* Posts by rmstock

76 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Sep 2012


ICANN warns UN may sideline tech community from future internet governance


Re: There are layers here

"Shit never cleans itself off of a shoe."

On his last day in Office, it was Obama who invented and approved the move of ICANN into the realm of UN / China and left America in tatters. He knows all about such issues.

Fed-up Torvalds suggests disabling AMD’s 'stupid' performance-killing fTPM RNG


Torvalds captured by Israel's Intel Laboratories

and RUST snake oil sales men ? At least AMD has no h(ij)acked Boeing 777 airplanes on its list of 'achievements'. In 2014 things went sour for Boeing (MH370)(MH17). On the Boeing planes were then the latest Intel Lake CPUs installed. In August 2014 Intel issued an emergency microcode update :


Soon the most popular 'real' desktop will be the Linux desktop


Bill Gates Summer Book Reading List

The Book which has been on top on Bill Gates' summer book reading list [1], for many years now : "How to lie with statistics"

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtXuNUEM3vg

EU's Cyber Resilience Act contains a poison pill for open source developers


Cyber Resilience Act without hands-on experience

In 2004 i started a small business with this mailing

OSS in your Company

Selling commodity software like standard shrink-wrapped boxes like Microsoft does, is indeed not suited in a GPL model. However high quality closed source software will never be download-able for free. Its all a matter of what quality is offered for the dollar. And also the EULA is of importance. If a large software corporation, no matter how powerful and huge, thinks it can wave away all legal liabilities inside a EULA, GPL-ed software as a starting point for a tailor made solution becomes attractive.

Dear Sir/Madam,

With much pleasure i want to announce through this mailing the foundation of my company Stockmann Automatisering as of januari 1st 2004. After the IT branche has sailed through diffecult times, i decided to pick up the gloves myself. Stockmann Automatisering is a single person company with the objective to realise the automation of smaller and middle large businesses through simple but effective means. The services supplied are typically maintenance of existing networks and servers and implementation and migration of new ones, with the focus on Linux and OSS (Open Source Software).

The importance of ICT, and in particular computer software, on businesses over the last years has risen to such an extend, that one can compare its impact to the same level of importance as the Coca-Cola recipy (a company secret) today has for the Coca Cola Corporation to achieve its company results. Why in earth should a company then choose to use Open Source Software, one may ask? If one realizes that a software program actually is some kind of recipy to conduct your business operation, its rather convenient to have its source code available and present inside your company. Not so much to the extend that Open Source enables the customer to apply bugfixes and improvements himself, but far more important, if your current software maintenance supplier actually is screwing things up, you as a single company are within the power to select a competing software service company, without having to worry about vendor-lockin and legal strings attached.

Stockmann Automatisering is trying to pursue to keep all used software components strictly open source. At least Open Source within your company. This means that in practice one is not forced to perform upgrades to newer versions of business critical software only because your supplier tells you so, actually only satisfying its own marketing decisions. Typically open source software upgrades are only performed when the customer wants to. For instance because the newer version has that extra worth while feature. In case bugs and security issues may occur, one has the possibility, exactly because its open source, to apply the patch or fix on the source code and build new binaries with the adjusted source code. This means that customers are enabled to run their business critical software on the same version upon years to come.

An important condition which we need to make however, is that of all software packages in use, at all times, the complete source code should be available. Either on the server and on cdrom, dvd or tape. Typically a customer over time will buildup her own repository of used open source sofware, of which scheduled a sealed copy/backup should be made. The more one applies self created patches and improvements , which is called customisation programming, this backup and archiving will come essential. Not to mention and forget the accompanying documentation.

If your interested, send a response/email or give a call, and i will be honoured to further explain what is possible.

With kind regards,

R.M. Stockmann

Microsoft upgrades Defender to lock down Linux gear for its own good



When Microsoft went from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95, a strange question sometimes popped up when installing updates : "Do you always trust Microsoft ?" Thats when i began to wonder if Microsoft was a software company or a front for some strange cult. The timing of this was rather unfortunate, as a year earlier i had lost a MS Word document, which was a project proposal to retrieve research funding from the EU. I decided to not use MS Word but to reenter the text using Word Perfect . That was long ago. Some time later i installed RedHat 4.2 as my second OS.

