Litany against NAT
apologies to Frank Herbert
I must not NAT.
NAT is the net-killer.
NAT is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my NAT addiction.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the NAT has gone there will be a proper firewall.
Only IPv6 will remain.
I have my phone set to auto-deny any number that is not in my contact list to combat the ever increasing amount of spam I've been getting. Unfortunately there is one insurance scammer that has taken to leaving voicemails. Multiple VMs a day for the last two weeks.
I contacted my provider about disabling my VM box altogether. They do not support this. You can, however, redirect missed calls to another number instead.
I now send missed calls to: https://github.com/pjf/rickastley
Eat Rickroll, spammers!
Huh, looks like the fediverse got a brief mention (by way of Mastodon) in an article by Ben Tarnoff (of Logic magazine) in The Jacobin Magazine entitled "A Socialist Plan to Fix the Internet" last month that I missed - apologies if it's already made the rounds
This is a thing I am trying to say more often, because I've found that usually, getting people to ask themselves "why is it so hard to make a living helping people in the way I want to?" gets more mental traction than to most people what just sounds like "buying things is evil and if you dont live in a shack in the woods you're a horrible person'
This is a clever little stunt from the folks at Firefox.
SSH to remote hosts though a proxy or bastion with ProxyJump https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/ssh-proxy-bastion-proxyjump
god bless railfans https://youtu.be/cD3QlR98--A (via https://twitter.com/nick_kapur/status/1202467128177233920)
Daughter told me on the way to school that ice unicorns live at the south pole. By the time we got there, we'd decided they pull the sleigh for Anti-Santa, who gives gifts to all the naughty kids so they won't feel left out, and sabotages the global Santa surveillance network because kids shouldn't be monitored by a shady guy in a red suit.
The Computer Lib Pledge
* The purpose of computers is human freedom.
It’s called “F-You Money” for a reason: Why ISOC sold .ORG to VCs
Having to bounce off my LUG's login server with an HE tunnel to get to my boxen at home because my ISP can't be bothered to fix an #IPv6 routing issue. Well, they might actually be interested in fixing it if there were some way to actually report it. L1 support won't believe that I'm a network engineer and file the right ticket internally. They keep insisting on a truck roll.
Is SoloKeys the best open-source option for FIDO2 security keys? Any newcomers to that market?
Thoughts from IETF 106 by Geoff Huston