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

September 23, 2014

freeBSD 10 now ZFS encrypted disk install options

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 2:45 pm

Everyone should love ZFS.  It’s the monarch of nas!  It is the standard in our houses.

https://mebsd.com/make-build-your-freebsd-word/freebsd-10-full-zfs-install-encryption.html

freeBSD 10 ZFS disk encryption install

If you are seeing ads YOU ARE BEING INJURED

May 30, 2014

raspberry pi garage door auto close or open with NFC in car failover light sensor

Filed under: RaspberryPi — Sagacious Himself @ 9:31 pm
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There will be no raspberry pi wifi touching internets folly here.

 

May 27, 2014

intentionally pollute google analytics

Filed under: 900-pri-vacy,personal counterintelligence — Sagacious Himself @ 8:45 am
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blocking trackers is sufficient, but poisoning them is better

||google-analytics.com^

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Eyeo gmbh, the owner of ad “block” plus ads, is not to be trusted- or relied upon to block ads any further than you can throw wladimir palant

eyeo controls adblock plus ads selling out user trust for profiteering through privacy raping children and adults repeatedly unpunished

” and non-intrusive ad standards”

eyeo is built upon lies and half truths

In January 2006 Wladimir Palant wrote Adblock Plus. Less than a year later Adblock Plus was the most downloaded [via press kit]

Eyeo implies Wlad created the first adblock extension:  FALSE.  It wasn’t even the second or third incarnation.

Somehow third party privacy raping is not considered ‘intrusive’.  Can you think of anything more intrusive?

eyeo does NOT promote first party ads.

Why not?

May 26, 2014

CDMA networks will obviously favor FDD over TDD

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 6:18 pm

As TDMA is less awesome than CDMA so is TDD less awesome than FDD

duh?

 

April 11, 2014

inexpensive GPS feature competitive with android flagship phones WAAS, beidou or gonass, qzss egnosmsas gagan, optionally arduino [and raspberry pi]

Filed under: Arduino,bargain,CIO,GPS,RaspberryPi,social engineering — Sagacious Himself @ 2:17 pm
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SkyTraq CaaS venus8 GNNS 29 second TTFF cold quad-GNSS 34 channel  GLONASS  Beidou  Galileo  [Arduino ready]

Venus 8 chip is built with enough MIPS and memory to process signal from combination of 34 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellites in parallel simultaneously

navspark.com.tw

NavSpark arduino friendly dev board onboard gps  under $15

navspark inexpensive alternative to arduino gps shields

which will be extra awesome as soon as evil google [evil google owns Waze as of June 2013ish] facilitates simultaneous GNSS (internal GPS and external GPS) within android — not displacing as does currently more awesome BlueGPSWaze INTENTS would be helpful.

SkyTraq affordale high end multignss

 

 

IOS multisource GNSS

ion jnc

install F-droid repo client for android

WARNING: occasionally adware is allowed into the repo by morally damaged volunteers.  Fortunately such is declared in red text atop app listing.  malware [adware] is never an acceptable payment system for app COSTS: privacy rape

social gps is now less costly

vs Venus GPS with SMA Connector , $50

skytraq S1216F8-GL 167 channel , 28 simultaneous (gps glonass qzss egnosmsas gagan WAAS)

skytraq S4070DR GPS + dead reckoning  Extended Kalman Filter (gyro + odo)

SkyTraq makes available the module’s powerfullness without GNSS for thos interested.  Buy one; set on shelf.

WAAS [SBAS]

NavSpark-GL NavSpark-BD Venus838FLPx break in geocaching hobbyist navigation LEON from SPARK

 ION Military Division’s Joint Navigation Conference is the largest U.S. military navigation conference with joint service and government participation. The event focuses on technical advances in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable GN&C systems, logistics and integration.

SkyTraq arduino development board

SeeAlso.01 SeeAlso.02 SeeAlso.03

 

March 18, 2014

SIP, SIP SIMPLE, XMPP for you, whether or not you are aware or interested

Filed under: CIO,sip ptt — Sagacious Himself @ 7:02 am
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Thanks to microsoft YOU WILL use SIP, SIP SIMPLE (sip texting), and XMPP texting video calls presence file exchange etc

That’s a good thing, sheeples.

I’ve been pairing SIP with XMPP for forever.  Foolish ss7 entrenchments will die!

Lync does not connect people Lync rebrands SIP and XMPP which do connect people

Lync doesn’t connect you XMPP & SIP do

microsoft Lync server matrix SIP, SIP SIMPLE, SIP texting, XMPP texting video conference presence HD calling YOU DO NOT NEED MICROSOFT hegemony for this

microsoft communicator SIP, SIP SIMPLE. XMPP texting

microsoft communicator federated network and legacy Windows Live aol yahoo

 

 

Jitsi.org

 

January 9, 2014

ICANN to verify numbers and email address: verifiable profit for privacy advocates

icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.htm

ICANN creates profitability for privacy advocates

to ensure successful verification

  • ICANN [policy] will advise you of imminent [registrar] call- or email
  • ICANN [policy] will advise you of [registrar] calling number[s]- or sender’s email address

FTW

(for the slow: you’ll know which numbers and CNAM, and email address to allow, rejecting all others)

icann halfassed sought public comment in narrow window neither did registrars during 18 months of negotiation contact customers

