Re: [Dorset] Wimborne Model Town Routing Problem

2022-04-19 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Tue, 19 Apr 2022 09:45:02 +0100, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > On 19/04/2022 07:27, Terry Coles wrote: > > On Monday, 18 April 2022 20:26:36 BST Patrick Wigmore wrote: > >> If there isn't a suitable route to 192.168.0.0/24 on the VPN > >> client > >>

Re: [Dorset] Wimborne Model Town Routing Problem

2022-04-18 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 10:23:19 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > > When a VPN client connects to the Web Server, in theory the web > > server would see that connection coming in from a 10.1.10.0/24 > > address, not a 192.168.0.0/24 one. So, it is a given that the > > Webserver has to be configured to

Re: [Dorset] Wimborne Model Town Routing Problem

2022-04-17 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 17 Apr 2022 08:32:23 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > 10.1.10.0/24 is the network set up by > the VPN Server to forward remote traffic on and each device on the > WMT Network is allocated an address in that range If I understand you correctly, I think you are saying that each device on the

Re: [Dorset] Query about iptables

2022-03-28 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 27 Mar 2022 16:13:49 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > On Sunday, 27 March 2022 16:07:30 BST Patrick Wigmore wrote: > > What is the IP address of the user's device, and how does it get > > allocated to that device? > > The Webserver is also a DHCP Server and a DNS Serv

Re: [Dorset] Query about iptables

2022-03-27 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 27 Mar 2022 10:48:00 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > Recently, we discovered a problem with the Webserver; it no longer > served up Webpages! I brought the Webserver hardware home and > connected it to a reference model of the VPN Server and a > representative site WiFi Antenna with a couple

Re: [Dorset] Cannot Set the Volume Using amixer under bullseye

2021-12-31 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 31 Dec 2021 16:21:34 +, Terry Coles wrote: > I need the volume to be controllable from my Python program, so I > set it once at the beginning when the program is launched, eg: > > amixer -c 0 set PCM 100 This looks like it should be a valid command, based on the configuration you

Re: [Dorset] Python Problem in MQTT subscriber program

2021-08-27 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 27 Aug 2021 14:02:19 +0100, PeterMerchant wrote: > Patrick, I am most grateful for your comments. You obviously know a > lot more about MQTT than I. I wouldn't say I know a lot about MQTT, and I did not mean to imply that I do. I have a fairly basic high-level understanding of it, but

Re: [Dorset] Python Problem in MQTT subscriber program

2021-08-27 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hmm. I don't think I'm able to solve this. Referring to the full MQTT subscriber/car control program you sent me off-list, this is some of the context I was missing: It is using paho-mqtt, f.k.a. Mosquitto, and message is a MQTTMessage object, with message.payload being arbitrary bytes. It

Re: [Dorset] Python Problem in MQTT subscriber program

2021-08-26 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thu, 26 Aug 2021 14:10:31 +0100, PeterMerchant wrote: > Problem sorted, though I don't know why. > I took out the hyphens in the Pot-Left & Right strings, and made > them Pleft and Pright. and it does not crash. > > Peter. I don't know whether you are still interested in getting to the bottom

Re: [Dorset] Inadequate Level of Security??

2021-06-17 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:25:59 +0100, Tim wrote: > Hi All, when I went to use my laptop the other morning I was > presented with this in the reading pane of my Thunderbird, it was > working the night before > The web site tried to negotiate an inadequate level of security. > > live.thunderbird.net

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
I've just tried to reproduce the bug using the Chromium snap package, version 91.0.4472.77. I was able to save a new username/password, close the browser, open the browser, then access the username/password. In other words, I could not reproduce the issue. My profile directory was

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:22:42 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > I was unable to find that directory or the one mentioned by the Mac > user that you referred to. If you go to chrome://version/ in Chromium, then it should tell you your current Profile Path; the directory where you would find the Login

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:38:03 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > Anyone else noticed this? I upgraded to Kubuntu 21.04 a few days > ago and now Chromium doesn't store passwords. The offer is made, > and clcking OK is accepted, but opening 'Settings - Passwords' > shows that no passwords have been

Re: [Dorset] Monitor Pings on WiFi Interface

2021-05-28 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 28 May 2021 12:17:38 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > I'm coming to believe that I can only capture packets between two > devices on a network if I am actually running the tool from a > device on that network rather than from a remote device over > VPN. None of the Pis on the WMT network are

Re: [Dorset] Failure of wireless connections again.

