Archive for » January, 2009 «

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | Author:

I’m very happy to report that 2 much-needed and related features I’d filed bugs for at KDE’s Bug Tracking System bugzilla were added to KDE 4.2‘s KRDC. KDE 4.2 was just released and is now available within kdemod (aka Chakra)’s repositories. KDE-loving *nix-loving Windows administrators rejoice!

  • Ability to specify a default Username: Previously, before logging in, you’d be prompted for the username. Now the prompt is automatically filled in with a default username.
  • Ability to recognise LDAP logins and remember the password using kwallet as an LDAP Login.
KRDC options added

New KRDC options added

A very big thank you to the developer maintaining KRDC, Urs Wolfer.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 | Author:

I very recently found a problem with a client’s web site due to a .htaccess файл. The site was hosted on a Windows server running IIS using IISPassword, which makes use of .htaccess files for its settings.

IISPassword doesn’t follow exactly the same rules as with Apache however. If the .htaccess file exists then it must contain IISPassword-appropriate rules, otherwise the server returns only the following error:

Error 500 given by IIS Password
Here’s the content of the .htaccess file. I’ve only modified the final redirection URL to point to example.com appropriately:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*google.*$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*aol.*$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*msn.*$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*yahoo.*$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*yandex.*$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*rambler.*$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*ya.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .* HTTP://siffy-phishing-url.example.com [R,L]

If this were on a server running Apache with mod_rewrite, most web users would go directly to the correct site content. Only if they reached the site through the search engines and indexes listed in the .htaccess, would they be redirected to the siffy phishing url that the cracker wants victims to reach.

Вядома, the cracker (or perhaps even an automated worm) didn’t realise that the server in question didn’t even support these mod_rewrite rules. But either way, this is very worrying as I can foresee many arguments about whether or not the site is working

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Friday, January 16th, 2009 | Author:

Я шукаў для новага, ачысціць тэма на некаторы час цяпер. Я думаю, што я знайшоў добры адзін, які ў цяперашні час выкарыстоўваецца, пачаць персаналізацыі для сябе.
Тэма можа быць знойдзены тут.

Пракаментуйце, калі ласка, мой выбар. 😉

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | Author:

Some of you might have noticed issues з MSN/Live‘s servers yesterday. The problem was related to a specific protocol version of MSN. Some IM software have an automatic failover to use a different version of the protocolsbut apparently pidgin (my currentaggregateIM of choice) doesn’t do this by default. Adium (for Mac OS) uses the same libraries (libpurple) as pidgin and was also affected. I’m not sure what other software was affectedhowever pidgin is popular enough that many of my friends thought MSN was completely out of commission.

The easiest short-term solution is to install an alternative MSN protocol library and to switch to it on demand. The long-term solution would be to convince libpurple’s developers to build in a failover facility. I tried out msn-pecan, a plugin which is actually a fork of the built-in MSN protocol library. The plugin appears to be using the slightly older protocol version. The advantage of this is that you don’t have to recompile pidgin to switch between versions.

To adjust, once you’ve installed msn-pecan:

  • Restart pidgin
  • press Ctrl+A or Select Accounts -> Manage Accounts
  • select your MSN account and ensure that it is offline (very likely at the time) by unchecking the tickbox next to the account
  • click [Modify]
  • change theProtocoldrop-down box fromMSN” для “WLM
  • click [Save]
  • click the tickbox again to re-enable the account.

To change it back, do the same, except change the Protocol drop-down back toMSN”.

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | Author:

(20:19:25) A: was playing WoW on Saturday
(20:19:40) B: yea dude
(20:19:44) A: They have chat channels similar to IRC, though its specific to the area you’re in
(20:19:52) B: lol
(20:20:01) B: thats kewl
(20:20:05) A: a guy put inI can like to be wearing… “
(20:20:23) A: so I replieda jean pant
(20:20:28) B: lol
(20:20:50) A: and he repliedof ‘n rokkie
(20:21:00) A: I fell off my chair

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