Re: An OpenBSD Consumer Gateway Launch

2021-06-14 Thread Stuart Longland
g those storage volumes that your footer so forcefully asserts should be cast to the bit bucket? It's a nice gesture publicly thanking the OpenBSD authors for their hard efforts, but legal fashion be damned, I strongly object to the demands made in your email's footer. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Advice on serial port communication

2021-05-25 Thread Stuart Longland
er", which is burned into a ROM that exists on the die of the SoC. It has no prompt: it just reads some GPIO pins, initialises the appropriate interface based on the pins it sees pulled high/low then goes hunting for a boot sector. U-Boot is the boot-loader it is failing to load in this case. -- St

Re: Backup OBSD router at 6.7, anyway to upgrade it to 6.9???

2021-05-24 Thread Stuart Longland
image from /bsd to /bsd.rd and back again at each step as the installer/`sysupgrade` does not do this for you. On AMD64, this should not be a problem. you should be able to a `sysupgrade` Worst case scenario might be temporarily changing /etc/installurl to ftp.openbsd.org to obtain the necessary

Re: Advice on serial port communication

2021-05-24 Thread Stuart Longland
On Tue, 25 May 2021 09:38:21 +1000 Stuart Longland wrote: > Maybe it can't find the boot-loader? To clarify… (yes, half asleep this morning)… TI boot-loader cannot find the OS boot-loader… not that it can't find itself. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my m

Re: Advice on serial port communication

2021-05-24 Thread Stuart Longland
On Mon, 24 May 2021 07:54:38 -0700 Joseph Olatt wrote: > Any advice on what those "C"s mean. The serial cable I'm using is: > Something in the back of my mind suggests this might be the TI bootloader complaining, about something. Maybe it can't find the boot-loader? -- Stua

Re: Packages/libraries in disarray after sysupgrade

2021-05-14 Thread Stuart Longland
se) first… it may be that you need to update the packages you have installed now before you can install any new ones. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: home printer

2021-02-11 Thread Stuart Longland
On 11/2/21 10:12 pm, Stuart Longland wrote: > These are real-world devices, with real-world tolerances, and real-world > imperfections. If someone wants to track you, they will, stenography or > not. s/stenography/steganography/… time for the email client dictionary to learn a new word

Re: home printer

2021-02-11 Thread Stuart Longland
onately more or less toner at a certain spot than other areas of the drum. Maybe the MCU controlling the laser is a bit jittery and so doesn't quite hit the target right every time. These are real-world devices, with real-world tolerances, and real-world imperfections. If someone wants to tra

Re: home printer

2021-02-10 Thread Stuart Longland
to sit and scrutinise each and every one. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: home printer

2021-02-09 Thread Stuart Longland
hanically and electronically skilled. You may also have to forgo conveniences such as an automatic sheet feeder or out-of-pigment notifications. Many people are doing (3) now, having decided they don't use a printer often enough to justify the cost of maintaining one. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, V

Re: auto-boot

2021-01-27 Thread Stuart Longland
bet. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: auto-boot

2021-01-26 Thread Stuart Longland
, make sure you use a straight-through CAT5 cable, or you'll have much head scratching when stuff doesn't work. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: firefox+web.skype.com+microphone (on OpenBSD)?

2021-01-23 Thread Stuart Longland
a proprietary native desktop application then, there was none of this "web-based" stuff. That said, I've witnessed it fail to work properly for family members on Android many times. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: auto-boot

2021-01-22 Thread Stuart Longland
o for breakfast. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

[OT] SIM cards and "progress" [was Re: 4G mini PCI-e modem support?]

