Wi-Fi issues

From: John Aldrich 
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Hey, guys and gals... I've got a weird Wi-Fi issue. I had to reset my
router (TP-Link TLWR1043ND) yesterday because I couldn't remember the
login. I've got it working now, but I can't get my phone to connect up.
It keeps saying "avoided due to poor internet connection." My PCs work
fine, as best I can tell. Any ideas????

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  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

New (rebuilt) Linux box

From: John Aldrich 
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Picked up a PS2 to USB adapter at lunch today. Now my Linux box is
running like a charm on the new hardware. :) Still need to break down
and pick up a USB KVM, but that's on the back burner now that I have
things running with the PS2 to USB adapter.

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

Linux-friendly KVM

From: John Aldrich 
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Hey, anyone got a recommendation for a Linux-friendly KVM switch?
Preferably one that will translate PS2 to USB. I don't really want to
buy a new keyboard and mouse, when the ones I have work fine. I just
need to convert them to USB so I can get rid of the PS2 to USB
converters I have for my two Dell boxes and am about to buy for my
rebuilt Linux box. Unfortunately, my new motherboard, in addition to
only having HDMI out for on-board video only take PS2 for mouse, and
requires you to use a USB keyboard. Also, unfortunately, my current KVM
doesn't do USB. :(
I'm finally ready to abandon PS2 connections to my computers, but I
really dont' want to buy a new keyboard and mouse. :) HELP!!!!

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  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

You always learn some things when sniffing..

From: Mike Harrison 
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Been playing at home for the night.. Mostly with some Ubiquity Bullet M2’s and various software loads. And a few Linux and Mac devices.

I’m really liking the hardware, form factor, etc.. the two best loads are the default AirOS from Ubiquity. Unless you are doing weird stuff, it’s polished and does everything you would want. You have to turn off some Ubiquity specific features for it to play nice with older hardware/OS’s, like setting the speed to 20mbps. No flaming reason to use anything else for most uses. I’m impressed. 

On the playing around side:

http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/ Very nicely tuned up for doing a HAM style emergency mesh/ad-hoc network. It has preconfigured web menu’s for the common deployments that a ham organization would want. Which also makes it hard to do something it does automagically do. 

Then I played again with Commotion. http://commotionwireless.net I like where they seem to be going and they are trying to make a friendly easy to use interface that other less technical people should be able to use to add their hardware to a mesh. They may have an Android app and a Laptop app that would allow them to join as mesh nodes in the future, rather than standard WiFI clients. Sounds good. In Theory. In practice, it’s a work very much in progress based on the Luci web interfaces that the standard OpenWRT install is on. Lots of things don’t seem to work well, like the initial “set the admin password” page. Frustrating. 

OpenWRT. http://www.openwrt.org in true geek fashion is fairly minimal on “slick” and robust on “it works”. As I started to add some packages to the most recent install, I’m blown away by the things that easily install and just seem to work:  Including iptraf, aircrack  (very useful tools).. 


I’ve given up on the “mesh” idea for now, because a solid AP and single Repeater will work for my remote event management needs I have coming up this fall. To do those things, I have a minimal web chat system (auto-updates across the people/devices using it.. ) and Dokuwiki running on a netbook as a server and upstream gateway. Should do what needs to be done: bringing a portable intranet and possibly upstream to the net to interesting places.

Part of playing around is sniffing your own home and devices. I used to do this a lot. It’d been a while. Using sniffit, iptraf airdump and OpenWRT, I found some devices I had forgotten about, and found that even seemingly properly working devices sure chatter a lot more than they used to. What is Google Chrome doing when it is doing nothing.. not even a window open. Cripes it is busy. 

No matter how you do it, I’m tossing out the idea that you might want to sniff your local home traffic every once in a while, and verify everything that is on it should be, and is behaving properly. 

And now.. time to do some remote database maintenance.. Sigh.. 



 


FREE TO A GOOD HOME!

From: John Aldrich 
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I purchased an android-based fitness tracker off Alibaba. I never could
get it to connect to my phone, so I never used it. If anyone is
interested in "hacking" on it, let me know and I'll give it to you.
Don't need any money for it. :)

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

Strange problem

From: John Aldrich 
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I've got a weird problem and I don't know what the solution is... I can
log into GMAIL via my browser just fine, but I can't log in via my email
client (KMail.) I'm on Fedora 21, if that matters. KMail 4.14.9. Same
version of KDE installed. Any suggestions? I've tried other mail
clients, but found them lacking a lot of the features of KMail.

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

A Mesh MetroNet

From: Mike Harrison 
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Multiple things, including some recent network weirdness… conversations with Shawn Stoddard and other curious confluences of things have me playing with some wireless mesh-isn “wide" area networking. 

https://www.chattmetro.net

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/chattanooga-mesh-networks

Are some relevant links. 

