Recently I regained some interest in electronics. I used to play around a lot with breadboards and all kinds of experiments before I started to get into the whole computer business. But when I moved from one country to another, I had to leave most of my stuff behind because of space restrictions. But a [...]
I have set up Snort a few times on a network to check for possible intrusion attempts. It is a very powerful tool to discover these attempts, based on rules that are frequently updated. Snort is a so-called “Intrusion Detection System” (=IDS), that can also be setup as a “Intrusion Prevention System”.
Recently I needed Snort [...]
Snort is an “Intrusion Detection and Prevention System”, or – in other words – a program that can detect attempts to attack your network and prevent them. It does this through a series of “rules” that try to detect if the traffic arriving / passing through is legitimate or suspicious.
These rules are regularly updated (as [...]
This week a new version of Freeciv was released, 2.2.3.
It contains several improvements and bug fixes and also some updated translations.
A summary of all the changes can be found on the “NEWS” page.
As always, I submitted the new SlackBuild and uploaded the new versions for Slackware and Slackware64 to my site.
The developers of Cacti released two new patches for version 0.8.7g recently, one to fix an issue with the ping library, another to fix an issue with 1-minute polling intervals.
This brings the total number of patches for this version to seven.
I submitted the updated SlackBuild script to SlackBuilds.org and uploaded the new package to my [...]
Some months ago I created a Slackware package for XSpacewarp, a game originally from 1977.
A fellow Slackware enthusiast wrote a man-page for this little game and found an “app-defaults” file on the internet, so that many settings in the game can now be customized.
I played a bit with the settings and now my spaceship is [...]
The distributed build system has been working fine for the last few days / nights, so I managed to build several packages for ARMedslack.
These are now available for download on my site:
viewvc + Pygments (browser interface for cvs and svn)
xspacewarp (Time-Trek like game for X-Windows)
inadyn (Dynamic DNS updater)
nagios + nagios-plugins (IT monitoring system)
ntop + GeoIP [...]
No, I did not abandon ARMedslack, the official port of Slackware to the ARM architecture… It was simply a matter of lack of time (or a question of priorities, depending of your point of view).
But this weekend I finally found some time to setup a clean build environment based on the stable ARMedslack 13.1 version.
A few days ago, while working on the update of my SlackBuild for Zarafa version 6.40.1, version 6.40.2 was released. At first I thought of submitting the script using the newest version, but soon found out that it was not that simple… The newest release simply would not build on Slackware… Since I had already [...]
Nagios released version 3.2.2 of Nagios Core this week.
It contains several fixes and a new configuration interface (although I don’t use it, I do all my configuration with Vim ) A detailed ChangeLog can be found here.
As a happy and satisfied user of Nagios, I updated my SlackBuild script immediately and after a [...]