything is lightning
fast.
Great work guys !
Route tracking is now some more complicated since you have to
check
virtual paths through the backbone. But I love this. Winking)))

We cancelled the installation date tomorrow for the ffm
server.
It’s much to expensive to go there by train instead of
waiting
one or two more weeks and go there by car with a friend.

Also the backup telnet access isn’t done yet. And believe me,
I don’t want to start without that, because no other out of
band
access is possible.

Finished downloading RedHat 5.2 with an average of 8.2kB/s
which
is really great for ISDN and german ISP connections into the
UK.

8th november 1998

Had a bad night. Our network supervision called me at 1am and
again
at 3:30 pm so I had to take a quick look whats going on at
work.
My colleagues just finished their ATM construction half an hour
before
and missed some things that didn’t work 100 pc. So it was my job.
Sad

Intensified my knowledge in m4 HTML writing, and I found the
first
weak point. m4_define is limited in size. About 100 chars
????
Another problem is the inclusion of multiple macros into one
single
definement. And the last bad behaviour seems to be in the
string
processing. Sometimes the “`” and “‘” work and sometimes not.
Depends on how many spaces, lines or included-defines you use
????

Downloading the next piece of redhat 5.2.
No sponsors found yet Winking

7th november 1998

Another saturday at work, had to stop and restart two AIX HACMP
clusters.
What fun…. but everything went fine. Some other problems occured
on
cisco routers where standby ip was configured but udp had its
problems.

Few more CDs converted just like the days before.

Downloaded almost the half redhat 5.2 now, don’t want to see my
bill
for this. Somebody give me a 8MBit link ???
At this place some compliments to my provider netsurf.de:
Most of the time 8,2kB/sec to everywhere in the world and never
busy
phone lines, really fantastic.

6th november 1998

Not my day…

Several problems with netware for SAA host connections and a
crashed
fileserver at highnoon plus phone terror the whole day.

5th november 1998

Continued RSyncing redhat5.2 which I started yesterday late
night.

4th november 1998

More MP3s done. I urgently need a very huge random access
media
to store all my MP3 converted CDs. Anyone experienced on DVD-RAM
?

FFM-server installation will be tuesday, definetely I hope.

3rd november 1998

Hey, saw that RedHat 5.2 was released yesterday.
But didn’t find time to start downloading yet.

Did a lot of new MP3 plus installed a new 4.3 GB harddisk in
our
netware server at work to get them stored. Winking

Radio is past, realtime streaming is now ! 8-)))

2nd november 1998

Installation was cancelled. Not at least as there is a new
security
hole discovered in ssh 1.2.26. We ran 1.2.22 ups….

Now 1.2.26-3 from RedHat is installed in which according to
RedHat
itself this vulnerability is already fixed.

Wrote some automatic scripts for the FFM-server to restart
daemons,
shutdown, rebooting, mirroring (on demand using rsync) and so
on…

An emergency script has to be written to start up an
independent
sshd or telnetd to ensure accessing the system in case of a
died
inetd. This should be activatable by special http-request,
since
this is the only daemon running standalone.
(sshd runs lightning fast from inetd, so it’s started by the
superdaemon instead of running all the time standalone)

Hey Gerd, whats up with those passwords ???
(Dialup isn’t reactivated yet.)

Next installation date is this thursday or at latest next
tuesday.

1st november 1998

Completed work on the FFM server for the installation on
tomorrow.
Also installed an additional fan for the baramundi Happy))

Dial-up is disabled guys ! Fax-receiption is back online !

Tried to sample from an old single record. Oh it’s horrible,
without a real mixer and preamp it’s almost impossible.
After 5 hours of plugging sampling and thinking the thing was
done and ended up (guess) yep as a MP3.

Rebuild my private machine which was divided into several
pieces
to complete the FFM server in the last two months.

Switched off the mailbox, since most of the valueable
contents
have moved to the FFM server.

Tomorrow evening you should be able to contact the server at
http://www.stun.de
If nothing went wrong.

