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I found some scripts on my workstation that have not been
published and may be interesting for some people. Actually, I will not prepare them for publishing, but you can
contact me, if you are interested in one or more of them.
- A tool for the backup of network components. The script runs as a daemon and can be configured via config files.
It reads in the config files containing the passwords of the components once, so you can store them in a crypt storage.
There exist severeal templates for ssh, scp, telnet. The intention is to make automated backups from router, switches, firewalls etc.
- Postfixanalyser was written for the trendmicro mail virusscanner. You can search for mails and you will get a
status for the found mails: when did the system receive it, when was it working with the mail the last time, whats the status of the
mail, where there any problem while delivering the mail. The second feature was a simple statistic: bytes and number of mails received and send,
mails by status (received from extern, queued, sent to trend, received from trend, queued, delivered) and mails by problem
(deferred and not sent to scanner (scanner rejected), deferred and not sent to scanner (scanner down), sent to trend, but deferred before,
dereffed and not sent to extern (mta rejected), deferred and not sent to extern (mta down), sent to extern, but deferred befor).
- A logscanner and a scanner for the checkpoint objects file.
- A tool, that parses the registry of the genugate firewall and produces a more human readable output in html.
- A ftp-script for the honeynet.
- Various backupscripts in Perl and Bash.
- Various iptables scrips.
- A script called minilinux to create a small linux out of a huge running system.
- Pigsparty was a small projetct that was never finished. The idea was to convert snort rule sets into iptables rule sets.
- A snort admin interface in php.
- A perlmodule and some programs (e.g. mfl) for the preparation and analysis of longitudinal data with a focus of same domains.
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|[2005-02-18] mp3riot version 1.3 released|
|[2004-10-08] mp3riot version 1.2 is out.|
|[2004-04-30] Added section Bridging|
|[2004-01-09] working progress on mp3riot version 1.2|
|Xda developers looks
at improvementscoming to the F-Droid repository of free/open source
apps for Android. The next version of F-Droid will have screenshot and
feature graphics, bulk download and install, improved notifications for
downloads and pending updates, and the ability to translate apps metadata.
"F-Droid is conducting further field tests to ensure that usability
issues with the new design are identified and resolved before the alpha
releases for v0.103 is rolled out to the public. The team is also inviting feedback and suggestionsto further improve the client. Additionally, the team mentions that this is one of the many improvements happening to the broader F-Droid ecosystem in 2017, and there?s more to come."|
|F-Droid?s Android App Finally Gets a UI Makeover (xda developers)|
|Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux(jenkins, libtiff, and webkit2gtk), Debian(ghostscript, kernel, and libreoffice), Fedora(dovecot, kernel, and tomcat), Mageia(firefox and tomcat), openSUSE(backintime and ffmpeg), and Ubuntu(ghostscript, libxslt, and nss).
|Security updates for Friday|
|The Debian release team has a few words about the upcoming Debian 9
"stretch"release. "At a recent team meeting, we decided that
support for Secure Boot in the forthcoming Debian 9 "stretch"would no
longer be a blocker to release. The likely, although not certain outcome is
that stretch will not have Secure Boot support."If stretch does
not release with Secure Boot support, it is possible that it will be
introduced later. Other than that, the number of Release Critical bugs
continues to drop and the team is considering the arrangements for the
|Bits from the Debian Release Team: release update|
|Tor 0.3.0.6, the first stable release of the Tor 0.3.0 series, is available. "With the 0.3.0 series, clients and relays now use Ed25519 keys to authenticate their link connections to relays, rather than the old RSA1024 keys that they used before. (Circuit crypto has been Curve25519-authenticated since 0.2.4.8-alpha.) We have also replaced the guard selection and replacement algorithm to behave more robustly in the presence of unreliable networks, and to resist guard- capture attacks."|
|Tor 0.3.0.6 is released: a new series is stable|
|The Linux kernel is highly scalable but, while it runs nicely on the
world's largest computers, it is not an entirely comfortable fit on the
smallest. The difficulties involved in running Linux on machines with 1MB
or less of memory have left an opening for other operating systems, such as
Zephyr, with lower memory
needs. Some developers have not given up on scaling Linux to the smallest
computers, but the approaches they have to take have always been a bit of a
hard sell with the rest of the development community. Nicolas Pitre's minittypatch set is a case in point.
|[$] An alternative TTY layer|
|Greg Kroah-Hartman has released stable kernels 4.10.13, 4.9.25, and 4.4.64. They all contain important fixes and
users should upgrade.
|Stable kernel updates|
|Security updates have been issued by Debian(freetype, jasper, python-django, slurm-llnl, and weechat), Fedora(dovecot and pcre2), Gentoo(adobe-flash), openSUSE(curl, gstreamer-plugins-base, libsndfile, and tiff), and Ubuntu(mysql-5.5, mysql-5.7).
|Security updates for Thursday|
|The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 27, 2017 is available.
|[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 27, 2017|
|Sayre's lawstates: "In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely
proportional to the value of the issues at stake". In that context,
it is perhaps easy to understand why the discussion around the version
number for the next major openSUSE Leap release has gone on for hundreds of
sometimes vitriolic messages. While this change is controversial, the
openSUSE board hopes that it
will lead to more rational versioning in the long term ? but the world has a
way of interfering with such plans.
|[$] The great leap backward|
|Security updates have been issued by Debian(botan1.10, mysql-5.5, and rtmpdump), Fedora(collectd, firefox, java-1.8.0-openjdk, libdwarf, nss-softokn, nss-util, and tigervnc), Red Hat(httpd24-httpd and python27), and SUSE(kernel).
|Security updates for Wednesday|
|The grsecurity project has announcedthat its
kernel-hardening patches will now be an entirely private affair.
"Today we are handing over future maintenance of grsecurity test
patches to the community. This makes grsecurity for Linux 4.9 the last
version Open Source Security Inc. will release to non-subscribers."|
|No more grsecurity test patches|
|An email client was once a mandatory offering for any operating system, but
that may be changing. A discussion on the ubuntu-desktop mailing list
explores the choices for a default email client for Ubuntu 17.10, which is
due in October. One of the possibilities being considered is to not have a
default email client at all.
|[$] Which email client for Ubuntu 17.10?|
|The Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release is available.
Kali is a Debian derivative aimed at penetration testing and related
tasks. This release includes support for RTL8812AU wireless card
injection, streamlined support for CUDA GPU cracking, OpenVAS 9 packaged in
Kali repositories, and more.
|Kali Linux 2017.1 Release|
1.0 releaseis available. "Linkerd a service mesh for cloud
native applications. As part of this release, we wanted to define what this
actually meant."Support for per-service router configuration has
been added, along with new plugin interfaces for policy control. (LWN looked at linkerdin early April).
|Linkerd 1.0 released|
with the Bash Bunny, a USB device for attacking computers.
"It can run anything a regular Debian Linux distro can run, such as
Python scripts or common Linux commands. To infiltrate other computing
devices, Bash Bunny can fake its identity as a trusted media device,
networking device, keyboard, or other serial device. For example, it can
load itself as a keyboard device and mimic keystrokes. You can download
dozens of existing payload scripts, create your own, or ask questions in a
fairly active user forum."|
|Bash Bunny: Big hacks come in tiny packages (InfoWorld)|