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Apple Errors Networking Software

Hamachi(X) on Leopard

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

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$date com.apple.launchd[1] (tuncfgd$pid) posix_spawnp("/usr/sbin/tuncfg", ...):
No such file or directory
$date com.apple.launchd[1] (tuncfgd$pid) Exited with exit code: 1
$date com.apple.launchd[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.

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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

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Games Misc

Addiction

Talk about a real WoW addiction…

WoW tattoo

Alliance & Horde emblem…

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Misc

Valentine

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Time to be nice to all people you know (or was that Xmas?)

Quote of the Year:

[Guild] [Massacre]: The bitch told me to stop wow-ing for valentine, I told her to fuck off.

Ahhh, what a great initiative, that valentine’s day!

Anyhow, happy valentine’s day, Helene!

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Apple Software

Mac OS X.5.2

Yes, it’s here, finally!

A 355 Mb patch, downloaded over poor UMTS/3G at school and in the train… Took a while, but it’s finally installed.

Some nice few features, like the fact you can now remove the semi-transparent effect on the menu bar (makes it nicer). They also added some nice stacks enhancements.

A Time Machine icon is added in the menu bar too, just too bad you can’t make it just pop-up when it is actually backing up. I like keeping my menu bar clean. 😉

And well, a lot more bug fixes, but haven’t noticed any of them, besides perhaps iCal that for some reason hides appointments, as if they were deleted. After changing weeks/refreshing the page, if reappears… (most iCal bugs were fixed in patch 15.1 for me)

The only thing they haven’t fixed is the Workgroup problem… Still can’t join one. If forgets the name of the workgroup I’ve entered when I close the window… Yes, there are some workarounds, like copying the network-location and so on, but I haven’t tried yet.

But hey, I’m glad with this. 🙂

No big changes, but I hope Leopard’s bugs are fixed now

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Errors Linux

Multiple Memory Access Vulnerabilities Linux Kernel

Well, it had to happen…

Yesterday evening two of our linux boxes were exploited.
I had to try it out for myself; and yes, it really does work. 😐
Booted up my Ubuntu in Parallels, installed build-essential & ran that program!

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sudo apt-get install build-essential
gcc what-ever-the-file-name-is.c
./a.out

This is what it looks like:

Kernel exploit

My-oh-my…
I’m pretty sure this doesn’t require any more explanations 😉