Don’t be shocked there are no pages done yet !!!
It’s all under construction. Pages will be set up by the
individuals.

Diary Import November 1998

30th november 1998

Had a free day and watched the Truman Show at the movies together
with Tom.

After that we had some Guinness at Shans.
In our heated discussion about MCSE’s and Windows NT the
barkeeper
suddenly joined in and suggested Tom to try Linux as an
alternative. Winking
Unbelievable ! I never heard so many fu..ing bullsh.ts in one
sentence
before as he told about the bugs in NT.
This really was a very surprinsing evening. When the barkeepers
propose
you to install Linux (and give Unix’s just two more years on the
market)
who will this all come to an end ??? 8-))))))))))))))))

jwotd: (gyÔten/surprise)

29th november 1998

Thinking about two 10GB harddisk for my MP3 suite ???? Winking
Maybe a christmas gift to myself. 8-)))))))

Downloaded some of the RedHat updates and did a re-rsync to the
CDROM
tree of RedHat 5.2 (some packages were missing. tetex-stuff)

Martin Schmitt is giving a gig tonight. Boogie Woogie Piano of
course.

jwotd: (fushi/melody)

28th november 1998

Improved my Perl programming to the usage of the CGI.pm
subroutines.

Was invited at Tom’s inauguration party because of his new
flat.
A lot of people there and almost everyone has discovered Tom’s
one
and only passion: Food ! Winking

jwotd: (shukuga/party)

27th november 1998

Finished the tragedy of mirroring several partitions on the
ultras
diskarrays. Quite complex…. if you do it for the first time.
Winking
(Who else wants its SUN’s mirrored, call me !!!)

Had no time to install the Firewall-1 yet, so this one
moves…
…maybe next month ?

Discovered the world of Perl since c’t has explained the
basics.
m4 has gone. Perl is coming.

jwotd: (muzuka/difficult)

26th november 1998

The day is long Willis !
(Do you have Netscape 4 ? Type: about:Willis)

For me today, it’s SUN-day Happy))))))))

Planned to install linux on both ultrasparcs but this architecture
isn’t
currently supported….. damn !!!!!!!!!!!

Fooled around trying to set up mirroring with disk suite which is
much
more complex in the gui environment, than the old text based
version.
(Did I mention wrong way mirroring ??? 8-))) Ups…..)

Birgit and Chris invited me for dinner at the Saigon. Yammi.
Winking

jwotd: (hi/sun)

25th november 1998

Installed an novell netware 4.11 server today for the first
time,
crazy what have they done ??? 4.10 was such easy and the 4.11
installation broke four times. Simple hang-ups. Never had that
problem
before. So “I did it my way”, copying everything by hand, which
worked
in just 20 Minutes.

Installed StarOffice 5.0 now, which really works fantastic if you
still
know the original 4.0 version based on linux. Winking

Discovered tons of high-quality games at the game tome for linux
and
a few petitions to remember the commercial game hacker(coder) clubs
Winking)
such as Westwood, Warner, Lucas Arts, Simon & Schuster,

that there are some people out in the woods with non-MS OS’s on
their
machines. But maybe they’re just all extorted by the
Helloween-monster.
M8-[=]S

jwotd: (shigoto/occupation)

24th november 1998

Encountered some really strange netware problems.
Volumes that obviously have mashed FAT entries ??? Ugly !
Informed everyone about an emergency repair and just one
minute
before shutdown the error was gone ?!? Embarrassed

Axel Zwingenberger is giving a gig tonight at Landshut, so I
don’t
wont to miss this. BTW he now has his own location on the
net:
www.boogiewoogie.net

jwotd: (ongaku/music)

23rd november 1998

The new official 2.0.36 RH5.2 Kernel has to be downloaded and
installed.
I think I’ll wait for some more stuff to get the complete update
directory
at updates.redhat.com.

Downloaded some more themes for the Enlightenment window
manager.
Hey, this one is real fun ! 😎
Even if you mix it with the Gnome panel.

