Nmap 4.00 Released!

January 31, 2006

Hot on the heels of 3.9999 (you could probably guess this was coming), Fyodor announce that Nmap 4.00 is now available!

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GNU Songanizer official web launch!

January 31, 2006
Today the official domain of GNU project Songanizer is launched on songanizer.com. The project maintianer is Mr. Debarshi Ray is a very good friend of mine. The actual project is hosted at GNU main site. Under yahoo’s small business plan a single page domain is launched which redirects to main project site i.e., http://www.gnu.org/software/songanizer/. The overview about this project and the future scope of this project will be explained in near future by the main developer and maintainer debarshi ray.

Here is the Songanizer mailing list:

  • maintainer@songanizer.com
  • help-songanizer@gnu.org
  • bug-songanizer@gnu.org

Deepest Sender – The Blogging Client for Firefox

January 30, 2006

So, here I’m going to present you a beautiful firefox extension Deepest Sender! Its a pretty good blogging client for many bloghosts like Blogger, Live Journal and Word Press. This extension make the blogging real easy. There were days when I used to login on to Blogger.com and open up my blog and make new post, at that time at some point or the other there used to be some or other problem with publishing or uploading the images. Deepest Sender Extension enhances your blogging experience.

Go to the addon web site of firefox on blogging section you will this cool extension. There is no much complexity. A simple wizard will customise the setting up of account. After that just use some keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+\ which opens the Deepest sender login window. Just login and start posting! Voila! Yeah its that easy. You can select the name of the blog onto which you want to post. There is inbuilt WYSIWYG editor and preview window. Other features are we can save the post as draft when you have no internet connection and post it later. Though I’m not a user of Live Journal, this software have a very good feature like displying the current song on your playlist on your blog in realtime. Yeah for that you need some more plugins like FoxyTunes. This plugin is basically made for the facilitate bloging on Live Journal. So what you are waiting for? Go get it! Have fun! I’ll be posting some more tweaks and extensions on upcoming post. Till then…
Happy Hacking,
–Lunatic \m/


Ajax Rocks Meebo !

January 30, 2006


Today I was checking out the logs of my blog. Strangely I found a request from http://www22.meebo.com. I was so curious that who would have that visit came from. I want to that site and found thats its a web based messenger. I remember another messenger of that kind that’s e-messenger.net, I used to use it on Linux as we were behind firewall and proxy. But this one is different its really cool. You know what it is based on Ajax. Yeah Ajax my favorite technology. I tell you guyz you believe me or not Ajax is gonna change the experience of web its the very main component of Web 2.0. So all J2EE guyz try your hands once on this technology its really cool. This site has login to four messengers AIM, ICQ, YM, Jabber, GTalk, MSN you wish one its there really cool huh!. Don’t worry guys its not any kind of pishing you can trust it even its back ended with high encryption of 1024 bit RSA key. So forget about sniffing. I hope you might like it. I got addicted. May be you might be knowing it before but still there might be some one like me who might be finding it for the first time. Once again thanks for visiting the blog. By the way I forgot to tell you that request came from some one who is using messenger from meebo as I put my status to the url of my blog on my messenger. I think I can become a good detective Chill! My up coming post will be on the Browser Tweaks. How to make the Best out of Firefox. So keep visiting 🙂

Happy Hacking,
–Lunatic \m/


Users Judge Web sites in less than a blink

January 28, 2006



Internet users can give Web sites thumbs up or thumbs down in less than the blink of an eye, according to a study by Canadian researchers. This article is recently appeared on Reuters. The study was published in the latest issue of the Behavior and Information Technology journal. In just a brief one-twentieth of a second — less than half the time it takes to blink — people make aesthetic judgments that influence the rest of their experience with an Internet site.

Author says

“It really is just a physiological response,” Gitte Lindgaard told Reuters on Tuesday. “So Web designers have to make sure they’re not offending users visually.

“If the first impression is negative, you’ll probably drive people off.”

In the study, researchers discovered that people could rate the visual appeal of sites after seeing them for just one-twentieth of a second. These judgments were not random, the researchers found — sites that were flashed up twice were given similar ratings both times.

They also matched the responses given by subjects who were shown the sites for longer.

–Lunatic \m/

Nmap 3.9999 is out!

January 28, 2006

Finally almost reached almost very close to the most waiting 4.0 version of Nmap. I’m regular subscriber of Nmap Hackers. I just got mail from Fyodor about the announcement of release of 3.9999 beta version for the final 4.0 version. They made a number of changes from the last 3.95 version. This time they made a installer for win32 version rather then zip file. Even they have bundled Winpcap drivers along with that. There are so many advanced features and is otimised for greater memory management when scanning large number of hosts. Updated to the latest OS and service finger prints. Increased functionality towards firewalled hosts. Another is asynchronous DNS, which speeds up large network scans as Nmap doesn’t have to resolve each IP serially using the (slow) host resolver anymore. The version detection database has been updated with all remaining 2005 service submissions.  It now contains 3,153 signatures for 381 service protocols.  While Nmap is running, you can now press ‘v’ to increase verbosity, ‘d’ to increase the debugging level, ‘p’ to enable packet tracing, or the capital versions (V,D,P) to do the opposite. Any other key (such as enter) will print out a status message giving the estimated time until scan completion. Reverse DNS resolution is now done in parallel rather than one at a time.  All scans of large networks (particularly list, ping and just-a-few-ports scans) should benefit substantially from this change. Many more advanced options are included which are out of my understanding…So wanna try your hands on the latest Nmap 3.9999 just go for it and have fun.
Happy Hacking
–Lunatic \m/


Anti GNU Movement

January 27, 2006


Here in this blog we can find a different perspective for GNU movement in terms of communism. I don’t agree or disagree with what he said, Its just his own perception. Maybe he might be having a different perspective if he is directly involved in that movement. Whatever it might be this blog is worth visiting once, where you can get a different view of the great FOSS Movement. I believe GNU is fighting for freedom and it doesn’t make them communists. Even we Indians fought for freedom for ages but we were never communists, that’s the reason Richard M. Stallman is called as Gandhi of Software Freedom Movement. Some people may call the whole Open Source concept as some piracy but, what do they call to own the digital rights, software patents, DRM? No answer, it reflects their business strategies. This will hinder the human development. As said my Eric S. Raymond “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” it absolutely true. GNU was never against to business its always fighting for freedom. Free software movement is to make software reach the poor. Here free doesn’t refer to no cost it refers to freedom. Any one can charge nominal amount for their work and contribution. Anyway revolution stated picking up all over the world I can already see the change. Lets hope the we might win the freedom.