The hostile position which Microsoft takes today with its new edition of Microsoft's Defender for Endpoint shows that trust has deteriorated, and as recently was announced that "Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees", CNN, Wed January 18, 2023 a number of former Microsoft employees might get hired by ... the NSA : "NSA wooing thousands of laid-off Big Tech workers for spy agency's hiring spree", The Washington Times - Friday, February 3, 2023. It is understandable that Ballmer's Trust in his former employees might be subject to Rust erosion.

NSA urges orgs to use memory-safe programming languages



Why would the largest spy and surveillance organization in the world, the 5-eyes mammoth, be pushing a thing called Rust ? Who controls Rust ? Does Rust have some nasty stuff embedded inside, which can trigger unsolvable exploits ? "New security update : install new build of Rust, fixes 26 security errors immediately." Is Rust adopting the Google Chrome model of peddling zero day exploits in new builds ? With C/C++ there's apparently no such market possible for the dark net dragons.

Linux luminaries discuss efforts to bring Rust to the kernel


a corona coup ?

When watching the Linux Plumbers Conference i saw speakers walking around with face-masks, while the video was recorded on Sep 19 2022. The pandemic was already declared over 6 months ago. Also Linus Torvalds was reportedly very sick in 2021, and that was when the plan to move to Rust was hatched. All this together smells like a dark plot and sketchy coup over the destiny of the Linux Kernel. A new conference should be organized, which has a real attendance in an open setting, announced at least 6 months in advance and without imposed travel problems, like vaccination mandates. Microsoft promoted and has financial stakes in both Rust in the Linux kernel and the mRNA "vaccine" shots. This is not a proper way of affairs.

AMD targeted by RansomHouse, attackers claim to have '450Gb' in stolen data


Tall trees catch a lot of wind

A previous story here was :

Cloudflare explains how it managed to break the internet

'Network engineers walked over each other's changes'

Replace Cloudflare with either Intel or AMD and you might have found a lead on whats happening. Maybe not so prevalent in the CPU tech industry but even more so in software. No doubt essential Linux distros and Opensource software are subjected to this dangerous trend. One should admit though that newcomers also want to make their mark inside tech, but not when woke and transgender have become more important over all others things important, where even education institutions are hypnotized in doing just that.

Back to reality.

AMD currently has the hottest 8-Core gear in their arsenal and its AMD Epyc CPU is implemented inside the Supercomputer Frontier, the current no.1 inside the Top-500.[2] "The new HPE Cray EX architecture combines 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs optimized for HPC and AI with AMD Instinct™ 250X accelerators and Slingshot-11 interconnect."[1] Intel has become the loser in this field where only 19 of 39 new announced mainframes are using Intel Xeon. AMD has become the big iron specialist where Epyc is listed 5 times inside the top-10, Intel Xeon only apears at place 9. [3]

[1] The 59th edition of the TOP500, JUNE 2022


[2] All-AMD US Frontier supercomputer ousts Japan's Fugaku as No. 1 in Top500


[2] Endlich Exaflops! | c't | Heise Magazine


Microsoft points at Linux and shouts: Look, look! Privilege-escalation flaws here, too!


Many certified experts have warned for this

systemd is actually a Trojan horse software package which was successfully launched into the open source UNIX community, not only Linux. once Microsoft had established their BOOT BIOS Hegemony called UEFI in new hardware. The documentation for systemd on systemd.io is rather vague, certainly is miles away from the much-vaunted Unix "philosophy". In short, systemd can do anything, not only has taken over udev but has grabbed sole rights (Monopoly?) when it concerns hardware with UEFI :


page 9 :

"systemd can interface with the boot loader to receive performance data and other information, and pass control information. This is only supported on EFI systems. Data is transferred between the boot loader and systemd in EFI variables. All EFI variables use the vendor UUID 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f. "

A good remedy is to have new hardware released with a old-fashioned but proven legacy BIOS. Maybe AMD can be of help and do a Elon Musk style buyout of Microsoft UEFI .

Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser


whats wrong with FTP ?