Do remember to

  • participate in  public icann discussions
  • participate in  icann calls for comment:
    • icann.org/en/news/public-comment/proposed-raa-22apr13-en.htm
    • with FOUR individual comments one might think ICANN didn’t want anyone to know about pending changes
      • do email your registrar to ask why they intentionally chose not to involve you in this hegemonic shift
    • those “great” americans at General Electric said: proxy and privacy services should be allowed only in “rare
      circumstances”
    • General Electric “requested mandatory suspension of domain names for the willful provision of false or inaccurate Whois information.”
    • General Electric’s particular brand of fascism linked in comment review was unavailable for direct review, web server reporting 404 for: forum.icann.org/lists/comments-proposed-raa-22apr13/pdfIW9ksOdAtH.pdf
      • fortunately I found a copy: forum.icann.org/lists/comments-proposed-raa-22apr13/msg00018.html ,
        • “Please contact” Sean Merrill, Ph 203 373 3328, fax 203 373-2181, “with any questions”
        • or Kathryn Barrett Park who penned the comments:  kathryn.park@ge.com , Ph 203-373-2655 , fax 203-373-2181
          • who notes the policy will “only serve to drive more Registered Name Holders to proxy and privacy services” therefore people must not be allowed to maintain privacy but be subjected to intense registrar scrutiny prior to domain activation
          • Kathryn wants the penalty be strengthened to mandatory domain suspension [hoping for immediate cancellation for those who mock her eremmm those who mock General Electric’s progressivism or other folly]
          • icann ocr renders her name as Kathryn Pork
            Kathryn Barrett Pork

DEMAND whois contacts to be able to use SIP URI instead of PSTN accessible values, DEMAND non-suspension if email communicant cannot  VERIFY they are a person via industry accepted Challenge Response system

Paying to receive spam/spin/calls is more imbecilic than sms texting or f*booking.

Free market enthusiasts and aspiring small business owners:

  • ICANN has unwittingly created a new market for whois data management:
    • processing whois email
    • processing whois calls
    • processing whois snail mail

in a way whois privacy scam-services have implied but never fulfilled let alone explicitly offered.

ICANN ought demand accredited registrars publish APIs for whois management as it’s to the public benefit (see first purple highlight above image)

  • presenting unique whois contact information for every inquirer
  • allowing whois privacy management firms to change underlying information based on firm’s privacy strategies
    • undesirable feckless caller volume
    • undesirable email volume
    • challenge response solved too quickly
    • DCC style patters across client base
      • publishing hashes licensed to other firms

Hopefully someone else will create such a service in the now accelerated arms race to personal privacy

Thank you, ICANN and the Registrar Whois Validation Working Group, for creating a new- and profitable use for 900 numbers and other toll calling!

With toll numbers people will likely “report” themselves ‘guilty’ of inaccuracy to generate revenue — delightful godaddy comeuppance:  icann.org/en/resources/compliance/complaints/whois/inaccuracy-form

900-sagacious + 976-himself

January 3, 2014

Protected: free online apk malware scanners

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 4:18 pm

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January 1, 2014

the-dma.org & aboutads.info: gross intellectual dishonesty about Privacy Rape fees

Filed under: AdNoyances,BULLSHIT,Counter Intelligence,DARPA,interweb,privacy rape — Sagacious Himself @ 2:06 pm

the-dma.org gross intellectual dishonesty

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There.  The admission these parasites are abusing “free”: they know they’re extracting payment from you.

The ends justify the means:  profit at  your expense, or blood money.  This is the opposite of capitalism: wherein both parties win in the transaction.

You are being charged: privacy rape the fee.

free != not-free

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the-dma.org :  Dishonest Megalomania Association

aboutads.info :  half truths about ads

 

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September 8, 2013

when did youmail outsource mobile app dev to newpace.ca ?

Filed under: All My Mine Are Still Mine,CIO,DARPA — Sagacious Himself @ 4:38 pm
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youmail‘s voicemail app continues to fight the Sisyphean battle with android and to a lesser extent with ios.

It would seem Alex, youmail CEO, has abandoned first hand development entirely to newpace. yay?

To avoid teeth gnashing youmail installation on android

  1. for best results have already installed XPosed framework and XPrivacy
  2. DISABLE data
  3. install youmail app
  4. avoid all “options” to import contacts — some have tricky labels
  5. youmail will nonetheless install a contacts provider AND youmail sets it to auto sync contacts
  6. android settings: contacts sync: DISABLE youmail sync settings
  7. load youmail app.  IFF still possible in current iteration youmail app settings: disable contact sync.  Newer iterations might complain about lack of internets.
  8. remember, handset data is still DISABLED.  To be sure employ Tasker, Llama, or similar to check for data re-enable then DISABLE.  Leave macro active to be SURE data is DISABLED
  9. Generously apply wishful thinking and enable data, login to youmail app, check sync is still disabled and check android sync settings for youmail contacts provider
  10. Be leery of “updates” which might re-enable inane defaults
  11. IFF your android version allows you can remove a sync member after disabling it — then the youmail app will cease to function until you add back the provider.
  12. NO ESCAPE… unless you have XPrivacy for XPosed framework installed

IF all went according to YOUR WILL for YOUR DEVICE and YOUR DATA youmail will not have flooded any of YOUR contact databases (local or remote) will hundreds or THOUSANDS of “contacts” generated from missed calls or people you simply don’t want to know or have as contacts.

Otherwise your contacts database is superbly foobared.  Hand phone to I.T. or assistant to resolve.  Or suffer endless tedium yourself first hand.

Thanks youmail?

Should not the default be NOT to sync?  yes!

Paying youmail to torture youself is ludicrous but this is the state of the youmail app well since version 2 late betas.

“best” it guys (or mediocre business guys) better youmail is an excellent alternative but only an option for some:

betteryoumail refuses some buyers

For those who may use google market consider the business naive BetterYoumail.  They refuse to be bothered accepting payments via paypal.  Their software “protection” is trivial at best.  Hiding away in the google market head-in-sand style is unbusinessy!

