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Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Updated UT2K3 Linux Demo Patch

There's an updated version of the Linux Unreal Tournament 2003 demo patch which fixes some problems inadvertantly created by the previous patch. Those responsible have been sacked. It is already available through the updater and should soon hit a mirror site near you. Look for version 1080c.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Slapper Worm

There's a worm called "Slapper" going around that is infecting Linux webservers that use OpenSSL versions older than 0.9.6e. ExtremeTech has the news as well as an easy way to remove it if you are infected. The CERT advisory has more details. Let this serve as yet another reminder to keep your system fully patched and up-to-date, no matter what your operating system is.

The interesting thing about this worm is that once it takes over a server, it makes it a part of a giant P2P network of infected boxen. Sadly, this worm seems to prove that Linux server operators are not necessarily any better at keeping their systems patched than their Windows brethren.

NFL Week #2 Final

Well, I am now officially out of my misery. I finished this week at 6-10, Eeyore was 9-7. Overall, that makes me a scintillating 15-17 (.469) while Eeyore is 16-16 (.500). Hopefully next week will be better. Of course, I said that last week too . . .

The Master comments: You should see Eeyore glowing in her moment of triumph :-)

Solution to Piracy: Glue!

Well, the record companies have sunk to a new low. In an effort to deter piracy of as-yet-unreleased albums, Epic Records has given out promotional copies in CD players with the lids glued shut and the headphones glued on. Gee, who could ever penetrate this fortress of security? Thanks HardOCP.

UT2K3 Demo Patch

Epic has released a 3M patch for the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo. You can find a list of mirror sites at Here are the list of major fixes:

Note: this is just for Windows. A Linux patch should be available soon. Thanks Blue.

UPDATE! Ryan Gordon posted a list of Linux-specific changes in the new patch on the UT2K3 Linux mailing list:

UPDATE #2! The Linux patch is now available through the auto-updater.

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