Older blog entries for tim (starting at number 3)

Wrote tcpify last night, so that vtgrab can work over a serial line or a TCP connection.

Discovered this morning that someone else has already written virtually the same program with the same name. But I think my code's better. ;-)

Anyone want to tell me what I've missed? Review the protocol for VNCified virtual consoles that I just wrote: RVC and let me know.

Today I heard that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill passed its final vote. I phoned Demon Internet (my dial-up ISP) to ask them how and when they would implement the bit that requires them to intercept all my traffic and send it to MI5; they didn't know.

I also asked them whether or not it would be okay to arrange with someone outside of the UK to have a virtual private network, and send all my email via that, and if so whether or not I'd be required to hand over the encryption key or face jail; they didn't know.


Neat stuff landed in my inbox this morning. Jens Wagner has at last cut a release of x0rfbserver, which can export your current X desktop in a manner like WinVNC.

Also, a guy sent me code to make vtgrab able to control another machine's console, i.e. you press a key on the observing machine and it makes the observed machine think it was pressed.

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