Have to install two firewalls in the second week of 1999 on E250
SUNs. Winking

This thursday and friday might be a linux day we’ll see.
Someone tries to install a SNA server which can handle 1000
simultaneously
and in addition they’ll be encrypted in realtime.
Can you guess what the operating system will be Happy))))))))))))))))))))))))

Trash all your exchange servers and set up linux clusters
!!!!!!!!!!
(All of those pig noses, who wont believe me that linux takes its
chance.)

jwotd: (asobu/play)

22nd november 1998

Downloaded StarOffice 5.0 for linux today. 70 MB no problems.
But you’ll have to get your installation code at
StarDivision.
Just for those of you who’ll install it in a few years.
8-))))

jwotd: (chokoréto/chocolate) Winking Yammi

21st november 1998

Markus has used my machine to compute MP3’s and disabled the RC5
task.
Gonna kill him !!!!!!!!!!! Sad=)

Had to go to work today and reloaded 80 HUB’s with new
images.
Plus tried to install Winword across a 5KB/sec line. Huahhh…..
Winking

Totally fascinated discovered the “Enlightenment” window manager
for
linux. Which makes every machine looking really freaky.
8-))))))
(Just like the laptop desktop in the movie “Hackers”.)

jwotd: (gekido shiteiru/angry) Sad=)

20th november 1998

Three of my four reported bugs on RH5.2 bugzilla have already
been
solved. Hey those guys are lightning fast. |->

Tested my new Langenscheid Japanese language training
program,
pretty cool….

c’t reported about the halloween documents and wrote that the
Microsoft
employees themselves are totally fascinated of Linux’s features
and
development. Ahhh, they’re getting cold feet ???? Winking)))))))))

jwotd: (Ăłyorokobi/great pleasure)

19th november 1998

Urged two more people to install Gnome. Winking

Harddisk prices are falling dramatically. Pretty cool.

Try to download StarOffice 5 for Linux tonight.

18th november 1998

Got the IP address for the FFM server today, so now it really
becomes
a serious thing. Winking)) Here it is 62.144.162.100

Somebody tell me how this works http://4563862512 ????
How do I know my own magic number ???

Reyk bought the RedHat 5.2 CD today, so you’ll see him having
a
install party tonight ??? 8-))))))

BTW: Have you heard of the Third Linux Install Party in
Munich
some days ago ? Don’t know the URL now, look back here later.
Has something to do with CompuPlus and the Munich Linus Users
Group.

Have to cook for my mom now…. see ya tomorrow…

Met with Gerd, Eva and Tom at Shans, where the E.Z. Pieces are
having
a gig tonight as every wednesday in november.
(Didn’t know that Alanis Morisette has a twin sister who sings
Ironic
more powerful than she does.)

17th november 1998

Had a meeting with Novell today, how to increase netware
performance
on our biggest server and the entire campus.
Too bad that someone said from the beginning that everything will
be
migrated to NT next year. (unbelievable st… you know what I
mean…)

Again had trouble at work because of the disability of some
people
that don’t know what their work is and who and for what they’re
paid.

Someone send me an offer… those guys here are just to stupid
to
survive the market.

15th to 16th november 1998

My mom had an accident at home and has brought to a hospital
because of very serious injuries.

…no further activities these days….

14th november 1998

Discovered another three bugs in the new RedHat 5.2 release which
I
started to track down and inform RedHat about.

Met with Gerd and enjoyed the live band at Shans after some
delicious
chinese food. Winking)))))

13th november 1998

Did many flash updates on Lexmark printerports at work.

Downloaded the first three updates for RedHat 5.2 !

Compiled and installed the 2.0.36 linux kernel.
But that didn’t solve some obscure shared lib problems.

12th november 1998

Lexmark problem now fixed. The updates will last ’til
tomorrow.

Got my 16 channel mixer today, yippi !!! 8-))))))))))

Tried to understand the python scripting language. Gave up.
Winking
Is there a language in the world that is understandable for
normal
human beings ???

