I’ve recently turned to WireShark to do some network analysis but found tracking the bits and bytes of xPL not too easy, though still not difficult. But when I read that WireShark can be extended using Lua, I started fiddling around with that to see how I could get xPL support in WireShark. And this post is about the results…
The ‘dissector’ I wrote (download is below) will examine xPL packets, and dissect them into the underlying components. This allows you to use WireSharks filtering capabilities to find just the xPL messages you need. Beyond that it will analyze the structure of the messages received and validate that against the xPL protocol, flagging any malformed messages. Continue reading
I recently lost a lot of data and had to restore it, the full set is 225GB, so thats quite a bit to download. Fortunately last summer (2010) I decided to go for an online backup service, with a set-and-forget promise for the backups. The initial backup took 2 months to complete, but after that all went pretty smooth.
So I was a happy Mozy customer (MozyHome product) for quite a while, unfortunatley the restore capabilities of the Mozy software are completely crap, and you only find out to late… Continue reading
A new version (0.3) of the RFXmitter driver for Girder is available as of today. Several bug fixes and a debug option. The update is on the Girder page.
It includes the earlier, but never publicly available, version 0.2.1, so check the readme because both 0.2.1 and 0.3 contained breaking changes.