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News from delphinusdnsd

July 12th, 2020

Since I got a blog for delphinusdnsd I never talk about it here, so here is some updates.

  1. 1.4.2 was released last week
  2. This month I'm putting forwarding (with semi-caching) functionality in it
  3. The last quarter of this year I'm gonna start the daunting task of adding dynamic updates to it
The 1.5.0 release is expected to drop in December of this year. It will be better than ever (every release gets better). I'm working toward the 1.6.0 release with dns updates, so that I can start a business around dynamic dns updates in 2022. It would be homegrown technology not something you get off a shelf. I'm hoping to be making a bit of money with this, which is alright since currently I'm once again on hard times.


freifunk-schweinfurt.de has expired

July 12th, 2020

It was removed from DENIC sometime last week. Yesterday I removed it from my nameservers. This was the last remnant of me being involved with freifunk in Schweinfurt, and on one hand I'm glad it's gone and on another hand I miss the people in that organization that I left around 2 years ago. I had to prioritize on issues and I chose working on my DNS server instead of working on a wifi network (firmware and websites).


OpenBSD's chromium seems to phone home to Google

July 4th, 2020

They said it would do this, I didn't fully believe it. Until, that is, when I started watching DNS logs of my newest functional forwarding DNS feature in delphinusdnsd. It seems to contact "safebrowsing.googleapis.com" every 30 minutes. I was watching this in a tail -f, and didn't go anywhere for an hour and a half. The tabs that were open on my chromium browser (chrome), were centroid.eu, dream.centroid.eu and delphinusdns.org so sites that I run myself and they don't have any code for this.

Jul  4 14:57:04 spica delphinusdnsd[53132]: request on descriptor 11 \
interface "lo0" from (ttl=64, region=255) for \
"safebrowsing.googleapis.com." type=A(1) class=1, answering "FORWARD" (45/0)
Jul  4 15:26:47 spica delphinusdnsd[53132]: request on descriptor 11 \
interface "lo0" from (ttl=64, region=255) for \
"safebrowsing.googleapis.com." type=A(1) class=1, answering "FORWARD" (45/0) 
Jul  4 15:56:31 spica delphinusdnsd[53132]: request on descriptor 11 \
interface "lo0" from (ttl=64, region=255) for \
"safebrowsing.googleapis.com." type=A(1) class=1, answering "FORWARD" (45/0)
Oh well. So there you go there is the proof, but don't take my word for it download a snapshot of delphinusdnsd tomorrow yourself, configure it as forwarder and turn on logging and watch :-).


Happy Canada day

July 1st, 2020

It's been 18 years since I last lived in Canada, and I've only lived 15 years in Canada. But I did so at a time when I was younger and faster and a day was a lot longer than now. I miss those days. I miss Canada.


Some experimentation with GIMP's airbrush

June 24th, 2020

Hope you like it.


Tweet to your hearts content

June 24th, 2020

I drew this in 5 minutes on my wacom tablet.


Apple is ditching Intel CPU's

June 23rd, 2020

A good move in my opinion. I'm wondering if Rosetta2 will pay itself off. Good luck to any users of this. The first few years may be hard. I'm out of the Apple loop, I only have legacy machines left and I don't plan on purchasing any apple gear in the foreseeable future.


Happy Solstice

June 20th, 2020

May you have a fine time on this worlds longest day (northern hemisphere).


Going to get new servers by November

June 19th, 2020

As much as it pains me, I'm going to have to get new servers by november. It has all to do with going on welfare and not being able to work as a freelancer (freiberuflich). I had to cancel my contract with my only paying customer (my dad and mom). So I'm downshifting back to the cloud probably when OpenBSD 6.8 is out. I need at least two servers for being able to manage the DNS. I have the CPX (AMD Epyc 2) line of cloud servers in mind at Hetzner online. These are relatively new and may be robust to the Spectre, Rowhammer, and Zombieload attacks that I tried to get away from by going on dedicated servers. Well it was a good year and a half with these dedicated servers. Off to (hopefully) greener pastures.


Peter und der Wolf

June 18th, 2020

Wie ist es das einer, wie keiner, das Land der Schatten ueberquert?
Im Vollmond, der Wind des Todes, die Baueme schwenkt und neigt?
Im vollen Sinne, die Engel tief unten im Tal, hoffen er schweigt?
Wie ist es das einer, wie keiner, auf Plattduits Gute Nacht wuenscht?
Im Schatten, das Gesicht nicht bekannt, durchleuft Er ein Tal?
Das ist der grosse Graue Wolf, ein Baerwolf, zum ersten Mal.

Wie ist es das einer, wie keiner, Bain's Existenz unsicher macht?
In der Hoelle, mit Grauen, mit jedem Fuss vorne wenig Durchdacht?
Mit selektiven Ohren einer Fledermaus, und die Wuermer Glimmern.
Wie ist es das Kinder zum Vollmond Singen mit silbernen Stimmen?
Als der Getreide Mond aufging, und die Stimmen fielen im Saal?
Das ist der grosse Graue Wolf, ein Baerwolf, zum zweiten Mal.

Wie ist es das ein Vampir es untersagt das ein Baerwolf lebt?
Wie ist es das ein Drache es auch nicht unbedingt sehen will?
Wie ist es das einer, wie keiner, sich nicht hebt, Er will es nicht Still?
Wie oft muss man es sagen, Wie oft will er nicht gehorchen?
Das ist der Graue Wolf, ein Baerwolf, zum Dritten Mal.

Vierundvierzig Jahre sind vergangen seit dem letzten Wolf,
der Peter hiess, ein Baerwolf, der Grau ist, wie Silber und Weiss,
und Niemand kann in baendigen, solange er Peter weiss
Mais felder, die brennen, und Scheunen lichterloh
Jetzt weiss Peter, den Teufel, und der brennt auch Jo
Schritt zurueck, Ich bin Peter der Baerwolf, wie keiner!
und ich liebe es Roh!
Danke Sizzla, und Reggae!


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