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Patched Proxytunnel TLS binaries

February 9th, 2015 2 comments

Since stunnel & openssl no longer by default supports SSL3 due to the POODLE vulnerability (CVE20143566), here’s a patched version of Proxytunnel to be used with recent versions of above mentioned software.

Based on the source for Proxytunnel (trunk-253) and the patch published here – thanks to the author.

Binaries for win32 has been build with cygwin.

Download patched win32 binaries

Download sources with patch applied

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SolidOnline migrated to WordPress

January 20th, 2011 No comments

As you might have noticed, SolidOnline have migrated to the WordPress platform.
At this point, I no longer have the time or commitment needed to maintain my self-written backend, and WordPress seemed like the right choice for me.
Some old links might be broken, but I have tried to keep it at a minimum.

Custom openSUSE countdown graphics

October 28th, 2009 1 comment

Update 3 (2013/04/01)
Counter now points to latest/upcoming release, updated links here
Custom openSUSE Countdown Example
Custom openSUSE Countdown PHP Source Code
Usage Instruction @ opensuse.org

Read more…

The yearly update ;-)

July 12th, 2009 2 comments

It’s been over a year since my last post, and it’s about time for an update.

A lot have happened over the past year, most notably I have completed my education, and in that regard my apprenticeship with Danfoss A/S has come to an end. I’ve learned a lot from working at Danfoss, and I feel well prepared for my future worklife.

I moved to Sønderborg in 2005, when I was offered to work for Danfoss as a part of my education. It’s been a great experience, but I’ve also missed the place I moved away from, and in particular my friends in Nykøbing. On August 1st, I will get the key for my new apartment in Nykøbing, and I’m really looking forward for moving to the place where I feel at home.

In other news, TotalIRC has died out, at least for me and the other admins I have spoken with. There are various reasons for this. I know I had my own to stop serving the network, but I’d rather not go into the nitty-gritty details of the breakup here. I announced my decision to the other admins by email on August 24th 2008. No replies came back, and this server stopped serving as an IRC server shortly thereafter. Christopher (one of the founders) might have plans to start TotalIRC again at some point, I’m not sure.

That’s it for now, I hope to keep the blog updated more than once a year, but I wont make any promises.

Have a nice summer everyone 🙂

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Resizing TrueCrypt volumes

April 26th, 2008 6 comments

Development of TrueCrypt was discontinued in 2014. Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues.
Find an alternative at: http://alternativeto.net/software/truecrypt/


Note: This approach does not seem to work with Truecrypt versions > 6.2

Can it be done ?

Not according to TrueCrypt‘s FAQ.
A quick search through their forums, does not reveal optimistic results either.

Nevertheless, I believe I managed to resize (only grow, not shrink) fixed-size TrueCrypt volumes (container files) formated with ext3 in the past. And I just tested it out again today, and it seems to be working pretty well. I have resized multiple volumes, without loosing any data. What impact, if any, it might have on the security of the volume, is beyond my knowledge of disk encryption.

So, if you try the following, I will not be held responsible for data-loss, weakened security of the volume, or anything of that kind. That being said, it works very well for me.
The following is what I did to resize a fixed-size TrueCrypt volume:

1. Create a fixed-size TrueCrypt volume (container file, not entire disk/partition), without a filesystem format.
Mount it in slot 1, without filesystem mount, through the TrueCrypt GUI.
Run mkfs.ext3 /tmp/.truecrypt_aux_mnt1/volume

2. Remount in slot 1, with filesystem mount, through the TrueCrypt GUI.
Copy some files to the volume, just to see if everything is good.
Unmount the TrueCrypt volume.

3. Use the ‘dd’ utility to extend/grow the volume as much as you like, in this example, 100MB:
Run dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1M count=100 >> /path/to/truecrypt_volume.file

4. Mount in slot 1, with filesystem mount, through the TrueCrypt GUI.
Run resize2fs /dev/loop0 (replace loop0 with the loopback device where /tmp/.truecrypt_aux_mnt1/volume is mounted)

5. Run df -h and check that the filesystem has grown. Test that you can still read the files you copied to the volume earlier, and that you can write new files, beyond the limit of the original size of the volume.

That’s it 🙂
It works for me, it might not work for you. No guarantees given.

New design, cleanup and moving to MySQL

December 22nd, 2007 No comments

Working on it…
TinyMCE now integrated for blog system
🙂
TinyMCE now also availble for comments 😀

Implementation of Clean URL’s (through apache’s mod_rewrite) almost finished:
You can now access this post as
http://www.solidonline.dk/blog/20071222164609/
instead of
http://www.solidonline.dk/?page=blog&id=20071222164609

It looks much nicer, and should be search engine friendly 🙂

KDE Styles and Window Decorations repository

October 7th, 2007 No comments

I have put some RPM’s online, for use with openSUSE 10.2.
They have all been build with the checkinstall utility.
I am not aware how portable/good quality RPM’s this utility builds, but they work for me on my 10.2 machines.

The repository contains KDE Styles and Window Decorations. (Most of them from kde-look.org).
More will be added along the way.

All credits are due to the respective creators/developers.
URL: kde-extra USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

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A story about HDD recovery with dd_rescue

July 2nd, 2007 No comments

“I wanted to share a little story about how my disk died, and how my data was recovered…”

I posted this story to the opensuse-offtopic mailing list, if you want to read it, it’s available here here.

More details on TeamSpeak 3

June 28th, 2007 1 comment

TeamSpeak has released some more information on their upcoming TeamSpeak 3 client, posted on their developer blog.
Especially an overview of the new architecture seems interesting.

At the time of release, TeamSpeak will release the main QT user interface, a console interface (lua) and of course the server, to Windows, Linux and Mac.

What keeps my interest for the development, is the ability to use ALSA in the next TeamSpeak version. That alone would be one major improvement over TS2.

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Rest In Peace Cole

December 8th, 2006 2 comments

“Passed away unexpectedly in San Juan Bautista. He was born in San Jose and lived in Hollister at the time of his death. Cole loved all kinds of music, was a wiz on a computer, but most of all Cole loved being with his family, friends and traveling.”

Those words are the start of an obituary of Cole C. Young. Acer, as he was known through out IRC networks and on the internet, died on November 24. 2006. He was only 24.

I got to know Cole in early 2004 through the TotalIRC network, where he was an administrator (and co-founder), as well as a good friend of many of the people on the network.
Since that time, I spend a lot of time talking with Cole, about technical, as well as personal matters.
He became a good friend.

It is a couple of hours since I got the information, and honestly, I am still a bit shaken by it. He was there when needed, always ready to help out, and had an outstanding personality.

I know I speak for all of TotalIRC’s administrators, users, and people who knew him, when I say that he will be greatly missed.

We are privileged to have known you Cole. May you rest in peace.