2021-01-19 Thread Stuart Longland
OpenBSD, where at least sanity prevails which is why we can enjoy a sub-1GB ISO image download each new release. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: misc panics

2020-12-27 Thread Stuart Longland
uld it be it has failed early? Some do that, and they give practically no warning when they do. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Enhancing Privacy in 2020 attached screenshot

2020-12-22 Thread Stuart Longland
one really doesn't seem that totalitarian in comparison. In any case, such discussions are irrelevant here. There's a file, /dev/null, that you might want to send this diatribe to. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: RISC-V and OpenBSD

2020-12-15 Thread Stuart Longland
e given" as any other architecture. If you're willing to do a port, I doubt any here could stop you. RISC-V hardware needs to become available though before such a port will become any practical use. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Multiple USB NICs

2020-10-21 Thread Stuart Longland
aybe some of the SPI Ethernet ICs that you might be able to hook to the GPIO header, but then you'd have to hack the OpenBSD kernel to support it, and it won't support gigabit speeds. A standard x86 machine and a multi-port network card is looking pretty good at this point. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redh

Re: Multiple USB NICs

2020-10-21 Thread Stuart Longland
On 21/10/20 10:53 pm, pipus wrote: > but Theo your butt is magical :( Perhaps you can worship it off list then. ;-) -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Multiple USB NICs

2020-10-20 Thread Stuart Longland
w (PCIe, PCI, ISA, … etc). -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: dmesg for 6.8-release on Pine A64+ 1GB (Arm64)

2020-10-19 Thread Stuart Longland
a quietly bit-rotting away to uselessness. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: USB to 3.5mm jack audio adapter

2020-09-09 Thread Stuart Longland
3-pole 3.5mm adaptor cable for conventional sound cards. You can also buy the connectors and make such an adaptor yourself if you're handy with a soldering iron and want to avoid Russian Roulette with adaptors of questionable quality/utility or a long wait. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4M

Re: Microsoft's war on plain text email in open source

2020-08-29 Thread Stuart Longland
lain-text email, what are the odds their > OpenBSD patch is going to be accepted... It's not like tools don't exist for doing exactly that built into the version control system… *cough* `git send-email` *cough*. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Microsoft's war on plain text email in open source

2020-08-29 Thread Stuart Longland
threading as we've tended to > call it on the USENET and mailing lists since, well, the late 1980s. I literally laughed out loud at that. So they've had threading for only 13 years now? Geez… so it's not just Microsloth's UIs that are "flat". -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I hav

Plaintext vs HTML in email [was Re: Microsoft's war on plain text email in open source]

2020-08-29 Thread Stuart Longland
n "bolted on" to HTML over the past 28 years, then you consider that many people use a fully-fledged web browser to access their email (via a web-based client), the security implications of that are scary. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed

Re: how to mount phone?

2020-07-15 Thread Stuart Longland
S (or better yet, rsync/ssh, scp or sftp), but it's what we have to work with. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere. Help fund COVID-19 research: https://stuartl.longlandclan.id.au/blog/2020/04/20/who-covid19/

Re: strlcpy version speed tests?

2020-07-04 Thread Stuart Longland
g my email client to ignore this thread from here on in. Regards, -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: strlcpy version speed tests?

2020-06-30 Thread Stuart Longland
On 1/7/20 11:18 am, Luke Small wrote: > I made a couple different versions if anybody is interested! You don't need our permission… -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: OpenBSD Qemu

2020-05-24 Thread Stuart Longland
rementioned serial port? That might give us a `dmesg` dump to work with at least. If it really is interaction with the video console that causes it, maybe pressing some keys on said console will trigger it with the log messages going to the virtual serial port? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhat

Re: OpenBSD insecurity rumors from isopenbsdsecu.re

2020-05-11 Thread Stuart Longland
utions that are sourced globally. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere. Help fund COVID-19 research: https://stuartl.longlandclan.id.au/blog/2020/04/20/who-covid19/

Re: socket I/O on openbsd

2020-04-21 Thread Stuart Longland
(, s, ); > if (!r) r = apx_shutdown(s, shut_rd); > Dumb question this way… > vk4msl-gap$ man apx_connect > man: No entry for apx_connect in the manual. > vk4msl-gap$ man apx_shutdown > man: No entry for apx_shutdown in the manual. what's `apx_connect` and `apx_shutdown`? There

Re: strncasecmp

2020-04-11 Thread Stuart Longland
On 12/4/20 11:39 am, zeurk...@volny.cz wrote: > "Stuart Longland" wrote: >> On 11/4/20 2:30 am, zeurk...@volny.cz wrote: >>> https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Absurd texture name in error message > > No, what I wrote is: > >> 'https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Absur

Re: strncasecmp

2020-04-11 Thread Stuart Longland
On 11/4/20 2:30 am, zeurk...@volny.cz wrote: > https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Absurd texture name in error message https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Absurd%20texture%20name%20in%20error%20message Seems some people don't understand URIs… -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my m

Re: Ports: how to install dependencies from binaries?