In 1991 someone in the Math Dept. grabbed my elbow and pulled me to a DECstation and wanted me to show the Internet. He said type this in : ftp ftp.funet.fi I said what does this do ? It connects to a server in Finland so can you download all their files. At that moment i decided to reduce my PhD efforts and concentrate on all aspects Internet. Did ftp.funet.fi have problems with ftp ? No of course not. Why does Google have problems with ftp today ? Oh wait its Google who has problems with the entire world now. Obviously today Google is China controlled, so who is Google to snuff out ftp ?

Recently the Big Browsers like google chrome and now also opera have switched ftp off by default, labeling it a "dangerous" experiment. If you know the dangers you can still use ftp:// from your browers . Here's how to enable old-style ftp inside opera https://crashrecovery.org/opera-ftp/ As of opera-stable_78.0.4093.147 the Big Browsers came to the conclusion that the ftp:// experiment had become to dangerous. If you know the dangers you can still obtain the older versions and are available here https://crashrecovery.org/opera/DEBS/

Hubble, Hubble, toil and trouble: NASA pores over moth-eaten manuals ahead of switch to backup hardware


Build a new one on the ground

Even better, build several. For sure build a replica and build one which has the latest tech inside. There's several body shop's who do things like `Restomod' for late 60's and early 70's muscle cars. The same mentality should be applied at NASA.

University duo thought it would be cool to sneak bad code into Linux as an experiment. Of course, it absolutely backfired


Eisenhower warned for this

In the councils of government and public institutions, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Evergreen-Woke complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced code and conduct exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.

Yep, the 'Who owns Linux?' case is back from the dead


Why did Linus start with Linux in the first place ?

In the spring of 1993 Linus held a presentation at our Dutch NLLGG group gathering. At the end I asked him , why are you doing this ? You want to prevent that the Intel platform becomes fully infected with the Windows virus ? No he said, its commercial closed source UNIX which can become a real problem. You mean for instance SCO Unix ? He nodded. Now might IBM pull it off to obtain all exclusive rights and "ownership" to Linux and related open source software like Gnu Software, as Richard Stallman rightly pointed out, with only a kernel you don't have a Operating System, we are basically back to square one in 1992. So something needs to be done to secure the position Linux currently has. Some say its the GPL that has kept Linux safe, but when times change, the unthinkable can happen.

It's always DNS, especially when a sysadmin makes a hash of their semicolons


vim with a proper color syntax profile will do just fine, not only for bind9, but even cobol and other rare jobs.

A tale of mainframes and students being too clever by far


Try your COBOL code with gnucobol

Check here ftp://ftp.crashrecovery.org/pub/linux/gnucobol/RPMS/mdv2011/

and here https://gnucobol.sourceforge.io/

$ cobc -V

cobc (GnuCOBOL) 3.0-rc1.0

Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO


Written by Keisuke Nishida, Roger While, Ron Norman, Simon Sobisch, Edward Hart

Built Jan 05 2019 21:34:12

Packaged Apr 22 2018 22:26:37 UTC

C version "4.6.1 20110627 (Mandriva)"

Hey is trying a new take on email – but maker complains of 'outrageous' demands after Apple rejects iOS app


I'm with Apple in this case

"The inbox is renamed the "Imbox" on the basis that anything that makes it is "Im"portant. File attachments that you send are not included with the email, but sent as links to files stored on Basecamp's servers." This is the fight for who gets hands on clients email and data. If you buy a Apple you expect Apple to be that company, if such things cannot be circumvented. But now out of the blue "Basecamp's servers" throw a wrench in the Apple clutch. Apple wins, Basecamp looses.

Fed-up air safety bods ban A350 pilots from enjoying cockpit coffees


fragile equipment

Sounds like Chinese made laptop (touchpad/mouse/keyboard) technology has entered the A350 cockpit

Sudo? More like Su-doh: There's a fun bug that gives restricted sudoers root access (if your config is non-standard)


Re: There's more to this than meets the eye

$ tar xzpf sudo-1.8.27.tar.gz

$ tar xzpf sudo-1.8.28.tar.gz

$ diff -uNr sudo-1.8.27 sudo-1.8.28 > sudo.diff

$ ls -l sudo-1.8.27.tar.gz sudo-1.8.28.tar.gz sudo.diff

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3293178 Oct 16 15:18 sudo-1.8.27.tar.gz

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3309744 Oct 16 15:15 sudo-1.8.28.tar.gz

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3654730 Oct 26 19:08 sudo.diff

$ wc -l sudo.diff

92512 sudo.diff


So the diff file going from 1.8.27 to 1.8.28 is 92.512 lines long, I wonder what caused this .


