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gentoo stage3-x86-uclibc-2008.0 hacking

Posted 01-08-2011 at 02:47 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

Long time no posting
Today I'm going to describe my so called experience with gentoo stage3 from 2008, linked against uClibc, a tiny C library for developing embedded environments.
I first met uClibc on my router's tomato-usb firmware. I was amazed when I've seen how small memory usage was, even for coreutils-apps.
Since that I was looking for decent inspiration to try out building my own uClibc-based environment. As I previously wrote (I think I did), I once was an assembler...
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chroot PHP for use with nginx

Posted 10-31-2010 at 10:40 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I never had to deal with chrooted environment before, and there isn't lots of info out there on the net. Best result I've found so far is http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-...oted-jail.html
Actually, it covers almost entire topic, but I'm going to explain how to bind it with nginx in gentoo linux environment.
Say, you have a site example.org with some app you don't really trust in /app dir. Your own-written site scripts are executed in non-chrooted PHP environment...
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upgrading home network router

Posted 07-25-2010 at 05:35 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 07-25-2010 at 05:36 AM by Web31337

Yesterday I made a small relocation of server boxes at home and decided to test if I can replace my current Pentium-I MMX 200MHz router with newer computer, which is Celeron 2400 MHz, 1GB of RAM.
Well, I sat there all night till I finally managed to make a minimal required kernel for current hardware platform. Entire system boots in around 30 secs and ready to work. I didn't add automatic start of my internet connection, I usually do it manually.
Now I'm able to see that my ISP actually...
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Posted in security, hardware
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opera 9.64 on gentoo x86_64, libqt-mt.so.3 and other issues

Posted 07-20-2010 at 09:48 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 07-20-2010 at 09:50 AM by Web31337

Finally I've managed to set this up.
Putting my experience here, hoping it will help someone and would be on top of google results.

There are reasons for me to keep 9.64 instead of using 10.x versions. The one reason is that opera 9.64 is somehow more secure, since, most users usually upgrade to newer version (since opera is not windows/linux-bundled) and newer versions look nicely. I don't need new functionality that is bundled with 10.x tree, the other reason for why I'm...
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Fighting with vmware-server 1.0 and it's modules

Posted 12-13-2009 at 08:15 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I had that idea of running vmware-server on linux long time ago, but since i failed to build vmware-modules on my debian i forgot that.
today when i powered on my gentoo server again i decided to try installing it there. why there? well, firstly, because it's a separate server, so i won't load my own computer with virtual machine. secondary is because it's gentoo, and it doesn't require me to know anything to build kernel(especially if i already had one running, built by me previously with...
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