2020-04-07 Thread Stuart Longland
ngs up a bit. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Ports: how to install dependencies from binaries?

2020-04-07 Thread Stuart Longland
install them? Regards, -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: npppd pptp hangs

2020-03-23 Thread Stuart Longland
PPE (the security layer of PPTP) is laughably weak in today's security context. Whilst MSCHAPv2 can be replaced with EAP-TLS, there's no fix for MPPE. IPSec (which is built into OpenBSD) or OpenVPN (in ports) would be vastly superior options. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my m

Re: experience setting up a low memory machine

2020-03-11 Thread Stuart Longland
really make much difference: kernel re-linking is going to be painful on that machine. Sometimes it's better to realise when something has past its prime. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Catastrophic

2020-02-28 Thread Stuart Longland
register programming. The machine you've got isn't much different to what I have at work actually: Rysen 7 1700 (so previous generation), and a RX550 video card (POLARIS12, maybe slightly newer?)… the machine is fitted with a RS-232 serial port so I might try a little experiment with a USB st

Re: What TERM fixes Emacs?

2020-02-27 Thread Stuart Longland
medium term it might be worth reviewing this default setting. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: What TERM fixes Emacs?

2020-02-27 Thread Stuart Longland
p, so the current arrangement of "sure, omit X but dependencies on it are your problem" is workable. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: suggestions for USB printer (maybe even with scanner)?

2020-02-18 Thread Stuart Longland
r, having something I can point OpenBSD's lpd or cups at over a network is helpful too. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Awaiting a diff [was: Re: File systems...] Probably not gonna happen anyway

2020-02-12 Thread Stuart Longland
ck a few raw nerves last time, I would suggest if there's any interest, we can collectively discuss it off-list. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere. ¹. Mainly what I miss is a tool for re-arranging partitions. gp

Re: Catastrophic

2020-02-09 Thread Stuart Longland
re enough? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: SSIZE_MAX

2020-01-16 Thread Stuart Longland
d with fseek… in particular the case where whence=SEEK_CUR. It allows you to go backwards relative to the current file position. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Awaiting a diff [was: Re: File systems...]

2020-01-08 Thread Stuart Longland
ontact me off list, there is little to be gained by discussing it here. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Awaiting a diff [was: Re: File systems...]

2020-01-08 Thread Stuart Longland
ng the license (to GPL for Linux kernel use) and those came to a dead end. I don't see the copyright holders being receptive to ISC either. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

File systems [was Re: OpenBSD's extremely poor network/disk performance?]

2020-01-08 Thread Stuart Longland
suitable for use as OpenBSD's root fs? What would be needed? Regards, -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-03 Thread Stuart Longland
ople don't read > it, we should have the ability to save bandwidth by setting up a temp > list or adding a + alias. i add this in my todolist. No rush… + suffix sounds a cleaner solution than hash tags. (looking at you groups.io!) -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-02 Thread Stuart Longland
language, and can be used to write very clean and maintainable code. I think the "there's no right way" mantra helps: it allows you the latitude to choose the style that makes the most sense for the problem being solved. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my m

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-02 Thread Stuart Longland
Yeah, you won't get any disagreement from me on that front. I prefer make (usually I use the GNU dialect, but that's just borne out of what I normally have to support), and maybe CMake for more complex stuff. scons, waf, and others… seem to cause more problems than they solve. -- Stuart Longland

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-02 Thread Stuart Longland
to look at how others do it, as sometimes you can learn something that ultimately makes your life easier. There's a valid point about whether this is the appropriate forum for this. Question is, if not here, then where? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ..

