Hi All wishing you a happy New Year,
has anyone in the group ever managed to connect to La Trobe
Univeristy's vpn services from a linux box? If so how? The only
options that IT gives me is Cisco Anyconnect for Windows or Apple. I
have tried it under Windows 7 64 running in Virtual Box and can get a
connection but once connected I can't get to any url either inside or
outside the University. I would prefer a pure Linux solution, it is
overkill running Virtual Box and Windows 7 just to get to a web
Recently got my hands on a Marantz 5.1 receiver with SPDIF in. Notebook
I have (which plays the part of media PC when I'm at home - XBMC
running over WiFi using NFS + MySQL) is a Dell Inspiron 9400. Has a
Sigmatel audio chipset with a breakout cable that provides SVHS and
Composite video alongside SPDIF audio output.
The latter I can't figure out how to activate under Ubuntu (had 11.04,
upgraded to 11.10). Tried setting pulseaudio device profile to IEC958
out and didn't make any difference. There were some IEC958 tickboxes in
gnome-alsamixer too that didn't seem to do much.
Anyone ever used the digital output of a Dell notebook with a sigmatel
codec in Linux? Any modprobe argument magic needed?
Had a few people sign up for the 25th now...
And have also created a sign up page for people NOT attending LCA
So if you want to extend the invite out to other folks who might be in
the Melbourne neck of the woods around that time... please feel free to
Also - still spots available at DrupalDownunder if you want MOAR geekery
of the web-based kind the weekend before LCA. Or perhaps you know some
Drupal folks I don't? Please make sure they know about #DDU2012 :)
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13-15 January 2012 at the Jasper Hotel, Melbourne.
I'm trying to get the last of my 'old' mail filtered into an existing
It currently exists in two formats:
24 mbox files, 2004/january-december, 2005/january-december
equivalent Maildir folders for the above.
What I'd like to do is write a simple procmail file and gradually filter it
all into existing maildir format, for example:
Run procmail over all of the mbox or maildir folders, whatever is easiest,
putting all the matching messages into .mailing-lists.luv, and leaving the
rest, for me to investigate and add another filter for some more mail,
re-running until I just have a handful left that I can move manually to the
However, I can't seem to get procmail to work, for memory or google.
It seems to just continually process the first email in the mbox files, a
'dummy' message added by pine.
Any suggestions or hints?
Has anyone successfully deployed OpenLDAP/IPA or even 389 DS for central auth in a very mixed unix environment? With Host based access control?
Redhats new IPA 2.0 product on paper looks brilliant, I just keep finding bugs and it's feeling just too new to deploy commerically at the moment (happy to be proven wrong).
- Central Auth
- Host based access control (e.g. user "John" from group "accounts" can't log into "development servers".
- Caching for Client logins on laptops. I figure SSSD will be useful here?
- Encryption (This looks pretty straight forward in the OpenLDAP 2.4 doco)
Client OS's involved;
- Solaris 9/10
- Fedora 15/16
- Centos 5/6
Trying to get inputlirc going with Linux 3.0 in Ubuntu 11.10
It works fine if I boot 2.6.28 left over from Ubuntu 11.04, everything
Problem seems to be that the kernel isn't decoding the scan codes into
root@oncilla:~# ir-keytable -t
Testing events. Please, press CTRL-C to abort.
1324089674.313994: event MSC: scancode = 1f21
1324089674.313995: event sync
1324089674.689301: event MSC: scancode = 1f21
1324089674.689303: event sync
1324089674.948084: event MSC: scancode = 1f21
1324089674.948085: event sync
1324089675.230977: event MSC: scancode = 1f21
1324089675.230978: event sync
1324089675.489673: event MSC: scancode = 1f21
1324089675.489674: event sync
1324089675.806055: event MSC: scancode = 1f21
1324089675.806057: event sync
If I look at the table, I think I can see why:
root@oncilla:~# ir-keytable -r
scancode 0x0000 = KEY_0 (0x0b)
scancode 0x0001 = KEY_1 (0x02)
scancode 0x0002 = KEY_2 (0x03)
scancode 0x0003 = KEY_3 (0x04)
scancode 0x0004 = KEY_4 (0x05)
scancode 0x0005 = KEY_5 (0x06)
scancode 0x0006 = KEY_6 (0x07)
scancode 0x0007 = KEY_7 (0x08)
scancode 0x0008 = KEY_8 (0x09)
scancode 0x0009 = KEY_9 (0x0a)
scancode 0x000a = KEY_TEXT (0x184)
scancode 0x000b = KEY_RED (0x18e)
scancode 0x000c = KEY_RADIO (0x181)
scancode 0x000d = KEY_MUTE (0x71)
scancode 0x000e = KEY_SUBTITLE (0x172)
scancode 0x000f = KEY_MUTE (0x71)
scancode 0x0010 = KEY_VOLUMEUP (0x73)
scancode 0x0011 = KEY_VOLUMEDOWN (0x72)
scancode 0x0012 = KEY_PREVIOUS (0x19c)
scancode 0x0014 = KEY_UP (0x67)
scancode 0x0015 = KEY_DOWN (0x6c)
scancode 0x0016 = KEY_LEFT (0x69)
scancode 0x0017 = KEY_RIGHT (0x6a)
scancode 0x0018 = KEY_VIDEO (0x189)
scancode 0x0019 = KEY_AUDIO (0x188)
scancode 0x001a = KEY_CAMERA (0xd4)
scancode 0x001b = KEY_EPG (0x16d)
scancode 0x001c = KEY_TV (0x179)
