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Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Time Event
3:05p
solved odd problem
using putty/pscp to transfer files on a local network with a linux computer and windows this unusual thing occured and I solved the problem

lately I had modified .bashrc to echo escape characters to my screen to change the palette because dark blue is difficult to see, this is something I just learned about, it was under my radar for awhile but something I wanted to learn to do.. found man console_codes (I think that is it) describing these sorts of codes, wouldn't have even known to look there if I wasn't just poking around reading things

well, doing this caused pscp to return the escape code as an error message when I attempted to transfer files to the linux system and caused 'expected protocol' message (don't remember exact wording) when transfer files from it

I suppose that means scp uses bash to do its functions

I solved the problem by commenting that out, I might check if I am an interactive login before doing such things

It is surprising what uses the shell to do things, and what unexpected things can result

it was certainly a surprise to find the copy program suddenly not working when seemingly nothing changed

Any thoughts?
3:23p
Secure server
I'm looking to replace my ClarkConnect router/firewall with something designed for higher security. I tried OpenBSD but couldnt get it working with my DSL (pppoe).

So I guess my question is, can anyone recommend a highly secure firewall/router that will work with pppoe? I've been looking around and found a few that look promising but I thought I'd see if any of you have a suggestion for a good one.
4:06p
Hey all.

So I just started a new job, and they have a transparent proxy setup which does some HTTP filtering. Game sites, blog sites, etc.
I wanna bust through that crap.
I have a linux box sitting on a T1 line, I have my home machine on cable, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this.

One thought I had was just to setup a squid proxy on my server, and lock it down by IP address to only allow my work machine. But I'm open to more ideas.
I'd rather not do VNC, PC Anywhere, or anything like that. I want a simple, elegant solution like an http proxy.

ideas?

(x-posted to geeks and linux)

Current Mood: contemplative
7:16p
Microsoft Internet Trackball Mouse
I've been using WindowsXP almost exclusively recently :-( And its all because of this trackball. I love the internet buttons. Is there any way I can make them work the same way in Linux?

I have RedHat 9 with kernel 2.4.20-31.9.

Thanks for the help.

[EDIT:] Thanks for the help, all, I got it working. Ended up going with the imwheel application, makes it very customizable.Only problem is, I have to wait for KDE to come all the way up, then run the command from a terminal. Is there any way I can have the command run with all the other apps that KDE starts up after its up? (Like the apps that were still up at the end of the last session?)[/EDIT]

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