Tried balsa mail reader for Gnome, but POP3 seems not to be
supported
at the moment. (To the programmers, I need multiple POP3’s !!!
min.5)

Tried to configure MPPP 128kBit ISDN syncppp but it doesn’t seem
to
work even no entries about added channels in the debug
output.
Very strange….

Wrote my first bug report on RedHat 5.2. The shipped
procinfo-14.2
has its problems displaying all 16 IRQ’s correctly. instead of
IRQ
8 to 15 it shows up 16 to 23. Never heard of them ?? Happy))))
procinfo 13 is ok !

11th november 1998

Solved the SNA problems on the AIX machines. An power outage
yesterday
did some funny things to the PU’s and SNA gateways.

Another problem occured and seems solved, which occures when
printing
from a netware server through the ATM backbone to a marknet xle
printerbox.
Old images like 3.62.1 seem to have a problem here and are
unable
to receive anything bigger than 1kB. The new image 4.133.1 works
and
also the marknet pro 3 version. But the big item is that we cannot
flash
the 3.x images to 4.x ones. Happy) Hey, what a mess for Lexmark support
Happy)

Played a little bit with PHP 3, but IMHO it’s very hard to learn
for
what you earn with it. I think it’s better to get familiar with
perl
and SSI then. (Also not my favourite choice. m4 would be
better)

Gone at the movies together with Tom and watched Antz !
A really great cartoon movie with a touch of Woody Allen’s
kind of neurotic.

10th november 1998

Upgraded the ffm-server to RedHat 5.2 Apollo.
Wow ! Absolutely no problems.
Everything went fine, three rpmsaves had to be renamed and
finished.
Pretty cool.

Dial-Up is again connected to ffm and fax receive is for sure
down.

Tomorrow there’s a really hairy job for me to do, because one
of
our AIX machines at work suddenly refuses to speak SNA.
What a wise decision Happy)))

Who needs IP ? When you’ve got a big wide ATM backbone there’s
much
enough space for broadcasters like SNA, NETBEUI, NETBIOS, etc..
Winking

9th november 1998

The new ATM backbone runs perfectly. Everything is lightning
fast.
Great work guys !
Route tracking is now some more complicated since you have to
check
virtual paths through the backbone. But I love this. Winking)))

We cancelled the installation date tomorrow for the ffm
server.
It’s much to expensive to go there by train instead of
waiting
one or two more weeks and go there by car with a friend.

Also the backup telnet access isn’t done yet. And believe me,
I don’t want to start without that, because no other out of
band
access is possible.

Finished downloading RedHat 5.2 with an average of 8.2kB/s
which
is really great for ISDN and german ISP connections into the
UK.

8th november 1998

Had a bad night. Our network supervision called me at 1am and
again
at 3:30 pm so I had to take a quick look whats going on at
work.
My colleagues just finished their ATM construction half an hour
before
and missed some things that didn’t work 100 pc. So it was my job.
Sad

Intensified my knowledge in m4 HTML writing, and I found the
first
weak point. m4_define is limited in size. About 100 chars
????
Another problem is the inclusion of multiple macros into one
single
definement. And the last bad behaviour seems to be in the
string
processing. Sometimes the “`” and “‘” work and sometimes not.
Depends on how many spaces, lines or included-defines you use
????

Downloading the next piece of redhat 5.2.
No sponsors found yet Winking

7th november 1998

Another saturday at work, had to stop and restart two AIX HACMP
clusters.
What fun…. but everything went fine. Some other problems occured
on
cisco routers where standby ip was configured but udp had its
problems.

Few more CDs converted just like the days before.

Downloaded almost the half redhat 5.2 now, don’t want to see my
bill
for this. Somebody give me a 8MBit link ???
At this place some compliments to my provider netsurf.de:
Most of the time 8,2kB/sec to everywhere in the world and never
busy
phone lines, really fantastic.

6th november 1998

Not my day…

Several problems with netware for SAA host connections and a
crashed
fileserver at highnoon plus phone terror the whole day.

5th november 1998

Continued RSyncing redhat5.2 which I started yesterday late
night.