The market segment youmail deems an island unto themselves now sees compeAlex Quilici youmail ceo to blame for abuse of customerstition for human assisted voice transcription not the least of which are offerings from anveo.com .

perhaps a few whip crackling emails to domain:youmail.com user:freddy, VP of development, or domain:youmail.com user:aquilici , youmail CEO, Alex Quilici (left)?

Paid youmail service (with purchased transcription) does not live up to the hype for [business] users with more than one number per device.

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I have previously strongly endorsed PDroid framework.  For similar reasons I now endorse the XPosed framework also for android.  It is easily extensible.  To that also install XPrivacy

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2320783

XPrivacy through XPosed allows both spoofing data and returning null for less trusted apps which includes those poorly designed, or as I do default to ZERO SHARE.

MY DATA is MINE

a corollary: my money is mine

saga cio us himself

 

July 3, 2013

common sense counter intelligence even pre prismatic

Filed under: Counter Intelligence — Sagacious Himself @ 10:13 am

As I ponder comical acronyms for such as “ICI, here, Individual Counter Intelligence” I wonder how many of the enlightened sheeple have employed such plans well before the latest cute name for government failure  — government here exists to protect our God given rights.

Surely at least you’ve crafted custom RSS lists for

Track Me Not, a firefox extension that sounds eerily like something else penned

https://cs.nyu.edu/trackmenot/

http://trackmenot.org/

brave new BRAZEN world

magic lantern, carnivore, rfid papering

NO tin foil hat required but you might want to adopt a policy of accidentally damanging ASICS in cards you carry.

EMV cards are especially silly if you’re STILL relying on a mere FOUR digit code to ‘protect’ your monies.

FOUR?

are you high?

Use the full SIXTEEN your atm is capable of accepting.  This typically requires bank manager re-education.  Sure, depending on the ATM symbols on your card you might be limited to EIGHT digits, but why limit yourself?

16 digits won’t protect you against atm skimmers, but that’s another issue entirely

chasepaymentech.com/faq_emv_chip_card_technology.html

“Chip cards will still have a magnetic stripe during the U.S. migration to EMV to ensure that customers can continue to pay until all merchants have been given the time to upgrade their equipment.”

Accidentally damaging EMV by policy will allow the card to work by fallback magnetic strip

Credit Card companies invest the same level of resources in encryption as satellite TV companies.  The latter are routinely breached by satellite pirates. How much should you trust EMV (euro master visa)? EMV claims authenticity verification (not a duplicate).

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EVM POS skimmers? you betcha.

EVM goal: eliminated unathenticated instruments — no more cash.

VISA timeline and coercion

  • October 1, 2015 – Liability will shift to acquirers for domestic and cross-border counterfeit fraud card-present POS transactions if the merchant does not have an EMV-enabled POS device.
  • October 1, 2017 – Liability shift takes effect for transactions generated from automated fuel dispensers — this allows more transition time to account for higher equipment/pump costs.

MC similarly

  • October 2015 – ADC relief takes effect (100%) if the merchant is processing at least 95% of its MasterCard transactions on EMV devices. Merchant acquirers’ liability hierarchy takes effect (excluding fuel dispensers).
  • October 2017 – Merchant acquirers’ liability hierarchy takes effect at fuel dispensers.

.These beasties [pun] cost more, POS costs on merchant include devices and the MASSIVE increase in data requires to process.  CC use coercion of fraud liabilty to force needless upgrades which will be magnetic card backwards compatible.

Tech CANNOT, C A N N O T, stop fraud any more than can regulation/legislation stop crime.

[image hells tyranny]

EMV a mere stepping stone to hells brazen tyranny slaughtering dignity

Consider making murder illegaLER?

NFC and older RFID are only as “near” as close mindedness allows.  Two kilometer RFID pickup using standard short randge RFID ring any bells?

Talking heads haven’t picked up on the entertaining history of Faraday enclosures.  Imagine more google map trucks, but instead of the wifi scanning fiasco they’ll capture images from all your LED/LCD devices.  Won’t that be fun?

I could craft a system to reduce financial theft similar to identifying the non-authorised resident., but I won’t share that out loud as I don’t want it. Akin to recent NSA reasoning the only way to “protect” card holders from crime will be to make google privacy rape seem trivial on the Holocaust genocide scale.  That’s not the type of security any moral man wants.

[image: emv vs internet fail]

EMV vs internet fail

How many instrument accessories do you want [to carry]?

“Why bother carrying a card when we can tie your financial security to your identity via your chip enhanced fingerprint and holographically tattooed retina?”

“In the past criminals could excise your digits to access your zeros, but now that we’ve branded your retina with our new 999 holography you’re safe! and belong to our master in a new way!  Membership’s privileges.”

EMV skimmer
emv MITM
emv replay , emv preplay
satellite smart card hacking
RFID 2km
satellite tv piracy history
nagra crack
satellite card emulator , smart card emulator
unlooper

conmen skills re-refined
http://.sarmac-conference.org/Program-Info

limit your loss potential yourself without hardware shackles: prepaid [gift]  cards.  American Express prepaid cards have many delightful uses.  Depending on application it is often best to purchase in cash paying the setup fee than having the fee waived overnighted as a perk of membership.

amex privacy or laundering but not both

If you wish to proactively have your privacy rapes for a few pence ebates and similar ilk will “return” 1% ish for mitm purchases. “wow” a whole $33 for the mere $3000 outlay.  Unless your goal is partially points laundering …. but if you’re doing this you’ve never read ToS or contracts from the issuing bank let along interweb policies. Points laundering through ebates or other is only worth it if you time isn’t worth much.  Depending on rewards percentages the break point is about $90/hour.

amex regift

 

