RHCE, dsbackup, qemu, nfs, firestorm, m4

I passed my RHCE exam last month.

I’ve released v0.1 of dsbackup, an rsync based backup system.

I’m totally impressed with qemu the Intel and PPC cpu emulator. It’s far faster than bochs and I’ve not had any of the problems that I used to with Bochs (Fedora wouldn’t even get to the installer screen). Apparently the code is far cleaner and better thought out, which is allowing Gianni to do some rather clever things regarding hardward reverse engineering.

I’ve been implementing some NFS services at work over the last few months. I have to say it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s quite horrifically messy from a security point of view (firewalling rpc, eesh) but not as insanely lame as I had first imagined.

I also begun work on a port scan detector for Firestorm but thats on hold at the moment whilst we discuss some implementation details of the tcp connection tracker. I’m now adding support for disk saving in between restarts for macwatch.

I’ve also learnt the M4 macro language. Cute. And handy.

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