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Windows: authenticated command-line download from IIS server wget: no, cURL: yes.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/03

Had to download a bunch of stuff over the command-line from an IIS server that was using authentication. Not basic authentication, but NTLM authentication.

wget kept failing, even wget 1.10 that usually does NTLM quite OK (but up to 1.10.2 has a security vulnerability so you should not use wget 1.10 any more).

So I installed a Windows x86 cURL binary, and downloaded+copied the root certificates, then did some reading on the command-line switches.

Without any, cURL does http basic authentication. But a Windows server usually expects NTLM authentication (hardly documented, but it uses the Negotiate protocol).

When not using NTLM, both would show (wget -d, or curl -v) this in the output, indicating you should use NTLM authentication: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, cURL, Linux, Power User, SuSE Linux, wget, Windows, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 | Leave a Comment »

Solution for opensuse 12.2: yast “System Services (Runlevel): Services” very slow

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/26

Thanks to the wonderful people at the opensuse forums (especially Knurpht and wolfi323) for helping me out with opensuse 12.2: yast “System Services (Runlevel): Services” very slow: how to investigate.

The solution is to install openldap2, then reboot.

The easiest way is to perform this under sudo:

zypper install openldap2

Somehow in opensuse 12.2 yast, sendmail and apache depend on it (though the yast/zypper software installer don’t recognize the dependency).

Without the reboot, yast was still slow. Not sure why yet.

I will need to check this out in the most current opensuse release.


via:  opensuse 12.2: yast “System Services (Runlevel): Services” very slow: how to investigate.

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bash vulnerability; patch your *n*x boxes A.S.A.P. (via: CERT/NIST reveal level 10 bash alert today, 24 September 2014)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/25

Unpatched bash allows for remote code execution.

Patch as soon as you can and be aware that the current patches might not be complete.

Many vendors (including Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu) already have patches available: CERT/NIST reveal level 10 bash alert today, 24 September 2014.

This is a long article which explains the why/how/… and has an easy check to see if you are vulnerable: What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability and, how do I fix it.

It looks like the current patches aren’t complete yet, but do plug big parts of the hole.

Watch bash CVEs in Ubuntu and CVE-2014-7169 in Ubuntu (and maybe for other *n*x varieties as well).


Quote from the article:

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MINIX 3.3.0 is now available – Google Groups

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/20

Earlier this week: MINIX 3.3.0 is now available – Google Groups:

Hi all,

We are pleased to present the MINIX 3.3.0 stable release. The major new features & improvements of this release include:

New features

  • The first release with ARM support, three Beagle targets are supported
  • Experimental USB support for the Beaglebones (hubs & mass storage)
  • Cross-compiling for both ARM and x86 – the buildsystem is very portable


  • Big source code cleanup – cleaner C types in messages, improved NetBSD compatibility, all minix-specific code moved to a top-level minix/ folder
  • Updated packages overall – a big set is built now; and they are dynamically linked now
  • Improved driver modularity

The full release notes can be found at

To find out more about this and older releases, please see

You can grab the ISO image from the download page

For instructions on the ARM build, see

Join us! See

We’re conducting a survey to find out about our audience. Please take our survey linked to the green box at the top of the page.  Thanks!
On  behalf of the MINIX team

Andy Tanenbaum



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interesting: YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator that understands both Windows and Linux

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/15

Ever wanted to put all your Windows installs on a bootable USB stick, but also add some Linux functionality?

It looks like YUMI can do just that.

On my research list (:


via: YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux.

Posted in *nix, Linux, Power User, SuSE Linux, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »


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