There's more to this than meets the eye

There's more to this than meets the eye. What was publicized was one of the longest living zero-days exploits out there. Apparently in only very peculiar sudo configurations this sudo zero-day exploit was able to run as root. To be honest i never had heard of sudo until i started installing ubuntu and debian based linux distros. These people most damned know more of the whole story. Also the diff file going from version 1.8.27 and 1.8.28 is suddenly more than a million miles of lines long. Why so ? There's more to hide within sudo ? Therefor here's my sudo contribution for older Linux versions :

for Mandrake 10.1 and RedHat 7.3


Mandriva 2011


Google security crew sheds light on long-running super-stealthy iOS spyware operation


iOS Exploit avalanche, full scale overseas attack on iPhone

Trump urged American companies, who operate overseas, to come home. Apple is the premier American company who is at the cross roads to either become a State owned China vehicle (which Google obviously has become) or move all operations back to US mainland and remain the corporation Americans expect Apple to be. Apple must have been pondering to do full return to America. Next Google plays the Project Zero card, which one can translate as the Chinese Peoples Party ordering Google to sink the Apple iPhone division in any way, shape or form possible. It is important to realize that Apple is foremost a hardware company and Google is still far away from reaching such a level. Rumors have it that Google is mainly a global company, facilitating IT services for the secret service branches of several countries.

My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)


Refrain from Computing in Sanctuary Cities

"A question flashed through my mind: how dangerous is this? And immediately discarded it: we were on a main road in the heart of San Francisco. Dozens of people were nearby. All I had to do was get him on the ground and someone would come help me pin him down."

Sorry dear but San Francisco is a Sanctuary city and as such has been condemned as failed territory :

San Francisco Supervisors Sanitize ‘Convicted Felon’ to ‘Justice-Involved Person’


2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?


What about her legal status as a Microsoft employee ? Anything she does on a keyboard is inherently and automatic copyright of Microsoft , is it not ?

Mystery Git ransomware appears to blank commits, demands Bitcoin to rescue code


The Microsoft curse

This has been said many times in the past, but a lot of strategic purchases by Bill Gates and Microsoft somehow turned into dust and ashes.

Patch blues-day: Microsoft yanks code after some PCs are rendered super secure (and unbootable) following update


Happy Death Day 2U

Are we sure it's not straight from the movie script ?

"an unfortunate user has downloaded "the thing"

[ .. ]

And of course Windows 10, to which Microsoft would dearly like users to upgrade, is not affected by the borkening.

Thanks to all the Reg readers who got in touch about this.

We feel your pain. ® "

It's raining patches, Hallelujah! Microsoft and Adobe put out their latest major fixes


I'll take a rain check

I'll take a rain check, Mr.Patch Blue.

What happened in China? Got hooked with A.I. Missy ?

PuTTY in your hands: SSH client gets patched after RSA key exchange memory vuln spotted


designed and maintained by a single individual

This is exactly why Putty was, has been and still will be highly successful. A screwup comes with a single persons responsibility, and not some corporate haywire mess, including fake semi-scientific pdf publications "delivering" hazy proof of concept for vulnerabilities.

Alphabet top brass OK'd $100m-plus payouts to execs accused of sexual misconduct – court docs


$100m plus

Google-up your little daughter and become a G+ Millionaire.

The Trump women are chump change.

Who needs malware? IBM says most hackers just PowerShell through boxes now, leaving little in the way of footprints


IBM X-Force Report

Big Blue: "In cases where networks were compromised by attackers, IBM X-Force saw a shift to cybercriminals abusing administrative tools, instead of malware, to achieve their goals. "

Are you sure the local Admin wasn't pressured/bribed to share admin passwords and credentials ?

