11 April 2002
Question & Answer Sessions
- Can Becki reach this high?
- Where can I find good, on-line Canadian maps?
- Write to Iain and ask him.
- Telzon PTC-1194 parts?
- Chris needs a connector for the floppy.
- What is a Telzon PTC-1194?
- It's an old industrial Pentium beast. Tough, tough, tough. Quite
- Want to be Troy's roommate?
- Nice place in Ypsilanti -- see Troy, if interested.
- Want to use Sun 24-bit graphics cards (prefer UPA) and want to hook a
big SGI monitor up to a PC ... how?
- Talk to Troy about this. (And Google is your friend.)
- Setting up an apllication auto-upgrade server -- how worried should I be
about DNS spoofing and trojan horsies?
- It's on an intranet, so it might not be too bad. It uses HTTP
as a transport -- maybe use an MD5 checksum on it. Or just bite
the bullet and do a PKI solution.
- Anyone heard of DataSafe from some backup company?
- Nope. Some sort of desktop encryption thing, apparently.
- Apple's G4 has a gigabit (and only gigabit) NIC on the mainboard ...
does anyone else?
- None that anyone's aware of.
- Anyone played with Skipstone?
- It's another Mozilla-based browser. It's neat, when it doesn't
- Ford claims they are hiring systems people -- can someone get Drew in?
- Nope -- the Fordies in the room can barely keep themselves in.
- Anyone else hiring sysadmins? Programmers? Gophers? Parking lot
attendants? Ditch diggers?
- Proquest was looking. Consilio Response Team (or something
like that) may be looking -- they do "security stuff."
- Does a tool exist to arbitrarily munge tcpdump (or snoop) files to
search-and-replace one port number to another port number?
- Need this to fool Ethereal into debugging a protocol running
on a non-standard port.
Hack it in Perl? Clif wrote some articles on doing this in Tcl
a little while ago.
- Got a good justification or business case for encryption?
- It's the right thing to do. If you spot anything, share it
- Where does Chad want to go to present an encryption paper?
- Writing this paper is a task at work; he's in charge of
- Is there a formal protocol for throwing whiteboard erasers at Chris Polk?
- Grasp. Aim. Throw.
- Any good books for grokking Borland C++ (and C++ in general)?
- "Throw me a bone here." -- Larry Plato
- Any simple compilers for simple palm apps?
- gcc works. And there's Pocket C that runs on the Palm.
- Sierra wireless cellular modem -- wanna buy it?
- See Troy before it hits eBay.
- Know any restaurant managers?
- Becki wants a special salad dressing that they don't sell
retail any more. She even has a Sysco item number for it.
(Marzetti's Raspberry Vinegrette, FYI.)
Rubicon -- Network Administration and Security Stuff
"Worth going to to, but not at that hotel."
"50% rave boys in back t-shirts; 50% real net admins."
"Much hands-on stuff, good panels."
Check it out next year, if they manage to have another one.
Rumor & Innuendo (No names, please)
Microsoft has deep-sixed the "Hail Storm" project.
A couple vendors claim they've never had problems with SNMP
vulnerabilities, are quite mistaken.