Category Archives: Diary

Diary Import October 1999

26th october 1999

(The day is long Aya)

25th october 1999

Improved my SQL firewall pages.

Compiling 2.2.13 for zuse and maybe for stun.de too.

24th october 1999

Big cleaning up day again.

Some new cooking experiments. Happy) hmm.. delicious…

23rd october 1999

Big cleaning up day,
And another shelf free for Aya.

Aya’s leaving today, and going to Malaysia for shopping and
a last relaxing before language school. Enjoy !!!! Winking Kiss.

22nd october 1999

Did Sunscan 2.3B on all of my sparcy-firewalls. Passed !
Happy

Wrote an interface to search inside of the firewall logfiles
of course using PHP3 and all the logs written to the MySQL
database.
Just half an hour work…. Happy))) Cool.

21st october 1999

My parents left this morning for holiday in egypt.

Managing service contracts with SUN.

Finally I’m allowed to use PHP3 and MySQL at work…. Sad((((
GRRRRRRRRRRRR………. now !!!!! that I’m almost finished
with
all that script using flat files !!!!!!!!! Jesus !!!!!!!!!

20th october 1999

Wrote documentation for all my firewall-scripts.

Linux 2.2.13 is out…. hmmm… a little bit late to install on
stun.de.
What do you think Reyk and Gerd ?

Gone to dinner with my parents because they go on holiday
tomorrow,
I wonder which they forget something or not. As usual Happy

19th october 1999

A little (big) outage in one of our partners site Happy))
Hey Mr. Firewall… there’s something wrong no more packets
here….
And in fact… it wasn’t the firewal, it wasn’t the communication
line,
it wasn’t an power failure… just another cisco byte the dust
Happy))

Bought something nice for Aya. Happy For XMAS of course.

18th october 1999

Big Y2K Novell meeting at work…. this red-package stuff is
chasing me… Happy))

Wrote a script to analase the firewall rule usage to see or
manage performance optimization.

17th october 1999

Installed a new mixing tap in the bathroom and also a new
shower.
Wow 9 different ways of having a shower Happy a lot of massage functions
really interesting this shower-developement Happy

Replaced a few parts of my room-seperators, now it’s much more
smooth
to slide and installed distance plates for the two iron
ropes.

Watched so many japanese movies and documentations on
television…
…oh this will take a long time to fully understand the
japanese.

16th october 1999

Our family visit left this morning, and COLT Telecom is burrying
new fiber
cables in front of my house. Happy)) If they’ll tell me which one of these
thousands
of fibers is my gigabit internet connection Happy)))))))))))

15th october 1999

Set up the Cannaserver on Linux. Now my japanese dictionaries are
working,
german, english and japanese, with Kana and Kanji input Happy)))) Yippie !!!

14th october 1999

Installed 4.7 again, now with a little bit more priviledges.
Happy LC25

More updates for www.stun.de and some last configuration steps
before the
installation in Frankfurt.

13th october 1999

Installed netscape 4.7 at work, without being administrator…. big
mistake
now my NT is a little bit confused. Time to hack a little
bit.

Two new developement kernels released… we’re now up on
2.3.22.

Oh my head…. too much party yesterday.

12th october 1999

My trukish coworker gave a party because of quitting his old
company,
and after that it’s my moms 50th birthday. Big family
party…..

What a day.

11th october 1999

Solved the ssh problem on www.stun.de. Connections are no longer
refused, when we’re using
dynamic IP ranges. Net-fu is broken… hmmm… don’t know
why.

Kernel 2.4 will be already released in november 1999, hmmm… nice,
so I can introduce
Aya into newest technology from beginning.

10th october 1999

Today our scientific institutes are opened for the masses.
So I’ll go and see what our nuclear-fission reactor is doing.
(I just hope that they can finish in my lifetime….)

Discussed some of my visions of nuclear fusion, and again I feel
like they don’t
want to hear new theories. Maybe they’re all to horny doing
practical experiments,
than thinking about easier, not yet realizable theories.

2.3.20 released yesterday…. boys… you make me trouble…
doing Stun.de updates for the kernelgrapher.

9th october 1999

Bought a new pillow for Aya… sorry I couldn’t find a plastic one
as in Japan,
do you agree on feathers ?

Reyk called me on the phone and agreed to install the www.stun.de
server in
Frankfurt on 28th.

Gerd agreed to be available on 28th for testing with the server
from Munich.

Had big fun together with Gerd and Eva at Shananigans Irish
Pub,
where Mane Maniac played live guitar and harmonica blues.
And bought two CD’s Happy

8th october 1999

FTP-Problem solved, now it’s officially a software bug on the
clients FTP.
And thanks to standards, we’re not allowed to use a different
software,
because of some software contracts…. Happy))) Another point for commercial….
(negative, of course)

Tonight there’s an ANIME special on TV, most thing in original
japanese audio
with german subtitles. Cool for learning languages I think,
especially for
learning slang.

Managed my holiday so that I can pickup Aya in Frankfurt on
29th.

7th october 1999

Our big ftp transfer problem is escalating today, and we finally
found out why
it doesn’t work. It’s clear now that netmanage’s chameleon ftp
can’t handle
passive ftp transfer correctly. When we installed WS_FTP the
problem was gone.
Bullshit ! I can’t understand why all these people just want to use
commercial
products, because of support they all say…. yeah… fuck… Not
one word about
bugs, only fixes and new features published. Every single shareware
or freeware
is better documented and support than that fucking commercial
stuff.
And then the customers make me responsible if something doens’t
work….
Fuck ! I can’t do anything when those assheads don’t know how to
write correct code !
And you customers…. you wanted that shit from MS !
So don’t blame me !

6th october 1999

Forgot to mention that 2.3.19 is out, and on cutting edge you can
read the fascinating
release date(time) 4-Oct-99 24:44 Happy))))))) yeah 24:44
Oh my god…. others are figthing with Y2K problems and we didn’t
recognize that we
already have to work 25 per day now ! Happy)))))

At work there’s more and more shit stacking….
Anyway, I feel very good at the moment, I need this
stress…..

5th october 1999

Had an almost perfect day, I feel so much energy…
everything went fine. Solved a severe firewall problem with active
FTP connections
to well known services. Went to the companies doctor and he said
that I’m in good
condition and the sight of my eyes is almost as sharp as the sight
of an eagle.

Compiled Nedit for AIX today, and rm vi Laugh Not really….

More radioactive shit happened, this time in south korea.
And in London a train crash occured…

4th october 1999

What a week, so many ANIME in original japanese language on TV, I
have to record
all of them, for Aya and me. (Nice to learn languages by reading
subtitles in german)

Discovered a collection of precompiled CPAN modules, wow that fixes
my union semun
problems…. Happy Tricky !

There’s another date of www.stun.de installation in
Frankfurt.
If everything goes ok, I’ll install the server together with Reyk
on 27th october
this time, I’ll drive by myself and the day after in the very early
morning
I can pick up my lovely girl from airport. Kiss 😑 !!!!!!

Greenpeace says still four times higher radioacivity in Tokaimura
but all people
are already back in their usual life, becuase the government said
it’s already over.

3rd october 1999

Still birthdayparty-damaged…

Have to go to Oktoberfest today, with my coworkers…. oh how I
hate Oktoberfest,
and next year I have to show Aya. I wish I could get just one year
off.

Aya wrote me strange mails, I don’t know what she means, and I
don’t feel
good by reading them….
I guess my answer are not much better in meaning….
maybe it’s all because of culture difference.

Hey you people out there, how do you manage culture problems inside
your
relationship ? I can’t stand that japanese “saying nothing, block
everything”
behaviour any longer. Am I the only one, or is it my fault ?

2nd october 1999

Big birthday-party of one of my coworkers, I hope it’s not getting
too late
tonight. Everyone of us has prepared a little poem, song or
present.
Will be nice I guess.

Ohhhh… my head…. someone switch off that light, and kill that
noise in my head.

1st october 1999

Discovered lots of dictionaries on the net, but everything
precompiled,
but I need unencrypted versions for my CGI-Server.

Played around with XJdic.

Diary Import October 1999

26th october 1999

(The day is long Aya)

25th october 1999

Improved my SQL firewall pages.

Compiling 2.2.13 for zuse and maybe for stun.de too.

24th october 1999

Big cleaning up day again.

Some new cooking experiments. Happy) hmm.. delicious…

23rd october 1999

Big cleaning up day,
And another shelf free for Aya.

Aya’s leaving today, and going to Malaysia for shopping and
a last relaxing before language school. Enjoy !!!! Winking Kiss.

22nd october 1999

Did Sunscan 2.3B on all of my sparcy-firewalls. Passed !
Happy

Wrote an interface to search inside of the firewall logfiles
of course using PHP3 and all the logs written to the MySQL
database.
Just half an hour work…. Happy))) Cool.

21st october 1999

My parents left this morning for holiday in egypt.

Managing service contracts with SUN.

Finally I’m allowed to use PHP3 and MySQL at work…. Sad((((
GRRRRRRRRRRRR………. now !!!!! that I’m almost finished
with
all that script using flat files !!!!!!!!! Jesus !!!!!!!!!

20th october 1999

Wrote documentation for all my firewall-scripts.

Linux 2.2.13 is out…. hmmm… a little bit late to install on
stun.de.
What do you think Reyk and Gerd ?

Gone to dinner with my parents because they go on holiday
tomorrow,
I wonder which they forget something or not. As usual Happy

19th october 1999

A little (big) outage in one of our partners site Happy))
Hey Mr. Firewall… there’s something wrong no more packets
here….
And in fact… it wasn’t the firewal, it wasn’t the communication
line,
it wasn’t an power failure… just another cisco byte the dust
Happy))

Bought something nice for Aya. Happy For XMAS of course.