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April 12, 2013

free SIP VSP also providing actually-free iNUm or more

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 1:20 pm

NO deposit/funding required to acquire iNum && free incoming-SIP & free outgoing-SIP

Sonetel.com

  • Receive calls via iNum,
  • SIP Broker,
  • Sonetel PSTN gateway,
  • callThru
  • gratisdid.
  • Some IP PBX
    • voicemail
    • voicemail to email
    • IVR
      • 10 single digit slots, 1 timeout
        • extension
        • annoucement
        • other IVR
        • SIP URI
      • TTS default menu text
      • timeout cannot hangup
  • transports: UDP
  • STUN: stun.sonetel.com
  • CSipSimple listed: World wide providers – > Sonetel
  • android mmi trauma
  • registration server
  • sonetel_incoming_calls__free_inum
  • 10% share encourages affiliate interweb spamming trickery and junk email 😦

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Sagacious 130412 Himself

 

February 9, 2013

verizon wireless tollfree number leased from AT&T? terminates in ATT error code T039L “please contact ATT business service”

Filed under: CIO,phreak — Sagacious Himself @ 11:59 pm
Tags:

Too humorous.. will upload WAV capture

oh, yes, I auto-record ALL calls to any Customer Servivce (IP PBX); it’s much harder to claim “no such assurances were made” when confronted with the recording [uploaded to the interweb].

GOV robocall blocking challenge?  expose signaling to the called party or called party’s system to better defend against spoofing.

Most of the lessons dealing with email spam apply fabulously well analogously to phone or texting (sms,sip,xmpp): whitelist, blacklist, greylist, IVR tarpitting, PBX RBL, SPF [signaling], reverse lookup call frequency, PBX DCC, razor, SA, challenge/response, rx jitter, gap signal proc, honey pot, etc

phone abuse persists in the dark like spam.  Shed upon it the light of reason in  social communion like the Glory of God and it will be vaporised

Sure this works best for [IP] PBX but mobile LTE IMS is more akin to VoIP than PSTN.  It is overdue for the mobile carrier to expose more subsystem to client manipulation.  Signaling in PSTN or otherwise need not be the exclusive province of RBOC or ILEC!

because the contest rules bar disparaging the government I won’t bother to enter.  a good system should be publicly disclosed; relying on obscurity is not s _ c _ r _ _ y.

S_g_cio_s Himself

January 1, 2013

voip sms: gouging carriers begin haemorrhaging

Anveo.com :  SMS to SIP, SIP to SMS (using SIP SIMPLE (MESSAGE)), SMS to email, sms to http [get], SMS web ui

Vitelity.com : SMS to SIP, SIP to SMS (using SIP SIMPLE (MESSAGE)), SMS to email, SMS web ui

voip.MS : SMS to email, SMS web ui

sms to xmpp, xmpp to sms — using ‘randomized’ resources

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there are several VSPs with functional beta systems who wish to remain nameless

Himself being Sagacious

 

December 17, 2012

SDHC linkify

Filed under: RaspberryPi — Sagacious Himself @ 9:47 pm

http://elinux.org/User:Simon_Small/InProgress1

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6093

http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5692 [auto firmware]

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http://www.raspbmc.com/

related issues

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/SD/SDHC_Card_Compatibility_Tests

 

fun with Class 10 SDHC cards and Raspberry Pi? watch: sdhci bcm2708

Filed under: RaspberryPi — Sagacious Himself @ 9:43 pm

Bits of patience are required and perhaps more stringent SD card alliance standards (see also EXT and UDF for SDA3+)

https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/commit/7e8ae226fe6e95954df6b0dcdde40a53dbbc1a0b

yay! making a hyperlink wipes form contents so no hyperlink for you!!

Guess we’ll wait some more before wielding SDSDX-008G-X46

 

 

 

circumventing Raspberry Pi kernel learning: BerryBoot

Filed under: RaspberryPi — Sagacious Himself @ 1:39 pm
  •  download berryboo
  • transfer to FAT32 SD(HC) card
  • boot RPi with wired internets
  • BerryBoot helps make all those pesky what- and how to install questions

ftw?

yeah it’s great kit but some people might skip the learning part entirely 😦

August 17, 2012

linux sandbox: libvirt-sandbox glimpse arkose selinux apparmor systrace lxc openvc kvm systrace linuxvserver oh my

Filed under: bookmarkified,CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 7:18 am

AppArmor as sandbox
http://wiki.apparmor.net/index.php/AppArmorSandboxing

Arkose
https://launchpad.net/arkose

Glimpse
http://shnatsel.blogspot.com/2012/05/state-of-glimpse.html

libvirt-sandbox
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/VirtSandbox
http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/59144.html
http://berrange.com/posts/2012/01/17/building-application-sandboxes-with-libvirt-lxc-kvm/

SElinux sandbox
http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/28545.html
http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31146.html
http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31888.html

systrace
http://www.citi.umich.edu/u/provos/systrace/

alt
http://linux-vserver.org/
http://wiki.openvz.org/
http://lxc.sourceforge.net/
http://zerovm.org/
http://hacktolive.org/wiki/RUNZ

Sagacious Himself

October 5, 2011

will the death of Steve be for apple what the death of Sam was for walmart?

Filed under: All Your Base,CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 2:41 pm

Walmart lost its kind nature when Sam died.  The Walmart of today is anti-second amendment, and brings fascism of spending to bear against electronics manufactures to produce an inferior (less costly) version for walmart stores.

Will the death of Steve retard apple’s move towards openness?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304447804576410753210811910.html

http://stevejobsisdead.com/

http://stevejobsdead.org/

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April 30, 2011

verizon wireless issuing private ip addresses to 3g customer, NAT joy, MIA packets and gross ineptitude … fraudulent enticement

fraudulent enticement” : is the phrase for those pitching class action suits to such law firms.