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late


Business Model

It's all about your business model, given that in the past you as a business owner bet on the right platform to run, which obviously was and is some PC UNIX i386 variant in the case of Unix/Linux. SCO OpenServer has been around since the days of the AT 80286 PC's. Today when looking for the latest you type in www.sco.com and arrive at Xinuos which no one knows. However your old SCO UNIX keys seem still to work or not ... If however you can get SCO OS5 to run on the latest hot x86_64 iron available, making your old applications available at todays cpu and disk speeds, you win. If applications which run on ScoOS5 follow the same business model no one will complain.


Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide


AMD wins all the way

AMD is clearly the winner over Intel these days, with its Ryzen Threadripper ripping Intel apart. On full load the CPU's Temperature doesn't exceed 50 oC (122F). Clearly the NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Judge has been pressured to allow this ridiculous class-action lawsuit, which is only a fight over words. When was the last time that happened ?

"At Just Over Half The Power…?!

Also, in that same test, it showed the system level power. This includes the motherboard, DRAM, SSD, and so on. As the systems were supposedly identical, this makes the comparison CPU only. The Intel system, during Cinebench, ran at 180W. This result is in line with what we’ve seen on our systems, and sounds correct. The AMD system on the other hand was running at 130-132W. If we take a look at our average system idle power in our own reviews which is around 55W, this would make the Intel CPU around 125W, whereas the AMD CPU would be around 75W." https://www.anandtech.com/show/13829/amd-ryzen-3rd-generation-zen-2-pcie-4-eight-core

Sacked NCC Group grad trainee emailed 300 coworkers about Kali Linux VM 'playing up'


Oracle VirtualBox

The same NCC trainee should be given the opportunity to do the exercise again using a VBox image , the favorite version of Kali Linux used by Pro's from Eastern Europe, Middle and Far East :

Kali Vbox downloads : https://i.imgur.com/NvIn5FA.png

Kali iso downloads : https://i.imgur.com/XVK9DEk.png

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too


James Clerk Maxwell

His two volume set monumental work "A treatise on electricity and magnetism" (c)1873 has remained hidden in some drawer of the Gravitational Department of Berkeley CA (University of California) for decades. The only copy left ? The successful detection of Gravitational waves by Thorne et.al. was rewarded with the 2017 Nobel Prize of Physics. When glancing through the Gravitation bible https://archive.org/details/GravitationMisnerThorneWheeler and comparing the covered content like introducing e.g. Chapter 4 ELECTROMAGNETISM AND DIFFERENTIAL FORMS Box 4.2 ABSTRACTING A 2-FORM FROM THE CONCEPT OF "HONEYCOMB¬ LIKE STRUCTURE," IN 3-SPACE AND IN SPACETIME with that of Maxwell's 1873 work https://archive.org/details/electricandmagne01maxwrich https://archive.org/details/electricandmagne02maxwrich you know that the Berkeley professors were peeking in Maxwell's 1873 book set all of the time. He probably died premature because of his opinion on the instantaneous nature of E, the electric field, which was opposed by Einstein and the Berkeley professors, who imposed a general speed limit of c. Of course the speed of light was first calculated by Maxwell. In 1962 J.D. Jackson published Classical Electrodynamics 1st ed https://archive.org/details/ClassicalElectrodynamics probably the best book on its subject. It seems however that his first edition contained some inconsistencies in Chapter 11 Special Theory of Relativity, that it took only a few year before J.D. Jackson was berglarized to join Berkeley in order to publish his famous 2nd edition, in which Chapter 11 on Special Theory was totally rewritten https://archive.org/details/ClassicalElectrodynamics2nd .

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz



I sense that a global effort is ongoing to shutdown open source software by brute force. First, the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by ICANN.org to enable untraceable takeovers of domains. Microsoft buying github. Linus Torvalds forced out of his own Linux kernel project because of the Code of Conduct and now IBM buying RedHat. I wrote the following at https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/ "Torvalds should lawyer up. The problems are the large IT Tech firms who platinum donated all over the place in Open Source land. When IBM donated with 1 billion USD to Linux in 2000 https://itsfoss.com/ibm-invest-1-billion-linux/ a friend who vehemently was against the GPL and what Torvalds was doing, told me that in due time OSS would simply just go away.