18th october 1999

Big Y2K Novell meeting at work…. this red-package stuff is
chasing me… Happy))

Wrote a script to analase the firewall rule usage to see or
manage performance optimization.

17th october 1999

Installed a new mixing tap in the bathroom and also a new
shower.
Wow 9 different ways of having a shower Happy a lot of massage functions
really interesting this shower-developement Happy

Replaced a few parts of my room-seperators, now it’s much more
smooth
to slide and installed distance plates for the two iron
ropes.

Watched so many japanese movies and documentations on
television…
…oh this will take a long time to fully understand the
japanese.

16th october 1999

Our family visit left this morning, and COLT Telecom is burrying
new fiber
cables in front of my house. Happy)) If they’ll tell me which one of these
thousands
of fibers is my gigabit internet connection Happy)))))))))))

15th october 1999

Set up the Cannaserver on Linux. Now my japanese dictionaries are
working,
german, english and japanese, with Kana and Kanji input Happy)))) Yippie !!!

14th october 1999

Installed 4.7 again, now with a little bit more priviledges.
Happy LC25

More updates for www.stun.de and some last configuration steps
before the
installation in Frankfurt.

13th october 1999

Installed netscape 4.7 at work, without being administrator…. big
mistake
now my NT is a little bit confused. Time to hack a little
bit.

Two new developement kernels released… we’re now up on
2.3.22.

Oh my head…. too much party yesterday.

12th october 1999

My trukish coworker gave a party because of quitting his old
company,
and after that it’s my moms 50th birthday. Big family
party…..

What a day.

11th october 1999

Solved the ssh problem on www.stun.de. Connections are no longer
refused, when we’re using
dynamic IP ranges. Net-fu is broken… hmmm… don’t know
why.

Kernel 2.4 will be already released in november 1999, hmmm… nice,
so I can introduce
Aya into newest technology from beginning.

10th october 1999

Today our scientific institutes are opened for the masses.
So I’ll go and see what our nuclear-fission reactor is doing.
(I just hope that they can finish in my lifetime….)

Discussed some of my visions of nuclear fusion, and again I feel
like they don’t
want to hear new theories. Maybe they’re all to horny doing
practical experiments,
than thinking about easier, not yet realizable theories.

2.3.20 released yesterday…. boys… you make me trouble…
doing Stun.de updates for the kernelgrapher.

9th october 1999

Bought a new pillow for Aya… sorry I couldn’t find a plastic one
as in Japan,
do you agree on feathers ?

Reyk called me on the phone and agreed to install the www.stun.de
server in
Frankfurt on 28th.

Gerd agreed to be available on 28th for testing with the server
from Munich.

Had big fun together with Gerd and Eva at Shananigans Irish
Pub,
where Mane Maniac played live guitar and harmonica blues.
And bought two CD’s Happy

8th october 1999

FTP-Problem solved, now it’s officially a software bug on the
clients FTP.
And thanks to standards, we’re not allowed to use a different
software,
because of some software contracts…. Happy))) Another point for commercial….
(negative, of course)

Tonight there’s an ANIME special on TV, most thing in original
japanese audio
with german subtitles. Cool for learning languages I think,
especially for
learning slang.

Managed my holiday so that I can pickup Aya in Frankfurt on
29th.

7th october 1999

Our big ftp transfer problem is escalating today, and we finally
found out why
it doesn’t work. It’s clear now that netmanage’s chameleon ftp
can’t handle
passive ftp transfer correctly. When we installed WS_FTP the
problem was gone.
Bullshit ! I can’t understand why all these people just want to use
commercial
products, because of support they all say…. yeah… fuck… Not
one word about
bugs, only fixes and new features published. Every single shareware
or freeware
is better documented and support than that fucking commercial
stuff.
And then the customers make me responsible if something doens’t
work….
Fuck ! I can’t do anything when those assheads don’t know how to
write correct code !
And you customers…. you wanted that shit from MS !
So don’t blame me !

6th october 1999

Forgot to mention that 2.3.19 is out, and on cutting edge you can
read the fascinating
release date(time) 4-Oct-99 24:44 Happy))))))) yeah 24:44
Oh my god…. others are figthing with Y2K problems and we didn’t
recognize that we
already have to work 25 per day now ! Happy)))))

At work there’s more and more shit stacking….
Anyway, I feel very good at the moment, I need this
stress…..

5th october 1999

Had an almost perfect day, I feel so much energy…
everything went fine. Solved a severe firewall problem with active
FTP connections
to well known services. Went to the companies doctor and he said
that I’m in good
condition and the sight of my eyes is almost as sharp as the sight
of an eagle.

Compiled Nedit for AIX today, and rm vi Laugh Not really….

More radioactive shit happened, this time in south korea.
And in London a train crash occured…

4th october 1999

What a week, so many ANIME in original japanese language on TV, I
have to record
all of them, for Aya and me. (Nice to learn languages by reading
subtitles in german)

Discovered a collection of precompiled CPAN modules, wow that fixes
my union semun
problems…. Happy Tricky !

There’s another date of www.stun.de installation in
Frankfurt.
If everything goes ok, I’ll install the server together with Reyk
on 27th october
this time, I’ll drive by myself and the day after in the very early
morning
I can pick up my lovely girl from airport. Kiss 😑 !!!!!!

Greenpeace says still four times higher radioacivity in Tokaimura
but all people
are already back in their usual life, becuase the government said
it’s already over.

3rd october 1999

Still birthdayparty-damaged…

Have to go to Oktoberfest today, with my coworkers…. oh how I
hate Oktoberfest,
and next year I have to show Aya. I wish I could get just one year
off.

Aya wrote me strange mails, I don’t know what she means, and I
don’t feel
good by reading them….
I guess my answer are not much better in meaning….
maybe it’s all because of culture difference.

Hey you people out there, how do you manage culture problems inside
your
relationship ? I can’t stand that japanese “saying nothing, block
everything”
behaviour any longer. Am I the only one, or is it my fault ?

2nd october 1999

Big birthday-party of one of my coworkers, I hope it’s not getting
too late
tonight. Everyone of us has prepared a little poem, song or
present.
Will be nice I guess.

Ohhhh… my head…. someone switch off that light, and kill that
noise in my head.

1st october 1999

Discovered lots of dictionaries on the net, but everything
precompiled,
but I need unencrypted versions for my CGI-Server.

Played around with XJdic.

Diary Import October 1999

26th october 1999

(The day is long Aya)

25th october 1999

Improved my SQL firewall pages.

Compiling 2.2.13 for zuse and maybe for stun.de too.

24th october 1999

Big cleaning up day again.

Some new cooking experiments. Happy) hmm.. delicious…

23rd october 1999

Big cleaning up day,
And another shelf free for Aya.

Aya’s leaving today, and going to Malaysia for shopping and
a last relaxing before language school. Enjoy !!!! Winking Kiss.

22nd october 1999

Did Sunscan 2.3B on all of my sparcy-firewalls. Passed !
Happy

Wrote an interface to search inside of the firewall logfiles
of course using PHP3 and all the logs written to the MySQL
database.
Just half an hour work…. Happy))) Cool.

21st october 1999

My parents left this morning for holiday in egypt.

Managing service contracts with SUN.

Finally I’m allowed to use PHP3 and MySQL at work…. Sad((((
GRRRRRRRRRRRR………. now !!!!! that I’m almost finished
with
all that script using flat files !!!!!!!!! Jesus !!!!!!!!!

20th october 1999

Wrote documentation for all my firewall-scripts.

Linux 2.2.13 is out…. hmmm… a little bit late to install on
stun.de.
What do you think Reyk and Gerd ?

Gone to dinner with my parents because they go on holiday
tomorrow,
I wonder which they forget something or not. As usual Happy

19th october 1999

A little (big) outage in one of our partners site Happy))
Hey Mr. Firewall… there’s something wrong no more packets
here….
And in fact… it wasn’t the firewal, it wasn’t the communication
line,
it wasn’t an power failure… just another cisco byte the dust
Happy))

Bought something nice for Aya. Happy For XMAS of course.

18th october 1999

Big Y2K Novell meeting at work…. this red-package stuff is
chasing me… Happy))

Wrote a script to analase the firewall rule usage to see or
manage performance optimization.

17th october 1999

Installed a new mixing tap in the bathroom and also a new
shower.
Wow 9 different ways of having a shower Happy a lot of massage functions
really interesting this shower-developement Happy

Replaced a few parts of my room-seperators, now it’s much more
smooth
to slide and installed distance plates for the two iron
ropes.

Watched so many japanese movies and documentations on
television…
…oh this will take a long time to fully understand the
japanese.

16th october 1999

Our family visit left this morning, and COLT Telecom is burrying
new fiber
cables in front of my house. Happy)) If they’ll tell me which one of these
thousands
of fibers is my gigabit internet connection Happy)))))))))))

15th october 1999

Set up the Cannaserver on Linux. Now my japanese dictionaries are
working,
german, english and japanese, with Kana and Kanji input Happy)))) Yippie !!!

14th october 1999

Installed 4.7 again, now with a little bit more priviledges.
Happy LC25

More updates for www.stun.de and some last configuration steps
before the
installation in Frankfurt.

13th october 1999

Installed netscape 4.7 at work, without being administrator…. big
mistake
now my NT is a little bit confused. Time to hack a little
bit.

Two new developement kernels released… we’re now up on
2.3.22.

Oh my head…. too much party yesterday.

12th october 1999

My trukish coworker gave a party because of quitting his old
company,
and after that it’s my moms 50th birthday. Big family
party…..

What a day.