4th november 1998

More MP3s done. I urgently need a very huge random access
media
to store all my MP3 converted CDs. Anyone experienced on DVD-RAM
?

FFM-server installation will be tuesday, definetely I hope.

3rd november 1998

Hey, saw that RedHat 5.2 was released yesterday.
But didn’t find time to start downloading yet.

Did a lot of new MP3 plus installed a new 4.3 GB harddisk in
our
netware server at work to get them stored. Winking

Radio is past, realtime streaming is now ! 8-)))

2nd november 1998

Installation was cancelled. Not at least as there is a new
security
hole discovered in ssh 1.2.26. We ran 1.2.22 ups….

Now 1.2.26-3 from RedHat is installed in which according to
RedHat
itself this vulnerability is already fixed.

Wrote some automatic scripts for the FFM-server to restart
daemons,
shutdown, rebooting, mirroring (on demand using rsync) and so
on…

An emergency script has to be written to start up an
independent
sshd or telnetd to ensure accessing the system in case of a
died
inetd. This should be activatable by special http-request,
since
this is the only daemon running standalone.
(sshd runs lightning fast from inetd, so it’s started by the
superdaemon instead of running all the time standalone)

Hey Gerd, whats up with those passwords ???
(Dialup isn’t reactivated yet.)

Next installation date is this thursday or at latest next
tuesday.

1st november 1998

Completed work on the FFM server for the installation on
tomorrow.
Also installed an additional fan for the baramundi Happy))

Dial-up is disabled guys ! Fax-receiption is back online !

Tried to sample from an old single record. Oh it’s horrible,
without a real mixer and preamp it’s almost impossible.
After 5 hours of plugging sampling and thinking the thing was
done and ended up (guess) yep as a MP3.

Rebuild my private machine which was divided into several
pieces
to complete the FFM server in the last two months.

Switched off the mailbox, since most of the valueable
contents
have moved to the FFM server.

Tomorrow evening you should be able to contact the server at
http://www.stun.de
If nothing went wrong.

Don’t be shocked there are no pages done yet !!!
It’s all under construction. Pages will be set up by the
individuals.

Diary Import November 1998

30th november 1998

Had a free day and watched the Truman Show at the movies together
with Tom.

After that we had some Guinness at Shans.
In our heated discussion about MCSE’s and Windows NT the
barkeeper
suddenly joined in and suggested Tom to try Linux as an
alternative. Winking
Unbelievable ! I never heard so many fu..ing bullsh.ts in one
sentence
before as he told about the bugs in NT.
This really was a very surprinsing evening. When the barkeepers
propose
you to install Linux (and give Unix’s just two more years on the
market)
who will this all come to an end ??? 8-))))))))))))))))

jwotd: (gyÔten/surprise)

29th november 1998

Thinking about two 10GB harddisk for my MP3 suite ???? Winking
Maybe a christmas gift to myself. 8-)))))))

Downloaded some of the RedHat updates and did a re-rsync to the
CDROM
tree of RedHat 5.2 (some packages were missing. tetex-stuff)

Martin Schmitt is giving a gig tonight. Boogie Woogie Piano of
course.

jwotd: (fushi/melody)

28th november 1998

Improved my Perl programming to the usage of the CGI.pm
subroutines.

Was invited at Tom’s inauguration party because of his new
flat.
A lot of people there and almost everyone has discovered Tom’s
one
and only passion: Food ! Winking

jwotd: (shukuga/party)

27th november 1998

Finished the tragedy of mirroring several partitions on the
ultras
diskarrays. Quite complex…. if you do it for the first time.
Winking
(Who else wants its SUN’s mirrored, call me !!!)

Had no time to install the Firewall-1 yet, so this one
moves…
…maybe next month ?

Discovered the world of Perl since c’t has explained the
basics.
m4 has gone. Perl is coming.

jwotd: (muzuka/difficult)

26th november 1998

The day is long Willis !
(Do you have Netscape 4 ? Type: about:Willis)

For me today, it’s SUN-day Happy))))))))

Planned to install linux on both ultrasparcs but this architecture
isn’t
currently supported….. damn !!!!!!!!!!!

