31st august 1999
Had a long conference with Reyk, who showed me some of the
interesting security sites on the net. Thx, buddy.
Compiled 2.2.12 for www.stun.de and rebooted.
Compiled tripwire fresh for stun.de and core dumping seems
Wrote an user dump to html converter for firewall-1. Hmm.. beauty
30th august 1999
Tom & Jerry marathon on Cartoon Network… and I have to work.
Tripwire is dumping core all the time, debugging says something
invalid inode or os… maybe I should repair my filesystem soon
Wrote a new firewall script to dump and log the usage of every
configured on the firewall. This helps to keep track of unused
Set up a new database for andys.stun.de which holds all information
Asia Shops as well as Japanese Restaurants and Sushi Bars around
Cleaned up the bathroom…. uh I hate this work…. my back
No mail from Aya yet… hmmm… Heiki ?
Compiled 2.2.12 for my local machine, but not yet restarted.
29th august 1999
More cleaning up in my room. Boy it was just right in time…..
Installed the ready-at-all tripwire.rpm on stun.de and setup an
virtual host for the freshmeat mirror.
Also installed rpm2html for documentation purposes.
Have you ever heard rsync when syncing 100MB of small 1kb files
100MBit and on a raid1 array )) WOW, what sound…..
I thought it would be hailing outside DDD
Screwed my handy dustbuster, and installed the power supply more
away. Cables under the carpet, I’ll have to watch my next
if (s)he’s shaking. ))
28th august 1999
Completely fascinated by the new video driver 2.0 playing around
webcam and almost any TV-program displayed at once in a
window. Updated within the image, so no page reloading ! WOW
Updated the whole perl package, but the newest GD still wont build.
Webcam is active again, and will transfer an instant picture
every diary upload. I hope that I smile on that shots .
Plus I set up the possibility to see me live as long as I’m
just click on webcam on the right, to see if I’m online and
which IP address my server is currently linked to.
(Hey Aya, how’s about videoconferencing ?
But I think PHS is too slow….)
Try “vidcap | xbgset stdin” and you can watch TV as your background
A simple infinite while do loop brings you almost satisfying
27th august 1999
Developed a new perl script dumping the usage date of each
object. That way it should be possible to detect old unused
Big party at work because of three of my coworkers became
Finally discovered the beauty in programming perl.
There are so many modules around. Even for PalmPilot…. ts
Started a mirror of freshmeat.net via the rsync service,
I think we’ll activate this for linux.stun.de.
26th august 1999
New perlscript dumping firewall-rules with date of last use.
Developed some concepts and new thoughts about network
Discovered the Kernel-HTTP-daemon kHTTPd which was included
in the 2.3.14 linux source. Interesting developement.
25th august 1999
Added 3D pie graph to the firewall packet report filter.
2.2.12 is released, finally. But no time to review.
Played around with lspci and wrote a frontend for
Swimming was very funny today. So much tired we almost sink.
After that Reyk and me had dinner in a greek restaurant and
after a little shock in a thai karaoke bar. ))) That was funny….
24th august 1999
Big bughunting in timecard-reader software. Ate up all my
Bought 8kg differnt kinds of meat today, and spent the
cutting into portions and freezing them.
Aya’s package arrived today, but has gone back to the post office
pickup because I worked to long ? to early ? at all ?
)) I think latter one.
Found my lost photos from my London trip, together with Aya,
in my parents house I knew it.
Will stick them tonight in my album.
Linus seems to be a little bit unhappy on the 2.2.12
of Alan, because he had to deliver a third revision already.
23rd august 1999
Tracked some serious mail delivery problems between two
Rewrote my fw-scripts and move the ftp calls (with netrc)
inside the perl script using Net::FTP.
Coded the boogie players index page. Now dynamically from within
22nd august 1999
Tried to set up an own voicebox for Aya, but I couldn’t find
out why my second ISDN line service-type doesn’t match.
Pure configuration chaos….
Updated some of the new boogie pages and added more menus.
The event calendar is now in the same colour design.
Setting up a new homepage for japanese (or generally asian)
restaurants, bars, shops and so on.
21st august 1999
Completely redesigned my corner of the flat, and it looks
more space after throwing away some old books and stuff.
The boogie woogie event calendar is now up and running,
the server is still OFFLINE, sorry.
20th august 1999
My firewall log check scripts are running perfectly it seems, at
Set up some of the RC5 clients to my newly installed keyproxy
seti is still not working with authentication… Can it be so
Compiled (partly) the newest ISDN4K utilities, but there seem
to be a lot of conflicts.
Anyway is again up and running.
Had serious problems to poll my mail, there’s obviously a
with big mails at netsurf ? Timeout or something ?
Finished the day at Shananigans Irish Pub together with Tom,
checking out some different ciders.
19th august 1999
Installed and experimented with tripwire, wow, almost what I’ve
looking for. A security tool to index your files and check
access and every kind of modification.
After long time waiting for the kernel 2.2.12 to be released,
(2.2.11 has some nice bugs) I couldn’t stand it anymore.
It seems Linus is busy, no time for the last review, so I decided
reboot my machine to 2.2.11. BIG MISTAKE.
