For security reasons (CVE-2009-2948) samba ceases to support setuid mount.cifs. Until at least a proper fix has been generated (saw patches for them, but at least in Debian they are not or defunc (Patches: http://archives.free.net.ph/message/20100326.142523.e959e38d.en.html, details of the problem http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2009-2948.html )
(IMHO the CVE is valid, but only makes sense in an multi-user enviorment and if you want to store your passwords in some files. Both are false for me. )
However, I need a working system. The other option is waiting until upstreams deciding what's better for me -- a security problem not touching my samba usage or no service at all. (Yes, I'm a little upset by this -- hitten cold by this "improvement" and finding out that they indeed choosen a way to "fix" it by disabling the execution at all. When I read the CVE notice from samba, it could also be done to disable the offending "information leaking" command options when run setuid... Well.)
Well *taking deep breath* lets stop ranting:
Global Warming, Climate Change and Preserving Energy are for sure one of most important topics for our and next generations.
At least if we care for the place we live in.
To underline the importance, the WWF announced a Earth Hour today: At 8:30 pm, turn off all lights that are not ultimatly needed for just one to express that you care.
I found a small bug for ReCaptcha: If you do not select a style, the generated Java Script code will be invalid and therefore the lanugage selection will not work.
Just select a style, for example "red" and everthing works fine.
There also some issues with several templates (for example MinimaPlus) : These issues are CSS related and show themself by a "broken bottom border" of the widget. I am currently trying to figure out how this can be solved without the need of a new CSS file to be included.
If you need a intermediate solution, please mail me for instructions.
The bad thing on vacations is, that time flys by and that they eventually end. Unfortunatly, this trip was not an exception to that rule.
Okay, 3 ½ weeks are are long time for a vacation, but Canada is such a vast and great land.
My plans are, that I will blog a little about my vacation, spiced with some pictures, but now I really should focus on my master thesis...
The next few weeks, I gonna have no time for my blogging project, as I will not be around any computer. However, instead, I will enjoy lots of nature, beatiful landscape, mountains, canyons, and maybe some really wild animals. And that all in companion with a very special person. She's the One: The girl I married two weeks ago.
So please appologize, but we'll gonna enjoy our honeymoon!
For my upcoming trip, I am planning to buy me a new digital camera. First I was after a digital SLR, but now I found the Fujifikm Finepix S9600.
Its quite an older modell, but the technical details are quite ok.
As I am currently too lazy to quote all the nice details, I just post an amazon.de link to the project, where all the details are available:
Yesterday, my Laptop suddenly died. Something with the power supply on the mainboard. I spent half the evening disassembling and finding the bug, but it seems deep in the power supply part of the mainboard. Well, that's off topic.
As I currently *really* need a laptop, I hit the store today and left it with a brand new Acre Aspire 5633. This is a really nice machine, and I think you gonna read more about it later, especially about the debian installation i plan.
Debian. Yes, I I do not plan to use - or even boot - the preinstalled "windows vista home premium", therfore I am planning to sell it. But it is an OEM, which should be not ap problem, as selling this is something Microsoft cannot forbid me, even if they'd love to do: The tried it already to forbid with XP, but the courts ruled that Microsoft is not allowed to forbid selling it.