11th october 1999

Solved the ssh problem on www.stun.de. Connections are no longer
refused, when we’re using
dynamic IP ranges. Net-fu is broken… hmmm… don’t know
why.

Kernel 2.4 will be already released in november 1999, hmmm… nice,
so I can introduce
Aya into newest technology from beginning.

10th october 1999

Today our scientific institutes are opened for the masses.
So I’ll go and see what our nuclear-fission reactor is doing.
(I just hope that they can finish in my lifetime….)

Discussed some of my visions of nuclear fusion, and again I feel
like they don’t
want to hear new theories. Maybe they’re all to horny doing
practical experiments,
than thinking about easier, not yet realizable theories.

2.3.20 released yesterday…. boys… you make me trouble…
doing Stun.de updates for the kernelgrapher.

9th october 1999

Bought a new pillow for Aya… sorry I couldn’t find a plastic one
as in Japan,
do you agree on feathers ?

Reyk called me on the phone and agreed to install the www.stun.de
server in
Frankfurt on 28th.

Gerd agreed to be available on 28th for testing with the server
from Munich.

Had big fun together with Gerd and Eva at Shananigans Irish
Pub,
where Mane Maniac played live guitar and harmonica blues.
And bought two CD’s Happy

8th october 1999

FTP-Problem solved, now it’s officially a software bug on the
clients FTP.
And thanks to standards, we’re not allowed to use a different
software,
because of some software contracts…. Happy))) Another point for commercial….
(negative, of course)

Tonight there’s an ANIME special on TV, most thing in original
japanese audio
with german subtitles. Cool for learning languages I think,
especially for
learning slang.

Managed my holiday so that I can pickup Aya in Frankfurt on
29th.

7th october 1999

Our big ftp transfer problem is escalating today, and we finally
found out why
it doesn’t work. It’s clear now that netmanage’s chameleon ftp
can’t handle
passive ftp transfer correctly. When we installed WS_FTP the
problem was gone.
Bullshit ! I can’t understand why all these people just want to use
commercial
products, because of support they all say…. yeah… fuck… Not
one word about
bugs, only fixes and new features published. Every single shareware
or freeware
is better documented and support than that fucking commercial
stuff.
And then the customers make me responsible if something doens’t
work….
Fuck ! I can’t do anything when those assheads don’t know how to
write correct code !
And you customers…. you wanted that shit from MS !
So don’t blame me !

6th october 1999

Forgot to mention that 2.3.19 is out, and on cutting edge you can
read the fascinating
release date(time) 4-Oct-99 24:44 Happy))))))) yeah 24:44
Oh my god…. others are figthing with Y2K problems and we didn’t
recognize that we
already have to work 25 per day now ! Happy)))))

At work there’s more and more shit stacking….
Anyway, I feel very good at the moment, I need this
stress…..

5th october 1999

Had an almost perfect day, I feel so much energy…
everything went fine. Solved a severe firewall problem with active
FTP connections
to well known services. Went to the companies doctor and he said
that I’m in good
condition and the sight of my eyes is almost as sharp as the sight
of an eagle.

Compiled Nedit for AIX today, and rm vi Laugh Not really….

More radioactive shit happened, this time in south korea.
And in London a train crash occured…

4th october 1999

What a week, so many ANIME in original japanese language on TV, I
have to record
all of them, for Aya and me. (Nice to learn languages by reading
subtitles in german)

Discovered a collection of precompiled CPAN modules, wow that fixes
my union semun
problems…. Happy Tricky !

There’s another date of www.stun.de installation in
Frankfurt.
If everything goes ok, I’ll install the server together with Reyk
on 27th october
this time, I’ll drive by myself and the day after in the very early
morning
I can pick up my lovely girl from airport. Kiss 😑 !!!!!!

Greenpeace says still four times higher radioacivity in Tokaimura
but all people
are already back in their usual life, becuase the government said
it’s already over.

3rd october 1999

Still birthdayparty-damaged…

Have to go to Oktoberfest today, with my coworkers…. oh how I
hate Oktoberfest,
and next year I have to show Aya. I wish I could get just one year
off.

Aya wrote me strange mails, I don’t know what she means, and I
don’t feel
good by reading them….
I guess my answer are not much better in meaning….
maybe it’s all because of culture difference.

Hey you people out there, how do you manage culture problems inside
your
relationship ? I can’t stand that japanese “saying nothing, block
everything”
behaviour any longer. Am I the only one, or is it my fault ?

2nd october 1999

Big birthday-party of one of my coworkers, I hope it’s not getting
too late
tonight. Everyone of us has prepared a little poem, song or
present.
Will be nice I guess.

Ohhhh… my head…. someone switch off that light, and kill that
noise in my head.

1st october 1999

Discovered lots of dictionaries on the net, but everything
precompiled,
but I need unencrypted versions for my CGI-Server.

Played around with XJdic.

Diary Import October 1999

26th october 1999

(The day is long Aya)

25th october 1999

Improved my SQL firewall pages.

Compiling 2.2.13 for zuse and maybe for stun.de too.

24th october 1999

Big cleaning up day again.

Some new cooking experiments. Happy) hmm.. delicious…

23rd october 1999

Big cleaning up day,
And another shelf free for Aya.

Aya’s leaving today, and going to Malaysia for shopping and
a last relaxing before language school. Enjoy !!!! Winking Kiss.

22nd october 1999

Did Sunscan 2.3B on all of my sparcy-firewalls. Passed !
Happy

Wrote an interface to search inside of the firewall logfiles
of course using PHP3 and all the logs written to the MySQL
database.
Just half an hour work…. Happy))) Cool.

21st october 1999

My parents left this morning for holiday in egypt.

Managing service contracts with SUN.

Finally I’m allowed to use PHP3 and MySQL at work…. Sad((((
GRRRRRRRRRRRR………. now !!!!! that I’m almost finished
with
all that script using flat files !!!!!!!!! Jesus !!!!!!!!!

20th october 1999

Wrote documentation for all my firewall-scripts.

Linux 2.2.13 is out…. hmmm… a little bit late to install on
stun.de.
What do you think Reyk and Gerd ?

Gone to dinner with my parents because they go on holiday
tomorrow,
I wonder which they forget something or not. As usual Happy

19th october 1999

A little (big) outage in one of our partners site Happy))
Hey Mr. Firewall… there’s something wrong no more packets
here….
And in fact… it wasn’t the firewal, it wasn’t the communication
line,
it wasn’t an power failure… just another cisco byte the dust
Happy))

Bought something nice for Aya. Happy For XMAS of course.

18th october 1999

Big Y2K Novell meeting at work…. this red-package stuff is
chasing me… Happy))

Wrote a script to analase the firewall rule usage to see or
manage performance optimization.

17th october 1999

Installed a new mixing tap in the bathroom and also a new
shower.
Wow 9 different ways of having a shower Happy a lot of massage functions
really interesting this shower-developement Happy

Replaced a few parts of my room-seperators, now it’s much more
smooth
to slide and installed distance plates for the two iron
ropes.

Watched so many japanese movies and documentations on
television…
…oh this will take a long time to fully understand the
japanese.

16th october 1999

Our family visit left this morning, and COLT Telecom is burrying
new fiber
cables in front of my house. Happy)) If they’ll tell me which one of these
thousands
of fibers is my gigabit internet connection Happy)))))))))))

15th october 1999

Set up the Cannaserver on Linux. Now my japanese dictionaries are
working,
german, english and japanese, with Kana and Kanji input Happy)))) Yippie !!!

14th october 1999

Installed 4.7 again, now with a little bit more priviledges.
Happy LC25

More updates for www.stun.de and some last configuration steps
before the
installation in Frankfurt.

13th october 1999

Installed netscape 4.7 at work, without being administrator…. big
mistake
now my NT is a little bit confused. Time to hack a little
bit.

Two new developement kernels released… we’re now up on
2.3.22.

Oh my head…. too much party yesterday.

12th october 1999

My trukish coworker gave a party because of quitting his old
company,
and after that it’s my moms 50th birthday. Big family
party…..

What a day.

11th october 1999

Solved the ssh problem on www.stun.de. Connections are no longer
refused, when we’re using
dynamic IP ranges. Net-fu is broken… hmmm… don’t know
why.

Kernel 2.4 will be already released in november 1999, hmmm… nice,
so I can introduce
Aya into newest technology from beginning.

10th october 1999

Today our scientific institutes are opened for the masses.
So I’ll go and see what our nuclear-fission reactor is doing.
(I just hope that they can finish in my lifetime….)

Discussed some of my visions of nuclear fusion, and again I feel
like they don’t
want to hear new theories. Maybe they’re all to horny doing
practical experiments,
than thinking about easier, not yet realizable theories.

2.3.20 released yesterday…. boys… you make me trouble…
doing Stun.de updates for the kernelgrapher.

9th october 1999

Bought a new pillow for Aya… sorry I couldn’t find a plastic one
as in Japan,
do you agree on feathers ?

Reyk called me on the phone and agreed to install the www.stun.de
server in
Frankfurt on 28th.

Gerd agreed to be available on 28th for testing with the server
from Munich.

Had big fun together with Gerd and Eva at Shananigans Irish
Pub,
where Mane Maniac played live guitar and harmonica blues.
And bought two CD’s Happy

8th october 1999

FTP-Problem solved, now it’s officially a software bug on the
clients FTP.
And thanks to standards, we’re not allowed to use a different
software,
because of some software contracts…. Happy))) Another point for commercial….
(negative, of course)

Tonight there’s an ANIME special on TV, most thing in original
japanese audio
with german subtitles. Cool for learning languages I think,
especially for
learning slang.

Managed my holiday so that I can pickup Aya in Frankfurt on
29th.

