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New surveillance powers in the Netherlands

July 12th, 2017

This webserver is located in the Netherlands. A new bill gives the dutch security services rights to spy on every traffic. Since I'm currently not encrypting my webserver this means little privacy for my readers. However the powers won't be in effect until Jan. 1st, 2018, so there is some time to prepare. In the worst case scenario I'll just leave this VPS. Sorry.


Delphinusdnsd is pledged

July 11th, 2017

I just put the code in. I had to disable the TTL code that shows how many hops a requester went through for the query to my daemon. This is because pledge doesn't know about pledging IPPROTO_IP setsockopts yet, it seems. All is good the new code is in production on chi.goldflipper.de for the zone delphinusdns.org. Yay!


On Friday the UNIX timestamp turns 1500000000

July 10th, 2017

Here is the exact time and some significant others.

beta$ date -r 1500000000
Fri Jul 14 04:40:00 CEST 2017
beta$ date -r 1400000000
Tue May 13 18:53:20 CEST 2014
beta$ date -r 1000000000 
Sun Sep  9 03:46:40 CEST 2001
Here are some others in the future:
beta$ date -r 2000000000
Wed May 18 05:33:20 CEST 2033
beta$ date -r 1600000000
Sun Sep 13 14:26:40 CEST 2020
For those that don't know the timestamp is seconds since January 1st 1970.


Food for the human people!

July 10th, 2017



When you're at a crossroad

July 10th, 2017

Then take a picture.


Purchased two books from Amazon

July 9th, 2017

I have purchased two books:

  1. The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook - Michael Kerrisk, this one was on recommendation by Habbie in #dns
  2. Ansible: From Beginner to Pro - Michael Heap
Thank to all who helped!


Google, Apple and co, how does that work?

July 9th, 2017

As you know these two named companies habe been backtaxed by the EU with a lot of money for evading taxes. Apple itself has 200+ billion in cash and wouldn't really need to care if they have to pay 13 billion EUR in backtaxes. However these companies will continue their tricks and the EU will continue to say that they broke laws. So what to do? What's gonna happen? For one the EU has no real competitor against these companies that offer similar products and services. And if the EU tax tolls become too heavy Google and Apple may decide not to pay up. What will happen then?

Let's look to times when Google had problems with China. What they did was move to Hong Kong and out of China and made use of the dual law system in Hong Kong. Could they do the same here in europe? What if they made use of Brexit and invested heavily into Britain and made european users use the british installation. At that point they would be out of jurisdiction from EU governments and if they cozy up to the British government it could be worthwhile.

I think it would be worthwhile for the EU to build its own google-like system much like airbus was made in response to boeing for airplanes and space systems. Just how is it gonna be flourishing with all these laws? Time will tell.


Nuclear Powerstations should not be on the Net

July 8th, 2017

I'm gonna say it again. Get off the 'net, you have no business there and it's too risky. Same goes for nuclear bombs. They should not be on the Internet. You don't even have to think this through... hackers are everywhere, nothing is safe.


Wrote a donation for F3 Netze e.V.

July 4th, 2017

I wrote a donation for F3 Netze for 25 EUR. On Friday I'm bringing the transfer to the bank. Unfortunately F3 Netze hasn't opened a Paypal account yet, but I was going to the bank anyhow.

I also pledged 44 EUR to someone else in the Freifunk Organization for a yearly discount on a server. He has to check his finances first though. Slowly the freifunk hobby is starting to cost money, which is great, but I have to watch it not to spend too much on this hobby. I'm gonna write up a budget soon.

If anyone of freifunk-schweinfurt is reading this, I have also pledged money to you so make means available that I can help you (paypal, bank account #'s, etc).


My new Network Map 2017

July 4th, 2017

Yesterday I was laying new cabling and pulled out some old cabling, this is what my network looks like now:

Network map (2017-07-04):		 +---------+
					/          | <- (Freifunk VXLAN)
[gaia]--             [freifunk wr-1043]/     	   |
          \               |     |     /         [mercury]
[phone1] - \              |     |    /             |
            ---	[uranus] === [Access Point] --- [gamma] ---- to pppoe cloud
[phone2] - /	          |     |  /
          /	          |	| /
[beta]--	(BATMAN)->|	|/
				 |   |
				 |   +--[fritzbox LTE]------- to LTE network
				 |   |
				 |   +--[Telekom IPTV]
[Freifunk wr-841v10 2.4GHz]	 |   |
[Freifunk wr-841v10 2.4GHz]	 |   |
				 |   +--[Samsung TV]
				 |   |
				 |   +--[saturn]
				 |<-(freifunk B.A.T.M.A.N.)
			     [freifunk wr-841v8]

Legend:				Hosts:

--- CAT5 cabling		gaia + spica: apple computers running vmware
=== wifi 5 Ghz			uranus: OpenBSD i386 hinter Fritz!Repeater
|   CAT5 cabling		venus: OpenBSD amd64 on Soekris hw
				gamma: OpenBSD amd64 on PC Engines APU
				fritzbox: AVM fritzbox router
				mercury + beta: OpenBSD + FreeBSD hosts

End of Network map.
If you like ASCII this is for you.


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