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OpenBSD was not notified of Meltdown

January 6th, 2018

This is where OpenBSD is currently:

First fix will be done for amd64, then i386 and last ARM.


Intel, Meltdown and Insider Trading?

January 4th, 2018

If you read the Acknowledgements of the meltdown paper found at the meltdown and spectre website, it is said that Jann Horn informed Intel of the bug in June of 2017. In late November of 2017 the CEO of Intel sold all his stocks, which to me is highly suspect of insider trading... (Intel Inside?). The story about the selling of the stocks (worth 11 million $) is here. I don't know if this is good on Intels part. I'm very mad that we've been ripped off since 1995! So my 486 DX/2 was likely already vulnerable.


Delphinusdnsd 1.2.1 Released

January 1st, 2018

This is a small bugfix to allow delphinusdnsd to start up after signing the zone with a 4096 bit key. I haven't tried any higher, I have a few unsigned zones still and will be able to use them for testing....eventually. Didn't think I'd have a minor release this quickly after the 1.2.0 release. The download is here.


Digitally signed two domains

January 1st, 2018

I have signed two domains, freifunk-schweinfurt.de and delphinusdns.org for DNSSEC. The signing of the 4096 bit keylength RSA-512 went eventless. However the delphinusdnsd server did not want to load those zones due to the increased length of the signed text. I finally found the bug and will be making a correction to delphinusdnsd later. I will probably release 1.2.1 in the next few days.


10 USD/year per domain on average

January 1st, 2018

This morning I renewed and paid for 8 domains of mine, around 160 USD. I have enabled privacy options as well. Interesting is that the lions share went into the .net and .org domains (around 90 USD for those two). Somehow it seems the .de domains that I have are really cheap. I renewed for two years. Next is DNSSEC'ing more domains and looking at letsencrypt for centroid.eu.


Happy New Year 2018

December 31st, 2017

In Kiribati it was new years already. In Australia as well. We have 7 hours to go. Soon soon. I want to wish everyone a happy new years 2018.


Delphinusdnsd 1.2.0

December 28th, 2017

A few hours ago I released delphinusdnsd 1.2.0. The development for that release cycle took 11 months. Here a snippet from the CHANGES file in the source:

Changes in RELEASE_1_2 from RELEASE_1_1

- remove SPF support (deprecated RFC 7208 section 3.1)
- add TLSA anyreply support (affects AXFR)
- change BerkeleyDB to tree(3) RB_* macros (faster?)
- fix EDNS compliancy:  https://ednscomp.isc.org/ednscomp/5a70566c18
- fix truncation code and give empty answers with TC bit set when appropriate
- fix CNAME's with DNSSEC
- fix PTR's with DNSSEC
- move to imsg functions with privsep for IPC messaging
- OpenBSD delphinusdnsd is pledged
I would like to thank everyone and everything that supported me writing on this DNS server. It is my heart and soul. It also keeps me out of trouble, I hope. I started writing on Delphinusdnsd in 2005. This is its thirteenth year. You can grab the download here. Thanks!


Donated 10 USD to Mozilla

December 27th, 2017

I got notices from Mozilla to donate. So I gave them 10 USD. I use Firefox and Thunderbird on OpenBSD.


What I got for Christmas

December 26th, 2017

I got a book called "Das Erwachen" by Andreas Brandhorst. It is about an AI awakening I guess, and at the same time it's dawning on humans that it's a trap. I read 80 pages so far since Christmas Eve. Should be interesting. I'm not sure if I like it or dislike it... funny would be if it was written by an AI.


Donated 10 EUR to F3 Netze

December 25th, 2017

Just a little something for Christmas, it's not the world, but can help. F3 Netze is an organisation that evolved out of Freifunk Franken in order to provide free infrastructure to the region where I live.


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