Older blog entries for redowl (starting at number 5)

9 Dec 2001 (updated 9 Dec 2001 at 02:58 UTC) »

The Heathmount vs. Technodome.com case.

If domain owners are forced to defend their domains in Virginia
(this has the legacy shadow of NSI all over this.), this could allow
for a corporate juggernaut to cripple a small business, perhaps a
competitor. A small business could find that it's financially difficult
for them to defend their domain name which they've legitimately registered ,
especially if they're located outside the U.S.

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.


Well according to the Commerce Dept.: "The DES is dead. The AES will take its place". Look here.
Possibly another contest to add to Distributed.net?

Let's get crackin' !! :)

Also, submitted two new Window Maker themes to themes.org, based on Myst III: Exile.
They haven't posted to themes.org yet. One of them called "Greenhouse" is my current
desktop theme. Here's a screenshot.

19 Nov 2001 (updated 20 Nov 2001 at 07:35 UTC) »

Got back in the running for cracking RC5-64
(I am sooo far behind) and posted my graphed individual results:

Distributed.net stats

The Perl script graph generator is written by Dominique Pelle
and can be found here. Gnuplot is required.

Now..if I can just get some more machines...

14 Nov 2001 (updated 14 Nov 2001 at 07:52 UTC) »

i finally updated my website...

9 Nov 2001 (updated 14 Nov 2001 at 07:50 UTC) »

It's 4am(PST)...do you know what your firewall is doing?

Well, I was wondering why my internal net boxes (such as my whinedoze box) couldn't get to the net, but all outside requests could get in with no problem (i.e. my website).

<yawn> answer...I forgot to bind the iptables PREROUTING chain to
my external interface only. So this:

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination

was changed to this:

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $EXTERNAL -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination

Before the change, PREROUTING the chain, by default, was applied to both interfaces. Thus, all incoming port 80 requests on my internal interface were connecting to itself. I didn't see this until I ran 'tcpdump -i eth1'. Since my workstation is my gateway (for now...), I didn't notice this problem until I tried accessing the web on my internal LAN.

Ah well, case solved.

Good night.

8 Nov 2001 (updated 8 Nov 2001 at 21:17 UTC) »

I'm glad to see that the EFF has joined the Morpheus defense team in the complaint against file sharing companies.

The case description for MGM v. Grokster can be retrieved here:

MGM v. Grokster [pdf]

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