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Comment Re: The Commit Message (Score 1) 572

And that is the whole fun point of it all: AICCU (or anything else) cannot fix network problems time issues or wrongly entered passwords automagically either....

Hence why it logs a message to what the problem is and EXITS. Note: it does not *crash* as what everybody seems to call a proper exit(code) call.

Restarting AICCU thus does not resolve anything unless the administrator of the host intervenes by fixing the relevant problem.

As for "Fedora fixing it", checking: there is no "fix" there, they just added the requested "wait for ntp sync" flag to systemd which only solves one small part of the problem (no valid time yet, at which point one cannot do crypto, thus why are you connecting to online services at all?).

Without functional network connectivity it still won't start though, and that makes sense as there is nothing to connect to and thus it cannot do anything, hence it properly logs a message (that clearly nobody reads, because why would one read log messages) and then exits.

Note that systemd/Redhat folks are not the only ones who do not seem to understand the real problem here and think they can magically "fix" things while the host itself is not the problem (eg no network connectivity, broken connectivity, broken time setting, broken timezone setting, wrong password etc etc etc).

See also:

Submission + - Wireless Roomba Overlords

fuzzel writes: The folks at Thinking Bits are busy trying to solve a big problem which a lot of folks here on Slashdot probably have: vacuuming the house.

Yes, you got that Roomba, yep you indeed forget to turn it on (or just cannot be bothered enabling the scheduling :)

They are currently Kickstarting Thinking Cleaner so that they can do the initial production run of this add-on. Hence give them a hand so that you (and I :) don't have to figure out what the heck the Roomba is doing by walking over but can stay lazy on the couch.

Full details are on their Kickstarter page, including a link to their API which enables one to really program the Roomba from afar using WiFi and some JSON HTTP calls.

Comment BCP38 (Score 1) 170

Can we change that at first to just start with the very simple:

Organisations transferring IP packets should be kicked off the Internet if they do not implement BCP38.

That would make al kind of spoofed attacks already impossible, that being the DNS, NTP, Quake-alike and many many others...

But, as there is no money to be earned with this, ISPs do not enforce it.

(and yes, it does cost some cash to implement as not all routers support it unfortunately..... )

Comment Use RPZ! / Why Google PDNS / is not GPDNS (Score 3, Informative) 82

Instead of shoving a list of addresses into a DNS server (dnsmasq) in this case, it would be better to use RPZ (

Next to that:

> Open the file with sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf and replace the contents with the following:
> nameserver
> nameserver
> nameserver = apparently the address of the fake webserver (would be great if they configured that somewhere before making test queries....) = Google Public DNS, no ads maybe but running all your DNS queries through Google is not helping much now does it. = is not a valid DNS server, likely they meant which is the secondary Google Public DNS address.

If you have a DNSmasq anyway, just let it recurse and play caching resolver, much better idea.

> iface wlan0 inet static
> address
> netmask
> post-up ip addr add dev wlan0

One just has to wonder which IP the box will be using for outgoing queries, depends a lot on the kernel....
Now if that was the .1 would always be chosen, but as a /24 magical things will happen

Etoomanypitholes and lots of people will be bitten.

Comment Background information on Delay Tolerant Networks (Score 1) 42

Related links for this article:
DTN Research Group:
lots of docs:
overview presentation:

The book:

Source code:

Oh and yes, theoretically this extends the Internet in the same way that various other protocols do, eg 6lowpan etc.
And yes, as it is store-and-forward it looks an awful lot like SMTP.

Enjoy ;)

Comment Re:Because sixxs is easy to get if you just read! (Score 1) 203

There are actually only few out of the 30.000+ people who signed up with a proper essay, and the ones that did always earn quite a few extra credits for when they actually do write something more than just "I need IPv6".

If you where not able to get a SixXS account you likely just did not read the text on the signup page, most likely then proceeded by providing garbage details which is definitely not accepted and any such request simply gets rejected.

But if you are unable or willing to read the signup page, most likely you won't get IPv6 working either as you'll be doing all kinds of things that will break the configuration, thus reading is essential.

We (SixXS) have tried to make it as easy as possible by bringing AICCU into the world and working together with various vendors though so that they support IPv6 tunnels out of the box, but even then some problems need reading for a bit to get them resolved. Thus if you can't read at signup you likely won't pass for the rest either.

Comment Re:Because sixxs is a pain in the ass to get (Score 1) 203

sixxs dont require a linkedin account (or something changed since i created mine and several friends accounts)

Indeed SixXS never required a LinkedIn/XING/etc account.

Those links where only requested at the time so that one would get extra credits (ISK) donated to the person when they signed up, they got the credits because they proved a little bit more that they where real (as we, that is SixXS, could check the trust-graph in those websites) and more importantly as the people who did that actually read the signup page, which is something a lot of people clearly do not do even with colorful indicators.

This solved a small catch-22 with people who got flashy new IPv6 enabled routers (read: AVM Fritz!Box at the time) and thus for whom a tunnel alone was not enough. As since the beginning of 2012 the new sixxsd v4 software was deployed, this was not needed anymore as one then automatically has a routed /64 next to the tunnel space.

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