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Gary Feldman of Daemon Internet UK in 2011 performing his famous song to the tune of American Pie. 

I’m not so sure about the benefits of IPv6 as I was years before. Port-Forwarding and NAT gave me some extra layer of security. But I have to admit: IPv4 is way out of date…

about getting a /24 - yes back in 1998 it was quite easy, but also expensive. I can personally relate to almost everythig in Gary’s lyrics :) Was a great time.

Just don’t complain about his pronounciation of routers as “rooters”! The basic word “route” is french - and it is pronounced “root”. So please don’t take “rowt” or “rowter” as the one-and-only pronounciation in the world. 

German Federal Police: Gamma Finfisher Audit Report is “Secret”

German Blog “Netzpolitik” received the answer to their FOIA request about the Finfisher Audit Report made by german subsidiary of NSA-affiliated firm CSC Germany.

The German Federal Police (BKA) refused to declassify the report, because it’s classified :) Earlier this year it was revealed that Gamma International’s Finfisher Version 4.20 violates german law. The BKA purchased the software to replace the “Federal Trojan” made by Digitask which was decompiled by CCC in 2012 and proven to be unconstitutional.

 Google translation of the original post

Here are the patches to get this working.
Note: This code is hardware specific.


---     2014-09-04 17:33:09.000000000 +0200
+++  2014-10-01 06:09:19.000000000 +0200
@@ -704,20 +704,84 @@
     my $socket = "/var/run/rrdcached.sock";
     push @args, "--daemon" => "unix:$socket" if -S $socket;
-    my @coldef = ('#00ddff', '#ff0000');
+    my @coldef = ('#00ddff', '#ff0000');
     $cf = "AVERAGE" if !$cf;
     my $i = 0;
     foreach my $id (@ids) {
-       my $col = $coldef[$i++] || die "fixme: no color definition";
-       push @args, "DEF:${id}=$rrd:${id}:$cf";
-       my $dataid = $id;
-       if ($id eq 'cpu' || $id eq 'iowait') {
-           push @args, "CDEF:${id}_per=${id},100,*";
-           $dataid = "${id}_per";
-       }
+       if ($id eq 'power') {
+           my $col = $coldef[0]
+           $rrd = "$rrddir/collectd/enterprise/ipmi/current-System Level system_board (7.1).rrd";
+           push @args, "DEF:value=$rrd:value:$cf";
+           push @args, "LINE2:value${col}:power";
+           my $powercap = `ipmi-oem Dell get-power-capacity | grep -o -m1 '[0-9]*' | tr -d '\n'`;
+           $col = $coldef[1]
+           push @args, "LINE2:$powercap${col}:powercap";
+       } else {
+           my $col = $coldef[$i++] || die "fixme: no color definition";
+           push @args, "DEF:${id}=$rrd:${id}:$cf";
+           my $dataid = $id;
+           if ($id eq 'cpu' || $id eq 'iowait') {
+               push @args, "CDEF:${id}_per=${id},100,*";
+               $dataid = "${id}_per";
+           }
        push @args, "LINE2:${dataid}${col}:${id}";
+       }
     push @args, '--full-size-mode';

You have to restart pvedaemon after patching:

# service pvedaemon restart


--- pvemanagerlib.js.orig       2014-10-01 06:52:59.000000000 +0200
+++ pvemanagerlib.js    2014-10-01 06:53:48.000000000 +0200
@@ -12733,6 +12733,12 @@
                    rrdurl: rrdurl
+                    xtype: 'pveRRDView',
+                    title: gettext('Power Consumption'),
+                    datasource: 'power',
+                    rrdurl: rrdurl
+                },
+               {
                    xtype: 'pveRRDView',
                    title: gettext('Memory usage'),
                    datasource: 'memtotal,memused',

I implemented the power consumption display in ProxmoxVE.

Basically I installed collectd and activated the ipmi-plugin.Then I added a few lines in (where Proxmox generates the RRD-Graphics) and pvemanagerlib.js (the UI script that triggers the statistics display).

That was all. 

You wouldn’t believe it, but Microsoft sold a UNIX-derivate in the 80’s. It was called XENIX.

OK, they didn’t sell it directly but licensed it to others. SCO for example. Now that wasn’t the same SCO as the firm called SCO that in 2002 claimed IP rights on the Linux sources.

But maybe -only maybe- Microsoft had some old contacts in 2002 - we’ll never know :) That’s the stuff conspiracy theories are made of.


XCOMP introduces a complete >micro-size< disk subsystem with more


S100 users … The XCOMP subsystem is now available with >10 megabytes< of storage. >5 megabytes also available at $2,898.00.< Compare the price and features of any other 5 1/4-inch — or even 8-inch system, and you’ll agree that XCOMP’s value is unbearable.

More highlights:

  • Fast seek times - 70ms
  • consumes only 20 watts of power
  • I/O drivers for CP/M, MP/M and Oasis
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