2021-03-11 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:48:20 +, CA Wills wrote: > To my mind that means that the router must have had an > upgrade remotely. To my mind it seems more likely that router's Wi-Fi hardware, firmware or software has always contained the possibility of getting stuck in a partially non-working

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-15 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:13:12 +, Terry Coles wrote: > When the button is pressed, the Webserver generates a message > which it sends to the Music program. There is a cron job, triggerd > by apscheduler which parses the message and in this case calls the > next_playlist() function. Ah, I

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-15 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:02:23 +, Terry Coles wrote: > I just realised that things aren't quite as I thought. If I start > the program with the Plylist Number set to zero, the Music Player > doesn't start, as is expected. If I then call next_playlist(): > > def next_playlist(): > global

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-15 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:53:24 +, Terry Coles wrote: > To me it seems that the software suddenly starts ignoring interrupts This makes me think the code that handled the previous interrupt might still be running. Having the previous interrupt handler still running is likely to block further

Re: [Dorset] Wireless dropping out

2021-02-13 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 12 Feb 2021 15:39:13 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > So I suspect either the laptop or router have changed something > related to password access around the time it stopped > working. Given your Android tablet doesn't have problems, this > suggests the laptop's configuration. I am

Re: [Dorset] Problem using Chromium to log in to Web Page Secured with flask-httpauth

2021-01-26 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Tue, 26 Jan 2021 14:42:22 +, Terry Coles wrote: > Oh. OK. I understand that is the code the Flask method and not the > code for the Flask Development Server, but surely it's the server > that sets the cookie? The term 'server' can become a bit muddled here. If you look at it from a

Re: [Dorset] Problem using Chromium to log in to Web Page Secured with flask-httpauth

2021-01-25 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:41:57 +, Terry Coles wrote: > Since we can't force anyone to clear their cookies, I guess this > comes back to my original query; how unsafe is this? I can see > Hamish's point, the session cookie is only going to be stored on > the user's device, so if he keeps it

Re: [Dorset] Recommendations for webcam?

2021-01-19 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:06:34 +, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > It seemed to work okay for Jitsi though, so that's good Yes it seemed fine to me. Jitsi was limiting the resolution to 360p, but the image was nice and clear. -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-02-02 20:00 Check

Re: [Dorset] Paths relative to a current working directory whose path contains symbolic links

2020-11-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Thank you so much for that informative response, Ralph. So much interesting history! On Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:00:55 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > The program can't know which. It shouldn't try and > guess but instead just pass the argument to open(2), etc. That was pretty much my conclusion. It

Re: [Dorset] Paths relative to a current working directory whose path contains symbolic links

2020-11-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 09 Nov 2020 13:46:25 +, Keith Edmunds wrote: > One way (which may or may not be convenient) is to run this from the > shell: > > $ cd $(realpath .) Thanks Keith. A useful tip. In my case, it was necessary to add some quotes, since the path returned by realpath contained some

[Dorset] Paths relative to a current working directory whose path contains symbolic links

2020-11-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi all, I was writing a script that took file paths as arguments, and stumbled upon a phenomenon that I wasn't previously aware of, but which I'm guessing is probably quite well known. There is a difference between the way the current working directory is understood by the bash shell and the

Re: [Dorset] KDE - How to Disable Plasma Widgets

2020-10-23 Thread Patrick Wigmore
> Unfortunately, these just confirm what I already knew; you can get > rid of Notes if you disable the middle mouse click behaviour (which > I use all the time) or uninstall the plasma-widgets-addons Package > which gets rid of a lot of stuff that I do use. > I *want* the paste; I probably use

