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Returning to the U.S.
My wife and I have decided to move to (return to for me) the U.S. We'd like to move to the Pacific Northwest (SeaTac or Portland), but are willing to entertain offers from anywhere.
I'm available for employment today! Don't pass up this chance to hire a hard working, smart, funny, loveable, and handsome (some say sexy) all-purpose IT lackey. My resume can be found here (http://3cx.org/gauthier-resume.html).
Outlook RPC over HTTP with Apache 2.0
Simon Blackstein submitted a comment to this post about his experience with Outlook RPC over HTTP with Apache 2.0. His comment is a great addition to the OWA 2K/2K3 Front-end SSL Proxy with Apache 2.0 HOWTO.
You can find his comment here:
Keep in mind I have not yet tested his method. I half-heartedly tried getting RPC over HTTP working when I initially moved my OWA proxy to Apache 2.0, but found nothing but failer. Minus a few admitted glitches, Simon apparently has it working well. Hopefully he'll comment more when he gets all the kinks worked out.
New Pub: OWA Front-end proxy with Apache 2 HOWTO
After receiving a surprising amount of email from folks wondering when I'd finally get off my arse and finish it, the OWA 2K/2K3 Front-end SSL Proxy with Apache 2.0
HOWTO is finally "published."
You can find it at
I've a few more things I'd like to add or clean up, but overall it's ready for public consumption.
UPDATE (Thu Jul 21 22:55:34 JST 2005): I updated the HOWTO to include a small hack that works around an issue with mod_proxy and the presence of one or more percent symbols (%) in the proxied URL. To those who were waiting for this, I'm sorry for the delay. Life got in the way.
New Pub: Introduction to the Internet Protocols
I was going through some of my older files and ran across this treasure. It's one of the best primers on TCP/IP I have ever read. It's obviously quite dated, but is still very relavent today. I've added it to Pubs & Blurbs
- Introduction to the Internet Protocols
As you can see by the title this is my first post on 3cx.org. My name is Bryan and I am currently working in the United States Air Force as a Network Infrastructure Technician (basically a glorified wire monkey). I'll be pretty much posting about whatever happens to be pissing me off at the time. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am the ranting king. I will also be posting various Windows stuff here and there. I'm also a pretty avid video game player so I will probably be posting about various news in the gaming industry as well. On one other note, the stupidest trend going around message boards is the whole First Post thing. If you are actually proud enough that you have nothing better to do then hit the refresh button for hours on end just so you can be the first person to reply to a thread then you are a moron. I look forward to hearing everyone's comments on my future posts [kir's note: everyone = six regular visitors]. Have a nice day.
New Section to 3cx.org
I added a new section, called Pubs & Blurbs, that I'll be using to publish HOWTOs, reviews, and miscellaneous blurbs. I've only posted one document (HOWTO: OWA 2000 Front-end SSL Proxy with Apache
), but I'll be adding more as time passes.
[http://3cx.org/static/pages/index] to view the Pubs & Blurbs page or use the menu item to the left.
If you'd like to contribute anything, contact me at email@example.com
New 3Cx Stuff?
I'm thinking about killing 3Cx in its current form. My code, while cool and original and all, is starting to fall apart. It really really really needs to be rewritten from the ground up and I just don't have the time to do it.
So I've been thinking about ditching it for something else. The different apps that I am interested in fall into three catagories - Blogs, WikiWikiWebs (What is a wikiwikiweb?)
, and CMSes (and hybrids). Some really cool stuff exists out there, but some of it may be a little overkill for shitty old 3Cx. So, here is what I've been looking at (in no particular order).
- PWP Wiki Processor - This is a nice, simple, no DB required WikiWikiWeb app.
- Nucleus CMS - This is a relatively complete CMS. I sort of like it because the code is rather clean and that it's PHP, so I can hack on it.
- TWiki - I really really love this Wiki. I've been using it at work for our knowledge base/intranet. Tons of plugins, well supported, and Perl/CGI... which makes it ass slow on the 3Cx server.
- Tiki - This is a complete CMS. I see nothing at all missing... and that's what worries me.
- WakkaWiki - Simple PHP-based wiki that seems to have a decent amount of development happening. It's a relatively young project, but looks promising.
- Drupal - I've played with this in the past. I almost brought 3Cx online in Drupal when I moved it from a-and-m.net. It's very feature rich and has quite a large community, but again, everything but the kitchen sink is in there.
I'm always looking for new and interesting CMSes (Content Management System BTW). If you see anything interesting, let me know. If you care, check out the stuff listed above and let me know what you think.
(Tue May 13 2003): I'm still thinking about it.
(Sun Jun 01 2003): I've decided to stick with what I've got. It's my own creation, so it does exactly what I need/want it to. WTF was I thinking?
(Mon Aug 18 2003): OK... So I've changed my mind. Nucleus 2.0 rocks the casbah. I went with it. I like it. It does everthing I need it to and more. The plug-in system is the cat's pajamas.
3Cx.org Gets Hit by DoS
Earlier today, for a couple of hours (maybe more), 3Cx.org was hit by a highly un
sophisticated DoS (Denial of Service) attack. I was browsing the web and noticed things were VERY slow (slower than a modem connection!). At first I thought nothing of it, but 5 minutes into my browsing session, I started to wonder what the heck was going on. I ssh'ed over to the firewall and checked snort's alert logs for anything interesting... nothing. Next, I ran a sniffer on the WAN interface. I saw only http traffic... but it was A LOT of http traffic. Hmmm...