How to check if you have ModRewrite

Posted by coldtobi | 12 Jul, 2008, 18:58

ModRewrite comes handy for SEO and other opportunites, where you want to change URL to something else. Lifetype uses this to assemble all the php parameters and make more search-engine and humanfriendly URLs. Also, you can do the RFI Protection I described earlier.
To find out, whether your webhoster's Apache supports ModRewrite, you have basically two options:


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Google Search for websites improved

Posted by coldtobi | 4 Jun, 2008, 17:20

When subsribed to AdSense, you also get the opportunity to include a "Google Search" for your website. Frequent reader of my blog will remember, that I already tried this to improve your overall blog reading experience.

Don't get me wrong. The lifetype's own search engine is very well, but Google is specialized on search engines and can offer a lots more: Maybe you already encountered that correction of some misspelled words in the search query come very handy. Also, the algorithm knows about synonyms and will also include them in the search result. Example: (For the German readers): Try to search the obsolete term "Nulleiter", and it will search as well for the (correct) term "Neutralleiter".)


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Webmailer for the Thecus

Posted by coldtobi | 30 May, 2008, 09:53
Currently I am working on my "frostynas" NAS Framework for services I personally host on my Thecus NAS. And for that I need want a WebMailer frontend.

The candidated so far are
  • sqirrelmail (
  • horde Webmail Project (
  • openwebmail (
  • roundcube ( 
Lets start with the decission finding.

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YAML Templates 3.0

Posted by coldtobi | 30 May, 2008, 09:02

Last year, I released the YAML Sets for Lifetype. However, just some days after I released them, YAML author releases a new mayor version: YAML 3.


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bzr hangs at pre_commit stage

Posted by coldtobi | 25 May, 2008, 12:56 Sometimes there are really annoying bugs. Especially if you start using a software. You never know, if it is supposed to be that way or a bug. However, after some minutes, I was sure: Its a bug. This time, the pacakge bzr-dbus introduced a bug. When commiting to a bzr repository, it seems to hang with:
"Running pre_commit hooks - Stage 3/5"

As bzr-dbus was pulled by a recommend and I don't need publishing changes with dbus, simply purging the packages makes bzr working.


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[Links] Version Control Systems -- Comparsions

Posted by coldtobi | 22 May, 2008, 11:55
For some of my personal data, I currently use CVS. But as this task also should go tho the Thecus, I was looking for something more mordern.

And, there are a lot of them, to many to take a look at them indivudually. Lucklily, other people did that already, so if you ara also in a simular situation -- choosing a new or replacment CVS System (or also called SCM, Configuration Managment ...)

Well, however you wanna call it, here are some links articles to check out:
The New Breed of Version Control Systems
Better SCM Initiative : Comparison
Version-Control Systems for Linux
(As far as I am through with that links, montone looks very promising as is currently my top candiate)

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Debian OpenSSL Issue on Arm[el] (Thecus, NSLU etc)?

Posted by coldtobi | 16 May, 2008, 18:43 By the way, the OpenSSL "issue" is also valid for the other debian ports, like the Thecus.

However, I read the quoted section from Metasploit

This will generate a new OpenSSH 1024-bit DSA key with the value of
getpid() always returning the number "1". We now have our first
pre-generated SSH key. If we continue this process for all PIDs up to
32,767 and then repeat it for 2048-bit RSA keys, we have covered the
valid key ranges for x86
systems running the buggy version of the OpenSSL library. With this key
set, we can compromise any user account that has a vulnerable key
listed in the authorized_keys file. This key set is also useful
for decrypting a previously-captured SSH session, if the SSH server was
using a vulnerable host key. Links to the pregenerated key sets for
1024-bit DSA and 2048-bit RSA keys (x86) are provided in the downloads section below.

the way, that the compiled list of compromised keys is only valid for a specific architecure. As ssh-vulnkey is using compiaring the keys against a blacklist, it might be a good idea to regenerate these keys. Even if I am wrong, it is better to be safe than sorry ;-)


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