Re: [Dorset] KDE - How to Disable Plasma Widgets

2020-10-23 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:36:19 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Hi Patrick, > > > I think the key word for finding this information was "paste". > > I used ‘disable plasma notes’. My full search query was 'plasma paste notes'. -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-11-03 20:00 Check to

Re: [Dorset] KDE - How to Disable Plasma Widgets

2020-10-23 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Good afternoon Terry, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > > (Notes) that randomly drops Post-its on my desktop: > I've obviously no idea what any of that is, but Google came up with > links like these which look helpful. > > > https://superuser.com/questions/1116231/completely-disable-desktop-> >

Re: [Dorset] Loss of OS during upgrade

2020-09-27 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:35:39 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > > Otherwise, you can verify the physical disc in the same way you > > would verify the ISO file. > > True, though I think I recall, back when CD and DVD burning was > common, you had to be careful the block device didn't return a few >

Re: [Dorset] Loss of OS during upgrade

2020-09-27 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:12:38 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Didn't common distros > add some option soon after the media boots to check the rest of > the media, e.g. read the DVD all the way through to the end of the > image? I believe that is true. Otherwise, you can verify the physical disc

Re: [Dorset] How to Cancel Existing systemd.timer(5) OnCalendar Values.

2020-09-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Is it intentional that OnCalender= has a different spelling of Calend[a,e]r than OnCalendar=20:12? Patrick -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-10-06 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack:

Re: [Dorset] Making iptables Entries Persistent

2020-07-19 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 18 Jul 2020 18:17:38 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > Hi, > > It has been suggested that I add an iptables rule into some devices > and make it persistent by adding the rule to /etc/rc.local. > > I naively thought that iptables rules were persistent, but a quick > google throws up the idea of

Re: [Dorset] Matrix: Open Network for Decentralised Communication.

2020-06-21 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 14:29:13 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Has anyone here on the list had experience of https://matrix.org ? > After a quick skim, it looks interesting. I've only heard of it because it's the underlying protocol/network for Librem One Chat https://librem.one/ which serves as

Re: [Dorset] Internet Access Using Tethering

2020-06-20 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:22:02 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > On Saturday, 20 June 2020 15:21:40 BST Terry Coles wrote: > > What's the minimum needed to get something up on the Internet that > > would respond to a query of some kind? I've looked at various > > Tutorials and they all seem to be a fair

Re: [Dorset] Internet Access Using Tethering

2020-06-20 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 15:21:40 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > > Personally my next step would be to temporarily stick some > > relatively easy-to-configure server of some kind online via the > > home router. E.g. a web server serving a unique web page, and > > then try to connect to that via the phone

Re: [Dorset] Internet Access Using Tethering

2020-06-20 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 10:53:14 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > I'm trying to test my Raspberry Pi VPN Server which is currently > installed in my workroom. It has Internet access on one side via > my Home Router and access to my Pi network on the other. I have > successfully tested this setup from

Re: [Dorset] Filesystem in a LUKS volume unmounts randomly on Raspberry Pi

2020-06-20 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 09:25:28 +0100, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > - /dev/sda3 is a 200GB LUKS container (/dev/dm-0) with an EXT4 > partition inside, which I use for syncing files between my laptop > and desktop with Nextcloud. > > This is generally very quick and reliable, but the EXT4

Re: [Dorset] Selling GPL software with different price points.

2020-06-10 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 15:56:41 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Hamish could distinguish the sold editions with ‘Personal Edition’ > and ‘Business Edition’ though, e.g. title bars, or About dialogue > windows? This wouldn't be a restriction, just an indication of > which binary was bought? That seems

Re: [Dorset] Selling GPL software with different price points.

