Wine 1.3.10 Released

Valic —  December 26, 2010 — Leave a comment

The Wine development release 1.3.10 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Support for notification balloons in system tray.
  • Obsolete AudioIO sound driver removed.
  • More work on ActiveX support.
  • Various MSI fixes.
  • Preloader now used for 64-bit too.
  • Translation updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Bugs fixed in 1.3.10:

   4432  Blobby Volley – corrupted graphics
   7304  WRC (Wine Resource Compiler) preprocessing is buggy
   7431  Xilinx picoblaze assembler kcpsm3 crashes

   7922  Language settings not found and strange Day Error in EWRevenge (bug in oleaut32)
  11449  ExpressPCB 6.1.2 crashes when updating pricing
  12744  Steam tray icon doesn’t appear if panel hidden in autohide mode
  12808  indexed bitmaps support is broken

  12828  Arcade Pool 2: Game crashes after several seconds
  14922  no ingame sound in drakensang
  15003  VB6 crashes when triing enter a program code
  15041  Guild Wars: Typing into Char Fields

  15257  Changing from OpenGL to Direct3D output in WinUAE results in blank screen
  15882  while wine application is running fullscreen ekiga incoming call popup doesn’t appare
  16489  Falcon 4.0 AF: Updater does not work, check fails
  16672  Marie La Cavalière: Unhandled exception

  16703  Wineconsole: Fallback from curses to window based backend
  16704  wineconsole: Allow specifying the console backend to use when wineconsole is launched implicitly
  16914  wrc chokes on a file which is accepted by windows rc
  18075  IE8 crashes due to missing urlmon.dll.423 API

  18230  Romanian translation wrong
  18484  Charma: too slow and there’s a problem with the pointer
  18497  Gothic 3: Failure at starting new game
  18768  Madden NFL 08 regression: program doesn’t start

  19314  IE8 for Server 2003 refuses to install (Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 install required)
  19565  Guitar Hero World Tour does not produces any sound (except videos)
  20311  Blitzkrieg game crashes when selecting ‘Allies campaign’ (failed to save document to IStream)
  20552  Memory leak in alloc_thread_tls?

  20842  Python: ctrl-c and ctrl-d do not work in wineconsole [dogfood]
  21173  choice.exe missing, needed by some cmd scripts
  21245  file operations are very slow or hangs solidworks
  22487  tray icons broken with ubuntu 10.04 for some users (affects utorrent 2.0.1, autohotkey)

  23028  Empire Earth 1.00 and 1.04 mirrored cursor on vertical move
  23089  Grass rendering bug in S.T.A.L.K.E.R clear sky/call of pripyat
  23378  Desktop launchers generated by new Steam UI are broken
  24294  corrupted icons in SolidWorks sketches

  24323  Need for speed 3 crashes on startup
  24680  loader: segfault after  loading krnl386.exe, while LoadLibraryEx for any buildin dll
  24866  Unhandled exception in Windows Double Explorer (IExplorerBrowser_fnSetPropertyBag)

  25040  Icons in system tray area are blank
  25059  dotnet30 install completion window minimized, needs balloon tooltip
  25155  Creative Writer 2 only installs in Win9x modes on WoW64
  25283  Unimplemented function urlmon.dll.410

  25301  Occasional sock_check_pollhup() error on Solaris
  25452  office2000 reconfiguration gives msi crash
  25484  NewsLeecher ‘send to tray’ broken
  25510  Wine-generated desktop files are not compliant with XDG standard

  25513  Wine Software Uninstaller crashes
  25529  64-bit Internet Explorer 7/8 refuse to install
  25545  64-bit wine loader broken (in win64 mode)




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You can give user based web pages in your apache based  server.

Follow the simple steps shown below after installing apache:

$ cd /etc/apache2/mods-enabled

$ sudo ln -s ../mods-available/userdir.conf userdir.conf

$ sudo ln -s ../mods-available/userdir.load userdir.load

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


make directory at your home folder named public_html as normal user($ mkdir public_html)

now browse with address

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime.

