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DSL Link issues, Provider refuses to help me...

February 12th, 2016

I think it's time to switch providers. I have DSL link issues that started on Tuesday at 17:25 PM. The Link Control Protocol on my PPPoE router complains of lost keepalive frames and resets the connection.

Feb 12 10:29:34 gamma /bsd: pppoe0: LCP keepalive timeout
This is what my provider wrote to me (in german):
vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail.

Die CPE weist auf ein Fremdgerät hin. Sollte dies der Fall sein, 
schliessen Sie bitte die von M-net bereitgestellte Fritz!Box 3270 an 
und testen die Verbindung mit diesem Endgerät.

Auf Fremdgeräte können wir leider keinen Support geben.
I'm not going to plug in that insecure old router they request from me. Plus my internal network can't use it, it would take too much reconfiguring to put this router on. I've ordered a new VDSL modem though in case it's my (dumb) ADSL2 modem. This new modem allows me 100 Mbit/s which is tempting to be gotten. I think a switch will do me good as long as I can keep all equipment as is.


Delphinusdnsd what's next in development?

February 8th, 2016

I want to revisit the signing tool, and possibly do it in C. That or I'm thinking of incorporating DNSSEC signing right into the daemon. That would be a great feat, but hard to do I suspect. I'll have to carefully weigh my options.


Ten days from now is Year Three

February 3rd, 2016

It's been 3 years since I had this apartment. A look back. Unfortuantely the electricity bill for 2015 was high, and I had to pay for a new Fridge. All in all these are 1000 euros of expenses that I didn't foreplan. But I have the best apartment I ever had and I still have the job I had when I moved here.


Electricity for 2015 way up

February 3rd, 2016

I guess I must have had too many days where I had it too warm in my apartment. So here is the table for comparison with the previous two years. It feels a bit fishy but I'll take their word for it.


This is in comparison with an earlier article from last year. I'm not gonna fight this outrageous bill but I'm gonna try to keep a cooler apartment for 2016 since it's mainly the heaters that made this jump.


Delphinusdnsd 1.0.1 released

January 29th, 2016

Bugfixes from the STABLE_1_0 branch have made the 1.0.1 release. I plan on doing up to 8 more (to 1.0.9) depending on need, otherwise new code will go into the -current branch and ultimately into the 1.1.0 release.


All Domain Names signed

January 23rd, 2016

This morning I did the last one of all my domains. Now I sit back and wait for problems to arise. I already did all the online validators and they are saying everything is correct. My email still works, which is the main thing.


Delphinusdnsd - ironing out the DNSSEC bugs

January 22nd, 2016

I have started signing my personal zones. I'm the only one using them with my family so I can do this. I ran into some trouble yesterday and today with DNSSEC replies. Also reply_mx() in delphinusdnsd didn't like DNSSEC. I have stripped out the offending code but I'm gonna have to revisit it. For anyone who is trying to run this wait for the 1.0.1 release which will come out soon or use tonights snapshot from -current (midnight CEST) to get the MX and NSEC3 fix. Sorry if anyone was bit by this, but I only had 1 DNSSEC test zone, and several zones are now unearthing bugs. I have my weekend planned for writing on this.


What's up or down with the Canadian Dollar?

January 21st, 2016

About three months ago I was exchanging my canadian pay and I was getting what was reasonable money back. Today I'd be getting 144 Euros less. That doesn't seem reasonable. I am still patient but patience is running thin, I may have to re-negotiate my work contract to be paid in a more stable currency.


Preparing to sign my zones -> DNSSEC

January 20th, 2016

I still haven't signed the rest of my zones. I will do that in the next coming days and see if it works. I hope so. Delphinusdnsd is capable I think. Noone is downloading it yet though, dunno why.


To Human Artificial Systems

January 19th, 2016

Money markets are mainly artificial. They exist only in our minds, with consequences on the body when there is a lack of resources. Let me say this. Would the stock market collapse when a star in the center of the galaxy collides with a black hole? No. Why not??? We have a brilliant way to look beyond the earth's (who we think we've conquered) hemisphere to the stars. Just because we are shielded does not exclude us from events happening in our cosmic neighbourhood. We need to include some reality with our artificial systems. Don't get me started on the price of oil either.


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