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Sat 06 Mar 2010

MailServe Snow 4.1.4

Category : Technology/MailServeSnow4dot1dot4.txt

I've updated MailServe Snow to 4.1.4, so that it can also handle 2048 bit length SSL keys.

On top of that, I've also added a new custom Procmail settings button to the Spam panel.

MailServe Snow uses Procmail to integrate Postfix, Dovecot and SpamBayes to implement spam filtering. With version 4.1.4, the user can now set up custom Procmail directives to be processed before or after the default procmail directives for handling spam filering.

The default procmailrc can also be edited and there's a button to revert the directives back to their default state if, for some reason, the user's custom edits fail to work.

Download the latest MailServe 4.1.4 now.

I have a new version of DNS Enabler Snow to be released next. Plus a new companion app, DNS Agent. They will work in concert to allow client machines on dynamic IP addresses to update the DNS server whenever their IP addresses change. With this, users can now set up their own dynamic DNS service, much like

Actually, I've made DNS Agent able to also update so that I can now use my own app instead of DNSUpdate. It seems to be working well on my live site but I'll need to test it for a few days more.

Plus, I'm also working (with my friend, Hai Hwee) on the iPhone and the iPad simulator to port Maven (which will soon be renamed) and Luca to these platforms. So lots of work. More work, less talk, more reading, and more time with the family - that comes pretty close to paradise on earth, at least for me.

Posted at 4:31AM UTC | permalink

WebMon Snow 4.0.5 Released

Category : Technology/WebMonSnow4dot0dot5.txt

I've updated WebMon Snow to 4.0.5.

From this version, on WebMon Snow will create SSL test certs and cert requests at a default 2048 bits instead of the previous 1024 bit standard.

There is a movement towards supporting only 2048 bit length keys by Certificate Issuers and browser makers by December 31st 2010 and this is to prepare for it.

According to the GoDaddy link that I quoted, above, "It is estimated that the computer power required to break 1024-bit length secure certificate private keys will exist by 2011."

But it seems like it's already been broken yesterday. (See "RSA 1024-bit private key encryption cracked").

So, right on time. And I'll be updating MailServe Snow, too.

Posted at 1:49AM UTC | permalink

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