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In The Middle Of Nowhere
Life, universe and everything...
Blog title (C) Orbital
It seems like yesterday SF.net decided to give up with forced ban(more: SF blog, my post) of Syria, Iran, Sudan, North Korea and Cuba, and now they provide users with option "Export Control", allowing to opt in or opt out for ban.
By default, all projects have that ban enabled. Read this @ sf.net blog.
But you know, the way it's done... The way it was done initially can only point me to "Prepare for unforeseen consequences" (C) G-Man, Half-Life 2 Episode...
Two or three days ago I was cleaning up my webserver hosts, and adding some stuff.
Occasionally, I've created a file with name containing '?'(question sign) in it. This directory had autoindex enabled, served by nginx.
I've tried to view the directory listing in my browser(just to see how it is shown) and found a bug: autoindex module wasn't URL-encoding the question sign. So it resulted in request to /somedir/filename instead of /somedir/filename%3f as it should have been.
Yesterday I was trying to implement a feature allowing me to unforward the ports while connected. Here is current development progress(which is stopped atm) but the beta-version of solution has been released.
p.s. I also posted that to OpenSSH developers.
25.01.2010 a biggest opensource projects hoster, sourceforge.net denied access to certain countries, which are Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria(correct me if I missed some). They wrote it on their blog.
SF referred to US law, since this was made to follow it. But the way I see it is quite different.
What they actually did is made problems to legal users from these countries. And the ones that should (probably) be blocked will bypass it just by using proxy.
Posted 12-31-2009 at 11:15 AM byWeb31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Happy New Year, my dear friends, LQ community!
Wish you have many roots, virtual and real as well)
And don't forget to run as root yourself! ;)
Then you will see no "permission denied" anymore, you will discover this world is free and there is nothing impossible!
Believe me, it is! su FTW! :)
Have a great party and have a nice time in 2010!