14 Aug 2002 jfs   » (Journeyer)

I have been working with Tiger quite a bit recently, tested it with Solaris and cleaning a lot of stuff that was broken (but didn't look like it was when running under my Debian GNU/Linux system).

I expect to make a new 3.0.1 release soon. I want to finish, first, my submission for honeynet's August's scan of the month. I did not submit anything to the Reverse Challenge (too tough) but did so for the previous scan of the month (21, here is my submission). Let's see if this time I get to be in the "top three" :) It sure is taking me quite some time but it's fun time after all.

Once I'm done with tiger I will start working on Bastille, a soon-to-become Debian Developer has asked to package psad, so probably I will get to fix Bug #150614 sooner than I thought. I still have to properly test the new Bastille 2.0 scripts so that Debian GNU/Linux could be officially supported in next releases (maybe in 2.1 if we follow the roadmap).

I know, I should have finished testing Bastille 2.0 by now but I haven't got around to do it, Real Life (tm) has gotten in the way as well as the lack of a permanent Internet connection at home. In any case, working without a connection has helped getting focused and updating the "Debian Securing Manual". It seems that I do not focus enough when I have a web browser open :(

Another wild thought: why is certification so expensive? I've been looking at SANS's GIAC is just way too expensive. Even the "only certification attempt" seems too expensive (specially if I have to pay it for myself).

Anyway, another wild thought: I've recently setup a Wishlist basket at Amazon recently :) Not that I expect anyone to check-it-out, but... just in case....

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