2020-06-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 08 Jun 2020 15:43:32 +0100, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > I don't think I have a way of enforcing that people buy the correct > version for business, but I could always just have a "Personal Use" > notice in the title bar or something. I don't think you can place a restriction like

Re: [Dorset] Hibernate in (K)Ubuntu

2020-05-06 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 06 May 2020 13:09:58 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > I haven't encrypted my laptop because it rarely leaves the house (my > wife uses it mostly). > I have never felt it necessary to encrypt my desktop. I thought as much, but it was such a low hanging fruit of an answer that I thought it

Re: [Dorset] Hibernate in (K)Ubuntu

2020-05-06 Thread Patrick Wigmore
It's probably worth mentioning that hibernate is (usually) incompatible with encrypted swap, which you would normally have if you are using any kind of disk encryption. When (K)Ubuntu first started offering encrypted home directories as a standard feature, I did not immediately make the

Re: [Dorset] Jitsi Security

2020-04-10 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:44:03 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > > What appends the ‘[1]’ at the end of the URL? The terminal here > > thinks it's part of it, as shown by the underline drawn on hover, > > and passes it to The Grauniad. > > That's KMail That always catches me out! (The trick is to

Re: [Dorset] BOINC Statistics

2020-03-31 Thread Patrick Wigmore
I just read this document about Science United: https://scienceunited.org/doc/implementation.pdf Comparing BOINC's credit system to Science United's, it provides some insight into another reason why credit for BOINC tasks may not appear instantly: > BOINC has a sophisticated credit system for

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - COVID-19 Situation

2020-03-30 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:11:44 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > The open-source issue is why I mentioned Jitsi. I like the sound of Jitsi for that reason. On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:48:37 +0100, t...@ls83.eclipse.co.uk wrote: > I would guess that quite a few of us have a tablet or smartphone > with

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-30 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:51:20 +0100, Tim Waugh wrote: > Nice article here, folding@home the main focus, which mentions > back-offs when requesting new work Back-offs were what I was seeing on my machine with the Core 2 Duo T7250. It was assigned work to do, but in 24 hours it was never able to

Re: [Dorset] BOINC Statistics

2020-03-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:53:27 +0100, Patrick Wigmore wrote: > it seems it requests the latest statistics *before* telling the > server about the work it has just completed Or, possibly, it requests the statistics after telling the server about the work done, but the server hasn't u

Re: [Dorset] BOINC Statistics

2020-03-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Terry On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:26:46 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > For several days the 'Work done for this project' read 0 because the > first Task was yet to complete. Yesterday morning I was informed > that the work done was 1, as expected, but I definitely didn't > expect to log in this

Re: [Dorset] Using ZOOM on Linus

2020-03-26 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:38:48 +, C Wills wrote: > Linux Mint 19.08 has it in the repository but comments something > about it being a wrapper only. > Does Zoom work and is there any problem with it please? I assume Zoom has a non-Free software license. (Free as in freedom.) Because of that,

Re: [Dorset] Strange hard disk

2020-02-28 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:17:03 +, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > we'd need a power brick and an adaptor to plug it in to USB. I have a power brick I can bring if needed. I might as well bring a USB/SATA adaptor, a power adaptor and a short extension lead. The more the merrier! -- Next

Re: [Dorset] Meaning of ‘DT File’ in Schematic/PCB/Simulation Context.

2020-02-23 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 23 Feb 2020 11:38:04 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > A test plan that can be executed? That was my first thought, but I'm not aware of any kind of testing that might use the abbreviation "DT". On second thoughts, I wonder if they could be talking about generating a "device tree". At

Re: [Dorset] Dual Boot W10/Linux partition problem

2019-12-22 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 22 Dec 2019 10:22:01 +, Terry Coles wrote: > Normally a typical > Windows installation would only use two; the 'C:' Drive and, in > later installations, the Recovery Partition. If it's a newish > laptop there will also be a UEFI partition, but what the fourth one > for? I was

Re: [Dorset] SMTP Hosting Sought.