7th october 1999

Our big ftp transfer problem is escalating today, and we finally
found out why
it doesn’t work. It’s clear now that netmanage’s chameleon ftp
can’t handle
passive ftp transfer correctly. When we installed WS_FTP the
problem was gone.
Bullshit ! I can’t understand why all these people just want to use
commercial
products, because of support they all say…. yeah… fuck… Not
one word about
bugs, only fixes and new features published. Every single shareware
or freeware
is better documented and support than that fucking commercial
stuff.
And then the customers make me responsible if something doens’t
work….
Fuck ! I can’t do anything when those assheads don’t know how to
write correct code !
And you customers…. you wanted that shit from MS !
So don’t blame me !

6th october 1999

Forgot to mention that 2.3.19 is out, and on cutting edge you can
read the fascinating
release date(time) 4-Oct-99 24:44 Happy))))))) yeah 24:44
Oh my god…. others are figthing with Y2K problems and we didn’t
recognize that we
already have to work 25 per day now ! Happy)))))

At work there’s more and more shit stacking….
Anyway, I feel very good at the moment, I need this
stress…..

5th october 1999

Had an almost perfect day, I feel so much energy…
everything went fine. Solved a severe firewall problem with active
FTP connections
to well known services. Went to the companies doctor and he said
that I’m in good
condition and the sight of my eyes is almost as sharp as the sight
of an eagle.

Compiled Nedit for AIX today, and rm vi Laugh Not really….

More radioactive shit happened, this time in south korea.
And in London a train crash occured…

4th october 1999

What a week, so many ANIME in original japanese language on TV, I
have to record
all of them, for Aya and me. (Nice to learn languages by reading
subtitles in german)

Discovered a collection of precompiled CPAN modules, wow that fixes
my union semun
problems…. Happy Tricky !

There’s another date of www.stun.de installation in
Frankfurt.
If everything goes ok, I’ll install the server together with Reyk
on 27th october
this time, I’ll drive by myself and the day after in the very early
morning
I can pick up my lovely girl from airport. Kiss 😑 !!!!!!

Greenpeace says still four times higher radioacivity in Tokaimura
but all people
are already back in their usual life, becuase the government said
it’s already over.

3rd october 1999

Still birthdayparty-damaged…

Have to go to Oktoberfest today, with my coworkers…. oh how I
hate Oktoberfest,
and next year I have to show Aya. I wish I could get just one year
off.

Aya wrote me strange mails, I don’t know what she means, and I
don’t feel
good by reading them….
I guess my answer are not much better in meaning….
maybe it’s all because of culture difference.

Hey you people out there, how do you manage culture problems inside
your
relationship ? I can’t stand that japanese “saying nothing, block
everything”
behaviour any longer. Am I the only one, or is it my fault ?

2nd october 1999

Big birthday-party of one of my coworkers, I hope it’s not getting
too late
tonight. Everyone of us has prepared a little poem, song or
present.
Will be nice I guess.

Ohhhh… my head…. someone switch off that light, and kill that
noise in my head.

1st october 1999

Discovered lots of dictionaries on the net, but everything
precompiled,
but I need unencrypted versions for my CGI-Server.

Played around with XJdic.

Diary Import September 1999

30th september 1999

Biggest nuclear accident in Japan ever, and it’s close to where Aya
lives….
I go crazy….. come to me… now !!!!!!!!!!!!

29th september 1999

The firewall upgrade semmed successful, just a few small glitches
today.

Discovered a perl script to convert web-pages into palm doc
files,
and all that via the CGI interface…. hmmm looks like something
for
www.stun.de.

The Yen is falling, hopefully keeps falling. Now 1.74,
against last weeks high at 1.80, so Aya should get much more Yen
for my DM.

Did go to swimming with my dad, but oh surprise, it was closed due
to
renovation.

28th september 1999

Finished the insurance for Aya, my train abo and ordered another
key for my
house.

Another Firewall Upgrade today, and guess, more problems.
But anyway not so much surprising, everything was solved within 2
hours.
Who’s the King eh ???? Winking

Met with Reyk and Babsi and had dinner at India Town.

27th september 1999

Prepared the firewall upgrade for tomorrow, and also had little
stress with
SecurID Authentication problems.

Gave up trying to set more different timezones on MS PC’s. xclock
works fine
when TZ is exported and the OS supports it, other than on AIX.
Sad

Got a fresh haircut… yes, I’ll never look like Alan… I wish I
could.

Finished the outlook calendar export perl script to generate a HTML
diary.

26th september 1999

Too bad weather for flying around somewhere, so everything is
cancelled.

ReInstalled the room seperator because the first version wasn’t
screwed
stable enough, the specification says up to 150kg load for tighten
the iron rope
but in real my ceiling seems to be less specified. Laugh

My parents visited me todays most interest to the room seperator I
guess.

Finished downloading Turbolinux-J, 421MB synchronized.

Thomas joined our SETI@Stun.de team.

25th september 1999

320MB synchronized so far. I think the biggest part is over, so I
guess installing
TurboLinux-J will occure next week.

Will buy some stuff for my flat today, my parents discovered a new
asian collection
of furniture, which might fit. Let’s see.

Back in. Found a lot of thinks, most dishes and cups but also my
room seperator
finally. I don’t think Aya likes it, but… who cares Winking
Anyway, I like it.

Will fly around castle Neuschwanstein tomorrow.
My coworker has a flight license and offered to my parents too, to
do a short
trip around the block. We’ll fly from Augsburg airport, time to
flush my digital cam.

24th september 1999

4 hours is not enough sleep for me. I need 18 at least…. a koalas
average… Happy

Have to get up early just in case something bad is
happening with this yesterdays night firewall upgrade.
And wonder, everything went fine.

The SETI@Stun.de group was founded today, our team number is:
38971

Anyway I’m so tired now and going to bed, before lunch.
Good night.

23rd september 1999

Got up really late today, because this will be a long night
upgrading firewalls.

So far everything went fine, the OS update is almost
finished, but the patches seem to be a little problem.
Also got that interface plumbing problem again.
Plus the routes disappeared…

The rest of the fw upgrade was easy….

So I should find more sleep this night than I expected.

22nd september 1999

Another firewall-migration successfully TESTED, the hot action is
planned for
tomorrow.

Signed in for accounts on linuxtoday and themes.org which now has a
free
designeable layout. Good work, guys ! I’m wondering when site-fu is
finished.

No swimming today, because Reyk is ill, and Thomas is busy.

152MB of the japanese TurboLinux 4 synchronized. I guess I’m
already finished
to the end of next week.

21st september 1999

Another Solaris upgrade and lots of patchinstalls to upgrade on of
our
old firewalls. Also fixed the Authentication problems by installing
the
latest service pack…… damn…. most of the interface names are
gone.
Plus had to open a support-case, because reserved tokens like
“fri”
obviously for “Friday” cannot be used WITHIN objectnames like
“r-fri-1”.
A temporary workaround may be to set up cnames in DNS for those
hosts.

The ncftp script is running fine.
Already 85MB of the TurboLinux-J 4.0 synchronized.

Invited Simone and Ralph to Shoya japanese restaurant.

20th september 1999

Bought Aya’s learning books today. Woo, really heavy
stuff….

Another firewall upgrade today, but now the machine seems to
halt when loading the ruleset in version 4 syntax, version 3
instead works without problems.
Plus tons of compilation errors on authentication symbols.

Tried to purchase the japanese Turbolinux somewhere, bot
nope.
So I created a list with files for automatic retrievement.
14 days I guess and I’m up to date synchronized with that
tree.

19th september 1999

Wacthed the oktoberfest parade on tv and recorded on tape for
Aya.

BBQ in the garden…

Aya wrote today… it seems she’s getting more nervous, at least I
hope
so. If I would move to another country I would be in more panic
now….

Saw the beautiful fireworks at the oktoberfest from my
balcony.

18th september 1999

Got the letter from school. but guess…..
Now I know (what I already knew) school starts on november the
second.
But nothing else. HEY GUYS ARE YOU NUTS ?????????????
I wanted to know which books and what I have to pay
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stupid people may never disappear….. Sad((((((((((

17th september 1999

I’m going crazy with Aya’s language school, they said that they
already
sent me the reservation and infos. But I didn’t get
anything…..
So I told them yesterday to send me again and where I can buy the
books,
and how much I have to pay for the course fee.
But nothing yet…..

16th september 1999

Wrote a lot of documentation today, and rearranged a lot of
firewalling
rules. Also added some of my own inspiration (new, missing
concepts).

Started a new project: Test your english, for germans, so
selfcalled
english-experts. Check here.

15th september 1999

Dokumented the upgraded firewall. And installed a new version of
ADSM
for backing up the machine.

Wrote a very long letter, about 10kB to Aya and my computer
crashed
before sending !!!!!!!!!!!! I made copy into clipboard but it
was
gone too. Oh Jesus !!!!!! Someone must be working against me
!
Anyway, tried to write again, but could only reconstruct 2kB.

Swimming with Tom, I think we missed Reyk. Sorry we’ve been so late
!
Tried two new cocktails at the Thai-restaurant after
swimming.
Ohhhhh, my head…… bad idea.

14th september 1999

Tried to unite the worlds of Solaris and AIX for
documentation
purposes, but ended up in to seperate versions after two
hours…

Upgraded our first productive Firewall to version 4.
Absolutely no problems except the differnent paths,
again different on Solaris and AIX as well as for version 3.

13th september 1999

Urgently had to update the kernel grapher because we already
reached
2.3.18. WOW.

A lot of preparations for tomorrows Firewall upgrade.
Backup day, my favourite day…. BOFH Winking

RC5 is running better since I got back two machines working on
it.

