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"I have just been made aware of a file '/var/adm/bin/registry.pl' that contain the following commented lines describing the program:
# This file is design to be executed regularly by an external controller such as cron.
# It retrieves a list of commands to be executed from the specified URI and executes them, saving the output
# and returning it to the webserver as an encrypted string."
Trixbox is owned by Fonality, which makes customised PBXs (again based on asterisk) for paying customers and this is not the first time that Fonality has been called out for their data collection.
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Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience." (typo is theirs)
As posted here, the Demonoid trackers were up yesterday, the website went live again today.
It's good to see the Green Demon alive and kicking (of course its pretty well swamped at the moment)"
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By 2009 the Government plans to extend the rules to cover internet use: the websites we have visited, the people we have emailed and phone calls made over the net.
Acme Systems has introduced a tiny Linux-based gateway that connects cellular SMS (simple message service) and TCP/IP networks. The SMS FoxBox integrates a quad-band GSM modem, offers web, email (smtp/pop3), and mysql interfaces, and supports local message storage through removable flash storage.
(Click for larger view of the FoxBox)
According to Acme, applications for the FoxBox include:
- Radio or TV shows with live interaction with the public, such as real-time SMS polls
- Data processing for alarms and measure/control units
- Sending and receiving SMS from a web site
- Mass SMS message distribution
- Server control via SMS
- SMS-based order processing systems
FoxGM with Telit modem
The FoxBox's I/O includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, along with a pair of USB 1.1 ports. The USB ports can support USB mass storage devices and wireless LAN or Bluetooth adapters. Alternatively, SD/MMC cards can be used to provide local message storage. The GSM Modem is a Telit GM 862 Quad Band attached using J6 and J7 on fox board (ttyS2 serial port), according to Acme Partner Davide Cantaluppi.
On the software side, the FoxBox is based on a 2.6-series Linux kernel, with busybox providing a Linux-like shell environment. Standard software includes an SSH server, telnet server, SMS server, fetchmail, procmail, mailsend, PHP5, and an FTP server. Firmware is remotely upgradable via LAN, Web, FTP, or SSH. The Boa web server serves the devices's primary UI.
FoxBox's browser control interface
The FoxBox's browser-based user interface offers various message management facilities, such as inboxes and outboxes, an addressbook with group messaging capabilities, tools for setting up an running polls, and configuration tools and logs. Additionally, a "Custom application" interface lets users write shell scripts and connect them to the system's event handler, Caltaluppi said.
FoxBox Widget for MacOS X
Also available is a Mac OS X "widget" (pictured at right) that lets users read SMS messages on their desktop.
The FoxBox is available now, direct from Acme Systems, priced at 750 Euro (approx. $1,000).