It's not yet X-mas time, but we're happy to have a few things done each time :-).
=== Toushirou _is_ stable _and_ fast ===
Since very recently, Toushirou's network interfaces are now at 1Gbps speed, so no doubt everything will be much faster now ;-).
Unfortunately, network card vendors sux sometimes, and due to a firmware bug in the card controller, we had to reboot Toushirou on 2010-10-29 00:40:00. It should be ok now.
=== Wiki for Users ===
The wiki made for users since the birthday is now mostly closed to non-users, in order to put sensitive information on our services if needed.
=== NSTX Reloaded ===
Our IP over DNS tunnel software, you know the stuff to break through WIFI accesses, was unmaintained didn't work well with recent WIFI setups. We've then switched to another software and it seems to work much better (SFR Portals 0wned !). Everything needed to use it is now in the wiki
=== Antispam Forever ===
After a few fights with bugs in our antispam software, the situation has much improved, and learning is working better. If you still get many false negatives, remember the software needs to learn both SPAM and HAM in order to recognize things well; so you may consider using learning on all messages (TEFT mode) for a few weeks.
We also improved our "front-gate rejection filters", in order to avoid several false positive conditions.
=== Secuuuuuuuuuuuuuure DNS ===
First, the zone tranfers between our servers are now fully secured. Our partner Hivane also upgraded its configuration for us (thanks a lot!).
Second, the zone content can know be signed, to ensure it is not altered on the way. We have already secured several DC/MP zones and our servers now support extra zone validation (using the DLV Registry). From now on, securing SSH accesses using SSHFP (see previous news) is now a reality.
If you want to know more about it, or switch your zone to secure, then have a look at the wiki
=== Misc ===
projects.duckcorp.org, hosting development code and bug trackers, is now opened for public registration, allowing hosted projects to share with the FOSS community. DC users do not need to register: they can login with their LDAP account.
forum.duckcorp.org was unused for a long time, and not useful anymore, so it was removed.
That's all Folks!