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Part 2, draft 1

verizon staff, even senior tech staff [not network], cannot seem to understand that “private:public” is ONE distinction of ip addresses and that “dynamic:static” is another distinction.  Several people now have approached verizon wireless with the problem that their handset, the phone itself, is receiving a private ip address instead as before a public ip address (internet ip address, or public routable, or insert colloquialism here) on the 3g ppp0 interface.  The joy for “smart” phone users is Port Restricted Cone NAT.  It is a great way to break voip and vpn functionality of the device.  NAT per se is not the issue; user non-configurable “feature” is the problem.  Additional complexity is introduced by VZW denying addressing scheme.

10.0.0.0/8 (255.0.0.0)

Not sure you and your mobile station are in this private address space wan facing boat?  IF android: Grab “STUN client” application, pick any functional STUN server from the drop down, and perform the test.  At the bottom of the results will be the name of your 3g interface, in my case ppp0, and the associated ip address, in my case 10.n.155.n

STUN client: appbrain: http://www.appbrain.com/app/stun-client/com.kodholken.stunclient  I can provide the apk if you have opted to disable google “features” by not adding a gmail address to your handset.

The comical troubleshooting one must initially endure is the assertion that if the web browser is working the data network is working perfectly.  Out of order packets don’t noticeably affect web browsers; out of order packets are very bad for voip.  Lost packets aren’t bad for TCP web browsers; Lost packets are very bad for UDP voip conversations.

“The [3g] ip address on the phone is ONLY for talking to our towers”

Oh really? **  Wait it gets better:

“[3g ip addresses are] not for talking to third party services on the internet”

yes, verizon really made that delightful claim.

“are you saying I’m stupid?” No, based on the call recording I heard this guy is clearly grossly ignorant and not suited to a network support department.

“If the data isn’t working it’s the third party software you’re using”

great!
‘software can control your side of the network? please walk me through how I access that manually’

‘if web pages are timing out is it the fault of the web browser?’  .. “no” .. distinction failure continues

Various analogies are drawn to soho nat…

“you have to understand your ip address is dynamic” ..

uh huh. what’s that to do with it now being private address space and the evil of network address translation whereas recently the 3g interface was _dynamically_ issued from a public address space?

Let’s compare the dhcp class of this handset with the dhcp class of another handset.  Awkward silence.  Even their unassailable network people don’t have access to this information.  Scary.

“you might need to create a new rule in your corporate firewall”

How does that effect my phone?  There is nothing I control between my handset and the tower.  I’m not even using a rooted phone with a software firewall with this issue.

We all commiserate there is little point pushing this issue up the food chain by voice with non-business class accounts… especially with the appalling terminology dearth and concept fail.

Stuck with a private ip address?  Too bad.  Suffer but please continue to pay us.

All silly suggestions to contact the manufacturer of the phone, or the developer of VoIP product x or y ought be ignored.  The manufacturer of a handset that speaks CDMA (or lte), for verizon wireless, will direct all questions pertaining to the network back to verizon.  The software is not relevant to this issue — it merely MANIFESTS (or indicates) that there is an issue, and if you are voip familiar you recognize quickly the flavor of NAT involved.

“Perhaps you should contact google”

Yeah, that’ll work out so well.  Sadly no longer employed by a multinational, multibillion dollar venture group I don’t wield that kind of power any more, so no thanks I’ll try bashing your head against the wall instead.  It’s nice to have memories of seeing microsoft, [phone co], and intel dance to make me happy.. I mean work to find a solution to a problem with stuff.

Expect VoIP to FAIL and FAIL BADLY.  There’s a reasonable chance of VPN pain in your near future.  But at least your browser works, right?

It may be a secret top down plan to sell static ip addresses as that has been repeatedly suggested as a ‘solution’.

Please share your verizon wireless fun [pain].  I have several phone conversations from several people in my allegedly small boat in WAV — VoIP allows call recording for claim consistency purposes.  Consider capturing all your CS phone calls; it’s easy with viatalk (roll your own asterisk people have a few buttons to mash).

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See post on “google port-OUT .. revisionist history” for voip/itsp recommendations.  Also consider PIAF vitelity endorsement.  Additionally try TLS nightlies of CSIPsimple.  Howardforums has luminaries worth consulting.

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Verizon.Wireless.Private.Network_whitepaper_static.ip.address

* VoIP : udp sip
** Although it could be an unqualified  reference to pg 5 of VZW document b2b.vzw.com/assets/files/PrivateNetwork_WP.pdf [Verizon Wireless Private Network whitepaper] — section 3.1 grasps the public:private and dynamic:static distinctions. A static IP address is available without having a business account. Section 3.8: “static IP — verizon wireless hosted” as opposed to “static IP — verizon business hosted” makes further distinctions. Dynamic Mobile Network Routing exchanges tower-calls for voip calls.  Any claim by Verizon Wireless that a static IP address [on non-business account] would cost $500 reveals gross ineptitude by the agent.  It is obvious that the agent is phrase searching and landed on section 3.8 “verizon wireless private network setup fee”.  There are a number of circumventions to verizon wireless [tortial interference] ranging from irksome to vexatious.. but VZW provoked Proof of Concept circumvention necessity.
*** upselling:  CradlePoint CBA250, CadlePont CTR500, CadlePont PHS300 : opennetwork.verizonwireless.com/devicesShowcase.aspx