Fooled around trying to set up mirroring with disk suite which is
much
more complex in the gui environment, than the old text based
version.
(Did I mention wrong way mirroring ??? 8-))) Ups…..)

Birgit and Chris invited me for dinner at the Saigon. Yammi.
Winking

jwotd: (hi/sun)

25th november 1998

Installed an novell netware 4.11 server today for the first
time,
crazy what have they done ??? 4.10 was such easy and the 4.11
installation broke four times. Simple hang-ups. Never had that
problem
before. So “I did it my way”, copying everything by hand, which
worked
in just 20 Minutes.

Installed StarOffice 5.0 now, which really works fantastic if you
still
know the original 4.0 version based on linux. Winking

Discovered tons of high-quality games at the game tome for linux
and
a few petitions to remember the commercial game hacker(coder) clubs
Winking)
such as Westwood, Warner, Lucas Arts, Simon & Schuster,

that there are some people out in the woods with non-MS OS’s on
their
machines. But maybe they’re just all extorted by the
Helloween-monster.
M8-[=]S

jwotd: (shigoto/occupation)

24th november 1998

Encountered some really strange netware problems.
Volumes that obviously have mashed FAT entries ??? Ugly !
Informed everyone about an emergency repair and just one
minute
before shutdown the error was gone ?!? Embarrassed

Axel Zwingenberger is giving a gig tonight at Landshut, so I
don’t
wont to miss this. BTW he now has his own location on the
net:
www.boogiewoogie.net

jwotd: (ongaku/music)

23rd november 1998

The new official 2.0.36 RH5.2 Kernel has to be downloaded and
installed.
I think I’ll wait for some more stuff to get the complete update
directory
at updates.redhat.com.

Downloaded some more themes for the Enlightenment window
manager.
Hey, this one is real fun ! 😎
Even if you mix it with the Gnome panel.

Have to install two firewalls in the second week of 1999 on E250
SUNs. Winking

This thursday and friday might be a linux day we’ll see.
Someone tries to install a SNA server which can handle 1000
simultaneously
and in addition they’ll be encrypted in realtime.
Can you guess what the operating system will be Happy))))))))))))))))))))))))

Trash all your exchange servers and set up linux clusters
!!!!!!!!!!
(All of those pig noses, who wont believe me that linux takes its
chance.)

jwotd: (asobu/play)

22nd november 1998

Downloaded StarOffice 5.0 for linux today. 70 MB no problems.
But you’ll have to get your installation code at
StarDivision.
Just for those of you who’ll install it in a few years.
8-))))

jwotd: (chokoréto/chocolate) Winking Yammi

21st november 1998

Markus has used my machine to compute MP3’s and disabled the RC5
task.
Gonna kill him !!!!!!!!!!! Sad=)

Had to go to work today and reloaded 80 HUB’s with new
images.
Plus tried to install Winword across a 5KB/sec line. Huahhh…..
Winking

Totally fascinated discovered the “Enlightenment” window manager
for
linux. Which makes every machine looking really freaky.
8-))))))
(Just like the laptop desktop in the movie “Hackers”.)

jwotd: (gekido shiteiru/angry) Sad=)

20th november 1998

Three of my four reported bugs on RH5.2 bugzilla have already
been
solved. Hey those guys are lightning fast. |->

Tested my new Langenscheid Japanese language training
program,
pretty cool….

c’t reported about the halloween documents and wrote that the
Microsoft
employees themselves are totally fascinated of Linux’s features
and
development. Ahhh, they’re getting cold feet ???? Winking)))))))))

jwotd: (Ăłyorokobi/great pleasure)

19th november 1998

Urged two more people to install Gnome. Winking

Harddisk prices are falling dramatically. Pretty cool.

Try to download StarOffice 5 for Linux tonight.

18th november 1998

Got the IP address for the FFM server today, so now it really
becomes
a serious thing. Winking)) Here it is 62.144.162.100

Somebody tell me how this works http://4563862512 ????
How do I know my own magic number ???

