Monday, January 23, 2006

Now I know what ssh-scan does

I'm still trying to get a handle on the situation detailed in

I finally found out from a friend of mine that goes by the handle "tech guru" what ssh-scan does. It is a tool used for DOS attacks. What this means in plain English is that it is used to send a lot of requests to a targeted website. The targeted website becomes overwhelmed and basically stops working.
Evidently, hackers use ssh-scan to shut down a trageted website for "fun" or profit.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

[puma-news] Crutches to borrow

Hi All,

Does anyone out there have a pair of crutches for a person about 5'7"
that we could borrow for about six weeks?


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Warning about hosting with Canaca

Sometimes, the impersonal nature of the internet leads to some strange interactions. Somehow, I think that the kind of "you are guilty just because I say so" treatment that I got with a former hosting provider just would be less likely in person.
Come to think of it, I did have that kind of interaction once in person. However, it was also a special case in that the individual did not speak english very well. And perhaps my german accent got in the way too.
Any way, you can read my experience and my fair warning at

- Mike