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New Zealand Frontline Police Get Apple Devices in Efficiency Measure

Bismillah Re:We do have Newspapers in New Zealand (114 comments)

The writer of the ITnews piece is a New Zealander and the Herald story you refer to is more than a year old and has none of the current information.

about 2 years ago
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Lax SSH Key Management A "Big Problem"

Bismillah Ylönen (212 comments)

Was wondering who "Tatu Yionen" was...

about 2 years ago
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Three-strikes copyright law in NZ halves infringement

Bismillah Moving submissions to the right channel (1 comments)

So, this shouldn't be in the Linux bit... is there no way to move it to the right area?

more than 2 years ago

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Snowden calls NZ PM a liar over mass surveillance

Bismillah Bismillah writes  |  about 2 months ago

Bismillah (993337) writes "New Zealand prime minister John Key says there is no mass surveillance by spy agencies, but Edward Snowden says there is.Meanwhile, the Southern Cross data cable operator has come out and said there is no interception equipment installed on the trans-Pacific link, ergo no mass capture of data has taken place. Who is right? Both sides?"
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Aussie state cops outed as Finfisher law enforcement malware users

Bismillah Bismillah writes  |  about 2 months ago

Bismillah (993337) writes "Wikileaks latest release of documents shows the the Australian New South Wales police force has spent millions on licenses for the FinFisher set of law enforcement spy- and malware tools — and still has active licenses. What it uses FinFisher, which has been deployed against dissidents by oppressive regimes, for is yet to be revealed."
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New Mayhem malware targets Linux and UNIX-like servers

Bismillah Bismillah writes  |  about 4 months ago

Bismillah (993337) writes "Russian security researchers have spotted a new malware named Mayhem that has spread to 1,400 or so Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world, and continues to look for new machines to infect. And, it doesn't need root to operate."
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Australia's web censorship law to be scrutinized

Bismillah Bismillah writes  |  about 4 months ago

Bismillah (993337) writes "A government inquiry has been launched into whether or not Australian authorities are using Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act inappropriately.

Last year, the Australian securities watchdog used Section 313 powers to force ISPs to block quarter of million web sites — this in order to prevent access to just 1,200 sites the authority deemed harmful."

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Courier-IMAP hated new FreeBSD 6.1 server, so Dovecot now

Bismillah Bismillah writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Lovely fast new Intel D840 box with SATA drives, Gigabyte i955 Royal motherboard and fresh install of FreeBSD 6.1. I know, there's quicker hardware out ther, but compared to the old 3.06GHz P4 with PATA disks the new system replaces, I'm happy. It's quieter too, thanks to bigger, slow-spinning fans.

Annoyingly though, Courier-IMAP from the ports collection hated the new system. As soon as I fired up Thunderbird and tried to connect to the server, Courier-IMAP's processes died and dumped core - rapidly. I could've sat down and figured out why, but have long felt that Courier-IMAP isn't as good fit for FreeBSD as it was. It insists on FAM (File Alteration Monitor) which chews up CPU for no good reason for instance.

So out went Courier-IMAP, Courier-Authdaemond and in, Dovecot. Unfortunately, the ports version is only 1.0-RC7, whereas Tim has RC10 out already, but apart from a single instance of a corrupted index, nothing bad has happened yet.

Dovecot seems faster than Courier-IMAP, but I can't judge fairly here as the latter never worked properly on the new system. It was very easy to set up and make work with Exim.

One thing I'm not sure how to do yet is to set up Dovecot to work with both system and virtual accounts. Should be possible, but the defailt_mail_env setting is a bit confusing.

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