Currently I get most traffic from the USA, this is probably directly linked to the language I chose on this blog. Next is France, Germany, China and Ukraine. I have room to grow really as I get 2 TB volume on my VPS that hosts the web, but I'm not there yet. Currently the websites take up 1 GB of traffic. So I have lots of resources that I pay for but that aren't utilized. I wish I could say "people wake up", but wake up to what? Many people are clueless to know that they can write a blog, or maintain it. Perhaps something like Facebook is needed for them. Too bad Facebook is not a not-for-profit though, and we already know my stance on the advertising. So yeah the web is dying.0 comments
In 1994 I first had Internet. Off a 28.8 kbit/s analog modem. In 1998 then I upgraded the analog modem to a 64 Kbit/s ISDN-NA channel. In 1999 I got 1 Mbit/s ADSL and gone were the analog modems. Today I have 100/40 Mbit/s VDSL , so between 1994 and 2018 that is an increase of a factor of 3555.56 over a timespan of 24 years. So in 2042 if this trend keeps up we can enjoy bandwidths of 350 Gbit/s. I think this is only doable with fibre and currently with 1 laser only 100 Gbit/s is achievable, so there is room for improvement in the FTTH technology. I'm locked in to a contract on VDSL until 2019, but in 2020 I'm planning on upgrading my home network to 10 Gbit/s speeds. Once that is done, my router will be switching faster than the 300 Mbit it currently does and I'm ready for gigabit to the home. Whether that is over copper or fibre I don't really care, but by 2024 I sure hope to have over 1 Gbit/s speeds available at which FTTH or FTTB (I'm in a building) should be here. That's 6 years turn-around time for the Telekom or other providers to deliver. Time will tell. BTW I'm for the government to privatise the Deutsche Telekom and use the money to re-invest in fibre to the home.0 comments
It was in November 1997 when I started working at this ISP. At first I started part-time but that changed to full time as I dropped a math course I was taking at the University of Toronto. Dan M. (RIP) had introduced me to Robin D. who was CEO of Globalserve. It launched me on a career that was like a roller coaster. I wish Globalserve hadn't sold but there was no money to be made with analog modems anymore so they had no choice. I worked really hard at that place, and for low wages for the type of job. At Globalserve there was a guy named Dustin (or Justin?) who ran OpenBSD on his laptop, which I thought was really cool. With help from Figz on IRC I installed OpenBSD on my workstation there too. First time I ran OpenBSD (it was 1998), the computer then was called geeklab.globalserve.net, which was odd but I wanted to be a geek back then or something, hehe. Am I a geek? I don't know you tell me. Some people I met at or through Globalserve/Primus are still in my friend-circle, and I miss some other people that I lost contact with. 20 years gone.. damn.. almost half my life, through thick and thin, I'm still here.0 comments
I've been job-hunting for a while now. Conclusion: I'm not wanted. No matter what I may know, if they don't like me. And they don't. They won't hire me. It's so frustrating I want to climb a ceiling or something. Like a cat. I'm really considering starting my own business as I don't see a chance to get hired here by someone else.0 comments
Due to the KRACK attacks I have decided to lay a cable from the hallway into the office. This will make the access point irrelevant, but i'm keeping it around just in case. But! I'm at a point where i need more ports in the office and my firewall uranus there only has six ports, and all utilized. So I'm going to swap uranus with venus eventually as venus has exactly six ports utilized with no more coming in the foreseeable future. It also has six spare ports for a total of twelve ports (it's a soekris that is maxed with expandability). I'll likely immediately use up 8 ports on venus in the office, as I'm moving the access point into the office as well (going to keep it off until it's needed, likely never since I am going to explore using IPSEC on a roadwarrior config with freifunk). Here is an updated network map how it should look like:
[Apple TV]----------+ [LTE FRITZBOX] +----[mercury] | | | [Samsung TV]--------+ | +----[AREA52U-UPLINK] | | | [Spica]-------------+-----[uranus]----------[zeta]---------+----[AREA52U-BATMAN] | | | [saturn]------------+ | +----[AREA52U-BRIDGE] | | | [AREA52W2-BATMAN]---+ | +----[TELEKOM pppoe] | | | | | [VOIP phone #1]-----+------+------+---------[venus]-------+------+----[beta] | | | | | | [phone #2] | | | | | | | | | | ((=[5Ghz AP] | [earth] | [expansion] | | [AREA52O BATMAN] [delta]So I'm likely going to get this done in the next three weeks. 0 comments
Last year I purchased 15 books in total. I matched that this year. Here is the last batch of books that I bought for 2017.
The year is coming to an end in 2 months, and I'm going to tell what there is still to do until the 1.2.0 release. I'm working on patches to make delphinusdnsd work more around the imsg functions found in OpenBSD. I'm hoping for one more week of vacation between christmas and new years and then I'm going to likely roll the 1.2.0 release. Right now we're a go for a January 1, 2018 release. Time will tell if that is manageable. Beyond the two months I don't want to speculate too much. But I'm interested in putting CAA support in for the 1.3.0 release. Also I need to do key-rollover in DNSSEC as my own zones need new keys (RSA 1024 bit strength currently).0 comments
I have purchased two fundraiser t-shirts designed by a friend of mine's daughter that will ultimately rebuild a Nunavut school in Canada. Read the hyperlink to gain more information. Thanks goes to Jackie who helped finding my mails in the stores Junk mail folder. The t-shirts I have asked the store to send to my niece and nephew, also in Canada.0 comments
I had finished my upgrades to OpenBSD 6.2 on saturday, but i wanted to do a network wide backup as well. That was done last night. AFAICR my network doesn't have any more 6.1 or 6.0 machines.0 comments
The rumour of the day is that WPA2 is broken. here is a writeup by arsetechnica. At home I'm mostly OK I think as I wrap my layer 3 in IPSEC as well, so if WPA2 is broken there is another layer to crack. Hopefully there will be patches though.0 comments
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