Latest articles from nopper's bloghttp://nopper.archpwn.org/sitenews/Updates on changes and additions to nopper's blogen-usMon, 23 Dec 2013 17:16:44 -0000Backup your django database using fabrichttp://nopper.archpwn.org/2010/08/09/backup-your-django-database-using-fabric/<p>The use of a simple python script called fabfile.py, in order to manage yours django applications reveals how straightforward and simple is the deploy phase by using fabric tool.</p> <p>I use fabric about everyday, to manage various repetitive and tedious tasks regarding the maintenance of this blog. Currently I have a local git repository where all the source code of the blog is stored and a fabfile.py that helps me to deploy it correctly and in automatized way to my VPS server.</p> <p>In this post I want to show you how simple is to create a simple command to backup your SQL database. In this example I'm using <code>mysqldump</code> command to dump the database contents to a compressed gzip file. Obviously you could edit the following script to include <code>pg_dump</code> if you're using postgresql database or whatever.</p> http://nopper.archpwn.org/2010/08/09/backup-your-django-database-using-fabric/ArchPwn 2.0-RC1 releasedhttp://nopper.archpwn.org/2010/08/06/archpwn-20-rc1-released/<p>Today we've released the first release candidate for 2.0 cycle. We'd like to ask everyone to boot it and give feedback. There are lot of additions and changes since the 1.0 release, that dates back to March 2, 2009.</p> <p>Take care that this ISO image is a minified version of archpwn, that fits on a standard CD. We're currently working on the full version that adds more tools and features but that could be burned only on a DVD or booted from a USB stick.</p> <p>If you need help with installation or boot process join us at <a href="irc://chat.freenode.net/archpwn">#archpwn</a> (freenode.org). If you find a bug please check the <a href="http://github.com/nopper/archpwn/issues">Github issue tracker</a> and report a new bug if you've found a new issue.</p> <p>You could download the image from the <a href="http://www.archpwn.org/wiki/Download">download page</a> of the <a href="http://www.archpwn.org">project</a>.</p> http://nopper.archpwn.org/2010/08/06/archpwn-20-rc1-released/Towards ArchPwn 2http://nopper.archpwn.org/2010/07/02/towards-archpwn-2/<p>If you are interested in helping us with the development process of ArchPwn, there are several ways you could help us, depending on your skills. Actually our team is pretty small so we really need external help. We are looking for:</p> <h1>PKGBUILD Developer/Mantainer</h1> <p>If you’re not new to <a href="http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PKGBUILD">PKGBUILDs</a> you could help our team to keep shipped packages updated and fully-working. How to help? It’s simple. Start by creating a new account on <a href="http://github.com">github</a> and fork our project located <a href="http://github.com/nopper/archpwn/">here</a>. You could add new packages that you believe should be deployed within the official distribution, or by fixing existing bugs.</p> <h1>Documentation writer</h1> <p>The project lacks of any sort of documentation. Other alternatives like <a href="http://www.backtrack-linux.org/">BackTrack</a>, have several community pages used for documentation. We have a <a href="http://wiki.archpwn.org">wiki space</a> that should be filled with guides, howto, etc. If you have good communication skills, this is the job for you!</p> <h1>Public relations</h1> <p>If you’re good with words, this could be the perfect job to express your capacity We need someone that could take care of this official blog, spam ArchPwn in events like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_User_Group">LUGs</a>, find sponsors, create a strong community, etc.</p> <h1>Other stuff</h1> <p>Not listed in any of the figure present above? Don’t worry! You could help our project by making your friends aware of ArchPwn, also using social networks. Tweet us, or join in our official Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArchPwn/115033571864204">page</a>.</p>http://nopper.archpwn.org/2010/07/02/towards-archpwn-2/ACPI battery driver for Haikuhttp://nopper.archpwn.org/2009/06/21/acpi-battery-driver-haiku/<p>Yesterday I've published a patch that implements an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Configuration_and_Power_Interface">ACPI</a> battery driver fro <a href="http://www.haiku-os.org">Haiku OS</a>.</p> <p>The patch could be directly downloaded by using this <a href="http://dev.haiku-os.org/raw-attachment/ticket/2841/acpi-battery.diff">link</a>.</p> <p>Simple apply the patch against trunk and remember to enable ACPI that's disabled by default. Then recompile your haiku image.</p> <p>Following a screenshot of <a href="http://www.virtualbox.org/">VirtualBox</a> running Haiku with acpi battery driver enabled :)</p> <p><center> <a href="/static/upload/acpi-battery-terminal.png"><img alt="ACPI battery" src="/static/thumbnails/acpi-battery-terminal.png" title="ACPI Battery" /></a> </center></p>http://nopper.archpwn.org/2009/06/21/acpi-battery-driver-haiku/Packet Manipulator: fingerprint module http://nopper.archpwn.org/2009/06/18/packet-manipulator-fingerprint-module/<p>Take a look to this video that presents the new fingerprint module introduced in <a href="http://manipulator.umitproject.org">PacketManipulator</a>:</p> <p><center><object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/c27k7pIS9AY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/c27k7pIS9AY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object></center></p> <p>It has the same behavior of <a href="http://ettercap.sf.net">ettercap</a>.</p>http://nopper.archpwn.org/2009/06/18/packet-manipulator-fingerprint-module/