I’ve added a new page which is dealing with security threats. Ok, it’s currently not much there. Nevertheless it’s useful to me when seeking information in urgent situations. Here we go…
Great news, at least for me. Though, it is more small news, indeed: The menu at the left got too big, so it is folded now by default.
You don’t need to read any further, that’s all. Trust me, there’s nothing new except this sensational report. :)
New tunnel back up. We’re using openvpn now for secure tunneling. Real great piece of software. It doesn’t rely on kernel modules or any other proprietary low-level add-on or operating-system linkage. It even runs on windows systems without problems! The new (and hopefully final) address range is 2001:1410:100:3210::/64. Check your dns for the current address allocation within npw.net ;).
The newly registered IPv6 tunnel is down again. Something went wrong, don’t actually know what. Nevertheless, I won’t re-register with tunnelbroker. I got a new IPv6-range from in-ulm.de, an Internet and networking association from Ulm/Neu-Ulm, Germany. The latency will therefore decrease quite a lot, from approximately about 200–400 ms to about 30ms from npw.net to the next hop.
I actually do not know when the tunnel (will be something encrypted) is ready, so IPv6 will be down for some days (weeks?).
I finally managed to get a productional ipv6 address space that replaces my old 6Bone testing allocation. It was kindly provided by JOIN. Just to mention.
I do not know when 6Bone is finally shut down, but it is time to change, I think. However, all npw.net services are again reachable through ipv6. Additionally, I have added AAAA records to all the other *.npw.net subdomains this morning.
Free 64-bit ipv6 subnets are available at tunnelbroker.net.
The less green the small boxes behind the menu items are, the longer they have been unattended. If there is no green share left, nothing has been modified in the last three months (90 days).
The (hopefully many) green blocks at the right side of the menue are indicators for when the pages, files or links behind the menu items were last modified. This may help you finding the most interesting and current information on this website. It is only a little gimmick, but … well it may be useful. It is at least for me. ;)
There are by the way several other functionality enhancements: menu items may now be collapsed for a better overview. The personal preferences are stored for the current session only, so when the browser is closed, the configuration is lost. Nice and senseless, isn’t it :).
Wow, 30 times more mails than on an average afternoon … about 300 times Sobig.F and the mail virus scanner did nothing. It didn’t update itself — don’t still know why — and didn’t even work at all. Well, much to do today but it finally is up again. :)
Additionally, I’ve set up some new server SSL certificates for the services. The new ca certificate can be found here.
Mozilla imports the certificate without any problems.
The Internet Explorer (or whatever service is resposible for certificates in windows) is a bit trickier. Well, not that tricky, but you have to say that using the internet explorer, security concerns are always involved. Simply save the cert to disk, start the up-to-date virus scanner and let it examine the file — just to be save — and finally start it by double-clicking on its icon. Then follow the instructions.