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Finally Fast Internet

my connection with Kabel Deutschland is finally up and running. On Friday my flat finally got it’s coax uplink.

Friday and Saturday I was getting some 40Mb/s down and something near the advertised up of 6Mb/s. Already much better than ADSL where the house wiring got me about 10Mb/s down and 0.6Mb/s up. Acceptable, but hoovering for example a new Fedora install DVD took more time than it should in 2013.

After 2 nightly sync runs (they were triggered automatically), I got the full 100Mb/s down and 6Mb/s up in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

WordPress Back Up and Running

My old WordPress blog is now up again. I had run into RHBZ #891717.

The plan is to make all new postings into this Drupal instance, but it still needs some set up (both visually and feature-wise) and I only fiddle with it in spare moments.

I have not yet decided if I’ll keep the old blog around or if I’ll expose a copy inside Drupal.

update: 2013-04-14

Neither of the two happened. I switched to Octopress and am currently importing all old posts into that.

CAcert SSL Certificate Now Active

sorry about this taking so long. As of now blog.pcfe.net uses a CAcert signed certificate.

FAQ/subjectAltName (SAN) explains how to generate a CSR with multiple host names.


On 2013-02-01 I switched to a StartSSL certificate, as those are pre-installed in all major browsers.

Chromium and Kerberos TGT

To have chromium (and chrome) browser do Kerberos TGT for example.com web pages, one needs to pass --auth-server-whitelist="*.example.com"