These Community Organizers, not Coders per se, are on a mission to overtake and control the Linux Foundation, and if they can’t, will search and destroy all of it, even if it destroys themselves. Coraline is merely a expendable pion here. Torvalds is now facing unjust confrontations and charges resembling the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Looking at the CoC document it even might have been written by a Google executive, who themselves currently are facing serious charges and lawsuits from their own Code of Conduct. See theintercept.com, their leaked video the day after the election of 2016. They will do anything to pursue this. However to pursue a personal bias or agenda furnishing enactments or acts such as to, omit contradicting facts (code), commit perjury, attend riots and harassments, cleanse Internet archives and search engines of exculpatory evidence and ultimately hire hit-men to exterminate witnesses of truth (developers), in an attempt to elevate bias as fabricated fact (code) are crimes and should be prosecuted accordingly."



Certain Hollywood stars seem to be psychic types : https://twitter.com/JimCarrey/status/1057328878769721344


Pwnie for Lamest Vendor Takeover

The 2018 Pwnie Award for Lamest Vendor Takeover goes to ..... IBM. But remember, the true power is with the source and keep the source not exclusively at github and the cloud, but also on local storage. Don't allow BS to destroy good working software.

Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing


Re: Your Domain Robbers Paradise

Rule Number 1 : The bad guys always operate under secrecy. Rule Number 2: The good guys never operate under secrecy.

How it came about that today the EU and ICANN.org appear to work hand in hand to cast a dark shade of secrecy over all Domain Registry's across the world is a good question.


Your Domain Robbers Paradise

I think two new developments got mixed up here. 1 The impact of The European Laws on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as ICANN.org has enforced them upon all Domain Registry's across the globe :

Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

Adopted on 17 May 2018 by ICANN Board Resolutions 2018.05.17.01 2018.05.17.09



2. the special case of Great Britain and The United Kingdom who are in a process of leaving the EU called BREXIT. For instance kernel.org today has its Organizational Information masked (involuntary or enforced by Statutory Rule ?) :

whois -h whois.gandi.net kernel.org :


Domain Name: kernel.org

Registry Domain ID: D169413-LROR

Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net

Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net

Updated Date: 2018-01-22T17:44:05Z

Creation Date: 1997-03-07T00:00:00Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-03-08T05:00:00Z

Registrar: GANDI SAS

Registrar IANA ID: 81

Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@support.gandi.net

Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661


Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Domain Status:

Domain Status:

Domain Status:

Domain Status:

Registry Registrant ID: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY


Registrant Organization: The Linux Foundation



Registrant State/Province:

Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY

Registrant Country: US


Registrant Phone Ext:


Registrant Fax Ext:

Registrant Email: 15856665af88439849e4b94ece523edc-1755790@contact.gandi.net


My own domain is now "protected" by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well :

whois -h whois.networksolutions.com stokkie.net :


Domain Name: STOKKIE.NET

Registry Domain ID: 68885803_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN

Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.networksolutions.com

Registrar URL: http://networksolutions.com

Updated Date: 2018-03-20T03:30:56Z

Creation Date: 2001-04-05T22:00:27Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-04-05T22:00:27Z


Registrar IANA ID: 2


Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Registry Registrant ID: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Name: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Organization: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Street: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant City: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant State/Province: NB

Registrant Postal Code: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Country: NL

Registrant Phone: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Phone Ext: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Fax: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Fax Ext: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Email: abuse@web.com

Registry Admin ID:


Of course i don't want Network Solutions LLC to mask my information, it is however overruled and enforced by ICANN.org :


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) FAQs


"[ ... ]

How will Web.com manage WHOIS masking for EU residents?

In order to comply with GDPR, and protect personally identifiable information (PII), Web.com will mask certain fields in the WHOIS output for EU residents. A sample of this output is detailed below:

Domain Name: sampledomain.com

Registry Domain ID: 142700135_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN

Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.register.com

Registrar URL: http://www.register.com

Updated Date: 2017-12-04T08:00:03Z

Creation Date: 2005-02-16T23:28:11Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-02-16T23:28:11Z

Registrar: Register.com, Inc.