In addition to my list you can also check out this Comprehensive Guide to Nmap here and of course the man pages

Here are some really cool scanning techniques using Nmap:

1) Get info about remote host ports and OS detection

nmap -sS -P0 -sV -O <target>

Where < target > may be a single IP, a hostname or a subnet

-sS TCP SYN scanning (also known as half-open, or stealth scanning)

-P0 option allows you to switch off ICMP pings.

-sV option enables version detection

-O flag attempt to identify the remote operating system

Other option:

-A option enables both OS fingerprinting and version detection

-v use -v twice for more verbosity.

nmap -sS -P0 -A -v < target >

2) Get list of servers with a specific port open

nmap -sT -p 80 -oG – 192.168.1.* | grep open

Change the -p argument for the port number. See “man nmap” for different ways to specify address ranges.

3) Find all active IP addresses in a network

nmap -sP 192.168.0.*

There are several other options. This one is plain and simple.

Another option is:

nmap -sP

for specific  subnets

4)  Ping a range of IP addresses

nmap -sP

nmap accepts a wide variety of addressing notation, multiple targets/ranges, etc.

5) Find unused IPs on a given subnet

nmap -T4 -sP && egrep “00:00:00:00:00:00″ /proc/net/arp

6) Scan for the Conficker virus on your LAN ect.

nmap -PN -T4 -p139,445 -n -v –script=smb-check-vulns –script-args safe=1

replace with the IP’s you want to check.

7) Scan Network for Rogue APs.

nmap -A -p1-85,113,443,8080-8100 -T4 –min-hostgroup 50 –max-rtt-timeout 2000 –initial-rtt-timeout 300 –max-retries 3 –host-timeout 20m –max-scan-delay 1000 -oA wapscan

I’ve used this scan to successfully find many rogue APs on a very, very large network.

8) Use a decoy while scanning ports to avoid getting caught by the sys admin

sudo nmap -sS -D

Scan for open ports on the target device/computer ( while setting up a decoy address ( This will show the decoy ip address instead of your ip in targets security logs. Decoy address needs to be alive. Check the targets security log at /var/log/secure to make sure it worked.

9) List of reverse DNS records for a subnet

nmap -R -sL | awk ‘{if($3==”not”)print”(“$2″) no PTR”;else print$3″ is “$2}’ | grep ‘(‘

This command uses nmap to perform reverse DNS lookups on a subnet. It produces a list of IP addresses with the corresponding PTR record for a given subnet. You can enter the subnet in CDIR notation (i.e. /24 for a Class C)). You could add “–dns-servers x.x.x.x” after the “-sL” if you need the lookups to be performed on a specific DNS server. On some installations nmap needs sudo I believe. Also I hope awk is standard on most distros.

10) How Many Linux And Windows Devices Are On Your Network?

sudo nmap -F -O | grep “Running: ” > /tmp/os; echo “$(cat /tmp/os | grep Linux | wc -l) Linux device(s)”; echo “$(cat /tmp/os | grep Windows | wc -l) Window(s) devices”

Tool of the week – iptstate

Valic —  December 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

I recently came across this neat tool called IP Tables State or in short iptstate. It basically works like top but displays the network stat in real-time. It also has the ability to delete/remove an entry from the stat table.

This tool can be very helpful in troubleshooting or simply analyzing your stat table by sorting and filtering the table in several different ways such as by protocol or service.



Wine 1.3.8 Released

Valic —  December 2, 2010 — Leave a comment

The Wine development release 1.3.8 is now available.

Whats new in this release:

  • Icons in the “open with” menus.
  • Man pages for all installed binaries.
  • Support for schemas in MSXML.
  • Many installer fixes.
  • Translation updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Bugs fixed in 1.3.8:

4098  Visual Basic 6 sp6 runtime installer: No progress window shown

6856  Civilization 4 fails to start

8107  Civilization 4 Warlords fails to start due to XML issues

12293  Warhammer 40K: dark crusade – Cursor is not properly drawn

14343  Bigfishgames “Play My Games” Crashes With “Unhandled page fault”

15195  People’s General randomly hangs with err:seh:setup_exception_record nested exception on signal stack

16548  qedit:mediadet.c test is skipped due to renaming a file

16842  Goldwave crashes

16988  Guild Wars – ‘blocky’ graphics

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