2019-12-15 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:42:06 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Hi, > > I'm looking for recommendations for SMTP hosting: > > - Accept incoming email for one or more domains and hold it until > accessed with IMAP or POP3. > - Accept outbound emails as a smart-host that sends to any > recipient. -

Re: [Dorset] Anyone with a 3D Printer

2019-12-07 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi James, On Sat, 07 Dec 2019 13:01:35 +, James Blake wrote: > I need to get a specific design of a button replicated for a jacket > I own. Has anyone got a 3D printer? I have a 3D printer, but the print quality is not great at the moment. (I need to do some work on it at some point, but

Re: [Dorset] Cannot get into KWallet after copying my Home directory from an old Spinning Rust Drive to a new SSD

2019-11-28 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:24:45 +, D-LUG wrote: > I discovered that the drive in the USB caddy had read errors. On Thu, 28 Nov 2019 17:59:09 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Also, caddy interfaces can be flaky compared to having the drive > installed properly. I own a particularly cheap and flaky

Re: [Dorset] Discovering unfamiliar utilities

2019-07-06 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 06 Jul 2019 09:33:15 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Well, I was wondering how it could be done and like solving the > puzzle; keeps my hand in. A good habit, for sure. > The university used to have staff and students interested in Unix > and ran Solaris or a descendant so there could be

Re: [Dorset] Discovering unfamiliar utilities

2019-07-05 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:14:03 +0100, Patrick Wigmore wrote: > the short description of size(1) does not make any mention of object > files: > > $ man -f size > size (1) - list section sizes and total size. On Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:33:21 +0100, Ralph

Re: [Dorset] Discovering unfamiliar utilities

2019-07-05 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:33:21 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > For a one-off quick task, automating it would be more tedious. But you did it anyway, even though you didn't need the results! (Don't change, your code snippets are great.) > I learnt by reading books. Pre-Internet. The authors back

Re: [Dorset] Very slow Desktop startup problem

2019-07-05 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 08:44, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > (yada yada) |& curl -sSF 'f:1=<-' ix.io On Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:42:22 +0100, Victor Churchill wrote: > I was puzzled to see the '&' in your command above. I'd have thought that > saying > (yada yada) | curl -sSF 'f:1=<-' ix.io > would do the

[Dorset] Discovering unfamiliar utilities

2019-07-05 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:37:35 +0100, Bob Dunlop wrote: > nvi >textdata bss dec hex filename > 270612048 256 2936572b5 /usr/bin/nvi > 442019 18688 144 460851 70833 /usr/lib64/libvi.so.0 > 430302 176282552 450482 6dfb2 /lib64/libncursesw.so.6

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2019-07-02's Pub Meet.

2019-07-03 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:50:44 +0100, Tim Waugh wrote: > Yes, thinking around the problem of wanting to seamlessly use more > storage than is available locally on e.g. a laptop, backed by > network storage (perhaps a local file server, perhaps as a cache > for cloud storage). Tim's problem reminded

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week tonight

2019-06-28 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:14:09 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > There have been no more suggestions, so I guess we stick with next > Tuesday at the BEC and hope for the best. I will make an effort to show up this time. I'm fine with either date. Exclude me from the decision. On Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Re: [Dorset] KMail "ghost" messages after deleting from IMAP folders

2019-04-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:12:38 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > > In KMail, it seems, the setting I needed was "Automatically > > compact > > folders (expunges deleted messages)" under the "Advanced" tab of > > the settings for each relevant IMAP account. > > Is there a means to manually compact,

Re: [Dorset] KMail "ghost" messages after deleting from IMAP folders

2019-04-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:10:58 +, Hamish MB wrote: > Interesting, cos thunderbird does this as well - I'll see if I can > find an option for that in there too. On my travels, I found this article which speaks of a mail.imap.expunge_after_delete about:config option in Thunderbird.

