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Free Software Contributions in October 2018

This month I finished work on the oidentd website, which is now live. I also made several changes to oidentd itself, including some minor bugfixes and a number of other improvements. …

Free Software Contributions in September 2018

This month I started work on a new oidentd website, which I plan to publish in October. This involved making significant changes to the site’s theme, designing a new project logo and color palette, and writing over 600 lines of guides and documentation. While this accounted for most of the time I spent working on free software in September, I also made a small number of other contributions. …

Free Software Contributions in August 2018

This month I contributed primarily to Timewarrior, a command-line time tracking application, and to Taskwarrior, a similar application for managing tasks and to-do lists. …

Moving ftp.janikrabe.com to files.janikrabe.com

I recently started redirecting requests for ftp.janikrabe.com to files.janikrabe.com. In this post I’ll address a few questions people have had about this change. …

I Am Now Maintaining the oidentd Ident Server

oidentd is an RFC 1413 compliant ident daemon with IP masquerading support. It is primarily used by IRC and mail servers to identify users connecting from shared hosts and public networks. The program was written almost twenty years ago by Ryan McCabe, but has not been actively maintained since 2006. Today, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be taking over development of oidentd. By doing so I hope to improve oidentd’s stability across all supported platforms, add support for recently released kernels, and fix some minor issues I’ve encountered. …