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-02 Thread Stuart Longland
et ugly code, doesn't matter what the language is. If you set out to write a thing of beauty, it can be that thing of beauty. It's more a factor of the programmer involved and their skill, rather than any fault of the language in most cases. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-02 Thread Stuart Longland
ed in what they can do IIRC compared to the main thread. Depending on what you're doing, this can matter a lot, or very little. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-31 Thread Stuart Longland
ibraries? > Did vax have an MMU? That'd make dynamic libraries tricky I'd imagine. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-31 Thread Stuart Longland
On 1/1/20 3:13 am, danieljb...@icloud.com wrote: > I'm curious to know if there are any languages other than C and perl in > use in OpenBSD base. /bin/sh? *ducks* -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-31 Thread Stuart Longland
ickly. Python has pypi. Perl has had CPAN for ages. Perl 6 will be a major change though, more disruptive than the Python2→3 mess was. So we may be in for some "fun" in the near future. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-31 Thread Stuart Longland
l that we're trying to fix with a replacement (whether it be Lua, Python, NodeJS, Ruby, PHP, TCL, alb, BASIC … or something else)? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Advices on AD implementation with OpenBSD

2019-12-26 Thread Stuart Longland
file/print server?) Regards, -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Re-organising partitions without re-installation

2019-12-25 Thread Stuart Longland
On 25/12/19 10:30 pm, Sriram Narayanan wrote: > On Wed, 25 Dec 2019 at 7:41 PM, Stuart Longland > wrote: > >> Both VMs should probably be re-built from scratch as a matter of sanity, >> but I can do that at leisure now, what I have, works. > > > What hypervisor

Re: Re-organising partitions without re-installation

2019-12-25 Thread Stuart Longland
cally, the very one that prompted this discussion). So far, both have now run `syspatch`, and I've got kernel re-linking working on both now. We shall see. Both VMs should probably be re-built from scratch as a matter of sanity, but I can do that at leisure now, what I have, works. -- Stuart Longland (

Re: Re-organising partitions without re-installation

2019-12-23 Thread Stuart Longland
I might see if I can dig up some docs on how this disklabel and ffs stuff works and see if I can teach `gparted` about it. Something tells me it's not the complicated mess that LVM2 is, and it handles that just fine. Many thanks all. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Re-organising partitions without re-installation

2019-12-23 Thread Stuart Longland
> man: No entry for sysclean in the manual. > sjl-router# which sysclean > which: sysclean: Command not found. Regards, -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Raspberry Pi question

2019-12-23 Thread Stuart Longland
On 24/12/19 6:17 am, Strahil Nikolov wrote: > В неделя, 22 декември 2019 г., 20:15:20 ч. Гринуич+2, Stuart Longland > написа:  > On 23/12/19 4:03 am, Strahil Nikolov wrote: >>> did anyone try to install openBSD on Raspberry Pi 4B ? >>> I know it's not support

Re: Raspberry Pi question

2019-12-22 Thread Stuart Longland
e Pi 3 and an OS kernel won't be smart enough to figure that out without being told. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re-organising partitions without re-installation

2019-12-21 Thread Stuart Longland
n is helpful in my experience, I can also use a spreadsheet to work out the numbers), but I really don't think "reinstall" should be the default answer to all this as that is really a measure of last resort. Is there such a tool for manipulating partitions in this manner? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: OpenBSD Errata: December 11th, 2019 (ldso)

2019-12-14 Thread Stuart Longland
On 15/12/19 9:04 am, Antoine Jacoutot wrote: > On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 08:43:02AM +1000, Stuart Longland wrote: >> On 14/12/19 7:49 pm, Frank Beuth wrote: >>> OpenBSD doesn't have unit tests (or if they are, they're not in the main >>> source tree).

