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[SIZE="5"][b]Making slackware packages from source[/b][/SIZE]
I'm posting this because some people have problems with making packages from source code, and howto where I learned how to do it isn't available anymore.
1) howto is pretty short and doesn't dive into details too much (although I initially thought about overview of commonly used build systems).
2) This doesn't work for all packages, only for most...
Finally Rootkit Hunter release 1.3.4 is here listing 4 additions, 8 changes and 9 bugfixes. Thanks to all contributors who made this release possible by providing code, submitting ideas, bugs, fixes, documentation, testing from CVS, helping out on the rkhunter-users mailing list and promoting Rootkit Hunter.
Even though it's a given by now, the project wouldn't be going anywhere without John Horne...
Posted 12-30-2008 at 02:25 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-03-2009 at 09:16 PM byrocket357
I installed paramiko and tested out ssh.py (see the Edit on my last post). Python isn't just easy to use, it's *incredibly* easy to use...and now it's even more powerful and easy to use than before (is that possible?!?).
The problem with my last post is that you have to manually manage timing. It's a serious pain (Edit - relatively speaking, of course)...you "stdin.write("""<some long-running command>""")", and then you have to time.sleep()...
Posted 12-30-2008 at 11:47 AM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-03-2009 at 06:52 PM byrocket357(link)
Ok, so some time back I posted on here about cleartext passwords and Python, and how to encrypt passwords for storage on your hard drive. The task that prompted that post was writing a script capable of round-robin connecting to SQL Server and PostgreSQL databases to extract information about databases, software versions, log file sizes, etc...
Today's task is to round-robin connect to Linux via ssh. Python's os.popen3 is perhaps my favored (yes, I know it's been supplanted by more...
Posted 12-30-2008 at 10:29 AM byPresGas (President Gas is President Gas again.)
Well, after a pleasant holiday and a car accident on X-mass night, I am recovered enough to post a continuation of my Mini 9 observations.
Thanks to the helpful commentary of Hangdog42, I discerned that the wireless drivers that I mentioned were the same. I still completely freeze in our university environment which is 802.11g wpa2-enterprise, but am fine on my wep 802.11b router. I had one complete freeze on another test wpa2-personal 802.11g router, but I was not able to reproduce...