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LDAP, Insignificant Space and Postfix

For some, LDAP, just like X.500, is black magic. I won't argue against. Sometimes it really shows surprising behavior. It always makes sense, if you think about what LDAP is built for. One surprising behavior is the handling of the "Insignificant Space"

LDAP supports syntax and comparator methods. The …

New software: LMTP to UUCP gateway

I use UUCP to get my mails. It works fine but lacks support for modern SMTP features like DSN. While it may be possible to bolt support into the the rmail part, both the sendmail interface used to submit mails and the Postfix pipe daemon used to extract mail are …

Relaying e-mail over unreliable connections

I still prefer to handle all my mails at home. I got backup set-up on my own and have anything in direct access. This network is connected to the internet via an end-user DSL connection without a static IP-address and without any useful SLA. However relaying mails over such an …

DDoS against DNS-Servers

Today I found out that the DNS-Server at home is used for a DDoS against a DNS-Server. The attackers send a small query, "ripe.net ANY" in this case, with a faked sender IP. The DNS-Server answers with a much larger packet to the (faked) sender.

Because the domain is …

Installing Wheezy on Thinkpad X130e

I installed a Lenovo Thinkpad X130e with Wheezy.

UEFI

The X130e does not want to boot via BIOS emulation. The Wheezy D-I installs only BIOS Grub. It does not provide the selection to use EFI at all. So the initial installation was BIOS only and EFI refused to boot it …

Booting Debian via AoE (ATA over Ethernet) and PXE

AoE is one of the protocols supported by Linux to access storage via network. It uses plain Ethernet for communication and includes a discovery mechanism to find all available targets. I use it to provide disk space to VMs running on different machines.

Next step is to boot via AoE …