scancode 0x001e = KEY_RED (0x18e)
scancode 0x001f = KEY_TV (0x179)
scancode 0x0020 = KEY_CHANNELUP (0x192)
scancode 0x0021 = KEY_CHANNELDOWN (0x193)
scancode 0x0022 = KEY_VIDEO (0x189)
scancode 0x0024 = KEY_LAST (0x195)
scancode 0x0025 = KEY_OK (0x160)
scancode 0x0026 = KEY_SLEEP (0x8e)
scancode 0x0029 = KEY_BLUE (0x191)
scancode 0x002e = KEY_ZOOM (0x174)
scancode 0x0030 = KEY_PAUSE (0x77)
scancode 0x0032 = KEY_REWIND (0xa8)
scancode 0x0034 = KEY_FASTFORWARD (0xd0)
scancode 0x0035 = KEY_PLAY (0xcf)
scancode 0x0036 = KEY_STOP (0x80)
scancode 0x0037 = KEY_RECORD (0xa7)
scancode 0x0038 = KEY_YELLOW (0x190)
scancode 0x003b = KEY_GOTO (0x162)
scancode 0x003c = KEY_ZOOM (0x174)
scancode 0x003d = KEY_POWER (0x74)
scancode 0x003f = KEY_HOME (0x66)
Notice all the prefixes are 0x00, but the scan code the kernel
produces has a prefix of 0x1f.
So problem solved, right?
Unfortunately, not quite that easy. If I look up the kernel table used:
Found /sys/class/rc/rc0/ (/dev/input/event5) with:
Driver budget_ci, table rc-hauppauge
Repeat delay = 500 ms, repeat period = 125 ms
Then, look up rc-hauppauge in the kernel source, I find the
However, this has more entries then what is shown by "keytable -r".
In particular, the kernel source has codes prefixed with 0x1e, and
ox1f that don't show. I have traced the code, but can't see why the
list is being filtered. So this is one aspect I don't understand.
I can't set values with keytable, however. The upper bits of the scan
value are set to 0. This corresponds with my reading of the code in
the kernel - I can see that masks individual scan codes with 0xff when
writing individual values. This code doesn't seem to apply to loading
kernel the modules containing the tables however. From the kernel
* Unfortunately, some hardware-based IR decoders don't provide
* all bits for the complete IR code. In general, they provide only
* the command part of the IR code. Yet, as it is possible to replace
* the provided IR with another one, it is needed to allow loading
* IR tables from other remotes. So, we support specifying a mask to
* indicate the valid bits of the scancodes.
scancode &= dev->scanmask;
The budget-ci driver appears to set dev->scanmask to 0xff
So maybe the problem is that it is receiving the full scan code, but
the table entry doesn't have the full scan code. For reasons I don't
Under the 2.6.38, the scancode always has a 0x00 prefix, everywhere,
and everything works fine.
Brian May <brian(a)microcomaustralia.com.au>
I've just been setting up some pptp servers for mobile phone VPN use.
Rumor had it that CyanogenMod would allow me to choose whether to route all
traffic via the VPN, but I've installed the latest stable release and it
appears to lack such functionality.
Anyway one thing that's annoying is that I have to enter a password every
time. That leads to a choice between a poor password that's easy to remember
or a good password that needs to be written down, and both of those cases
involve annoying typing.
The VPN client will store the user-name though. So I was wondering whether
the user-name is encrypted, if so I could use "1" for the password and have
the random 8 character string as the user-name. I believe that the loss of
email from a stolen phone is a much greater concern than the loss of a VPN
password, among other things the VPN password can be trivially changed but the
IMAP mail that is cached in the phone is lost to the attacker.
Wikipedia says that the security of PPTP is weak. This isn't even including
the case that any system which only has a user-name and password supplied by
the client and no stored authentication token stored by either side (EG like
the ~/.ssh/known_hosts) is going to lose in some way if the hostile party can
proxy the protocol.
In terms of setting up the server on Linux I just had to add something like
the following to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets:
USER pptpd PASS *
Then I set suitable IP addresses in /etc/pptpd.conf . It wasn't difficult
although mistakes with the chap-secrets file and attempts to get PAP working
wasted a bit of time.
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This seems a crazyness in debian bugfixing system to me:
I am trying to get amanda to recover - and I have hit this bug
reported in debian lenny where the
client trying to do the recovery insists on using ipv6 to talk to an
ipv4 machine which fails.
which has a fix in amanda-client Version: 1:2.5.2p1-5 as per bug
report in **26 Mar 2009**
- *BUT* where can I get this - today in Dec 2011????
http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=amanda-client lists the
latest lenny version as 1:2.5.2p1-4 (the version I am running).
Can some one explain
- Why is this not released ?
- Where do all these fixes go - some secret archive for debian insiders ....
- How I can fix this with out :
- grabbing the source and recompiling it all myself
- upgrading the whole client machine to squeeze or some newer release
Thanks in advance