Technical: January 2008 Archives
If you see an error in your http logs similar to this.
client sent HTTP/1.1 request without hostname (see RFC2616 section 14.23): /w00tw00t.at.ISC.SANS.DFind:)
Don't worry too much about it. Someone is just probing your machine.
For more information of the tool that is generating the log entry have a look at Dfind. Dfind is a tool kids use to check for exploits.
I got a new Dell Vostro 400 this week and have been trying to get Debian Etch stable on it. This has proved a bit of a pain.
The following facts might help.
- Dell are using a new Intel Ethernet Controller
- They are also using a modern SATA controller
- The stock Debian netinst cd does not have the correct drivers for these.
Thanks to Kenshi Muto I was able to get Debian installed but this is where it all went bad.
My next job was to get Gnome running on the machine. I have a Nvidia card installed so I went to the Nvidia Unix Driver Page and got the latest driver. I tried to install this but it is incompatible with the rivafb and nvidifb modules so if I stick with Kenshi's kernel I cannot have a desktop but if I install a new kernel I cannot have networking.
At this point you are probably hoping there is some smart fix for this problem. Unfortunately I didn't find one. I ended up installing a separate network card to get the system running. I would imagine in the near future that the Linux Kernel will have support for E1000E and when it does I will recompile the kernel.