ONC RPC has many wondeful features, one of them being that it is that it is possible to do a broadcast RPC call even though services are typically assigned ports dynamically. This is implemented by having the portmapper (the program that registers all the ONC RPC services running on the machine) proxy requests, forwarding them […]
So, I now have a LVM of my own with Bytemark and most of the things I use (including this) moved off Project Colo. The whole process was shockingly painless, even with a change of MTA to Exim (since everyone seems to be using it and the callout facilities for processing mail prior to acceptance […]
I’m just building a new upload of TenDRA. It’s been almost three years since the last upload was made – in that time the number of current bugs has more than doubled. I wonder if this trend will continue? Of course, this leads me to discover that it doesn’t actually build any more, but hey…
Thanks to Daniel Silverstone’s keysigning scripts I’ve finally completed the keysigning from Debconf 5. Highly recommended for bulk keysignings and for keeping your signatures up to date with new UIDs on keys you’ve already signed. (Although if you are going to use the script you might want to edit signuid to remove the –throw-keyid option).