Posts Tagged ‘Subscription’

A sysctl Linux variable to change randomly temporary the PC mac address for IPv6 and increase anonymity on IPv6 networks

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

To prevent tracking and increase anonymity in IPv6 networks the Linux kernel has a variable to change randomly the MAC identifier. This feature will be very useful in terms of security in the short future, when all the IPv4 IP addresses are finished. The UIE (Extended Unified Udentifier) for an ipv6 address can be changed with command:

sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.use_tempaddr=2 Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 has the UIE enabled by default, enabling the random MAC changes automatically for a host cvan be done as usual by adding the net.ipv6.conf.all_use_tempaddr=2 to /etc/sysctl.conf

On an IPv6 network every ifconfig eth0 down and ifconfig eth0 up will instruct the lan card to be set a different MAC address for the ipv6 ip on the interface.

Changing the UIE randomly however also have security downsides if the host gets infected with a Virus or Worm. The security downsides of the enabled UIE affects mainly Windows hosts on IPv6 networks as UIE variable is enabled by default there.I’ve found this great tip in an article in the latest Linux Magazine October 2011. Its the first time I saw a paper Linux Magazine, the magazine contains a lot of helpful info on the latest Linux developments and latest trends in the Linux world. Subscription to receive the magazine via normal post is for the magazine costs 6.65 EUR per month (80 EUR) yearly. The 80 euro yearly includes 12 CDS (each magazine is bundled with a newly launched new version of a Linux distribution).
There is also a cheaper subscription for the magazine which costs 64.90 EUR.

Solving “Cannot redeclare show_subscription_checkbox() (previously declared in .. wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/subscribe-to-comments.php”

Monday, March 21st, 2011

I’m trying to install subscribe-to-comments wordpress plugin in order to make my users to easily set a tick and receive new emails if somebody replies to their comments in my blog. Pitily downloading and trying to install the subscribe-to-comments wordpress plugin was failing after it’s activation with an error message:

PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare show_subscription_checkbox() (previously declared in /var/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/subscribe-to-comments.php:12) in /var/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments.php on line 58"

I did my best to edit the subscribe-to-comments.php to fix up the fatal error but it was no go, so after a bunch of research I’ve found out somebody created a new version of the plugin under the name subscribe-to-comments-reloaded .

I’ve proceeded and gave a try to subscribe-to-comments-reloaded as a substitute to the old broken subscribe-to-comments .

Enabling the subscribe-to-commets-reloaded worked out of the box and the plugin now works perfectly fine and even better is enabling all the functionaity of the subscribe-to-comments
Cheers 🙂