Reyk bought the RedHat 5.2 CD today, so you’ll see him having
a
install party tonight ??? 8-))))))

BTW: Have you heard of the Third Linux Install Party in
Munich
some days ago ? Don’t know the URL now, look back here later.
Has something to do with CompuPlus and the Munich Linus Users
Group.

Have to cook for my mom now…. see ya tomorrow…

Met with Gerd, Eva and Tom at Shans, where the E.Z. Pieces are
having
a gig tonight as every wednesday in november.
(Didn’t know that Alanis Morisette has a twin sister who sings
Ironic
more powerful than she does.)

17th november 1998

Had a meeting with Novell today, how to increase netware
performance
on our biggest server and the entire campus.
Too bad that someone said from the beginning that everything will
be
migrated to NT next year. (unbelievable st… you know what I
mean…)

Again had trouble at work because of the disability of some
people
that don’t know what their work is and who and for what they’re
paid.

Someone send me an offer… those guys here are just to stupid
to
survive the market.

15th to 16th november 1998

My mom had an accident at home and has brought to a hospital
because of very serious injuries.

…no further activities these days….

14th november 1998

Discovered another three bugs in the new RedHat 5.2 release which
I
started to track down and inform RedHat about.

Met with Gerd and enjoyed the live band at Shans after some
delicious
chinese food. Winking)))))

13th november 1998

Did many flash updates on Lexmark printerports at work.

Downloaded the first three updates for RedHat 5.2 !

Compiled and installed the 2.0.36 linux kernel.
But that didn’t solve some obscure shared lib problems.

12th november 1998

Lexmark problem now fixed. The updates will last ’til
tomorrow.

Got my 16 channel mixer today, yippi !!! 8-))))))))))

Tried to understand the python scripting language. Gave up.
Winking
Is there a language in the world that is understandable for
normal
human beings ???

Tried balsa mail reader for Gnome, but POP3 seems not to be
supported
at the moment. (To the programmers, I need multiple POP3’s !!!
min.5)

Tried to configure MPPP 128kBit ISDN syncppp but it doesn’t seem
to
work even no entries about added channels in the debug
output.
Very strange….

Wrote my first bug report on RedHat 5.2. The shipped
procinfo-14.2
has its problems displaying all 16 IRQ’s correctly. instead of
IRQ
8 to 15 it shows up 16 to 23. Never heard of them ?? Happy))))
procinfo 13 is ok !

11th november 1998

Solved the SNA problems on the AIX machines. An power outage
yesterday
did some funny things to the PU’s and SNA gateways.

Another problem occured and seems solved, which occures when
printing
from a netware server through the ATM backbone to a marknet xle
printerbox.
Old images like 3.62.1 seem to have a problem here and are
unable
to receive anything bigger than 1kB. The new image 4.133.1 works
and
also the marknet pro 3 version. But the big item is that we cannot
flash
the 3.x images to 4.x ones. Happy) Hey, what a mess for Lexmark support
Happy)

Played a little bit with PHP 3, but IMHO it’s very hard to learn
for
what you earn with it. I think it’s better to get familiar with
perl
and SSI then. (Also not my favourite choice. m4 would be
better)

Gone at the movies together with Tom and watched Antz !
A really great cartoon movie with a touch of Woody Allen’s
kind of neurotic.

10th november 1998

Upgraded the ffm-server to RedHat 5.2 Apollo.
Wow ! Absolutely no problems.
Everything went fine, three rpmsaves had to be renamed and
finished.
Pretty cool.

Dial-Up is again connected to ffm and fax receive is for sure
down.

Tomorrow there’s a really hairy job for me to do, because one
of
our AIX machines at work suddenly refuses to speak SNA.
What a wise decision Happy)))

Who needs IP ? When you’ve got a big wide ATM backbone there’s
much
enough space for broadcasters like SNA, NETBEUI, NETBIOS, etc..
Winking

9th november 1998

The new ATM backbone runs perfectly. Everything is lightning
fast.
Great work guys !
Route tracking is now some more complicated since you have to
check
virtual paths through the backbone. But I love this. Winking)))

We cancelled the installation date tomorrow for the ffm
server.
It’s much to expensive to go there by train instead of
waiting
one or two more weeks and go there by car with a friend.