Re: OpenBSD Errata: December 11th, 2019 (ldso)

2019-12-14 Thread Stuart Longland
he design of the software… I think a concept that the Linux community is sadly losing sight of. Simple code is much easier to patch, review and maintain. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Openssh over a mobile network

2019-12-01 Thread Stuart Longland
or RFC-4193 ULA IPv6 address.) - Is your OpenSSH server behind a router? Is that configured correctly? - Is your ISP (for the phone or your home computer) perhaps blocking ports? Try editing /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change the port to something high, maybe 22222? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhat

Re: Skype alternatives for OpenBSD

2019-11-06 Thread Stuart Longland
stem, > the following is in a base install: > > aucat ... | ssh user@host 'aucat ...' > video ... | ssh user@host 'video ...' Latency and video-audio synchronisation might be a bit of a crap-shoot with such a set-up. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Skype alternatives for OpenBSD

2019-11-04 Thread Stuart Longland
is a fairly generic name so hard to say. Searching "matrix instant messenger" took me to their site, and a short amount of browsing took me to https://matrix.org/clients None of those showed up in the OpenPorts listings, but you might be able to compile at least one of them. -- Stuart

Re: OpenBSD and solid state disks

2019-11-03 Thread Stuart Longland
laced the faulty drive without further issues. Like any storage technology, SSDs are not infallible. Back up the data you wish to keep regularly, and test your back-ups. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Skype alternatives for OpenBSD

2019-11-03 Thread Stuart Longland
ble for OpenBSD are capable of this too, that might be your best bet, otherwise you're more-or-less snookered: you'll have to run Skype either in a VM, alternate OS on the same computer (dual-boot), or install it on a separate computer. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mi

Re: Skype alternatives for OpenBSD

2019-11-03 Thread Stuart Longland
e. the group running the online class is willing to switch to whatever you can get working?), or do you specifically need Skype? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

FVWM2 and alternatives [was Re: When will be created a great desktop experience for OpenBSD?]

2019-10-30 Thread Stuart Longland
nother, if so what? Perl5 perhaps (since that's in base)? - Presumably this would be BSD licensed? Or maybe MIT? - Do we care what it "looks" like? (I have FVWM2 to more-or-less look like MWM.) - What UI library is preferred here? Not a fan of GTK+ myself, I'm more familiar with Qt. FVWM2 use

Re: Will future programmers probably warn people not to use high-level programming languages just as most programmers today warn people not to use assembler?

2019-10-30 Thread Stuart Longland
> In the future, computers will program programmers. "Man must be master" is the phrase that comes to mind. Electronic computers exist to do the low-level dull data drudgery under the guidance of their human operators, not the other way around. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4M

Re: Companies using openbsd

2019-10-28 Thread Stuart Longland
On 21/10/19 8:35 am, Aaron Mason wrote: > Our RT server has 512mb RAM and it's all it has ever needed. How do you implement a 512 millibit bank of RAM given that even a RS flip flop implemented with discrete components will give you one bit of memory? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4

Re: Do OpenBSD developers approve Isotop?

2019-10-13 Thread Stuart Longland
On 14/10/19 11:31 am, Clark Block wrote: Do OpenBSD developers approve Isotop? If not, why OpenBSD developers don't approve Isotop? Is there an English translation for those of us who don't speak French? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up

Re: BACK TO BASICS

2019-10-13 Thread Stuart Longland
ll the other companies... It goes back further than that… Babbage engines, Turing machines, Collossus, ENIAC, the Von Neumann computer… … they weren't exactly "compatible". -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Postscript printer recommendations

2019-09-08 Thread Stuart Longland
ly possible to get good quality output. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: SCM

2019-07-22 Thread Stuart Longland
When I see the security track record of OpenBSD, it's hard to argue there's no point in their KISS approach. Especially when you consider the house of horrors that Linux is slowly morphing into. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: SCM

2019-07-22 Thread Stuart Longland
h to justify the distraction of switching. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: UEFI Issue

2019-07-19 Thread Stuart Longland
On 19/7/19 8:19 pm, Otto Moerbeek wrote: > On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 08:13:09PM +1000, Stuart Longland wrote: > >> On 19/7/19 6:21 pm, Otto Moerbeek wrote: >>> Or save yourself the trouble and go for legacy mode. >>> >>> -Otto >>> >&g