The whole ISDN subsystem is redesigned, so I have to get that 8
TGZ but first reboot to 2.2.10. Great…
This may take some time…
18th august 1999
Got my ACE administration software today, so I’m now the master of
(universe ) securid card distribution.
Nice job, and one more database which has to be in sync,
with the firewall-1s.
Started our weekly swimming today, together with Reyk.
It’s really fantastic for relaxion after a long and hard working
17th august 1999
Traced back some weird IP packets which should pass our
but which are blocked somewhere before or after…. access
Played with the Firewall Configuration Tool FCT and gave up
graphical(although web-based) desktop after a lot of
blocking. IMHO the best way to configure FCT is, by hand in
flatfiles, and after that use the web frontend to control and
Discovered again that a lot of mails from Aya are missing…
The funny thing is that some parts are missing because of
addressing others because of forwarding problems.
We now always send CC’s but what matters if the receiver is
wrong or mails getting lost while forwarded.
16th august 1999
Finally got my own telephone at work. Yippie !!!!!! )))
Discovered a wrong access list which blocked our firewall.
Played around with the nighty FCT firewall configuration tool for
WOW ! But anyway you have to know what you’re doing….
Calculated how much money will be left per month for Aya and
… (( … doesn’t look good.
15th august 1999
Updated the linux kernel grapher on linux.stun.de and added
comments for all series, as well as included the 2.1 and 2.0
Updated the last modified file viewer on admin.stun.de,
are now linked for easier navigation.
Experimented with the IP-chains package.
14th august 1999
A food-shopping and cooking day. Anyway being lazy.
Enjoying the flintstone week on cartoon network.
Compiled 2.2.11 for www.stun.de and zuse1, discovered some IP
which should be urgently fixed in 2.2.12.
Downloded the newest Portaloo and played with the news
which is still not able to handle proxies.
13th august 1999
Developed a first version of the name concept for our
Reyk visited me today at my new company. Thanks ! Nice to have
no further comment, we both know better
We also decided to go swimming from next wednesday on, every
at night. So I hope to stay in shape for Aya
Met with Reyk, Babsi, Adriane and Birte at Shananigans Irish
Hey, Aya, Adriane is going to Japan for 1 year from next april
so you still have a chance to talk japanese to her !
12th august 1999
News from the RedHat IPO.
The stocks running higher and higher, with a starting value
of 12$ they’re now up to 80$ which lists them up on place 7 of
first day winners top ten.
Installed Apache and PHP3 on my machine at work.
Experimented with gd and dynamic image-creation.
11th august 1999
Today we’ve total solar eclipse in Munich.
Had bad luck because exactly at that time when I wanted to
the corona the clouds covered my sight, just 1km farer
was perfect. At least I could experience 2 minutes nighttime.
GREAT ! ))
it must have been amazing to see the elephants in the zoo
shaking and the birds stop singing.
So the next one will be better. And 2081 should be possible
Aya takes much care for me. )))))
10th august 1999
Wrote a password change script in perl, which allows complex
user administration via web-interface too.
9th august 1999
Improved the firewall report script, and collected statistics
on denied packets.
Searching for an Apache user-administration tool.
Some friends of our family visited us this week to see the
solar eclipse on wednesday.
8th august 1999
Met Thomas who’s right back from 1 week holiday in tents.
And the bad news, someone crushed his car.
7th august 1999
Another shopping day. Bought wardrobe and shoe-board.
6th august 1999
Novell is still pursuing me, and I had to join a Y2K meeting,
Converted the FW-1 Docu of yesterday into excel….
Yeah, after lots of drugs I can agree that too, that MS is
much better for searching and documentation than HTML can
ever be. I wonder if they ever heard of Searchengines.
We’ll see if there’s a way to make these documentation
autoprocessing some day. But without MS I guess/hope.
After discovering fwrules4.pl, done the docu again.
This time, including Icons and links of all objects,
so you can see which group-members and parameters belong
5th august 1999
The firewalls entries made yesterday didn’t help, but someone
in NYC felt responsible for the firewall configuration on
side. ))) Baehhhhhhhhh….
Started a support query for FW1-Documentation-Tools.
After a while searching the web I discovered, fwrules2.pl
which delivers a HTML output of almost every configuration
dialog within FW-1.
4th august 1999
Yet no Outlook working at work, because of a wrong order
in our SAP management. Great
Anyway, one more day, enjoying a MS-free life.
Changed some firewall entries.
3rd august 1999
Read much about firewalling concepts and comparisions between
different firewalls and proxies.
2nd august 1999
My first day working for the new company.
A little bit stressy, nothing is coordinated for me,
no entrancecard, no timecard, no email, no server-id
working. No telephone and no one has time to care for.
Great work, I’m impressed.
Used the “spare” time to tune up my new computer at work.
Installed Netscape/Perl/PilotDesk/FW1-GUI aso.
1st august 1999
Played with my camera which is now supported in gphoto.
A lot of pictures extracted and converted into HTML
Configured the PGP OpenKeyServer on www.stun.de, and it WORKS !
(Linked the howtos into the admin tree.)
Prepared everything for entering my new company tomorrow.