Archive for July, 2008

Building a DUL on demand

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

A DUL or a Dial-Up-List is a DNS list that gives an A record (usually in the range) for IPs that’s dynamically assigned, such as dial-up users, or various DSL services. Basically, any technology where an IP is not assigned to a specific person (3G, iBurst, ADSL, sentech, dial-ups).

What the question is now, is whether it’s possible to build such a DUL based on the information provided in whois. (more…)

Assisting Parents

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

So after having replaced my laptop, I long since decided that my old laptop should go to my mother, who is still using an old, and slow, desktop, mostly for email and the little bit of browsing. And here I am, installing Microsoft Windows again, from the recovery disks which – after four years of owning the laptop – opened for the first time. I just came to realize that in four years I’ve never had to re-install my Linux operating system, I’ve never had any real problems with it. Something which is actually pretty scary considering that when I still used Windows I used to re-format and re-install at least once every six months.


Ultimate Linux Solutions blog

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Under the influence of Quintin van Rooyen ( I decided it’s time to get this set up. So here it is, the official Ultimate Linux Solutions blog. Hopefully I’ll be finding time to write a little about what we’re up to, the challenges we’re working on and hopefully some of the cool things we manage to achieve.

For now though, it’s a Friday evening, and I believe it’s time to grab a bit of rest for the weekend, although, I’m pretty sure some Voice-over-IP experimentation will manage to sneak in at some point tomorrow.