[Dorset] KMail "ghost" messages after deleting from IMAP folders

2019-04-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi List, For many years, I had a problem where, after deleting a message from an IMAP folder in KMail, or moving a message from one folder to another, it would at first appear to be deleted/moved, but then, the next time the folder was refreshed to show what was on the server, a "ghost" of

Re: [Dorset] Slightly Off-Topic - Reasonable Miniature HDMI Monitor

2019-03-14 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Terry, On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:27:44 +, Terry Coles wrote: > However, this morning I realised that the thing I hadn't tried was > to create a program to run automatically on boot up of the Pi, run > minicom and then and login in the normal way. Lo and behold, > there was my executing

Re: [Dorset] Redistributing binary firmware with a custom live disk

2019-03-14 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Hamish, On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:04:55 +, Hamish MB wrote: > I am unsure how to license the final disk image, or what license > statement to use if any - most of the software is GPL. If the disk image is to contain software with incompatible licenses, then clearly you cannot use one license

Re: [Dorset] Monitoring Internet Connectivity.

2019-03-10 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 09:57:56 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > So RADIUS knows how to Authenticate. It then Authorises I have made the old mistake of conflating Authentication and Authorisation. -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-04-02 20:00 Check to whom you are replying

Re: [Dorset] Monitoring Internet Connectivity.

2019-03-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sat, 09 Mar 2019 17:58:26 +, t...@ls83.eclipse.co.uk wrote: > Yes, not only that but I'm hoping that CC#2, by trying to beat the > system, will learn a bit about networking rather than just using > it. :-) > As someone who hasn't come across RADIUS before, could you explain > how it could

Re: [Dorset] Monitoring Internet Connectivity.

2019-03-08 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:23:55 +, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > I've not used it, and don't fully understand its operation, but I > wonder if RADIUS is well suited to the `authentication and > authorisation' of clients to the home network. I have got the impression from these messages that Tim might

Re: [Dorset] OpenWRT

2019-02-10 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 13:23:38 +, Tim wrote: > First, I found the passphrase for my wifi stored on the router in > plain text format It's certainly not the first router operating system to do that. I found a feature request asking for Ubiquity access points to stop storing WiFi passwords in

Re: [Dorset] OpenWRT

2019-01-27 Thread Patrick Wigmore
a crowd-funded product. Patrick Wigmore -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-02-05 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread, don't hijack: mailto:dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] Database with GUI Front End for Non-Database Experts

2018-11-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Terry, Last year, I used [Kexi](http://kexi-project.org/) to record an inventory of my personal hoard of electronic components. But Kexi does not fulfil your requirements, in that the database would not be hosted on a website somewhere, and that it would not run on Mac or Windows (support

Re: [Dorset] Visual basic on Linux

2018-09-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Tim, > ...my son has been told he needs to download Visual Studio 2017 onto > a Windows PC... > Are there any options other than spending several hundred pounds on > a new PC to run this bloatware for compiling programs. MonoDevelop is probably the closest equivalent to Visual Studio on

Re: [Dorset] Centering Text Using CSS

2018-07-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Terry, On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:47:22 +0100, Patrick Wigmore wrote: > You should probably use a tag instead, and assign it a class: I now see in your 13:43 message that you have done this. -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2018-07-17 20:00 Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... h

Re: [Dorset] Centering Text Using CSS

2018-07-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:26:39 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > Please point out my (no doubt) blindingly obvious mistake. You seem to have created your own tag "", and the browser has probably defaulted to displaying it as an inline element, which can't have a text-align property. You should

Re: [Dorset] Using a Raspberry Pi as a Network Router

2018-07-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:14:05 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > > Given enough time to detect the captive portal, Windows 7 pops up > > a > > balloon from the taskbar suggesting that "Additional log on > > information may be required", which opens a browser when clicked. > > Have you installed

Re: [Dorset] Using a Raspberry Pi as a Network Router

2018-07-11 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:14:21 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > It's worse than that; I've found that every browser that I've tried > on every device that I have access to exhibits different behaviours > with this code: I think this is just something that happens with captive portals. It's not unique