Surfed a lot looking for japanese culture pages, to prepare and
understand
a little bit more. Found many interesting sites.
And the best of all: www.sushi.infogate.de
Undoutedly the biggest source of Japanese restaurants all over the
world
also featuring more restaurants in Munich than I ever heard
of.
So I immediately stopped my database project collecting
addresses.

By the way: Aya, I found Karaoke bar in Munich, they’ve 7000
japanese
songs Happy)))) What do you think ? RAP session
someday ?

12th september 1999

Aya wrote today. She worked 13 days without a break, and slept
only
5 hours per day. Oh my dear I told you not to work so hard !

Made a complete system backup of www.stun.de and start to tar some
parts
of my machine too.

Played with the new /dev/speech device (a perl script to
festival
speech synthesizer) which allows system informations and
eMails
simply spoken by redirecting them to /dev/speech.

Next is a basic speech recognition to water my flowers on the
balcony via SNMP. (Sensors are ready, driver is zero-bytes in
size.)

11th september 1999

Got visit from our families friends, they have their own
farm,
and want to see some parts of the city-life. Beergardens,
castles
and stuff. Anyway enjoyed the stay at chinese tower in the
english
garden and met my coworker Yann there. Boy the world gets
smaller…. Winking

Improved the japanese capacities of my Linux by adding some
parts
of the japanese Turbolinux to my system. Looks pretty more
stable
than before. Anyway, the kinput2 still crashes GNOME Sad

10th september 1999

Also long day working, fixing yesterdays failed solaris
upgrade.
The problem was a no more working call of ifconfig plumb
which
halts the whole machine. Crazy ! And the /etc/routes is no
longer
read by the systems rc-files. (Nice if you have a firewall on top)
Happy

More and more people start reading my diary, according to the
mass
of eMails sent to me with that subject. I know I should
sometimes
add more links if I talk about sites and features, but have
you
people ever heard of search-engines ? I don’t want to collect
lots
of dead links. Try www.google.com for all your needs.

Still no mail from Aya, I feel down….

9th september 1999

Worked 15 hours today, much SUN problems with quad ethernet
interfaces and
upgrading to solaris 2.6 with unbundeled patches. Thanks to Reyk
for his
support. Anyway, it didn’t work, so I have to get up early the next
morning
and fix our now DOWNED firewall… Sad((((((((((

no more comment….. too tired….

8th september 1999

Ordered our firewall upgrade licenses today. So I’ve got enough to
do in the
next few days. Also tracked down some problems with
fw-objects.

Reyk failed again, to appear on our regular wednesday swimming date
!
Happy But anyway, Tom joined me and was
absolutely fascinated about the
Thai food after. I drunk Mai Thai and (I forgot) cocktails, and
feel
so much flying now…. Happy)))))))) like in holiday….
(Thomas don’t forget to look after my thai-chair. I need that at
home.)

Kisses to my lovels cuty lady, and oyasumi, aishiteru.

7th september 1999

Big meeting of all the newcomers at work. Me too. Little bit
nervous.
Not a good day, everything went wrong.

Power shutdown, and time to upgrade some of our firewalls.
This will be a long long hard working day.
Too late for upgrade SUNOS needed too long to apply all patches so
I had
to brake. And more work and pressure for the next days.

No time left to play tennis against my dad.

Drunk a lot of Magners Vintage Cider at Shananigans Irish Pub
together
with Tom. He’s really a good friend….. always there to cheer me
up.
Thanks Tom.

6th september 1999

Had a very hard day at work. First programming, and later some not
so
fascinated coworkers, which tried to make buttons using Gimp.
Oh my god…. I know grey is a wonderful color.. back to the
roots…
Anyway as long as my Netfu is running here, and I can make my
beautiful colored logos at home…. Sad(((((((((

Nothing for dinner…. and a bad lunch… anyway not my day.

Tom is unreachable, Reyk busy, my parents away.. and Aya ???

Someone save me from this lonely planet.

5th september 1999

BBQ in the garden, and almost a complete lazy day.

Downloaded a few lyrics for some japanese songs.

4th september 1999

Finished another MD for Aya, this time with german songs.

Played piano the whole day, Westernhagen’s “Kind von gestern”
is now mine Happy)))

The Lotto-Server is unreachable, maybe the jackpot is too big.
Winking

And finally updated the diary entries a little bit more.

Tonight Lutz is playing Piano at the Vogler Bar in Munich.
I’ll go there I think.

3rd september 1999

Wrote a new firewall packet statistics grapher. Looks good.

Received my certificate from my old company today. WOW, they
must
really miss me. Thank you very much for such a good
qualification.
Almost as much valueable as a harvard exam. Winking

BIG SCANDAL:
Independant crypto experts discovered backdoors in all
Microsoft
Windows Operating Systems. They say inside the MS-Crypto-API
they disassembled the Security Keys of Microsoft itself, and
the NSA(National Security Agency) the american secret
service.

This could be extremely damage Microsofts Publicity.
I wonder what the Russians, Chinese and maybe the Japanese
say
to this.

The information was published also on the german Chaos
Computer
Club and was checked very careful.

2nd september 1999

Time to play Lotto. 27 Mio. DM, nice if I could have just a
part….

Visited the japanese shop Japanalia today, and they really have a
lot of
things, many kimonos, painting stuff, pottery and so on, up to bed
and
shelf, paper walls and so on…. Would be big shopping if Aya likes
too,
but I’m not sure that she wants to live japanese style in Germany
???

Bought new shoes for my upcoming tennis match against my
father.

Gone for portugese dinner with Thomas. Interesting anyway.

1st september 1999

See if my firewall logrotate and the script handle the new
month.
And surprise, they failed. After checking for leading zeros the
problem
seems fixed. Also rolled out an FW-1 V4 version of the user
dump.

Played a little bit with 2 Sun 450 and 2 RS6K F50. Nice power for
RC5 Happy))

A lot of trouble with my bank, because of too many (empty)
accounts. Winking

stun.de crashed (almost) the system showed more and more
zombies,
plus the init routine died somehow. No shutdown possible and no
kill.
WOW. When rebooting with 2.2.12 the system seems more stable,
and mem usage is much less, just 40% now.
Also very obscure, the kernel source tree is a little bit
different
from my local machine. Time to get a new sourcebranch and
recompile.
I don’t trust that tripwire indexing, I reinstalled my own
compiled
version instead of the RPM.

Waited for Reyk, swimming two hours, but he had no time…
Sad

Diary Import September 1999

30th september 1999

Biggest nuclear accident in Japan ever, and it’s close to where Aya
lives….
I go crazy….. come to me… now !!!!!!!!!!!!

29th september 1999

The firewall upgrade semmed successful, just a few small glitches
today.

Discovered a perl script to convert web-pages into palm doc
files,
and all that via the CGI interface…. hmmm looks like something
for
www.stun.de.

The Yen is falling, hopefully keeps falling. Now 1.74,
against last weeks high at 1.80, so Aya should get much more Yen
for my DM.

Did go to swimming with my dad, but oh surprise, it was closed due
to
renovation.

28th september 1999

Finished the insurance for Aya, my train abo and ordered another
key for my
house.

Another Firewall Upgrade today, and guess, more problems.
But anyway not so much surprising, everything was solved within 2
hours.
Who’s the King eh ???? Winking

Met with Reyk and Babsi and had dinner at India Town.

27th september 1999

Prepared the firewall upgrade for tomorrow, and also had little
stress with
SecurID Authentication problems.

Gave up trying to set more different timezones on MS PC’s. xclock
works fine
when TZ is exported and the OS supports it, other than on AIX.
Sad

Got a fresh haircut… yes, I’ll never look like Alan… I wish I
could.

Finished the outlook calendar export perl script to generate a HTML
diary.

26th september 1999

Too bad weather for flying around somewhere, so everything is
cancelled.

ReInstalled the room seperator because the first version wasn’t
screwed
stable enough, the specification says up to 150kg load for tighten
the iron rope
but in real my ceiling seems to be less specified. Laugh

My parents visited me todays most interest to the room seperator I
guess.

Finished downloading Turbolinux-J, 421MB synchronized.

Thomas joined our SETI@Stun.de team.

25th september 1999

320MB synchronized so far. I think the biggest part is over, so I
guess installing
TurboLinux-J will occure next week.

Will buy some stuff for my flat today, my parents discovered a new
asian collection
of furniture, which might fit. Let’s see.

Back in. Found a lot of thinks, most dishes and cups but also my
room seperator
finally. I don’t think Aya likes it, but… who cares Winking
Anyway, I like it.

Will fly around castle Neuschwanstein tomorrow.
My coworker has a flight license and offered to my parents too, to
do a short
trip around the block. We’ll fly from Augsburg airport, time to
flush my digital cam.

24th september 1999

4 hours is not enough sleep for me. I need 18 at least…. a koalas
average… Happy

Have to get up early just in case something bad is
happening with this yesterdays night firewall upgrade.
And wonder, everything went fine.

The SETI@Stun.de group was founded today, our team number is:
38971

Anyway I’m so tired now and going to bed, before lunch.
Good night.

23rd september 1999

Got up really late today, because this will be a long night
upgrading firewalls.

So far everything went fine, the OS update is almost
finished, but the patches seem to be a little problem.
Also got that interface plumbing problem again.
Plus the routes disappeared…

The rest of the fw upgrade was easy….

So I should find more sleep this night than I expected.

22nd september 1999

Another firewall-migration successfully TESTED, the hot action is
planned for
tomorrow.

Signed in for accounts on linuxtoday and themes.org which now has a
free
designeable layout. Good work, guys ! I’m wondering when site-fu is
finished.

No swimming today, because Reyk is ill, and Thomas is busy.

