New releases of uftpd and inadyn ...

The last couple of weeks have both seen the birth of the fabulous uftpd and a reignited inadyn project! Yesterday v1.2 of uftpd was released and today Inadyn saw the first working HTTPS support being released as v1.99.8! This is likely the last release of Inadyn before the big 2.0, which will introduce the new .conf file format based on libConfuse. A .conf file feasibility study was presented earlier … [Read More]

New release of the DDNS client Inadyn

Looking for a Dynamic DNS, DDNS, client? Well you’re in luck, the FLOSS market space is flooded with dedicated clients and various wget scripts. So why bother with an old C implementation? Well, this is admittedly one of the old timers in the game and is likely packaged for your GNU/Linux distribution of choice already. It’s tried and tested with many DDNS service providers and even comes bundled in a few embedded router distributions as well. [Read More]

Why write your own FTP server?

So, I finally got fed up with all other FTP servers and wrote my own. Why would someone in their right mind do something like this 2014?

As a developer the answer to most such questions is usually; to scratch an itch. For a very long time I’ve looked for a really simple FTP server that just works, out of the box!

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Release of Finit v1.9

Just made it! Here’s the result of #Easterhack14 – Finit v1.9 :-)

Nothing fancy this time, just collecting some bug fixes, playing with cppcheck a bit and adding support for including .conf files. Quite useful if you want to partition your configuration, or if you share major pieces of configuration between different platforms.


Threads vs Events

This is a rant about something I recently found to be a long standing battle line in the world of programming, Lau78. The event vs thread based approach to programming. As rants go I do not aspire to deliver a clear or logical message, what so ever. It’s basically just something I need to get off my chest.

It was not until 2007 I first learned about the event based approach to programming and event libraries like libevent and libev. Up until that point the silver bullet everyone was using was … Threads.

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New Open Source Releases

Vacation time means catching up on my Open Source projects! :) Currently I’m shaping up the home pages and this blog to improve the easy access and overview of all the packages I maintain. The following packages have new releases, or can expect new releases soon: Minix Editline v1.14.1 SMCRoute v1.99.1 – There’s even a v2.0.0 being planned, with the core of SMCRoute available as a library mrouted minor cleanup an sync with OpenBSD pimd cleanups and bug fixes, needs testing inadyn is in dire need of a release, but needs more testing and fixes As usual, see my GitHub for the latest commits if you want to try anything out, file an issue report, or if you want to contribute. [Read More]

Finit v1.8

It’s been a long time coming, but here it finally is, Finit v1.8! The goodies we’ve been waiting for are: Runlevels Multiple TTYs One-shot tasks Let’s start off with tasks. Tasks are one-shot commands, with a syntax like service directives, but are not monitored and respawned like services. Tasks are started in parallel, just like services. For some cases, like the system bootstrap phase, some tasks may need to be executed in sequence, and for that purpose there also exists a run command. [Read More]

Announcing pimd v2.1.7

This is a followup release to the security fix in pimd, v2.1.6. The change to use /var/lib/misc/, instead of the insecure /var/tmp/, has now been refactored into using the proper FHS recommended /var/run/pimd/ instead.

As always, check the homepage, the ChangeLog and the GIT log for more details.

Announcing mrouted v3.9.3

Here is another bug-fix release of mrouted. This time with a couple of really nasty bugs fixed. A big thanks to Dan Kruchinin for tracking down a NULL pointer dereference in the conf file parser and an overzealous check of netmask that made mrouted useless over tunnel interfaces or point-to-point links (OpenVPN, PPP, L2TP and PPTP). See the ChangeLog or the GIT log for details.