EDIT: 110701

addendum: verizon 5+ gb throttling easily circumvented without modifying system files.. hahaha delightfully simple change to system!  (requires SuperUser)

edit 2:

learn to speak verizonese:  CGN

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April 7, 2011

Schily cdrtools makes ubuntu burning not suck

Filed under: bookmarkified,CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 3:23 pm
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Ubuntu CD/DVD burning exclusively-successful with Schily CDRecord: http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdrecord.html

why: http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/linux-dist.html

https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/cdrtools

CDRecord by schily or NOT AT ALL

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1336278&p=9729294#post9729294

cd /usr/bin
sudo rm wodim
sudo ln -s cdrecord wodim
sudo rm genisoimage
sudo ln -s mkisofs genisoimage
sudo ln -s readcd readom

wodim trauma: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/k3b/+bug/481536

http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/coasterless.htm

wodim, genisoimage, mkisofs, growisofs, cdrkit, cdrtools, cdrecord, ubuntu,

or from source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=851707

quote on

Important information: Linux-2.6.8.1 breaks CD/DVD writing for suid root applications

If you have related problems, use a recent original cdrecord and install cdrecord suid-root

Warning: do not use Debian binaries/sources as they include many Debian specific bugs and still do not run correctly on Linux-2.6

Be careful with cdrecord derivates/forks from Debian, Debian seems to ignore the new constraints for
SCSI pass through on Linux-2.6. As a result, that they still incorrectly believe that it is possible
to use SCSI pass through as non-root on Linux-2.6, they created a cdrecord variant that tries to hide
the problems instead of dealing with the problems.

The Debian fork is based on an extremely outdated version of cdrtools.
The Debian fork of cdecord did rip off DVD support for no reason and
the mkisofs version distributed by Debian misses find(1) support, correct file meta data support
and the UDF enhancements as well as useful UTF-8 support is missing.

An original recent cdrecord is the preferred software.

Cdrecord supports DVD+-R and DVD+-RW with all known DVD-writers on all UNIX-like OS and on Win32.
DVD writing support is implemented in cdrecord since march 1998. Cdrecord writes DVD media similar to CD media.
Here is the place from where you may download the cdrtools source packages that include cderecord-ProDVD.

Important Information:

Both RedHat and SuSE started to publish the bastardized and defective variants of cdrtools from Debian in their distributions.
If you have problems on RedHat or SuSE systems, first fetch a recent original cdrtools source, compile it yourself
and run the original instead of broken software that illegally claims to be cdrecord.

Vortrag DVD-Brennen bei den LinuxInfoTagen (29.6.2003) BeLUG

Yamaha DiskT@2 is supported since Sept. 1 2002 (cdrtools-1.11a32). Here are some images from a user: Image-1   Image-2

quote off

Not surprisingly wikipedia denizens are not Jorg Schilling fans; They don’t care for me either.

Sagacious * Himself

March 20, 2011

must have android application for hold sanity

Filed under: android,CIO,Concept,DARPA,How To,SoftWare,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 9:20 am

Sure, mid conversation one could mash the speaker button and switch the call to speakerphone while on hold

…. but there is a f/OSS application [on google code] that uses the proximity sensor to do this automatically for you.  What’s more is has a toggle switch to engage only when phone is set upon a mostly horizontal surface:

Take phone from face, set on table… voila speakerphone on hold

SpeakerProximity

http://code.google.com/p/speakerproximity/

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there be one gui bug: speaker button does not illuminate when the application toggles speakerphone on by proximity sensor

Plays well with IMSdroid

http://code.google.com/p/imsdroid/

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February 18, 2011

SMS forwarding VSP ITSP VoIP everywhere soon

Filed under: CIO,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 12:55 pm

Hop on the SMS sunami

If your VSP / ITSP / VoIP provider does not offer SMS forwarding (DID to mobile) find one that does as that’s a new capability litmus test.

Demand at least

  • DID_SMS to mobile phone
  • DID_SMS to email
  • DID_SMS to XMPP
  • SIP-XMPP one to one
  • SIP-XMPP many to many
  • DID_SMS to SIP/SIMPLE text chat
  • optionally

    DID_SMS to broadcast group

    DID_SMS to audio file (POST, email, IM attach)

    DID_SMS to broadcast voicecall

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    January 22, 2011

    I can NO longer in good conscience recommend prevx [to the computer illiterate] since feckless webroot acquisition

    Filed under: CIO,irony,software overview — Sagacious Himself @ 4:46 pm

    Since prevx was acquired by webroot they have “acquired” a decrease to zero integrity

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=285741
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/webroot-acquires-prevx-106436478.html

    Sure the news is a little dated but I wanted to reaffirm a recommendation before issuing it again… which now is not going to happen.

    Once upon a time “what should I do to protect my [windows] machine” could have been answered with “buy a prevx license”.  In good conscience did I recommend this single “security product” to most everyone from barely-able-to-turn on computer illiterates to power-users.

    No longer.  The bloatware/malware PRODUCERS, webroot, now controls the ship.  Webroot software, like norton, FIRST design priority is license validation at an unacceptably HUGE resource cost.  Webroot code is also fundamentally malicious.

    Prevx was trustworthy.  Until demonstrated otherwise prevx as a webroot product is completely untrustworthy.

    Recommendation revoked

    … sadly as more people “discover” email I need continue re-educate them on BCC usage.. sigh

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    May 5, 2010

    identify ip address change linux netlink shell bash et al

    Filed under: All Your Base,BULLSHIT,CIO,DARPA — Sagacious Himself @ 7:36 am

    ISP leary of selling static ip address to home users?  read as: lazy wretches

    horrific ISP refusing to sell ONE whole extra IP address to residential package to solve voip NIGHTMARE [caused by isp]? shocking I know.  I don’t want to buy 5 IPA.. I merely want a total of 2 IPA one for voip toys

    but noooo

    that’s ok.  A “tenant” independantly subscribed to another residential package.  oh, look, I have 2 IPA now and so much less expensive than imbecilic “upgrade” to a business account I don’t need.