I may not be playing much more until next week, I’ve got a nice laptop re-tasked as a mobile server and gateway (Linux of course!) and I’m working on some relevant applications for that server that would make this a useful thing even without an upstream connection. 

The Ham guys may have their own version they are playing with. Maybe I can be interoperable. I’d like to use (mostly just to play with, nothing nefarious) as much encryption as practice. 

I started playing with CommotionWireless, which is really an interface (web) over OpenWRT and OLSR.. As much as I found it a good place to start, I seem to be better at messing with OpenWRT and such from an SSH prompt, so I may do more playing that way. 

It’s Linux based. It’s more fun to play with these if others play as well.. 

Open invitation for a gathering of interested parties at my house next Wednesday night. August 12th, 6pm until ???? at 1031 Lower Brow Road, Signal Mtn. Bring toys/tools, lets see if we can get them to interoperate or at least discuss the possibilities.











Winmor and ARDOP are looking for people to port to OSX &Linux

From: Rod-Lists 
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Both are sound card modems that allow a computer to interact with a ham radio for data transmissions.
 WINMOR relies on DirectX/.NET sound API programming which may or may not work in mono.
However supposedly >NET has been open sourced so that may help.
Or someone could write and implementation of the spec in another language.


ARDOP is in beta now and is supposed to be the next gen.
http://www.winlink.org/content/ardop

Senior Storage Engineer position in Chattanooga, great rate available

From: Matt Keys 
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I've confirmed it's TVA.

Fw: Senior Storage Engineer position in Chattanooga, great rate available

From: Matt Keys 
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Passing it along. The note "that all fabric's are independent, highly secur=
e environment" does have me curious who it is... maybe TVA, bank, check int=
o cash?

FreePBX Call Recording Issue (Stephen Kraus)

From: Justin McAteer 
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Could be that the call is being setup with media directly between the phone=
s. What type of interface are you using for your external calls?
Thanks=2C=0A=

Justin McAteer=0A=

(256) 694-9195


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If you could install Ubuntu on this 21-inch All-in-One Android computer

From: Phil Shapiro 
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This would be a sweet extra computer in the house with Ubuntu installed. 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883148209 


Admittedly, a very small 8 GB solid start hard drive -- but you could save files 
to SD card. (And you could maybe boot from the SD card, too, with a full operating 
system on it.) 


phil 


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http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

WOT:EM Drive( Q Thruster) seems to be holding up to NASA tests

From: Rod-Lists 
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NASA is doing hard vacuum tests on it. And the results are holding.
Still a long way off but if this continues to hold up we are looking at earth to moon in 4 days
A 70 day transit to Mars.
Outer planets are looking even better.

"For such a mission, such as a crewed flight to the outer planets – specifically, a Titan/Enceladus mission at Saturn – an EM Drive would allow for a 9-month transit period from Earth to Saturn, a 6-month in-situ mission at Titan, another 6-month in-situ mission at Enceladus, and a 9-month return trip to Earth. This would result in a total mission duration of just 32 months."

*fingers Crossed*
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/

News item - "House gets green light for open source"

From: Phil Shapiro 
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This is great news. 


http://gcn.com/blogs/pulse/2015/06/house-open-source.aspx 


Phil 

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"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

Fwd: Google to Build $600 Million Data Center in Jackson County, Alabama

From: David White 
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I got this email from the Thrive Mailing List, and am passing it along....

Mail Server Admins: What RBLs do you use?

From: David White 
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In my always evolving, never-ending quest to reduce the amount of spam my
system has to deal with, I've just added some more RBLs to my Postfix
config. As of now, here's all of the lists I'm using to block spam:

        reject

CM/linux port

From: Matt Keys 
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Just wondering if anyone in the lug would be interested in trying to port c=
yanogenmod, ubuntu touch, or whatever to a cheap Chinese tablet. My goal is=
 really just to learn from it and to make something useful out of it. I've =
got 3 of them that I mistakenly thought would make good cheap Bria clients =
to test with. It's this POS ..


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=3D9SIA45S1BF1262


If you're interested I'll give/mail you one. Here's info I've pulled from i=
t so far :


http://pastebin.com/f2T1Mcac

OT: County looking for MS-sql licenses

From: Rod-Lists 
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https://www.ebidexchange.com/Solicitation.aspx?cid=90552949-a65b-49a1-923b-153bdf73fde0&uid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&sid=62497
Is this where they post RFP's?

Anyone wanna work for FAcebook?

From: John Aldrich 
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Facebook is looking for a Linux kernel hacker to work on the networking
stack:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/07/facebook