Archive of July 2013

Simple bash script for updating your FreeDNS account

#!/bin/bash

echo "Checking current IP adress..."
w3m -dump checkip.dyndns.org > ipdump
cut -c 21- ipdump > checkip
echo "Comparing..."

if diff checkip oldip >/dev/null ; then
  echo "Nothing changed."
else
  echo "Different IP, updating FreeDNS..."
  curl -k http://freedns.afraid.org/dynamic/update.php?[yourhashgoeshere] >/dev/null
fi

cp checkip oldip
rm checkip
rm ipdump

Mosh: the mobile shell

Another cool app I have seen on Diaspora is called → Mosh.

Mosh

(mobile shell)

Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It's more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links.

Mosh is free software, available for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Android.

WebPG | Bringing GnuPG/PGP to the web browser

On Diaspora I read about one or two interesting tools. One of them is called WebPG.

About WebPG

WebPG is a free, open source suite of tools to bring GnuPG/PGP (gpg, gnupg) to the browser, in an effort to make cryptographic methods usable, safe and accessible to the common man.WebPG encompasses several projects, from the backend technology that interfaces with GnuPG/PGP (gpg, gnupg), to the user interface utilities that bring those methods to the browser.

Features

Browser/Thunderbird Extension:

  • Encryption
  • Decryption
  • Signing
  • Key Management

NPAPI Plugin (webpg-npapi):
  • Abstract interface to GPGME
  • Support for all NPAPI compatible browsers
  • Degrades to ActiveX in IE

WebPG is free!

The code, extension(s) and utilities provided by WebPG are absolutely free, written for the good of all man kind. You will never be charged to use these tools. See our license here

Supported Operating Systems

Every line of code, every module, every stictch of debugging that goes into this project has the expressed goal of supporting Windows, Linux and OSX. Work is currently underway to add support for ChromeOS, and possibly other mobile platforms.

Source: → webpg.org/

In Flames - Discover Me Like Emptiness

Just another song that fits right into my mood.

The Sorrow - Farewells

Fits right into my mood.

Finally.. thanks, dot.TK!

My subdomain at Dyn has been deleted. "Abusive updates" I guess. These updates weren't abusive bevause my ISP has had some connection problems here and I had a lot of disconnects until they were solved. Unfortunately every reconnect assigns me a new IP which had to be submitted to Dyn.

Changing your IP too often may cause the loss of your subdomain at Dyn.com. In my case my subdomain was registered with the "ath.cx" domain hosted by Dyn.com. It is not possible to re-register a subdomain with "ath.cx" since they changed their politics.

Fortunately Dot.TK started to give their free users more freedom than ever by allowing DNS. With the help of freedns.afraid.org I have now a full-featured domain with dynamic IP update.

Forget c-r-t.ath.cx, long lives www.c-r-t.tk!