ESE Key Daemon 1.2.7 released

New version of ESE Key Daemon was released today.

New features include the ability to handle multiple key combinations and distinguish between key presses and releases. A problem with the handling of the last line in a configuration file when there is no newline on the last line is gone. Numeric keys are now also allowed in the configuration file.

Download: esekeyd-1.2.7.tar.gz (.asc)

MD5: 5937ad6d7815dbc6ab6983411a9f37d4
SHA1: 07671be42b61973a3270aaf1b41c3467568ae7ac

Debian GNU/Linux on Dell Inspiron 1764

Installing, configuring and using Debian GNU/Linux on Dell Inspiron 1764 (N0476409) notebook.

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nCipher HSM with OpenSSL

I just finished playing with some nCipher’s HSM. Unfortunately there is no integration guide for OpenSSL that cover CHIL interface and nCipher hardware security modules.

nCipher’s installation guide is quite good, but after you finish installing hardware, drivers and daemons, you are on your own.

I found only two helpful sources: Andrea Campi’s blog entry about nCipher NetHSM and OpenSSL and Marek Marcola’s post on openssl-users mailing list.

Both guides ends on key generation and self-signed certificates. Its enough to get CHIL enabled application to work with nCipher’s HSM, but will not help you to convert any existing OpenSSL (not an CHIL-aware) application to use HSM.

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Integration of AA Google 404 with Atahualpa

AskApache Google 404 default 404.php does not work properly with Atahualpa theme. To fix those problems create another 404.php file in /themes/atahualpa with this content:

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Virtual destinations are faster than Camel routing

Routing messages from one input queue to two output queues in ActiveMQ can be done in two different ways. Apache Camel, a powerful rule-based routing engine often used with ActiveMQ, is a typical choice. Virtual composite queue is another solution. Which to choose? The faster.

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Aktualizacja OpenWRT

W styczniu opisałem jak zainstalować dopasowaną do własnych potrzeb dystrybucję OpenWRT na routerze ASUS WL-500g Premium. Pora na aktualizację.

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Migrating from ActiveMQ-CPP/CMS version 2.2 to 3.0

Migrating from ActiveMQ-CPP/CMS version 2.2.6 to 3.0.1 is very easy. There are only two minor problems to deal with.

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Szwajcarski nóż^Wpendrive oficerski

Szwajcarskie noże oficerskie słyną ze swej funkcjonalności. Odkąd zaczęto produkować wersje z wbudowaną pamięcią flash na USB zastanawiałem się, jak zapewnić oprogramowaniu zainstalowanemu na przenośnej pamięci równie dużą funkcjonalność.

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Optimizing GNOME for Netbooks

GNOME can be easily optimized for Netbooks using configuration editor. Disabling animations, thumbnails and splash screen speeds up GNOME while scaling down icons saves space on desktop.

Metacity will give the user less feedback by using wireframes, avoiding animations, or other means if /apps/metacity/general/reduced_resources is set to true. This can be set with gconf-editor or from shell with gconftool:

gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/reduced_resources -t bool true

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