Apple Errors Networking

Console Hamachi

I wrote before, that the console version of Hamachi didn’t seem to generate tun/tap driver errors. But after rebooting my Mac I was no longer able to start Hamachi.

Nazgul:hamachi- yeri$ ./hamachi start
25 19:08:15.659 [   0] [14306] tap: connect() failed 2 (No such file or directory)

So I guess I’ll have to wait for a fix after all. 🙁

Misc Networking

SMTP-server list

Whilst on the move, it’s always handy to be able to send e-mails. Most providers tend to block all SMTP-servers, besides their own. Quite unhandy if you’re on a FON (or… well… open & unsecure) WiFi network.

Here‘s a list with all mayor Dutch & Belgian ISPs their SMTP-servers.

Misc Networking


My Fon box arrived today!

Ordered it last Saturday (09/02), took just over a week to be delivered (by UPS).

Fon router 2Fon router 1

I bought “La Fonera” with a “Fontenna” for just over 6 (!) EUR. Fon’s having this cool promotion that La Fonera only costs around 4 EUR, and if you order a Fontenna with it, you get the Fontenna for just an additional 2 EUR. (And 6 EUR shipping costs. So just over 12 EUR total.)

La Fonera is really easy to configure, perhaps a bit too easy. I hoped a few extra options to configure, and better IP/Bandwidth usage stats, … But on the other side, they managed to keep it simple & clean; easy to use for everyone.

Fon Web config

La Fonera has 2 WiFi networks, one public (FON_Tuinslak in my case) and a private one (with WEP, WPA(2); using IP by default)

La Fonera 4La Fonera 3La Fonera 2La Fonera

Notice how small they made it (+-10 x 7,5 cm).

This is the Fontenna, which adds about 7dBi:


Besides having a big gray plastic encapsulation, it seems quite “weather-resistant”. I might put it outside somewhere.

Anyway, it seems to be working great.

Fon stickers

I’ll have to play a bit with it, before giving it a final place somewhere in the house… And I’m starting to wonder what I should to with my Linksys “AP”… 2 private networks? Might put it some place where the WiFi signal is really bad… Like… The garage or something. 😉

PS: for those wondering, yes I’ve become a “Bill”. I see no point becoming a “Linus”, because a Bill gets everything a Linus gets plus some extra cash (although I doubt anyone will actually use my Fon AP; I’m kind of living in the middle of nowhere).

Fon_AP Access

Apple Errors Networking Software

Hamachi(X) on Leopard

When playing with KisMAC, I noticed something weird in my /var/log/system.log;

$date[1] (tuncfgd$pid) posix_spawnp("/usr/sbin/tuncfg", ...):
No such file or directory
$date[1] (tuncfgd$pid) Exited with exit code: 1
$date[1] (tuncfgd) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

tun is (trying) to restart every 10 (!) seconds.
I tried updating Hamachi‘s tun/tap drivers, without any success. It kept restarting the process every 10 seconds.

After a bit of Googling, it seemed to be a known problem. So I decided to uninstall Hamachi & the tun/tap drivers.

sudo rm -r /usr/bin/hamachi
sudo rm -r  /usr/bin/hamachi-init
sudo rm -r  /usr/sbin/tuncfg
sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tuncfgd.plist
sudo rm -r /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tuncfgd.plist
sudo rm -r /Applications/HamachiX

This should solve the restarting problem. You might want to reboot to be sure.

When uninstalling the drivers, HamachiX will be gone; there will be no way to use it. You can decide to ignore the spawning-processes, and keep using Hamachi as-is, but the spawning processes might slow down your computer. But HamachiX should work (although it often crashed here).

I tried reinstalling the tun/tap drivers, but the same happens. I guess I’ll have to wait for a fix. 🙁

On the other side, I’ve tried the console version of Hamachi (so no HamachiX) which seems to be working fine (so far). Just missing out on the handy GUI. Edit