152MB of the japanese TurboLinux 4 synchronized. I guess I’m
already finished
to the end of next week.

21st september 1999

Another Solaris upgrade and lots of patchinstalls to upgrade on of
our
old firewalls. Also fixed the Authentication problems by installing
the
latest service pack…… damn…. most of the interface names are
gone.
Plus had to open a support-case, because reserved tokens like
“fri”
obviously for “Friday” cannot be used WITHIN objectnames like
“r-fri-1”.
A temporary workaround may be to set up cnames in DNS for those
hosts.

The ncftp script is running fine.
Already 85MB of the TurboLinux-J 4.0 synchronized.

Invited Simone and Ralph to Shoya japanese restaurant.

20th september 1999

Bought Aya’s learning books today. Woo, really heavy
stuff….

Another firewall upgrade today, but now the machine seems to
halt when loading the ruleset in version 4 syntax, version 3
instead works without problems.
Plus tons of compilation errors on authentication symbols.

Tried to purchase the japanese Turbolinux somewhere, bot
nope.
So I created a list with files for automatic retrievement.
14 days I guess and I’m up to date synchronized with that
tree.

19th september 1999

Wacthed the oktoberfest parade on tv and recorded on tape for
Aya.

BBQ in the garden…

Aya wrote today… it seems she’s getting more nervous, at least I
hope
so. If I would move to another country I would be in more panic
now….

Saw the beautiful fireworks at the oktoberfest from my
balcony.

18th september 1999

Got the letter from school. but guess…..
Now I know (what I already knew) school starts on november the
second.
But nothing else. HEY GUYS ARE YOU NUTS ?????????????
I wanted to know which books and what I have to pay
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stupid people may never disappear….. Sad((((((((((

17th september 1999

I’m going crazy with Aya’s language school, they said that they
already
sent me the reservation and infos. But I didn’t get
anything…..
So I told them yesterday to send me again and where I can buy the
books,
and how much I have to pay for the course fee.
But nothing yet…..

16th september 1999

Wrote a lot of documentation today, and rearranged a lot of
firewalling
rules. Also added some of my own inspiration (new, missing
concepts).

Started a new project: Test your english, for germans, so
selfcalled
english-experts. Check here.

15th september 1999

Dokumented the upgraded firewall. And installed a new version of
ADSM
for backing up the machine.

Wrote a very long letter, about 10kB to Aya and my computer
crashed
before sending !!!!!!!!!!!! I made copy into clipboard but it
was
gone too. Oh Jesus !!!!!! Someone must be working against me
!
Anyway, tried to write again, but could only reconstruct 2kB.

Swimming with Tom, I think we missed Reyk. Sorry we’ve been so late
!
Tried two new cocktails at the Thai-restaurant after
swimming.
Ohhhhh, my head…… bad idea.

14th september 1999

Tried to unite the worlds of Solaris and AIX for
documentation
purposes, but ended up in to seperate versions after two
hours…

Upgraded our first productive Firewall to version 4.
Absolutely no problems except the differnent paths,
again different on Solaris and AIX as well as for version 3.

13th september 1999

Urgently had to update the kernel grapher because we already
reached
2.3.18. WOW.

A lot of preparations for tomorrows Firewall upgrade.
Backup day, my favourite day…. BOFH Winking

RC5 is running better since I got back two machines working on
it.

Surfed a lot looking for japanese culture pages, to prepare and
understand
a little bit more. Found many interesting sites.
And the best of all: www.sushi.infogate.de
Undoutedly the biggest source of Japanese restaurants all over the
world
also featuring more restaurants in Munich than I ever heard
of.
So I immediately stopped my database project collecting
addresses.

By the way: Aya, I found Karaoke bar in Munich, they’ve 7000
japanese
songs Happy)))) What do you think ? RAP session
someday ?

12th september 1999

Aya wrote today. She worked 13 days without a break, and slept
only
5 hours per day. Oh my dear I told you not to work so hard !

Made a complete system backup of www.stun.de and start to tar some
parts
of my machine too.

Played with the new /dev/speech device (a perl script to
festival
speech synthesizer) which allows system informations and
eMails
simply spoken by redirecting them to /dev/speech.

Next is a basic speech recognition to water my flowers on the
balcony via SNMP. (Sensors are ready, driver is zero-bytes in
size.)

11th september 1999

Got visit from our families friends, they have their own
farm,
and want to see some parts of the city-life. Beergardens,
castles
and stuff. Anyway enjoyed the stay at chinese tower in the
english
garden and met my coworker Yann there. Boy the world gets
smaller…. Winking

Improved the japanese capacities of my Linux by adding some
parts
of the japanese Turbolinux to my system. Looks pretty more
stable
than before. Anyway, the kinput2 still crashes GNOME Sad

10th september 1999

Also long day working, fixing yesterdays failed solaris
upgrade.
The problem was a no more working call of ifconfig plumb
which
halts the whole machine. Crazy ! And the /etc/routes is no
longer
read by the systems rc-files. (Nice if you have a firewall on top)
Happy

More and more people start reading my diary, according to the
mass
of eMails sent to me with that subject. I know I should
sometimes
add more links if I talk about sites and features, but have
you
people ever heard of search-engines ? I don’t want to collect
lots
of dead links. Try www.google.com for all your needs.

Still no mail from Aya, I feel down….

9th september 1999

Worked 15 hours today, much SUN problems with quad ethernet
interfaces and
upgrading to solaris 2.6 with unbundeled patches. Thanks to Reyk
for his
support. Anyway, it didn’t work, so I have to get up early the next
morning
and fix our now DOWNED firewall… Sad((((((((((

no more comment….. too tired….

8th september 1999

Ordered our firewall upgrade licenses today. So I’ve got enough to
do in the
next few days. Also tracked down some problems with
fw-objects.

Reyk failed again, to appear on our regular wednesday swimming date
!
Happy But anyway, Tom joined me and was
absolutely fascinated about the
Thai food after. I drunk Mai Thai and (I forgot) cocktails, and
feel
so much flying now…. Happy)))))))) like in holiday….
(Thomas don’t forget to look after my thai-chair. I need that at
home.)

Kisses to my lovels cuty lady, and oyasumi, aishiteru.

7th september 1999

Big meeting of all the newcomers at work. Me too. Little bit
nervous.
Not a good day, everything went wrong.

Power shutdown, and time to upgrade some of our firewalls.
This will be a long long hard working day.
Too late for upgrade SUNOS needed too long to apply all patches so
I had
to brake. And more work and pressure for the next days.

No time left to play tennis against my dad.

Drunk a lot of Magners Vintage Cider at Shananigans Irish Pub
together
with Tom. He’s really a good friend….. always there to cheer me
up.
Thanks Tom.

6th september 1999

Had a very hard day at work. First programming, and later some not
so
fascinated coworkers, which tried to make buttons using Gimp.
Oh my god…. I know grey is a wonderful color.. back to the
roots…
Anyway as long as my Netfu is running here, and I can make my
beautiful colored logos at home…. Sad(((((((((

Nothing for dinner…. and a bad lunch… anyway not my day.

Tom is unreachable, Reyk busy, my parents away.. and Aya ???

Someone save me from this lonely planet.

5th september 1999

BBQ in the garden, and almost a complete lazy day.

Downloaded a few lyrics for some japanese songs.

4th september 1999

Finished another MD for Aya, this time with german songs.

Played piano the whole day, Westernhagen’s “Kind von gestern”
is now mine Happy)))

The Lotto-Server is unreachable, maybe the jackpot is too big.
Winking

And finally updated the diary entries a little bit more.

Tonight Lutz is playing Piano at the Vogler Bar in Munich.
I’ll go there I think.

3rd september 1999

Wrote a new firewall packet statistics grapher. Looks good.

Received my certificate from my old company today. WOW, they
must
really miss me. Thank you very much for such a good
qualification.
Almost as much valueable as a harvard exam. Winking

BIG SCANDAL:
Independant crypto experts discovered backdoors in all
Microsoft
Windows Operating Systems. They say inside the MS-Crypto-API
they disassembled the Security Keys of Microsoft itself, and
the NSA(National Security Agency) the american secret
service.

This could be extremely damage Microsofts Publicity.
I wonder what the Russians, Chinese and maybe the Japanese
say
to this.

The information was published also on the german Chaos
Computer
Club and was checked very careful.

2nd september 1999

Time to play Lotto. 27 Mio. DM, nice if I could have just a
part….

Visited the japanese shop Japanalia today, and they really have a
lot of
things, many kimonos, painting stuff, pottery and so on, up to bed
and
shelf, paper walls and so on…. Would be big shopping if Aya likes
too,
but I’m not sure that she wants to live japanese style in Germany
???

Bought new shoes for my upcoming tennis match against my
father.

Gone for portugese dinner with Thomas. Interesting anyway.

1st september 1999

See if my firewall logrotate and the script handle the new
month.
And surprise, they failed. After checking for leading zeros the
problem
seems fixed. Also rolled out an FW-1 V4 version of the user
dump.

Played a little bit with 2 Sun 450 and 2 RS6K F50. Nice power for
RC5 Happy))

A lot of trouble with my bank, because of too many (empty)
accounts. Winking

stun.de crashed (almost) the system showed more and more
zombies,
plus the init routine died somehow. No shutdown possible and no
kill.
WOW. When rebooting with 2.2.12 the system seems more stable,
and mem usage is much less, just 40% now.
Also very obscure, the kernel source tree is a little bit
different
from my local machine. Time to get a new sourcebranch and
recompile.
I don’t trust that tripwire indexing, I reinstalled my own
compiled
version instead of the RPM.

