Posts in Category "tech"

"Hacking" Attempts

This is my latest attempt at putting up some interesting content here. I intend to make this a regular feature containt the various attempts made to "hack" into my linux box. Here's today's logs and summary:

SSH Log

Mar 6 19:58:36 [sshd] Did not receive identification string from 207.36.180.61
Mar 6 20:20:09 [sshd] Invalid user jordan from 207.36.180.61
Mar 6 20:20:10 [sshd] Invalid user michael from 207.36.180.61
Mar 6 20:20:11 [sshd] Invalid user nicole from 207.36.180.61
Mar 6 20:20 …
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Mozilla Firefox

firefox

As of yesterday (Saturday, September 18, 2004), Mozilla Firefox has gotten over one million downloads in less than 5 days. That's pretty damned good, but I think we as an Internet community can do better. They're aiming for another million downloads in the next five days. So if you're not using Firefox, click on the little button off to the right there and get browsing! If you're curious as to what Mozilla Firefox is, just click "Read More".

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EULA Happy!

I just installed the latest Critical Update for Windows XP SP2, "Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool". With it, I can officially say that Microsoft has become EULA-happy. This tool has a multi-page license agreement, complete with warnings about invalid product keys and Microsoft JVM legalese. They even make disclosing benchmarks illegal! Anyhow, the full EULA content is below.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS UPDATE

SUPPLEMENTAL END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE ("Supplemental EULA")

IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY - These Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") operating system components, including any "online" or electronic documentation ("OS Components") are subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement under which …

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Linux

My Linux box uses a fairly sophisticated array of software on it. The first level is the distribution. I use gentoo linux, a distribution aimed at fairly experienced users. It has no graphical installation or configuration tools, and all of its software is compiled from source. Here's my stats as of this writing (7/9/2004):

Software Version
Kernel 2.6.7-rc3-love2
GLibc 2.3.3.20040420
gcc 3.3.3-r6
X11 xorg-x11 6.7.0-r1
Gnome 2.6.1_rc1
KDE 3.3.0_beta1
ROX-Filer 2.1.2
Mozilla 1.6-r1
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New Computer

We have a new computer!

HP a410e

Processor AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Motherboard VIA KM400
RAM 1GB PC2700 DDR-RAM
HDD 1x120GB
Graphics Card nVidia GeForce FX 5600 128MB
DVD-ROM Drive 16x DVD-ROM Drive
Rewritable Drive 8x4x12x24x10x40x DVD+R/+RW Drive
Floopy Drive Yes, internal
Media Card Reader Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader
Sound Card Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Speakers 1x Boston Acoustics BA635, 1x Boston Acoustics BA735, 1x harmon/cardon 2-piece (set up as a 6.1)
Monitor HP Pavilion f1503 15" TFT Screen
Operating System(s) Windows XP Home Edition (soon to be Linux!)
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