Re: UEFI Issue

2019-07-19 Thread Stuart Longland
I-compatible, but if not, you'll strike the very same issues. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: OT: hardware war with manufacturers (espionage claims)

2019-07-05 Thread Stuart Longland
won't know how to hide another vendor's dirty deeds. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Installing OpenBSD on Supermicro A2SDi-4C-HLN4F

2019-06-16 Thread Stuart Longland
have experience in chip design? Do you design and make your own x86 chips? Do you inspect the dies of all off-the-shelf chips you buy? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: When will be created a great desktop experience for OpenBSD?

2019-05-18 Thread Stuart Longland
t, maintenance being one.) I do not think we should just be "doing ${something}" because everyone else does -- I think there is a real point to OpenBSD's KISS approach to system design and would prefer that continues. :-) -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: pppoe ipv6 default route

2019-04-11 Thread Stuart Longland
re-apply my firewall rules. The `restart-dhcp6c` script is simple enough: > vk4msl-gap# cat /usr/local/sbin/restart-dhcp6c > > #!/bin/sh > > pid=$( pgrep dhcp6c ) > if [ -n "${pid}" ] ; then > kill -TERM ${pid} > fi > sleep 2 > /usr/local/s

Re: Any experiences with recent single-socket Dell machines (i.e. R230/R330/R340)

2019-02-02 Thread Stuart Longland
a feature and it works fine with IcedTea JVM (which is open source), I put up with it. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: OpenSMTPD??? how do I do these things, or do I just use postfix?

2019-01-26 Thread Stuart Longland
Hi Gilles, On 25/1/19 11:29 pm, Gilles Chehade wrote: > On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 11:15:47PM +1000, Stuart Longland wrote: >> First and foremost is the issue of backscatter-prevention. I would like >> OpenSMTPD to validate the addresses passed to it before accepting them >> fo

OpenSMTPD… how do I do these things, or do I just use postfix?

2019-01-25 Thread Stuart Longland
on/scp/etc in /etc/postfix/master.cf, then set up transport_maps to direct the mail there. Would the equivalent in OpenSMTPD be `mda` or is there some other method? -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: USB Ethernet adapter

2018-09-27 Thread Stuart Longland
oing the 802.1Q stuff). -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Running your own mail server

2018-09-27 Thread Stuart Longland
your email from random networks with esoteric firewall rules, it can be quite useful. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: Running your own mail server

2018-09-27 Thread Stuart Longland
MTPD actually looks quite solid though I've not tried it myself as a primary MX. Otherwise, there is wisdom in just outsourcing this to whatever free-mail provider and just enjoy life. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere

Re: New laptop recommendations

2018-06-26 Thread Stuart Longland
d I tend to reserve it for servers and routers which is an area which OpenBSD excels at. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: OpenBSD in qemu freezes randomly

2018-06-19 Thread Stuart Longland
aking into the QEMU monitor and seeing where the CPU registers are pointed and to inspect the RAM on the VM to figure out where in the kernel OpenBSD is spinning? (Although trying to figure out where in the kernel a particular hex dump of machine code came from will be "fun".) Regards,

Re: How to search for "hostap" in man pages.

2018-06-16 Thread Stuart Longland
a > OpenBSD sjl-router.redhatters.home 6.3 GENERIC#3 amd64-- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: virtual colocation? Amazon/cloud?

2018-06-14 Thread Stuart Longland
rather than permanent instances. About their only redeeming feature for me is they've got a few data centres around the world including Sydney (where my VPS is located) and they're not expensive. Regards, -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: chromium and firefox - myths and facts?

2018-06-11 Thread Stuart Longland
source darling and Chrome/Safari is seen as the proprietary devil. Go figure. :-) -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

Re: OpenBSD logo on my private hompage. It is allowed?

2018-06-08 Thread Stuart Longland
Likewise, I have no idea what I'd do if I had to fork out for software licenses every time I needed to dispose of a bonzai… ;-) -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

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