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Apr 13, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

April Meeting: 2008-04-24

Just in case you don’t look at the calendar, we will be having the meeting a week late. I’ll have stories of data center dismantling and other goodness as well as the surprising tale of getting a renewed passport. Other topics are welcome, as well as any technical conundrums to be solved.

Apr 9, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

March Meeting

Looks like I was asleep at the switch in March, forgot to post the BSD meeting, forgot to post the ovSAGE meeting. Perhaps I’ll do better this month. Stay tuned.

Apr 6, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDcan 2008

BSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related projects. The organizers have found a fantastic formula that appeals to a wide range of people from extreme novices to advanced developers. BSDCan 2008 will be held on 16-17 May 2008 at University of Ottawa, and will be preceeded by two days of Tutorials on 14-15 May 2008.

Mar 9, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

For the trusting types...

I was just catching up on my reading when I stumbled across this gem of a link: Now, as it doesn’t identify itself via the URL, it is a windows service pack blocking tool. The blurb from the Microsoft web page is as follows: A blocking tool is available for organizations that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Windows Service Pack updates through Windows Update. This tool can be used with:

Feb 21, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

Chroot facility added to OpenSSH

It seems that chroot has been incorporated into OpenSSH in the latest release, making it much easier to enable sftp-only accounts that are confined to their homedir: Previously, you had to implement cumbersome patches and hacks to achieve this functionality, which is easily enabled in vsftpd and some other FTP servers.