Re: [Dorset] Using a Raspberry Pi as a Network Router

2018-07-11 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:04:29 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > On Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:20:49 BST Terry Coles wrote: > > All of the pages appear different in one other respect. Across > > the top of the Splash Page, there is a page Title that reads > > 'Sign in to network'. This appears at the top

Re: [Dorset] Problems with The UK Mirror Service https://www.mirrorservice.org/

2018-07-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:41:12 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > Could some of you guys try the UK Mirror Service (https:// > www.mirrorservice.org/)? I, too, receive a domain holding page from Easyspace saying that the domain has expired. They have posted about it on Twitter. It looks like the issue

Re: [Dorset] Setting up a URL Filter and Cascading Routers

2018-06-15 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:58:42 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > I think that I may have mis-understood the config file commentary (I > haven't actually done that bit yet), but I found the following at > line 170: > > # This should be autodetected on an OpenWRT system, but if not: > > # Set

Re: [Dorset] Firefox online payment issue issue

2018-05-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Tim, It's just occurred to me you might have been talking about using Nationwide's online banking website to make a payment to somebody else's account, rather than a card payment on a third party website. In which case, my apologies, my reply is probably irrelevant. Patrick -- Next meeting:

Re: [Dorset] Firefox online payment issue issue

2018-05-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Tim, > I tried to make the make payments to the same two account tonight, > but had the same issue, both payments refused. I tried using Google > Chrome and both payments went through with out issue. Are the payments on different websites, or the same website? Perhaps it is just a specific

Re: [Dorset] Revisited - Accessing a Local Network over a Wireless Router that is NOT Connected to the Internet

2018-02-18 Thread Patrick Wigmore
This page https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1870844-wifi-connection-not-used-for-internet leads me to the following stab in the dark: Is your DHCP server configured to provide a gateway IP address to clients, and, if so, would it solve the problem if you configure it NOT to do that? --

Re: [Dorset] Revisited - Accessing a Local Network over a Wireless Router that is NOT Connected to the Internet

2018-02-18 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sunday, 18 February 2018, at 14:35:33 GMT, Terry Coles wrote: > I presume not because it looks like I need an SSL/TLS > Certificate. If so, that may be all that is wrong, since > Google have definitely moved towards https in recent years. Except that you shouldn't be able to get an SSL/TLS

Re: [Dorset] LibreOffice or Onedrive

2017-09-03 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Peter > SWMBO says that she cannot get on with LibreOffice 5 since I > got rid of XP and Office2003, and she looks after our finances > using the Excel equivalent. I have moved the accounts file > down to OneDrive so that she can use the online equivalent to > Microsoft Excel as a trial for

Re: [Dorset] Exclude hidden folder in rsync

2017-08-20 Thread Patrick Wigmore
> > I want to compress my rsynced home folder, I want the video > > folder in the final compressed file but I don't want tar to > > try and compress it as it compresses the rest of the home > > folder, does that make sense? > > Yes, but it can't be done. Unless you are prepared to accept two

Re: [Dorset] Downloading Code from Github

2017-07-23 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Sunday, 23 July 2017, at 16:50:40 BST, Terry Coles wrote: > Is there a 'proper' way to grab a copy of a program from Github > without making a Pull Request? In git terminology, there exist both pulls and pull requests, which are different things. If you issue a pull request, you are asking

Re: [Dorset] YAWMT Question

2017-06-22 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Terry, On Thursday, 22 June 2017, at 13:23:35 BST, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > That's sounding as if you'd have a database server sitting on > the network with all the slave and the master being its > clients, sending SQL to modify tables. And if the slaves are > writing to the tables, and the

Re: [Dorset] A New Wimborne Model Town Project Query - Sensing Water Levels and Flow

2017-05-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thursday, 4 May 2017, at 11:29:27 BST, Terry Coles wrote: > Since the system will be running largely unattended 24/7, we > want to be able to predict the onset of a flood or drought in > the river. To do that we need to measure the actual depth so > we can determine the rate of change. I must

Re: [Dorset] Can my system run out of memory if my program continuously O/Ps messages to the shell?

