Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

December 7, 2008

openDNS alternative by easyDNS

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 12:19 pm

easyDNS launches no frills, pure DNS lookups – fully patched

Some of our members have expressed reservations around using any DNS resolver that “alters” the traffic in any way, including typos and non-existent domains. Which is good news for us, because we’ve done this so fast we haven’t had time to build anything like that even if we wanted to. What we did want to do is provide a couple of DNS resolvers for use by our members (or anybody else) who just want to know they’re using a system run by people who are actively following this situation and are proactively keeping their own resolvers and caching nameservers as secure as the protocol allows.

With this in mind we’ve turned up today. No website, no user interface, at the moment it’s just a couple of resolvers with the latest security patches in place and that will continue to do so, open to use by anybody who wants. We have no idea where this will go, and it’s not really an official easyDNS “service” per se. But we wanted to do something to give our members options.

If you want to use, the details are as follows: -> ->


openDNS alternative

edit:another free alternative by easyDNS competition, UltraDNS


or roll your own, too


edit: see also Pirate bay P2P DNS, dot-p2p

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setup modified Mozilla Weave on cPanel web disk with apache 2.0.63

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,firefox,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 12:17 am

(1) login  to cPanel 11

(2) web disk (borked webDAV)

(3) username: XXX (in subdomain for me)

(4a) path can be above public_html

(4b) path: /public_html/[subdomaindir]/_isolateuser1/

(4c) optionally enable basic auth, but no for now

(4d) cPanel will report username creation as but you’ll be proving only XXX for sanity to weave extension

(5) in FTP client (FlashFXP) navigate to directory containing selected subdomain and user in (3)

(6a) create an XXX subdirectory — weave will assume it exists

(6b) create:  XXX/crypto, XXX/keys, XXX/meta

(6c) inside XXX/meta create a version file containing only the number 3

(7a) modify the latest weave XPI ( ): append dot zip to filename, open in WinRAR or equivalent,

(7b) in install.rdf change em:name to something like “weave [mywebhostprovider]”,

(7c) in \defaults\preferences\sync.js set extensions.weave.serverURL to — without the cPanel  port one would have great fun with paths

(7d)  in \defaults\preferences\sync.js set extensions.weave.username to XXX

(7e) if creating a modified XPI for multiple profile- or person use skip 7d and enter username on weave use post install

(8) change addon’s file extension back to XPI

(9) drag XPI into firefox, yada yada, restart firefox

(10) BEFORE singing into weave, weave:preferences, data tab: tick only bookmars — to simplify testing for you

(11) if 7e then enter XXX, if not XXX should be already entered … weave:sign in, enter password, tick save, sign in


+ iterate 4b: _isolateuser[N] for each person’s account or name to suit

+ AFTER you can login and PUT files without error then enable basic auth for the directory in 4b

cPanel 11.23.x
PHP 5.2.x
linux 2.6.18*
weave xpi: 0.2.92

DAV explorer (user:

========= Outbound Message =========



Connection: TE

TE: trailers, deflate, gzip, compress

User-Agent: UCI DAV Explorer/0.91 RPT-HTTPClient/0.3-3E

Translate: f

Accept-Encoding: deflate, gzip, x-gzip, compress, x-compress

Authorization: Basic [hash]

========= Inbound Message =========

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Date: [date]

Server: cPanel

Content-Length: 0

Connection: Keep-Alive

Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100


Content-Type: httpd/unix-directory

DAV: 1,2,<;

Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=96

MS-Author-Via: DAV

SkyDrive is now 25 gigs but no WebDAV … gladinet? instead of livesync



files PUT up nicely…   funky GET fail

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