Registrar IANA ID: 9


Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Registry Registrant ID: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Name: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Organization: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Street: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant City: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant State/Province:

Registrant Postal Code: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Country: BE

Registrant Phone: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Phone Ext.: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Fax: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Fax Ext.: Statutory Masking Enabled

Registrant Email: abuse@web.com

// --- // (etc,)

Will Web.com be implementing tiered access for its WHOIS database?

At this time, Web.com does not plan to implement tiered access for its WHOIS database. However, ICANN and its Stakeholders are actively working toward a uniform solution which will help meet the needs of the broader global community.

How will domain transfers work in a post-GDPR environment?

Web.com will comply with its obligations under the ICANN 2013 RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement) with regard to intra-registrar transfers as well as the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data which can be found at this page.

The information contained herein in no way constitutes legal advice. Any person who intends to rely upon or use this information in any way is solely responsible for independently verifying the information and obtaining independent expert advice if required."


registered letter

£6 a year for : Safeguard against theft , Hiding your personal information. These two options seem to contradict each other. When hiding personal information, the domain robbers can operate from any address. When not hiding , the simple requirement of demanding registered mail from and to your address, e.g. 2610 Rutherford St Westminster, London, SW1P 2LT , UK as part of the transfer of your domain makes it nearly impossible for third parties to hijack/steal your domain.

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD


Genuine HP Keyboard

HP Devices seem to be HP Computers, where a HP Keyboard can be attached. Did anyone experienced in Microsoft Logic, try to boot their HP Device without a HP Keyboard attached, and check if that circumvents the blue screen error WDF_VIOLATION ? If so, you might get a clue whether you have a Genuine HP Keyboard or Chinese import version with keylogger inside.

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update


apt-get install testdisk

When you see this happen, all your files getting deleted, pull the plug and or battery. Next boot from a Ubuntu 16.04 installation or live usb stick : http://installion.co.uk/ubuntu/xenial/universe/t/testdisk/install/index.html

when booted live do : sudo apt-get install testdisk

The manual for this tool, which works - i rescued a company's crown juwel files with it, after a accidental quick NTFS format had happened - is here https://crashrecovery.org/testdisk.pdf

an instruction video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWbSM-630E

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help


Linus : your doing just fine.

Without Linux there would not have been the Internet as we know it today. Many have cursed you over its GPL license, because then conventional business plans become impossible. IT Sharks during the Millennium bubble took down or have taken over many good and reputable software companies, where then only 2 or 3 years later all was vanished including these IT Sharks themselves. You and Linux are still here today, which is a blessing. Don't get mad, your code has the largest installed platform base in the Universe.

Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no


Where is the server Mister FBI ?

Why does everyone toss Trump's suggestion in the Trash can here ? The dailybeast article about the missing server that never was missing etc. holds no validity in debunking the complaint by Trump. "Both the DNC and the security firm Crowdstrike, hired to respond to the breach, have said repeatedly over the years that they gave the FBI a copy of all the DNC images back in 2016. The DNC reiterated that Monday in a statement to the Daily Beast."

What matters is that the FBI was halted at the doors of the DNC and that none other than The FBI is supposed to secure the evidence. So yes Crowdstrike would have had to ask persmission at the FBI to make images. Otherwise any ex-infiltrated Russian SVR operative within Crowdstrike could have tweaked these DNC images.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion


github licensed ?

The new EULA of github.com no doubt will ensure that Anyone submitting code to github, has to agree that Microsoft will become the sole owner of your code. Second Linus Torvalds will be visited by the Microsoft Lawyers and forced to sign an agreement that any further use of the github protocol on other venues than github.com like e.g. linuxhub.com, can only occur when signing the Microsoft owned github protocol license, which comes at a hefty price for Multiuser Microroost Enterprise Environments. Not knowing anything further, i would suggest that Linus has had a massive brain aneurysm.


