Author Archives: Udo

factory reset a Canon MF8330cdn

In a perfect world, you buy things, you work with those things and if they break, you can repair them. In reality, hardware vendors in particular make it quite difficult to repair things. I met one of those issues today. After playing with my network infrastructure at home, it needed to adjust the network settings Continue Reading →

Spread the love

PRISM and the damage done

source: wikipedia “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”Article 12 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights PRISM is everywhere. Marc Snowden has Continue Reading →

Spread the love

Goodbye Google Chrome, welcome Firefox

After having used Google Chrome for quite a long time, I now decided to quit it’s usage wherever possible. That is all the computers I regularly work on and of course my mobile devices. While I had originally been a fellow user of Firefox and its predecessors, I decided to move to Google Chrome mostly Continue Reading →

Spread the love

When maintainers become small dictators: Fedora drops ddate

Linux distributions tend to promote and support freedom in many ways. Freedom to use the software I like, freedom to change it as I like and even the freedom to sell it amongst many others. And as one of the largest community driven projects around the globe it has a very long tradition being open Continue Reading →

Spread the love

Cisco RVS4000: how to restrict access to forwarded ports

Imagine you have a firewall and want it to forward external traffic a specific internal port only if the source address matches some criteria. Easy? The requirements in question are as simple as can for a Cisco “business security gateway” – or better for absolutely any kind of “thing” claiming to function as a “firewall”. Well, Continue Reading →

Spread the love