nclug NCLUG 2004-10-26 Hacking Society Meeting Page


User: ahs3
Date: 2004-10-26 21:56:26.416905
Body: worked on getting LLVM (Low-Level Virtual Machince) working on x86; build is borked, pretty serious like, and has to be done very carefully.

User: Anthony Earl
Date: 2004-10-26 22:54:13.517664
Body: Pointed the group to Fun presentation of politics in an attractive package.

Investigated how you get extra software onto a a Linksys wrt54g once it has modified firmware installed.

Batbox has a Snort-specific page but I wasn't convinced the build process was uptodate. It certainly wasnt straightforward.

The SeattleWireless page about the wrt54g is an extensive wiki but again it's hard to tell what is really current.

The OpenWRTCore approach may be closer to what I was hoping to find. It's intent is to offer a core working system with the potential to add any of a series of user-chosen packages for the funtionality you want.

Unfortunately, the OpenWRTCore site seems to have no packages.

There's information about Kismet on the Linksys. Looks like those instructions are good and there's an associated discussion thread on the page too.

User: aw
Date: 2004-10-26 22:49:33.999294
Body: New bk kernel pull, madwifi is now hosed. Read Debian Weekly News, lots of cool new stuff in the archives. Surfed

User: chris
Date: 2004-10-26 22:04:20.722901
Body: installed xpdf, created a test asm program and failed to assemble it under nasm. Changed it into evil AT&T and assembled it (with the incredible help of Al yet again :)) only to run into a segmentation fault.

User: dangerjim
Date: 2004-10-26 22:55:27.793673
Body: showed ant the alloy modeling tool. brought cookies. ate cookies. discussed coffee hacking via corn popper.

User: dannf
Date: 2004-10-26 22:51:55.866041
Body: bob proulx learnt me on why my bogofilter was blowing up. My procmail log had the following entries: bogofilter: error: the data base file size is only 16 pages bogofilter: below the resource limit. Cowardly refusing bogofilter: to continue to avoid data base corruption. procmail: Error while writing to "bogofilter" procmail: Rescue of unfiltered data succeeded Turns out the problem is that postfix's mailbox_size_limit isn't explicitly set, so it was using the default of 50ish megs; this in turn sets a ulimit on procmail when it is called, and my database is > 50MB. The solution is to set mailbox_size_limit to 0 in, which removes this limit. Also submitted a patch to #277416, and got really sleepy.

User: Eric Schwartz
Date: 2004-10-26 22:56:54.515629
Body: Got HTML::Mason working in a virtual-server environment on Apache2/mod_perl2. Hacked on comics webpages. Read lots of mail.

User: jafo
Date: 2004-10-26 22:50:11.746684
Body: Reviewing a patch to Python that allows Distutils to build .debs. Talking with Bob about the --progress patch for dd and related tools. Tried to help him out on a valgrind tool. Trying to help Charles with his wifi card problems. Made little progress. Built some more pages for our journals to list summaries, and also made the journal entries more consistent.

efm: "Bob just came here to..."
dannf: "Fix my mail?"
efm: "No, rag on you."
skif: "If that's what "rag on" means..."

User: whizbo
Date: 2004-10-26 22:51:16.179508
Body: Tried to figure out why pyblosxom doesn't put a date on every post, like it does for _EVERYONE_ else. More formating on the blog. Some day I might finish, but I doubt it. Didn't get too the Onion this week, where are my priorities?