Also the backup telnet access isn’t done yet. And believe me,
I don’t want to start without that, because no other out of
band
access is possible.

Finished downloading RedHat 5.2 with an average of 8.2kB/s
which
is really great for ISDN and german ISP connections into the
UK.

8th november 1998

Had a bad night. Our network supervision called me at 1am and
again
at 3:30 pm so I had to take a quick look whats going on at
work.
My colleagues just finished their ATM construction half an hour
before
and missed some things that didn’t work 100 pc. So it was my job.
Sad

Intensified my knowledge in m4 HTML writing, and I found the
first
weak point. m4_define is limited in size. About 100 chars
????
Another problem is the inclusion of multiple macros into one
single
definement. And the last bad behaviour seems to be in the
string
processing. Sometimes the “`” and “‘” work and sometimes not.
Depends on how many spaces, lines or included-defines you use
????

Downloading the next piece of redhat 5.2.
No sponsors found yet Winking

7th november 1998

Another saturday at work, had to stop and restart two AIX HACMP
clusters.
What fun…. but everything went fine. Some other problems occured
on
cisco routers where standby ip was configured but udp had its
problems.

Few more CDs converted just like the days before.

Downloaded almost the half redhat 5.2 now, don’t want to see my
bill
for this. Somebody give me a 8MBit link ???
At this place some compliments to my provider netsurf.de:
Most of the time 8,2kB/sec to everywhere in the world and never
busy
phone lines, really fantastic.

6th november 1998

Not my day…

Several problems with netware for SAA host connections and a
crashed
fileserver at highnoon plus phone terror the whole day.

5th november 1998

Continued RSyncing redhat5.2 which I started yesterday late
night.

4th november 1998

More MP3s done. I urgently need a very huge random access
media
to store all my MP3 converted CDs. Anyone experienced on DVD-RAM
?

FFM-server installation will be tuesday, definetely I hope.

3rd november 1998

Hey, saw that RedHat 5.2 was released yesterday.
But didn’t find time to start downloading yet.

Did a lot of new MP3 plus installed a new 4.3 GB harddisk in
our
netware server at work to get them stored. Winking

Radio is past, realtime streaming is now ! 8-)))

2nd november 1998

Installation was cancelled. Not at least as there is a new
security
hole discovered in ssh 1.2.26. We ran 1.2.22 ups….

Now 1.2.26-3 from RedHat is installed in which according to
RedHat
itself this vulnerability is already fixed.

Wrote some automatic scripts for the FFM-server to restart
daemons,
shutdown, rebooting, mirroring (on demand using rsync) and so
on…

An emergency script has to be written to start up an
independent
sshd or telnetd to ensure accessing the system in case of a
died
inetd. This should be activatable by special http-request,
since
this is the only daemon running standalone.
(sshd runs lightning fast from inetd, so it’s started by the
superdaemon instead of running all the time standalone)

Hey Gerd, whats up with those passwords ???
(Dialup isn’t reactivated yet.)

Next installation date is this thursday or at latest next
tuesday.

1st november 1998

Completed work on the FFM server for the installation on
tomorrow.
Also installed an additional fan for the baramundi Happy))

Dial-up is disabled guys ! Fax-receiption is back online !

Tried to sample from an old single record. Oh it’s horrible,
without a real mixer and preamp it’s almost impossible.
After 5 hours of plugging sampling and thinking the thing was
done and ended up (guess) yep as a MP3.

Rebuild my private machine which was divided into several
pieces
to complete the FFM server in the last two months.

Switched off the mailbox, since most of the valueable
contents
have moved to the FFM server.

Tomorrow evening you should be able to contact the server at
http://www.stun.de
If nothing went wrong.

Don’t be shocked there are no pages done yet !!!
It’s all under construction. Pages will be set up by the
individuals.