     

    AF_NETLINK
    NETLINK_NFLOG

     

    April 3, 2010

    wanted: exim yahoo webmail app and exim gmail lab

    Filed under: All Your Base,CIO,DARPA — Sagacious Himself @ 10:22 pm
    Tags: , , ,

    fastmail.fm is the standard against which all free webmail filtering is measured.  gmail fail, yahoo fail, hotmail fail.

    both yahoo mail and gmail provide the facility for 3rd party application development.  Why are there no pure-user controlled applications with the power of exim — short of bounce?  Although I would dearly love to have a bounce action in filters.

    [insert fastmail.fm filtering screenshot here]

    [insert cpanel/exim gui screenshot here]

    [insert cpanel exim filterset xml screenshot here]

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    January 2, 2010

    categorize, firefox extension, brings same level of circuity (paradox) as TBE brought chaos to feature conflict

    Filed under: All Your Base,CIO,DARPA,firefox,irony,overview — Sagacious Himself @ 9:04 pm
    Tags: ,

    categorize brings extra big ‘helping’ of circuity and paradox to ‘simplify’ firefox bookmarking through radical fundamental change.

    http://techuser.net/bookmarks/

    screenshots live on machine through which I’m RDP’ing into here so stay tuned for the awesome ‘fun’ this extension brings

    fascinating decision to cram addons manager into a sidebar, fascist mindset greying out buttons for non-compliant use of existentially challenged keywords, tooltips where uneeded and missing where critical — help burried in documention with ‘convenient’ one click access… and so much more!

    spellcheck is behaving poorly so I have ceased caring for this post.

    lions, tigers, and bears… animal instrict to rip, shred, and destroy if given physical proximity to extension developer…. or maybe I would wield a HUGE syringe of haloperidol for that pediaphile fanboi.  [sic & sick]

    Before experimenting sort out how to download xanax.


    December 19, 2009

    TBE how I’ve missed you.. Piro, a Policy Manager under your development ought be STELLAR

    Filed under: CIO,DARPA — Sagacious Himself @ 8:27 pm
    Tags:

    CAPS, Policy Manager, Security Policy, huh, it has many names.  Developers of NoScript, AdBlock Plus, RequestPolicy, ABE, Karma Blocker etc have quietly been ignoring the need.  First into the forray was the developer of Controle de Scripts, but gold star for effort only.

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    Piro, mad extensions deveoper extrodinary, oft derided by extensions “peers” for TBE issues, returns to us this new decade with Policy Manager albeit optionless

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    http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_policymanager.html.en
    yes, it’s on AMO, but those twits allow near anything these days. (there’s a hole in the bucket dear, Liza: “forced opt in”)

    And his new-to-him ideology of packetizing extensions that interact rather than megalithic wonders of the world.  Tab Kit is learning to play well with others.  My, if only there were some kind of, oh, manager for extensions that could mitigate such issues.

    Time for a bit of housekeeping

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    GeoIP location == bad

    I would like my home IP addresses to NOT geolocate me.  I am baffled why more people do not demand this service from their respective ISP.  All the tw*ts, droidroolers,  and itards “thinking” ‘oh neato I can send my GPS coordinates to my friends’ — all the while google “promising” not to do anything evil.



    Being possibly over fond of no-remote I use several different profiles simultaneously.  This profile is bogged download with five dozen or so extensions.

    December 12, 2009

    wave raindrop stumbleupon all ripoffs of Der Tandem Browser

    Filed under: CIO,DARPA,sigh,social engineering — Sagacious Himself @ 2:12 pm

    all your digitized soul are belong to us

    Der Tandem Browser is an add-on for the Mozilla browser which provides features that facilitate synchronized or interactive browsing among two or more people.”

    … with no credit given, but then they are ripoffs after all.

    October 23, 2009

    OpenDNS Deluxe needs more features and lower cost to justify purchase espcecially in light of TreeWalk DNS — should include power wildcards and RADIUS

    Filed under: CIO,DARPA,overview,security,social engineering,Tagtastic — Sagacious Himself @ 11:22 am
    Tags: ,

    Paid versions of OpenDNS? Hmm OpenDNS is but one of your alternatives to your ISP poorly performing resolvers.  Is the Deluxe version of OpenDNS worth the investment of the home user (parents)?

    No.

    OpenDNS ought offer hosted RADIUS as part of that price especially as their primary audience has always been home users — WPA2-PSK AES is NOT sufficient anymore.  Hosted RADIUS is not currently priced for home use but there is a ‘vast’ untapped market of people who do not realize their need yet;  Those aware of the need are extremely unlikely either to buy a dedicated hardware appliance or build their own RADIUS server.

    OpenDNS “Deluxe” as “free without ads and a smidge more” [not a quote] is not featured enough to justify $10 annually.  While increased space in blacklisting is tempting, and while whitelisting-only has certain parental applications (albeit in a complex bordering on chaotic implementation challenge),

    For $10 or preferably less annually OpenDNS ought apply a few changes in offerings to home users:

    OpenDNS free ought offer more blacklisting space and use expanded whitelisting as an upsell. — (crippling (porn) sites a far more effective deterrent than outright blocking and requires a much larger blacklist than 50 hosts)

    OpenDNS deluxe ought offer FINE GRAIN control over the NXDOMAIN intercept page.  OpenDNS ought not use the NXDOMAIN intercept page in a deluxe of better panel as an upsell avenue nor should there be evidence of OpenDNS branding.

    OpenDNS ought recognize the vast hoards in broken marriages and mixed families: one account six houses type scenario.

