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By Bob Abooey (Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:29:44 AM EST) More stuff than you can shake a goat's weenie at! (all tags)
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Flubbing that one Dm pentatonic run since 1978



Sunday afternoon after the ballgame I was leaving my buddy Marty Spazarollia's house, amidst a minor blizzard, and the 86 Escort didn't want to go into gear, any gear. That's odd, no? Quite odd. I let the car run and kept trying and finally I was able to cram her into first and head out on the open road. She let me shift gears but wasn't real happy about it, for sure.

As such I took her in to see my Ace Number One mechanic yesterday, Resmo Zambiliacoric. Resmo called me and told me the "master clutch cylinder" was low on fluid, which he remedied by cramming a bunch of approved fluid in there. Resmo told me he couldn't find a leak anywhere (that's good and bad news) so we should just play it by ear and if it happens again we'll have to replace the MCC. Bleh. I didn't ask what that would cost but I'm assuming any repair that involves replacing a MASTER something or other is gonna lean towards the higher end of the scale.

She's shifting like new now, silky smooth and fast, but I'm supposed to drive 1,200 miles on Christmas so that'll be the test. I think I may buy some clutch fluid and leave it in the trunk just in case. Be prepared - that was the Cub Scout motto, as much as I recall, as they tossed me out of the Scouts after a couple months due to a minor misunderstanding and whatnot.

Then, to make matters even more worser, when I got home to my room at the YMCA Rehab Centre it was strangely quiet and the clocks were all blinking 12. It turns out the blizzard knocked out the power for a while. Not a big deal, right. So I went to power my Looonux box back on, as it serves as my Internet proxy server/firewall. I pushed the power button and instead of hearing the hard drive start to whir and beep and crap I heard a little clicking noise. Click, click, click click. That's odd, no? Very odd.

I turned her off and poked about a bit then turned her back on again and this time nothing at all happened. That's odd, no? So it looks like she's dead. I don't know if it's the power supply (my best guess) or maybe the motherboard is fried, either way I'm not going to throw any money at her, she (PII 866) lived a good long life, serving up millions of bits over the years. So now I have to hook my Windows box up directly to the Internet until I decide what to do and that's an exploit just waiting to happen, eh?

In other news I've been kicking around what kind of project I want to undertake on the U60. I was thinking of making some kind of IP Proxy Spoofer, something that you connect to which takes each packet and changes the IP info, then sends it back out to the intended destination. Easy enough to do, right, but the problem is how to get them to send the packet back to you instead of the bogus IP adr. Therein lies the difficulty.

Now this is purely for the sake of playing about, and not for nefarious uses, so don't get your panties all balled up here. I mean, I'm an adult now and I haven't done anything stupid for over a decade now. Although who among us doesn't look back and fondly recall the time you crashed the Continental Airways reservation system by utilizing the buffer overflow in Netscape 2.0, but I digress. Anyways, since I've always been fascinated with networking and the like I'll come up with something packet related to hack on. I plan on keeping my name out of this one so I'll release the software to all the Husers too. Course you'll have to be running Solaris to use it.

The Husi FFL Championship game takes place this week, with the HuSi Maulers taking on alprazolams Chumps. I'm looking forward to a good match and with any luck I'll come home a winner!! All hail the Maulers!!! Down with the Chumps!!!

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Dead power supply by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:35:54 AM EST
That's when I went to a Mac.

Why not use the Sun box as a temporary firewall?  It's not like the script kiddies are going to be looking to exploit one of those anyway.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Well by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:42:27 AM EST
The U60 isn't the most energy efficient box I'm guessing, I'd rather not leave her running all the time. Plus she doesn't have the proper serial connection so I'd have to get some conversion cable, which, come to think of it I may already have.

Anyways, I've still got an old Sun Classic LX which would be a better option (less power and I don't care if I burn it up) if I can figure out how to make it connect to the internet. Hmmm, I may give that a try, that might be interesting to fiddle about with.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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IP proxy spoofing. by hulver (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:42:39 AM EST
Depends what you're trying to do.

You'd need some sort of other channel to the proxy server to tell it where you're trying to get to, unless you have some sort of packet filter on your machine to wrap up your outgoing packets with the eventual destination.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock

Right by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 07:02:46 AM EST
I was thinking the IP Proxy spoofer would do the wrapping. Like so:

Secret box 210.210.10.0 -> IP Proxy Spoofer (bogus IP)210.230.10.0 -> Final destination.

The problem there (in my not very well thought out mind) is that the final destination is going to send it's packets back to the bogus IP of 210.230.10.0 which won't be the actual adr of the IP proxy spoofer. Is there a way to make a box think it's sending to one IP adr while actually sending to another?

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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No Jamie Lynn Spears content? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:43:52 AM EST
Bob, has the pizza place around the corner started adding saltpeter as a topping?


Good grief by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:49:40 AM EST
Who even knew Britney had a sister? Let alone a 16 year old fluzzy sister who is going around doinking anything with a weener!

Boy - that Spears family - what a bunch of funsters!

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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Bob, by Phil the Canuck (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:59:31 AM EST
As I can tell you from my experience driving an 87 HondaEscort, the clutch master cylinder is prone to failure.  Best of luck.  It is not a particularly major repair.

Ah by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 07:06:19 AM EST
When it fails does it completely blow out or does it start to gradually spring leaks?

Do you know where the bugger is located? Is it something I can get to and check the fluid sans special tools?

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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I don't know if you could get to it yourself by Phil the Canuck (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 08:39:20 AM EST
As for mine, it gave me a couple of days of rough shifting before it was empty.

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Aye by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 09:14:09 AM EST
I had two days of rough "barely" shifting before I was able to get it into the shop - I didn't ask him how low it was on fluid.

Ah well, as long as I get a days notice I can drop it off at the mechanics to get it replaced.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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Allah by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 08:28:45 AM EST
would tell you douching is haram, I'm sure.

The point of a spoofing proxy is to NOT get your data back -- untraceable. So it's good for floods etc.

If you want onion routing, that's a different story, and there's several packages to sign on with that already do that. (google it yourself).

Oh hai by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 09:04:30 AM EST
I'm in ur Windoze boxx, pwning ur datas.

What version of windows exactly?  Xp etc comes with a firewall, if you have w2k then get ZoneAlarm free edition. 

Also Mozilla is less vulnerable to malicious websites than IE, should you be looking at dodgy goatporn sites or somesuch.


Aye - it's XP by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 09:11:57 AM EST
I've got some firewall software on it, but I don't trust it at all. IMO the only secure Windows box is one that's not directly connected to the Intarwebs. In fact the only way to keep a Windows box running properly is to keep it off the net and don't install any software on it. QED.

Aye - I've been a Netscape Phoenix Firefox user since it first came out in the 70's.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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Just do what Breaker said, dammit. by Horatio Hellpop (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 11:16:21 AM EST
Zone Alarm, once you've set the appropriate permissions, is the way to go on a Winders box.

"You can't really know something until you ruin it for everyone." -some guy who used to have an account here

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She'll be right then by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Dec 21, 2007 at 02:13:54 AM EST
Then again, my connection is through a hub which also has a firewall on it; I can't break in so I regard myself as reasonably safe.  Ain't worth the hassle for some cracker to try and break in if there's an easier target along the road...


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Clutch Master Cylinder by Bevets Makes Baby Jesus Cry (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 01:32:38 PM EST
The clutch master cylinder wore out in one of my cars, too. I eventually bought a rebuild kit ($15 worth of washers, gaskets, and seals) and fixed it myself in a couple of hours. I'm sure a pro could do it in 20 minutes or so.

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