Sunday, May 30, 2010

New lophttpd packges fixes some issues

I just published version 0.81 of lophttpd
to fix potential access of not mapped memory areas
if large directories are autoindexed. Some other things
has been fixed too (see Changelog).

Thanks to Alexander Hagenah for reporting the autoindex
issue.If you experiance any bugs or performance drops
or alike, please let me know.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I digged into the depth of network packet handling, softirq's
and packet queues and hacked down a patch for the
2.6.34 kernel so that PF_PACKET can be applied to
PF_UNIX sockets.
The goal is to have a unix interface one day which you
can pass to pcap_create() and  wireshark or tcpdump.
With a e.g. DBUS dissector you can then monitor 
the application level IPC to find the more unknown
bugs :-)
The hard part now is to get this patch upstream,
so that it is available on a standard Linux distro
the same way you'd monitor your network traffic.