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Farewell 2011, hello 2012

2011 has been a strange year for me personally, maybe also a reason why I didn’t blog that much and hopefully 2012 will be better. But a lot has happend in 2011 as Debian 6.0 was released, GNOME 3 impacted the world a lot and still does, Linus released Linux 3.0.0 and many other things […]

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Internet, Unix en security Life and society

Another company switching to XMPP

Back in 1996 ICQ saw it first light and instant messaging was born and it took Microsoft until 1999 before MSN Messenger was launched. Two proprietary protocols for instant messaging with closed specifications. Also a third protocol was started in 1998 under the name Jabber which was renamed as XMPP a few years later. Long […]

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Internet, Unix en security Life and society

Usenet, goodbye and thanks for all the fish

After being an usenet junky for a long time the time came that I switched from being a regular poster to a lurker. I still followed a lot of groups for many years until I realised that I only was syncing my newsspool for at least 12 to 18 months without any reading. After some […]

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Feeds farewell and thanks for all the fish

As my viewing port on the Internet has become an RSS-reader more and more during 2011 I also started to pay attention on the content presented. So during my Christmas break I’m going to remove some feeds from my RSS-reader. As side note, the compressed database dump grows with 1 megabyte between every 5 and […]

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Internet, Unix en security

When do other banks start to publish SPF records?

In the past a lot of phishing was going towards customers of the Dutch bank Postbank. It continued for years and when the bank finally merged with ING the phishing attacks adopted the new name quickly. In both cases the bank was publishing closed SPF resource records in DNS so third party systems could determine […]