Thursday, April 20, 2017

drops and free trial

My google-cloud free-trial account will run out soon, so the
bootstrap IP address in the drops README will end up
being non-responsive soon. I am not sure which cloud
provider I will use in future, so I am not signing up
for premium there yet. I am quite happy there wrt stability
and the overall setup; its merely a matter of pricing.

I plan to write some fancy ncurses GUI frontend for drops,
so one can read and write drops messages in mutt-style,
but that can take a while. (I need less ShadowLeaker 90's 0day
that reminds me of old times and more joy starting to learn
ncursesUntil then, someone else has to spend free bonus coins
of his cloud provider to setup drops bootstrap nodes (and
thanks to that anon french guy running that 78* node :)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New git signing keys

My previous git signing key expired, so I uploaded a new one. 

I didnt sign all of my github repos with it yet,
but I took the opportunity to polish my optimized dd
repo, adding a useful help and making it fully usable
under the GPLv3.

If you dont do so already, consider signing your
external git repos. Its painless and you will thank me later
in case your external repos will be fucked with.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

sshttp SNI proxy trickery




The sshttp protocol muxer has been updated to support
SNI muxing. When muxing SSH/HTTPS, the ClientHello message
of the TLS handshake may contain a SNI, which is parsed by
sshttpd  and can be routed to an alternative port (rather than to the regular https port specified with -H).
This is of particular interest with the drops p2p network,
as it is using TLS with the SNI of drops.v2.
This way you can hide sshd and drops behind your https server.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Drops trickery

In the past months I have been working on a project
for a distributed p2p messenging platform, featuring
the opmsg format. opmsg is usually attached to emails.
Emails however leave meta data traces such as email addresses and
header content. Not so with drops, which is ready for testing !

As its a p2p network, it lives from participating people.
So even when you dont use opmsg yourself, you can setup
a drops node so the network gets more distributed and
stable.

Its now in beta testing, and some features such as
sandboxing are yet missing.

Dont be worried by the spartanic README, it will get
updated and there will also be a document describing
the techical details.