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CAA Mandated by CA/Browser Forum | Qualys Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/22

[WayBack] CAA Mandated by CA/Browser Forum | Qualys Blog

Certification Authority Authorization (CAA), specified in RFC 6844 in 2013, is a proposal to improve the strength of the PKI ecosystem with a new control to restrict which CAs can issue certificates…

Related:

–jeroen

Posted in Conferences, Event, Power User, Internet, Security, Encryption, DNS, Conference Topics, HTTPS/TLS security | Leave a Comment »

RP-SMA dummy loads for nonadjustable WiFi devices and Adjust Fritz!Box WiFi power – via Knowledge Base | AVM International

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/19

Via [WayBack] Knowledge Base | AVM International:

3 Setting the maximum transmitter power

  1. Click “Wireless” (“WLAN”) in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click “Radio Channel” in the “Wireless” (“WLAN”) menu.
  3. If the option “Set radio channel settings automatically (recommended)” is enabled, proceed with the following section.
    • If the option “Adjust radio channel settings” is enabled:
      1. Click “Additional settings”.
      2. Select “100%” from the drop-down list “Maximum transmitter power”.
      3. Click “Apply” to save the settings.
For me, having minimal power was important since every now I needed to be able to connect to it, but only when I was in close proximity.

Hence the settings below: 6% Maximum transmit power is the lowest I could set.

For devices that cannot adjust their antenna output power which have RP-SMA connectors, I bought these to effectively throttle them:

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Posted in Fritz!, Fritz!Box, Internet, Power User | Leave a Comment »

When saving on the WayBack machine at web.archive.org/save terminates the connection

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/27

When you get the response “web.archive.org unexpectedly closed the connection” without even returning an HTTP code, but:

  • it works in anonymous mode
  • it works with all extensions turned off

then likely there are too many cookies for archive.org or/and web.archive.org: in my case, I had 90 cookies.

Cleaning these cookies out resolved the problem (I used awesome cookie manager for this).

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Google, Internet, InternetArchive, Power User, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

Do not use, even if you are a Level 3 customer – 4.2.2.2: The Story Behind a DNS Legend – tummy.com, ltd.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/19

Interesting bit of history: [WayBack] 4.2.2.2: The Story Behind a DNS Legend – tummy.com, ltd.

–jeroen

Posted in Development, History, Internet, Power User | Leave a Comment »

When +Google Nederland maps only fills one or part of the map tiles…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/18

I still have to do this every few weeks on all my desktop machines: [WayBack] When +Google Nederland maps only fills none or part of the map tiles… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

When +Google Nederland maps only fills none or part of the map tiles at https://maps.google.nl, but https://maps.google.com works fine, then remove any gsScrollPos cookies from www.google.nl.

I need to do this every couple of days to keep maps.google.nl working.

Later I also found it can happen for YouTube, then did more digging for gsScrollPos and found a better workaround: [WayBackAwesome Cookie Manager where you can just delete the gsScrollPos cookies from all sites in one go.

Even later I found out that this can be one of the causes for the WayBack machine giving an error 400 when archiving. A more common reason however is that many archived web-pages try to create cookies in the web.archive.com subdomain resulting in the same problem.

The cause seems to be the Great Suspender plugin which should be fixed by now, but might not automatically update to the latest version. See:

Pending a new Great Suspender release, below is a quick way to manually remove them if you are into SQL scripting for sqlite. It basically comes down to executing the below statement when Chrome is closed:

delete from cookies where name like 'gsScrollPos-%'

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Google, GoogleMaps, Internet, InternetArchive, Power User, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

 
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