Archive for December, 2004

Friday, December 31st, 2004

just uploaded 0.2 of snortui which fixed a few problem I found when I tried to run it on a windows box.

well thats it

Monday, December 27th, 2004

I have now put a version of snortui up on sourceforge at
I already know there are a couple issues with the version I just loaded but I needed to start somewhere

geek stuff

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

worked on snortui today. I have finished playing with the database structure. I have created the idea of templates. This is a grouping of configuration settings. So for example when you upgrade to a new version of snort then you would create a new template group and load the settings into that group. I have added the ability to enter custom settings using the web front end. So now your only need one master conf file and the individual settings coming from the database.
I also fixed an issue with the file archiving on unix.
I need to update the install doc, fix the create.sql script then I should be able to publish a copy of the app on source forge.

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

two cat are chasing something around and another is looking on in interest. I am looking at a friends two cats. Sara is the one watching the other two guests spaz out. I found Kewi on top the cabinets in the kitchen earlier, but I think the two guests are starting to learn what “DOWN” means 🙂


Monday, December 20th, 2004

First snow of the year last night. I woke up this morning to ice on the inside of my windows. Being mad Scotman that I am, I rolled out my bike into 4’F winds and cycled to work. My ears are just now starting to feel like normal.

Sunday, December 19th, 2004

Thats it, I think everything is now moved from the sunbox to the mini itx box. I will shut it down the sunbox in the next couple days. The laptop is still using it for dns and I can’t work out why so I will give it a little time for the cache to expire.
I am also in touch with the company that hosts I just noticed they charge my credit card, but I hadn’t seen the email telling me they were doing it. My intention was to move it to my server so it will piss me off it I end up paying for another year.

Looks like its all gone tits up

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

Ok, not really but i am watching High Heels Low Life.
Microsoft patch tuesday was the usual. Nothing Critical either that or I am all jaded. Basically patch all the ones for the severs, then patch all the ones for the desktops. Denial of service against WINS servers, DHCP servers on NT 4 machines. Issues with word 6 converts. Some other stuff as well. You can look at if you really care.

Geek talk

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

cyrus, postfix, squirelmail, and I think mailman are all up and running. I switched imap and smtp over this morning after realizing that I was missing the myorgin= setting in postfix. Now everything is working. I have have virtual domains up and running and separated unix authentication from email authentication.
I did have to make a hack. When cyrus authenticates a user as it changes the sql to domain=griffon (griffon is the name of the machine) I haven’t been able to make it do anything fix this so I changed postfix to use smtpd_sasl_local_domain=griffon so it can authenticate against the sql database as well.
Its a hack but it works.

Sunday, December 5th, 2004

Worked on making the sensor config files configurable from the web interface of snortui. I have the website code working and can save setting changes. I need to work on loading the master conf file into the database and changing the sensor code to use it.

I am also working on moving my mailboxes to a new server that I have been testing for a few weeks.

I bought a christmas tree and I found a new toy for Sara. She is all excited about a bit of left over window screen spline. She is looking at me right now wanting me to play with her.