Waited for Reyk, swimming two hours, but he had no time…
Sad

Diary Import September 1999

30th september 1999

Biggest nuclear accident in Japan ever, and it’s close to where Aya
lives….
I go crazy….. come to me… now !!!!!!!!!!!!

29th september 1999

The firewall upgrade semmed successful, just a few small glitches
today.

Discovered a perl script to convert web-pages into palm doc
files,
and all that via the CGI interface…. hmmm looks like something
for
www.stun.de.

The Yen is falling, hopefully keeps falling. Now 1.74,
against last weeks high at 1.80, so Aya should get much more Yen
for my DM.

Did go to swimming with my dad, but oh surprise, it was closed due
to
renovation.

28th september 1999

Finished the insurance for Aya, my train abo and ordered another
key for my
house.

Another Firewall Upgrade today, and guess, more problems.
But anyway not so much surprising, everything was solved within 2
hours.
Who’s the King eh ???? Winking

Met with Reyk and Babsi and had dinner at India Town.

27th september 1999

Prepared the firewall upgrade for tomorrow, and also had little
stress with
SecurID Authentication problems.

Gave up trying to set more different timezones on MS PC’s. xclock
works fine
when TZ is exported and the OS supports it, other than on AIX.
Sad

Got a fresh haircut… yes, I’ll never look like Alan… I wish I
could.

Finished the outlook calendar export perl script to generate a HTML
diary.

26th september 1999

Too bad weather for flying around somewhere, so everything is
cancelled.

ReInstalled the room seperator because the first version wasn’t
screwed
stable enough, the specification says up to 150kg load for tighten
the iron rope
but in real my ceiling seems to be less specified. Laugh

My parents visited me todays most interest to the room seperator I
guess.

Finished downloading Turbolinux-J, 421MB synchronized.

Thomas joined our SETI@Stun.de team.

25th september 1999

320MB synchronized so far. I think the biggest part is over, so I
guess installing
TurboLinux-J will occure next week.

Will buy some stuff for my flat today, my parents discovered a new
asian collection
of furniture, which might fit. Let’s see.

Back in. Found a lot of thinks, most dishes and cups but also my
room seperator
finally. I don’t think Aya likes it, but… who cares Winking
Anyway, I like it.

Will fly around castle Neuschwanstein tomorrow.
My coworker has a flight license and offered to my parents too, to
do a short
trip around the block. We’ll fly from Augsburg airport, time to
flush my digital cam.

24th september 1999

4 hours is not enough sleep for me. I need 18 at least…. a koalas
average… Happy

Have to get up early just in case something bad is
happening with this yesterdays night firewall upgrade.
And wonder, everything went fine.

The SETI@Stun.de group was founded today, our team number is:
38971

Anyway I’m so tired now and going to bed, before lunch.
Good night.

23rd september 1999

Got up really late today, because this will be a long night
upgrading firewalls.

So far everything went fine, the OS update is almost
finished, but the patches seem to be a little problem.
Also got that interface plumbing problem again.
Plus the routes disappeared…

The rest of the fw upgrade was easy….

So I should find more sleep this night than I expected.

22nd september 1999

Another firewall-migration successfully TESTED, the hot action is
planned for
tomorrow.

Signed in for accounts on linuxtoday and themes.org which now has a
free
designeable layout. Good work, guys ! I’m wondering when site-fu is
finished.

No swimming today, because Reyk is ill, and Thomas is busy.

152MB of the japanese TurboLinux 4 synchronized. I guess I’m
already finished
to the end of next week.

21st september 1999

Another Solaris upgrade and lots of patchinstalls to upgrade on of
our
old firewalls. Also fixed the Authentication problems by installing
the
latest service pack…… damn…. most of the interface names are
gone.
Plus had to open a support-case, because reserved tokens like
“fri”
obviously for “Friday” cannot be used WITHIN objectnames like
“r-fri-1”.
A temporary workaround may be to set up cnames in DNS for those
hosts.

The ncftp script is running fine.
Already 85MB of the TurboLinux-J 4.0 synchronized.

Invited Simone and Ralph to Shoya japanese restaurant.

20th september 1999

Bought Aya’s learning books today. Woo, really heavy
stuff….

Another firewall upgrade today, but now the machine seems to
halt when loading the ruleset in version 4 syntax, version 3
instead works without problems.
Plus tons of compilation errors on authentication symbols.

Tried to purchase the japanese Turbolinux somewhere, bot
nope.
So I created a list with files for automatic retrievement.
14 days I guess and I’m up to date synchronized with that
tree.

19th september 1999

Wacthed the oktoberfest parade on tv and recorded on tape for
Aya.

BBQ in the garden…

Aya wrote today… it seems she’s getting more nervous, at least I
hope
so. If I would move to another country I would be in more panic
now….

Saw the beautiful fireworks at the oktoberfest from my
balcony.

18th september 1999

Got the letter from school. but guess…..
Now I know (what I already knew) school starts on november the
second.
But nothing else. HEY GUYS ARE YOU NUTS ?????????????
I wanted to know which books and what I have to pay
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stupid people may never disappear….. Sad((((((((((

17th september 1999

I’m going crazy with Aya’s language school, they said that they
already
sent me the reservation and infos. But I didn’t get
anything…..
So I told them yesterday to send me again and where I can buy the
books,
and how much I have to pay for the course fee.
But nothing yet…..

16th september 1999

Wrote a lot of documentation today, and rearranged a lot of
firewalling
rules. Also added some of my own inspiration (new, missing
concepts).

Started a new project: Test your english, for germans, so
selfcalled
english-experts. Check here.

15th september 1999

Dokumented the upgraded firewall. And installed a new version of
ADSM
for backing up the machine.

Wrote a very long letter, about 10kB to Aya and my computer
crashed
before sending !!!!!!!!!!!! I made copy into clipboard but it
was
gone too. Oh Jesus !!!!!! Someone must be working against me
!
Anyway, tried to write again, but could only reconstruct 2kB.

Swimming with Tom, I think we missed Reyk. Sorry we’ve been so late
!
Tried two new cocktails at the Thai-restaurant after
swimming.
Ohhhhh, my head…… bad idea.

14th september 1999

Tried to unite the worlds of Solaris and AIX for
documentation
purposes, but ended up in to seperate versions after two
hours…

Upgraded our first productive Firewall to version 4.
Absolutely no problems except the differnent paths,
again different on Solaris and AIX as well as for version 3.

13th september 1999

Urgently had to update the kernel grapher because we already
reached
2.3.18. WOW.

A lot of preparations for tomorrows Firewall upgrade.
Backup day, my favourite day…. BOFH Winking

RC5 is running better since I got back two machines working on
it.

Surfed a lot looking for japanese culture pages, to prepare and
understand
a little bit more. Found many interesting sites.
And the best of all: www.sushi.infogate.de
Undoutedly the biggest source of Japanese restaurants all over the
world
also featuring more restaurants in Munich than I ever heard
of.
So I immediately stopped my database project collecting
addresses.

By the way: Aya, I found Karaoke bar in Munich, they’ve 7000
japanese
songs Happy)))) What do you think ? RAP session
someday ?

12th september 1999

Aya wrote today. She worked 13 days without a break, and slept
only
5 hours per day. Oh my dear I told you not to work so hard !

Made a complete system backup of www.stun.de and start to tar some
parts
of my machine too.

Played with the new /dev/speech device (a perl script to
festival
speech synthesizer) which allows system informations and
eMails
simply spoken by redirecting them to /dev/speech.

Next is a basic speech recognition to water my flowers on the
balcony via SNMP. (Sensors are ready, driver is zero-bytes in
size.)

11th september 1999

Got visit from our families friends, they have their own
farm,
and want to see some parts of the city-life. Beergardens,
castles
and stuff. Anyway enjoyed the stay at chinese tower in the
english
garden and met my coworker Yann there. Boy the world gets
smaller…. Winking

Improved the japanese capacities of my Linux by adding some
parts
of the japanese Turbolinux to my system. Looks pretty more
stable
than before. Anyway, the kinput2 still crashes GNOME Sad

10th september 1999

Also long day working, fixing yesterdays failed solaris
upgrade.
The problem was a no more working call of ifconfig plumb
which
halts the whole machine. Crazy ! And the /etc/routes is no
longer
read by the systems rc-files. (Nice if you have a firewall on top)
Happy

More and more people start reading my diary, according to the
mass
of eMails sent to me with that subject. I know I should
sometimes
add more links if I talk about sites and features, but have
you
people ever heard of search-engines ? I don’t want to collect
lots
of dead links. Try www.google.com for all your needs.

Still no mail from Aya, I feel down….

9th september 1999

Worked 15 hours today, much SUN problems with quad ethernet
interfaces and
upgrading to solaris 2.6 with unbundeled patches. Thanks to Reyk
for his
support. Anyway, it didn’t work, so I have to get up early the next
morning
and fix our now DOWNED firewall… Sad((((((((((

no more comment….. too tired….

8th september 1999

Ordered our firewall upgrade licenses today. So I’ve got enough to
do in the
next few days. Also tracked down some problems with
fw-objects.

Reyk failed again, to appear on our regular wednesday swimming date
!
Happy But anyway, Tom joined me and was
absolutely fascinated about the
Thai food after. I drunk Mai Thai and (I forgot) cocktails, and
feel
so much flying now…. Happy)))))))) like in holiday….
(Thomas don’t forget to look after my thai-chair. I need that at
home.)

Kisses to my lovels cuty lady, and oyasumi, aishiteru.

7th september 1999

Big meeting of all the newcomers at work. Me too. Little bit
nervous.
Not a good day, everything went wrong.

Power shutdown, and time to upgrade some of our firewalls.
This will be a long long hard working day.
Too late for upgrade SUNOS needed too long to apply all patches so
I had
to brake. And more work and pressure for the next days.