2017-04-11 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Tuesday, 11 April 2017, at 12:16:44 BST, Terry Coles wrote: > Thanks. Now I can focus on the overheating. We were trying to > avoid any holes in the case for ventilation. I don't want to jinx it, but you might find you have to drill some drainage holes anyway. Water is a sly opponent! I'd

Re: [Dorset] Python Function Appears to be Entered Twice

2017-03-09 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Thursday, 9 March 2017, at 18:01:43 GMT, Terry Coles wrote: > > > If I uncomment the time.sleep() line, then it prints two. > > > > Two `Message Played'? Do they appear roughly together, both > > after a two-second gap? If you're not sure, increase the 2. > > Increasing the delay increases

Re: [Dorset] SSID Hiding

2017-02-06 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Monday, 6 February 2017, at 19:50:24 GMT, Terry Coles wrote: > I understand what that is saying, but I'm not just relying on > cloaking; I'm using MAC Adress filtering too (as well as WPA2 > PSK encryption). MAC address filtering does not really add any security. Before it comes into play,

Re: [Dorset] Sound issues

2017-02-04 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Saturday, 4 February 2017, at 23:24:23 GMT, Tim wrote: > ...very bassey, very distorted. If I play a CD\mp3 through > Clementine then with the use of the inbuilt equaliser the > output is ok. This makes me wonder whether your sound hardware is being treated as surround sound hardware, and the

Re: [Dorset] How to configure "Reply-To" correctly for list?

2016-10-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Saturday 29 Oct 2016, at 15:38:52, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > The relevant documentation is > https://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-admin/node11.html > and this list's settings are > > first_strip_reply_to = 0 > reply_goes_to_list = 0 > reply_to_address = '' I was more

Re: [Dorset] How to configure "Reply-To" correctly for list?

2016-10-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Saturday 29 Oct 2016, at 15:10:39, Patrick Wigmore wrote: > I have "Reply-to" set to my own address in my configuration > (As an experiment, I will remove it for this message.) That seems to solve the problem. Apologies for any inconvenience. Patrick -- Next meeting: Bour

[Dorset] How to configure "Reply-To" correctly for list?

2016-10-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi All, I've just noticed that my messages to this list seem to be set up so that replies to them by default go straight to me rather than the list. This seems wrong to me. Does anyone know what configuration I need to change in KMail so that replies go to the list by default? I have

Re: [Dorset] Gnome Schedule and script command

2016-10-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Saturday 29 Oct 2016, at 14:29:54, Patrick Wigmore wrote: > It may be that the only way to terminate Firefox cleanly from > outside of Firefox is to simulate a Ctrl+Q keystroke I tried > xdotool search --name "Mozilla Firefox" key ctrl+q which worked. (You probably

Re: [Dorset] Gnome Schedule and script command

2016-10-29 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Tim, On Saturday 29 Oct 2016, at 13:06:25, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Firefox's handling of TERM is unsavoury. It doesn't treat it > like a user's request to quit. You may find one of the > programs that lets you script user actions on the X server is > better, e.g. pretending Firefox's window

Re: [Dorset] Accessing a Local Network over a Wireless Router that is NOT Connected to the Internet

2016-08-12 Thread Patrick Wigmore
Hi Terry, Will's advice looks good. I am watching the thread with interest! I imagine the way to achieve a captive portal is to run a specialised DNS server on the Raspberry Pi, and configure the router to use that as the DNS server for the local network. In your case it would probably

Re: [Dorset] Help Needed: Can anyone with a Windows Phone or an older iPhone or iPad test this link?

2016-08-06 Thread Patrick Wigmore
On Saturday 06 Aug 2016, at 18:45:45, Terry Coles wrote: > ...what I need to know is can people play the samples on the > page below with a Windows Phone or older iPhone or iPad? I tried the page in Safari on my university-issued iPad Mini, which has the user agent string: > Mozilla/5.0 (iPad;

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