    OpenDNS ought recognize some ultra broadband residential customers (fios) have multiple public IP addresses: a one house scenario.

    OpenDNS deluxe ought offer wildcard support in white- and blacklisting.  Wildcards as prefix and suffix (por*.rain.tld / *tube.tld), wildcards in the middle of FDQN (cdn.*tube.tld / cdn*.*.*tube.tld), and single character wildcard “?”.

    OpenDNS deluxe ought offer a wiki for home gateway configuration (filters or rules) to seize resolution requests

    OpenDNS free is not suffient for most residential user (parental) needs, and OpenDNS does not add enough value to justify expenditure given TreeWalk DNS, OpenDNS alternative, is readily available without invoking irrational fear by uttering ‘bind’.  TreeWallk DNS (for windows) is free, easy enough to setup, and offers the home user (or parent) orders of magnitude more power and features (ConFetch).

    I would have kept TreeWalk “to myself” but I hope to modify the OpenDNS deluxe  feature offering while reducing the annual cost for (complex) residential users. TreeWalk currently maintained by Zenobi.

    “TreeWalk is a “free personal use”, automatically installed DNS name-caching only server which is similar to, but more efficient than using your default ISP’s DNS servers. A lookup only, non-persistent caching version called BIND-LE for Windows 95/98/ME/[2000/XP/2003] is also available from our Downloads page” [[If you’re using Windows7 (aka vista) you’re SOL twofold. Enjoy the sweet suffering you masochist.]]

    I do NOT advocate switching to google’s “free” DNS;  all the “free” services from google are merely a methods for facilitating your (blissfully ignorant) quiet surrender of  yourself via packetization.  Google is not a philanthropic group; google is a giant relational database mining enterprise that also runs an ad deployment platform.  Participation in google projects is PURE FOLLY.

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

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    October 6, 2009

    mobile phones: how is it as a phone?

    Filed under: CIO,iTard,Motorola phone,sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 9:27 pm
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    Why is Motorola targetting the iTard market with the Motorola Droid?

    Should not phones primarily BOTH

    (1) have excellent signal reception/relay
    AND

    (2) have excellent audio fidelity / vocoders

    ???

    YES!

    Does the motorola droid? who knows?!  The engineers might not have bothered testing.  What has happened to the motorola name? merely YAPP (yet another phone producer)?

    Does anyone test PHONE network connectivity or test PHONE voice quality anymore?

    As long as a phone is SHINY, small, light, and run programs to delight the feckless surely it will be a winning selling product…

    Soon the generation who inflicted contraceptives on society will in turn receive the similar gift of euthanaia. … iTards and useful idiots first.. then second generation iTards.. then public school employees and overseers…

    I want a slimmer motorola e815.  HTC has one passable PHONE, but I am not interested in paying a $60/month verizon FINE.  One cannot opt-out of the verizon penalty fee.  I want to use the PHONE as a PHONE and nothing more (than the occasional SMS).

    edit: even eWeek doesn’t bother to review PHONES  as a PHONE per se... seems like eWeek has moved to the iTards column

    Where are the QUALITY PHONES????

    edit:  droid “does” stuff but how well IS it a PHONE?


    S.H.

    October 2, 2009

    Hazaa! how to disable SIP ALG on Westell 9100

    Filed under: CIO,Hackery,How To,social engineering,verizon circumvention,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 4:26 pm
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    Hazaa how to disable SIP ALG on Westell 9100em

    ZERO help from verizon on this topic: ZERO help via phone, ZERO help via email, ZERO help via live chat, ZERO help via forum, ZERO help via paper mail.  All verizon avenues assert it is not possible to disable the SIP ALG in the 9100em westell.  Errrn! wrong.

    Export conf, edit file, load conf, reboot.

    advanced
    yes
    configuration file
    save configuration file

    remove ONE line: (alg(sip_udp))
    save changes to file

    advanced
    yes
    configuration file
    load configuration file
    advanced
    yes
    reboot

    For a little more sanity modify the 9100em SIP service definition from only ONE UDP port, 5060, to include expected defaults-  or YOUR SIP and RTP ports.. you’ll be redefining the 9100 SIP service to be voip service as creating your own voip service definition will not suffice — thanks verizon for making “open” RG “better”.

    Yes, delightfully you will be making multiple modifications in several locations in the config file: service, meh why ruin your fun you can find the rest right?  protocol(17) = UDP  protocol(6) = TCP.  For a little more joy craft some advanced filters (firewall settings, yes, advanced filtering) to allow traffic in, Initial Rules, from your ITSP server(s) or otherwise with the SIP/RTP ports you use. Enable rules logging to verify, syslog daemon preferred, but do not leave enabled.

    Tested against
    9100em hardware revision A
    9100em hardware revision D

    Only functional SIP ALG exists with Cisco (not linksys) and Juniper networks.  By default every NAT’ing device sold in a big box store has similar piss poor NAT.  PFsense for everyone!

    @ verizon fios

    Now that I have your attention.. I would like an option to receive an IPA lease from a netblock without correlation to my geographic position.  (this is not challenging for you to implement).  GeoIP location violates privacy and deters confident exercise of freedom of speech.

    It would also be super to buy an additional IPA since this device was designed with that in mind.  That’d be easier than the solution for multi IPA I employ now which I won’t outline.

    * 2010 update: the least painful way to escape fios cpe SIP ALG is to use SIP ports _other_ than 5060 on server (or proxy).  DEMAND your ITSP/VSP offer such ports or upgrade to one that does [viatalk].  DEMAND your VSP support SIP TCP & TLS.

    * Sept 26 2010:  actual Cisco NAT & ALG

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_4t/12_4t2/htsmpws.html
    NAT Optimized SIP Media Path with SDP

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