February 11th, 2002 - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal

February 11th, 2002

"Never seen it do that before..."

Got into work this morning and found xlock (Linux screen saver) complaining that it couldn't 'ypbind' - an unpleasantly common problem with this box, and one that's impossible to get fixed as we don't have any IT support for linux systems (despite the fact that half the company officially use them). It's usually a case of "nothing's wrong with the server" or "it must be your nfs install". Neither of which are any help.

This time however, it was weirder. ifconfig -a revealed that my only network interface was loopback; eth0 having vanished, with the box still running, from the face of the planet. /etc/init.d/network/restart brought it straight back, so I've not idea what happened.

On a side note, I appear to have picked up a huge egoboost from Saturday, so my vanity is getting worse ;)

Note: Finally got around to installing ez-ipudate on my home box, and just managed to ssh into it. Thanks ciphergoth for the recommendation.
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Another one for Paul

UK to censor hi-tech contact with Johnny Foreigner (such a cosmopolitan bunch, these register types)
Provisions in the UK's Export Control Bill could land cryptographic researchers in jail.
That's the warning of Ross Anderson, a lecturer of the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory.

Note: If anyone I know IRL wants to exchange and/or sign GnuPG/PGP keys, drop me a line.
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Free money?

Well, sort of... Pringles cans have "£2 off at amazon.co.uk" tokens on them at the moment, and since they cost less than that, it can't be that bad a deal (although it's min order £10, one per order, expires 28/02).

I think this is someone's way of telling me to buy that book for valkyriekaren ;)
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