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Friday, March 1, 2002

Netfilter Flaw

A flaw has been discovered in Netfilter aka iptables in Linux kernel versions 2.4.14 through 2.4.18-pre9. The flaw could allow forbidden connections under limited conditions, depending on how the tables were set up. Even though the flaw wouldn't have affected me (I'm still using ipchains), Red Hat released an updated kernel on Wednesday (not Thursday as the article reports) and I upgraded. RH's up2date makes it quite easy. Totally painless. Let's see: two days between discovery and patch. The patch was out for two days before the media got a hold of it. Top that, M$! Thanks Blue.

Thursday, February 28, 2002

Crossover 1.1.0 Update

I nuked my system-wide Crossover install and reinstalled it as a regular user. It works very nice--especially with my Athlon XP 1800+ :). I even got Windows Media Player 6.4 working in Netscape so I can listen to Red Wings games without having to reboot! I wish the NHL wouldn't have made that deal with the devil to switch everything over to Windows formats, but there you go.

Past Two Days' News

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January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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