Topics of the day: IPv6 and SSL.
IPv6: Since December 2012, I've been using an IPv6 tunnel using my
server on the internet as a gateway. Back then, using SSH was the
easiest option. But it was so ugly that I never actually published
my code. Today, I refurbished the whole thing -- using OpenVPN.
It's interesting to see that quite a lot of web pages are already
accessible via IPv6. I monitor that using the Firefox addon
SSL: I set up HTTPS for my web server. I'm well aware that SSL is kind
of broken and does not provide real security. But it's better than
nothing. I use certificates signed by CAcert for two reasons: I don't
want to pay (see also ) and I like the idea of a community project.
Sure, distributions are removing CAcert from their trust stores. I
have no idea why because very obscure CAs are still included. Maybe
I'll switch to StartSSL if CAcert turns out to be too much hazzle.