Friend of mine she gave me an all in one printer, but it needs major repair. Found the scanner driver for it, but I did not want to install that mess. She also gave me a fax/scanner/low duty printer. It was low on ink, but it makes a superb color scanner. Remembered that I had some scanners that at one time did not work with linux. Two were usb. Tested one and it worked fine using B/W. Could not find the power block for the other one. I will look around. parallel port scanners are going into a robot and or a homemade cnc machine.


Working on the list: (some of these projects are already done.)

Normally I do not discuss proprietary projects, bit I think it is time we start replacing proprietary projects with open source. Here are a few topics we plan to delve into.

Forked-mt-daapd – itunes server

Clamav (part 1 of 2)

Xrdp – rdp server.


gPxe/iPxe remote boot

For Touchpads and etc.


To do:
Samba 4 – active directory.
Freenas – file server and san (iscsi and aoe) support
Trk, and etc. – Anti-virus
Clonezilla/drbd and Fog – System duplication.
Clonezilla/drbd – thin client server
Puppet – system management
Mono – language development
Clamav (part 2 of 2) – server side
Replacement workstation.


Two starter programs to check the security of your web server using debian.
(also consider awstats)

$ sudo apt-get install nikto wapiti

$ wapiti http://typo1
Wapiti-1.1.6 (

Attacking urls (GET)…

Attacking forms (POST)…

Looking for permanent XSS
$ nikto -h typo1
– Nikto v2.1.1
+ Target IP:
+ Target Hostname: typo1
+ Target Port: 80
+ Start Time: 2012-02-08 16:15:23
+ Server: Apache/2.2.16 (Debian)
+ Allowed HTTP Methods: GET, HEAD, POST, OPTIONS
+ ETag header found on server, inode: 98671, size: 3026, mtime: 0x4b6ff91ddf1c0
+ OSVDB-3092: /phpmyadmin/: phpMyAdmin is for managing MySQL databases, and should be protected or limited to authorized hosts.
+ OSVDB-3268: /icons/: Directory indexing is enabled: /icons
+ OSVDB-3233: /icons/README: Apache default file found.
+ OSVDB-3092: /bi/: This might be interesting… potential country code (Burundi)
+ OSVDB-3092: /si/: This might be interesting… potential country code (Slovenia)
+ 3818 items checked: 7 item(s) reported on remote host
+ End Time: 2012-02-08 16:16:22 (59 seconds)
+ 1 host(s) tested

Use with caution and only use these programs on servers where you are authorized.
Banana Dip:

Good day.