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by robespierre
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Xerox Alto Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 2193

Re: Xerox Alto Restoration

Smalltalk-76 running again on the Alto:
http://www.righto.com/2017/10/the-xerox ... iting.html
by robespierre
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New O2 owner. It is so cute!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: New O2 owner. It is so cute!

Partition number 7 is conventionally an option (non-bootable) partition. The "partition" that spans the disk is number 10, also known as /dev/dsk/dks0d4vol once Irix is running ("vol" stands for "the whole volume"). Trying to use the whole disk as if it were a filesyste...
by robespierre
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New O2 owner. It is so cute!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: New O2 owner. It is so cute!

fatalhalt wrote:I was impressed that the PROM can read EFS file system directly

It can't do that on its own; it needs sash to read EFS or XFS. This is similar to second-stage boot loaders for SunOS and other unix systems.
by robespierre
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: rdesktop 1.8.3
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: rdesktop 1.8.3

I'll admit I have no experience with RDP, but surely 24-bit and 32-bit are the same thing, just RGB vs RGBA?
by robespierre
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: SGI: Security
Topic: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.

Correct, but as I understand it, the issue can be mitigated on the router side by patching the router to send the "one-time" handshake key once, and only once, rather than allowing a key to be re-sent multiple times in the absence of client acknowledgment. Yes, that would be a good idea. ...
by robespierre
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: SGI: Security
Topic: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 141

WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.

So saith https://www.krackattacks.com/ The paper is at https://papers.mathyvanhoef.com/ccs2017.pdf Summary: after WEP was found to be fatally insecure, the 802.11i amendment introduced a new key negotiation protocol, the "4-way handshake". It was mathematically proven to be secure. Two enc...
by robespierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: I've Had It With Firefox - Alternatives I'm Exploring
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: I've Had It With Firefox - Alternatives I'm Exploring

RiseUp is apparently the host for the Tails git repository, which is a plausible reason to support them. They were also raided by the FBI several years back for being on the same VPN node as an anonymous remailer. Mozilla itself, though, has shown itself to be a bad actor. From selling its users' da...
by robespierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: problems on octane random shut downs
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: problems on octane random shut downs

Yes now i managed to damage the scsi bus i believe, removed the tape drive without powering off the computer and now the os get stuck when booting, i can boot fine from the installer cd but the installation never finish :'( get stuck at the same point the os boot. I don't think you damaged the bus ...
by robespierre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Xerox Alto Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 2193

Re: Xerox Alto Restoration

Part 15: Experimental Ethernet interface working: (this was demonstrated at VCF West) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grl0KCFiJLs Part 16: Diablo disk failure caused by a fragment of a static dissipating resistor! and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adEr2aRwHnI The Alto monitor depends on an i...
by robespierre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

iBook G4s can only run OSX. 10.4.11 (Tiger) would be the normal recommendation for a machine like that. There were thousands of software titles released for OSX PPC; what are you hoping to do with them?
by robespierre
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: about LISP performance
Replies: 55
Views: 3893

Re: about LISP performance

Speaking of which, with regard to the Explorer, if I'm remembering right symbolics was the first dot com ever to be registered. The Internet certainly thinks so. In 1985 apparently. Note that domain registration depends on the DNS system, which was codified in November 1983 by RFC 882. Symbolics wa...
by robespierre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: about LISP performance
Replies: 55
Views: 3893

Re: about LISP performance

I have compiled results to share, and there's no word for them but "hilarious". I ended up having to use n=50000000 (as in the original examples) for the compiled results, because n=50000 was too fast for the resolution of the timer. MacIvory 2: 28 MacIvory 1: 54 MicroExplorer: 339 Necrop...
by robespierre
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS

Is the problem that you cannot connect to a server?
Most everybody disabled SSL3 because of vulnerabilities like POODLE.
by robespierre
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Rack Tezro/ Onyx4 V12 and UV/ IR4 Test.
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Rack Tezro/ Onyx4 V12 and UV/ IR4 Test.

It may be possible to move the windows using Desks Overview instead of dragging directly.
by robespierre
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2 chassis won't work with other mainboards
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Octane2 chassis won't work with other mainboards

Each network interface needs to be provisioned in software to work. The same is true for serial ports.

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