About discordia.ch

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Originally, discordia.ch was on a server called Eris, but lateron had to move to Josephine. So this was on Josephine (in honour of Josephine Baker, a discordian saint). Josephine was a Sparcstation 10; 80 MB of Ram, and probably 4GB Diskspace. She had two heads, 75Mhz each, which made her pretty fast. She was running Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 or even newer, Kernel 2.2.19 or newer, with security patches. So stack-smashing attacks won't work out of the box, and in any case, those for x86 won't work anyway, my dear script kiddies:

        Jan 19 12:20:48 josephine /sbin/rpc.statd[119]: gethostbyname error for 
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        Jan 19 12:20:49 josephine ^F/binF^D/shA0\210F^G\211v^L\215V^P\215N^L\211
        ^K\200^A\200\177

Nice, huh? Well, rpc.statd has been removed anyway. I don't consider a portscan to be an attack, after all, it's just die electronic equivalent of peeping through windows; but trying to overflow a buffer is the electronic equivalent of smashing a window; and definitly a break-in attempt.

Recently josephine v3 (after v1 and v2 which were Sparc10s, v3 was an Ultra1) had to be retired, replaced by rapunzel. Rapunzel is an UltraSparc E250. Yes, that's a big machine. Anyway, other things:

Problems: Some problems appearing may be likely have a cause on your side, particularly:

I'll try to make this server somehow friendly and easy to use, despite of my security-cautiousness. ;) You should not normally run into any of my security-patches and fortifyments.

Believe it or not, the webpages are XHTML 1.0/transitional. Except one tag which hasn't been included in the specs right now (apart from the dreaded blink-tag). We're pretty sure they will.

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