=== Cleanup ===
For the people _rarely_ using Toushirou to compile stuff, this is now
_over_. For historical reasons this machine supported such feature,
but as it is not secure enough, and not useful enough for really
building things (as you cannot install build dependencies), this has
definitevely been shutdown.
=== Cheers ===
That's perhaps just strange eons, or just a dream i made, but it seems
Toushirou has reached 42 days being up and without an Oops. So i guess
that's a good reason to drink (even if not real) :-) !
=== IRC Stumblings ===
Once upon a time, a lord, after having had a big party, or the like,
dicided to rename its "Etch" castle in "Lenny" castle. Unfortunately,
during his hard work modifying the residence in accordance to the new
name, he overlooked a part of his domain. One of his men decided to
lay down his own rules, banishing people generously for no good
reason. Later, a neighbouring lord, seing all this mess crossing
boundaries of his own land, decided to give a hand. Both, with great
bravoure, restored peace and justice over the world !
Hum. This is to say... sorry for the so many disturbances while T1R
IRC server was upgraded, and later when the other IRCd crashed while
prepared the upcoming new IRC services.
The good news, is that we are using improved IRC services now. Most
news are polishing and bug fixes, but there also a new service (even
if not really useful): MEMOSERV, for leaving offline messages. There
is also a translation of services messages, but only in russian and
bulgarian :-/, so if someone is willing to help...
=== Experimental Tool ===
Since a while there are several services available, but yet most of
them cannot be set up by the user themself. For people having a shell
account, there still is a delegating script to access the part of
apache log related to their web space, and people
may still read the logs of their personnal websites. Their was also
another script to allow modifying their DNS master zone, but since
Orfeo was back and not opened to user accounts, it was no more
working. So, it has been a while something was missing.
A new tool is being written to address part of the problem. It is
currently totally experimental and doing almost nothing yet, but yet
you could help us test it. You need to have a GPG key, have one of the
MP admins signed it and registered into the service, to be able to use
it (for obvious security reasons). Then you can write a _signed_ mail
to "MilkyPond Administration Officer" <banya(a)milkypond.org>, and in
the body use the following commands (one per line):
- DNS INFO
to get the list of DNS <zone>s you can manage (and probably more
in the future)
- DNS GET ZONE <zone>
to get the DNS <zone> content
- DNS SET ZONE <zone> @<i>
to replace the current DNS <zone> content with the <i>st/nd/rd/th
attachment (text/plain accepted only)
As your zone content can be *secret*, then you can get the Banya key
D0CCBBA55460719D515C11E6E770C685EF410567, signed by Arnau and me, and
encrypt the mail with it. The mail should be RFC3156-compliant, and
should not use the combined method described in chapter 6.2 of this
RFC (not supported yet). The subject is purely informational, for you
to identify the reply to the corresponding demand.
Have FUN !!!
Marc Dequènes (Duck)