Hackers Manifesto

The following was written shortly after his arrest…
The Conscience of a Hacker by The Mentor
Written on January 8, 1986

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers.
“Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”,
“Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”…

Damn kids.  They’re all alike.

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain,
ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker?
Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

I am a hacker, enter my world…
Mine is a world that begins with school… I’m smarter than most of
the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me…

Damn underachiever.  They’re all alike.

I’m in junior high or high school.
I’ve listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction.
I understand it.  “No, Ms. Smith, I didn’t show my work. I did it in my head…”

Damn kid.  Probably copied it.  They’re all alike.

I made a discovery today.
I found a computer.
Wait a second, this is cool.
It does what I want it to.
If it makes a mistake, it’s because I screwed it up.
Not because it doesn’t like me…
Or feels threatened by me…
Or thinks I’m a smart ass…
Or doesn’t like teaching and shouldn’t be here…

Damn kid.  All he does is play games.  They’re all alike.

And then it happened… a door opened to a world… rushing through
the phone line like heroin through an addict’s veins, an electronic pulse is
sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought… a board is
found.

“This is it… this is where I belong…”
I know everyone here… even if I’ve never met them, never talked to
them, may never hear from them again… I know you all…

Damn kid.  Tying up the phone line again.  They’re all alike…

You bet your ass we’re all alike… we’ve been spoon-fed baby food at
school when we hungered for steak… the bits of meat that you did let slip
through were pre-chewed and tasteless.
We’ve been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic.
The few that had something to teach found us will-
ing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.

This is our world now… the world of the electron and the switch, the
beauty of the baud.
We make use of a service already existing without paying
for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn’t run by profiteering gluttons, and
you call us criminals.
We explore… and you call us criminals.
We seek after knowledge… and you call us criminals.
We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias… and you call us criminals.
You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us
and try to make us believe it’s for our own good, yet we’re the criminals.

Yes, I am a criminal.
My crime is that of curiosity.
My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like.
My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me
for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto.
You may stop this individual, but you can’t stop us all… after all, we’re all alike.

+++ The Mentor +++

Source: http://phrack.org/issues/7/3.html

Nagios Core v4.1.1

Ok, so this shit is kinda getting on my nerves.
I have been fucking around with the configuration files
for some time now and i just cant seem to get ahold of things.

So, after researching solutions for adding hosts, changing different types
of configurations and so on i have found something called Nconf.org ..

I will give you a status report eventually.

Debian with OpenBox Desktop!

I have now converted a few of my VPS’ into full blown
desktop servers running with OpenBox Desktop environments..

But ive run into a few snags..
Which File Manager should i use?
Will they handle a full cloud sync app?

Installing OpenBox Desktop Environment in Debian

apt-get install network-manager
apt-get install xorg openbox xdm
apt-get install xbacklight pcmanfm lxappearance lxpanel gmrun gnome-terminal

When these packages are installed, pico /etc/xdm/openbox/autostart
and add this line to the bottom: lxpanel &

The XNet IRC Network Reconfigured!

Now also finally utilizing all domain names…
1. txin.no / irc.txin.no 6667 / 6679 (SSL)
2. txin.eu / irc.txin.eu 6667 / 6697 (SSL)
3. txin.pro / irc.txin.pro 6667 / 6697 (SSL) IPv6 Ready!
4. txin.tech / irc.txin.tech 6667 / 6697 (SSL) IPv6 Ready!
All 4 servers are accepting SSL connections.
Only txin.pro & txin.tech is IPv6 ready..
We are still working on linking IPv6 IRC servers..

We have done a range of different stress tests..
Tested our new passwords.. Everything is running smooth!

But missing a few registered IPs..
And a Web Chat plugin.. But this is coming!

Network Reconfigured!

Finally i got the time to reconfigure some of the most essential parts of
my network, in order to do my whole network eventually.. 🙂

New and improved Database Server.
This website along with all of the other projects im hosting
SQL databases for were all being dragged down because the database
server was running slow because of all the queries, but was also being
slow generally because of a small misconfiguration in which i should
have used a different set of installation scripts and configure the
DNS a little bit different but this is all running smoothly now!

New Faster Webserver.
If you haven’t noticed yet .. This servers speed has been increased by
atleast 5 times faster than the original VPS i was running this website on..
Also included IPv6, so it doesnt matter if you run IPv6 or IPv4 anymore.

New Application Server.
Ok, i run a range of different application do to my everyday stuff.
But i finally found one that was extremely easy to configure..
Y U NO HOST? Is kinda their name! visit: YunoHost.com

New Personal Plex Media Servers.
I have 3 Small TEST Plex Media Servers running..
I will use them as network mapped drives so i can find
folders in my WD My Cloud.. This is a fairly easy setup!

Updated & Upgraded VPN Servers.
Yes, both my VPN for phone (everyday) and my VPN for laptop
(public cafe, pubs, diners, trains and kiosks) usage is finally updated
too running latest of OpenVPN, OpenSSL and Fail2Ban just in case.

BlackBox is Reconfigured.
BlackBox is even more confused as to where it is itself.. Thanks! 🙂