No time left to play tennis against my dad.

Drunk a lot of Magners Vintage Cider at Shananigans Irish Pub
together
with Tom. He’s really a good friend….. always there to cheer me
up.
Thanks Tom.

6th september 1999

Had a very hard day at work. First programming, and later some not
so
fascinated coworkers, which tried to make buttons using Gimp.
Oh my god…. I know grey is a wonderful color.. back to the
roots…
Anyway as long as my Netfu is running here, and I can make my
beautiful colored logos at home…. Sad(((((((((

Nothing for dinner…. and a bad lunch… anyway not my day.

Tom is unreachable, Reyk busy, my parents away.. and Aya ???

Someone save me from this lonely planet.

5th september 1999

BBQ in the garden, and almost a complete lazy day.

Downloaded a few lyrics for some japanese songs.

4th september 1999

Finished another MD for Aya, this time with german songs.

Played piano the whole day, Westernhagen’s “Kind von gestern”
is now mine Happy)))

The Lotto-Server is unreachable, maybe the jackpot is too big.
Winking

And finally updated the diary entries a little bit more.

Tonight Lutz is playing Piano at the Vogler Bar in Munich.
I’ll go there I think.

3rd september 1999

Wrote a new firewall packet statistics grapher. Looks good.

Received my certificate from my old company today. WOW, they
must
really miss me. Thank you very much for such a good
qualification.
Almost as much valueable as a harvard exam. Winking

BIG SCANDAL:
Independant crypto experts discovered backdoors in all
Microsoft
Windows Operating Systems. They say inside the MS-Crypto-API
they disassembled the Security Keys of Microsoft itself, and
the NSA(National Security Agency) the american secret
service.

This could be extremely damage Microsofts Publicity.
I wonder what the Russians, Chinese and maybe the Japanese
say
to this.

The information was published also on the german Chaos
Computer
Club and was checked very careful.

2nd september 1999

Time to play Lotto. 27 Mio. DM, nice if I could have just a
part….

Visited the japanese shop Japanalia today, and they really have a
lot of
things, many kimonos, painting stuff, pottery and so on, up to bed
and
shelf, paper walls and so on…. Would be big shopping if Aya likes
too,
but I’m not sure that she wants to live japanese style in Germany
???

Bought new shoes for my upcoming tennis match against my
father.

Gone for portugese dinner with Thomas. Interesting anyway.

1st september 1999

See if my firewall logrotate and the script handle the new
month.
And surprise, they failed. After checking for leading zeros the
problem
seems fixed. Also rolled out an FW-1 V4 version of the user
dump.

Played a little bit with 2 Sun 450 and 2 RS6K F50. Nice power for
RC5 Happy))

A lot of trouble with my bank, because of too many (empty)
accounts. Winking

stun.de crashed (almost) the system showed more and more
zombies,
plus the init routine died somehow. No shutdown possible and no
kill.
WOW. When rebooting with 2.2.12 the system seems more stable,
and mem usage is much less, just 40% now.
Also very obscure, the kernel source tree is a little bit
different
from my local machine. Time to get a new sourcebranch and
recompile.
I don’t trust that tripwire indexing, I reinstalled my own
compiled
version instead of the RPM.

Waited for Reyk, swimming two hours, but he had no time…
Sad

Diary Import August 1999

31st august 1999

Had a long conference with Reyk, who showed me some of the
most
interesting security sites on the net. Thx, buddy. Winking

Compiled 2.2.12 for www.stun.de and rebooted.
Compiled tripwire fresh for stun.de and core dumping seems
gone.

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.
Sad

Tripwire is dumping core all the time, debugging says something
like
invalid inode or os… maybe I should repair my filesystem soon
???

Wrote a new firewall script to dump and log the usage of every
object
configured on the firewall. This helps to keep track of unused
objects.

Set up a new database for andys.stun.de which holds all information
on
Asia Shops as well as Japanese Restaurants and Sushi Bars around
Munich. Happy))

Cleaned up the bathroom…. uh I hate this work…. my back
hurts….. Sad(

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…..
Winking

Installed the ready-at-all tripwire.rpm on stun.de and setup an
own
virtual host for the freshmeat mirror.
http://freshmeat.stun.de
Also installed rpm2html for documentation purposes.

Have you ever heard rsync when syncing 100MB of small 1kb files
over
100MBit and on a raid1 array Happy)) WOW, what sound…..
I thought it would be hailing outside LaughDDD

Screwed my handy dustbuster, and installed the power supply more
far
away. Cables under the carpet, I’ll have to watch my next
visitor
if (s)he’s shaking. Happy))

28th august 1999

Completely fascinated by the new video driver 2.0 playing around
with
webcam and almost any TV-program displayed at once in a
netscape
window. Updated within the image, so no page reloading ! WOW
!

Updated the whole perl package, but the newest GD still wont build.
Sad

Webcam is active again, and will transfer an instant picture
on
every diary upload. I hope that I smile on that shots Laugh.
Plus I set up the possibility to see me live as long as I’m
connected,
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 ? Happy
But I think PHS is too slow….) Sad

Try “vidcap | xbgset stdin” and you can watch TV as your background
image.
A simple infinite while do loop brings you almost satisfying
flow.

27th august 1999

Developed a new perl script dumping the usage date of each
firewall
object. That way it should be possible to detect old unused
objects.

Big party at work because of three of my coworkers became
father
last month.

Finally discovered the beauty in programming perl.
There are so many modules around. Even for PalmPilot…. ts
Happy

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
security.

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
admin.stun.de.

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. Happy))) That was funny….

24th august 1999

Big bughunting in timecard-reader software. Ate up all my
time.

Bought 8kg differnt kinds of meat today, and spent the
evening
cutting into portions and freezing them.

Aya’s package arrived today, but has gone back to the post office
for
pickup because I worked to long ? to early ? at all ?
Happy)) I think latter one.

Found my lost photos from my London trip, together with Aya,
in my parents house Happy I knew it.
Will stick them tonight in my album.

Linus seems to be a little bit unhappy on the 2.2.12
suggestion
of Alan, because he had to deliver a third revision already.
Happy

23rd august 1999

Tracked some serious mail delivery problems between two
firewalls.

Rewrote my fw-scripts and move the ftp calls (with netrc)
completely
inside the perl script using Net::FTP.

Coded the boogie players index page. Now dynamically from within
MySQL.

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
like
more space after throwing away some old books and stuff.

The boogie woogie event calendar is now up and running,
anyway
the server is still OFFLINE, sorry.

20th august 1999

My firewall log check scripts are running perfectly it seems, at
work.

Set up some of the RC5 clients to my newly installed keyproxy
server,
seti is still not working with authentication… Can it be so
hard….

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
problem
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
been
looking for. A security tool to index your files and check
integrity
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
to
reboot my machine to 2.2.11. BIG MISTAKE.
The whole ISDN subsystem is redesigned, so I have to get that 8
MB
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
the
(universe Happy ) securid card distribution.
Nice job, and one more database which has to be in sync,
manually,
with the firewall-1s.

Started our weekly swimming today, together with Reyk.
It’s really fantastic for relaxion after a long and hard working
day.

17th august 1999

Traced back some weird IP packets which should pass our
firewall,
but which are blocked somewhere before or after…. access
lists…

Played with the Firewall Configuration Tool FCT and gave up
the
graphical(although web-based) desktop after a lot of
mysterious
blocking. IMHO the best way to configure FCT is, by hand in
the
flatfiles, and after that use the web frontend to control and
for documentation.

Discovered again that a lot of mails from Aya are missing…
Sad(
The funny thing is that some parts are missing because of
wrong
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 !!!!!! Happy)))

Discovered a wrong access list which blocked our firewall.

Played around with the nighty FCT firewall configuration tool for
Linux.
WOW ! But anyway you have to know what you’re doing….

Calculated how much money will be left per month for Aya and
me…
Sad(( … doesn’t look good.

15th august 1999

Updated the linux kernel grapher on linux.stun.de and added
some
comments for all series, as well as included the 2.1 and 2.0
trees.

Updated the last modified file viewer on admin.stun.de,
directories
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
problems
which should be urgently fixed in 2.2.12.

Downloded the newest Portaloo and played with the news
collector,
which is still not able to handle proxies.

13th august 1999

Developed a first version of the name concept for our
firewalls.

Reyk visited me today at my new company. Thanks ! Nice to have
guests.
no further comment, we both know better Winking
We also decided to go swimming from next wednesday on, every
week
at night. So I hope to stay in shape for Aya Winking

Met with Reyk, Babsi, Adriane and Birte at Shananigans Irish
Pub.
Hey, Aya, Adriane is going to Japan for 1 year from next april
on,
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
the
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
see
the corona the clouds covered my sight, just 1km farer
everything
was perfect. At least I could experience 2 minutes nighttime.
GREAT ! Happy))
it must have been amazing to see the elephants in the zoo
starting
shaking and the birds stop singing.
So the next one will be better. And 2081 should be possible
if
Aya takes much care for me. Winking)))))

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.
Found nothing.

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,
today.
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. Happy

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
together.

5th august 1999

The firewalls entries made yesterday didn’t help, but someone
in NYC felt responsible for the firewall configuration on
their
side. Happy))) Baehhhhhhhhh…. Laugh

Started a support query for FW1-Documentation-Tools.
(no response.)
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 Sad
Anyway, one more day, enjoying a MS-free life.

Coded a Y2K counter in JavaScript for the companies webpage.

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
galleries.

Configured the PGP OpenKeyServer on www.stun.de, and it WORKS !
Yeah !
(Linked the howtos into the admin tree.)

Prepared everything for entering my new company tomorrow.