Frontal assault on Linus Torvalds and open source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git "Git (/ɡɪt/[7]) is a version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. [ ... ] Original author(s) Linus Torvalds[1]"

GitHub - torvalds/linux: Linux kernel source tree


GitHub is where people build software. More than 27 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 80 million projects

In December 2015 the same happened to the founder of Debian, Ian Murdock. On 28 December 2015 the founder of Debian Linux, Ian Murdock, was killed in his apartment under suspicious circumstances. The next year early spring, on 9 Mar 2016 Linux hackers were kindly summoned to put their coffees down and listen up as Microsoft had just launched a Debian Linux-based switch operating system. The story of Hans Reiser, whose journaled computer file systems ReiserFS has become a integral part of Microsoft NTFS is even more graveling. See also the movie "The Adderall Diaries (2015)"

Equifax reveals full horror of that monstrous cyber-heist of its servers


Equifax CEO Collected $90 Million

Equifax wiki : "Equifax Workforce Solutions is one of the 55 contractors hired by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to work on the HealthCare.gov web site.[15] [15] USAtoday, front page October 24, 2013, “Hot seat for stealth website builders" So this was one of the IT companies which designed and runs Obamacare, hired by the Obama Administration. Next a single member of the company's security team misses to apply a patch for Apache Struts security vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 which landed in March 2017. Equifax CEO Rick Smith was forcibly retired for this later "Equifax CEO Richard Smith Who Oversaw Breach to Collect $90 Million" http://fortune.com/2017/09/26/equifax-ceo-richard-smith-net-worth/ . This stinks from high heaven. All this happened while President Trump was trying to fix health-care in US Congress. This has all the hallmarks of a secret service job attempting to bring American Healthcare in serious trouble.

Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password


something is way off here

Why does this sound like twitter this time finally will get things right for their 3rd party investors ? I have never had any troubles with twitter and passwords. There have never been such problems reported at twitter. So how far off does it sound that the claim "On Thursday, Twitter revealed that a bug caused the platform to store user passwords in unmasked form." is only meant for prominent people on Twitter, like Donald Trump, who are getting setup by this "engineering trouble" ?

Hacks Fifth Avenue: Crooks slurp bank cards from luxury chain Saks


The Victims-exposure-heatmap.jpg according the Fin7 Syndicate Hacks website is drawn in nasty WaPo compost Democracy dies in darkness style , a nasty campaign launched by the owner, that truck driver resembling Rusty Nail inside the movie Joy Ride, who nowadays is accompanied with a.i. killer dog robot. This has become a commie versus capitalist street fight in cyberspace. Meanwhile the FBI is still busy cracking custom made Canadian Blackberries confiscated in Mexico.

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature


What about the SPARC processor ?

Maybe its time that SPARC64 processors are getting deployed in PC's and laptops. This might wake up the correct department of Intel to really fix their design flaws. Or was Spectre inserted by design ? A new CPU branch and line of computers is what would be welcome here. It's not that we are talking about oldie tech here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARC There's the SPARC M7, SPARC S7 and SPARC M8 from Oracle running at 5000 MHz and the SPARC64 XII from Fujitsu running at 4250 MHz.

As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong


A Glitch by Apple ?

"Latest release‎: ‎10.13.1 (17B48) (October 31, 2..."

So hackers or related entrepreneurs had a possible four weeks of fun. Normally I would call this a glitch by Apple. But then again, the timing is interesting, where in other news it was reported that US Marines raided the CIA and the FBI was "neutralized" ...

Dell forgot to renew PC data recovery domain, so a squatter bought it


refurbished hardware

If you go to a PC and Laptop stores these days, the sales people put a truckload of refurbished laptops on display without any display of shame on their faces, with prices only slightly less than 100 bucks below brand-new laptop editions. The real reason behind this seems to have been that with the start of Windows 7 and above, built-in back-doors for national security were demanded by the NSA which in part were also implemented in hardware. In addition in the opensource kernel developers scene several strange things could be observed, like the inserting of kernel patches enabling entire backdoor suites inside the Linux kernel, where at the same time strangely enough inside major Linux distributions, like Ubuntu, openssl packages were lacking support for SSLv3 in contradiction with OpenBSD and FreeBSD. To play it safe I then would routinely install older editions of popular Linux distro's, which of course require older hardware. In turn the refurbished marketplace was given a significant boost. Then again, Why would someone NOT purchase a refurbished laptop which can run Windows 7 ?


Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE

Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist

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