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httpie package

Tired of using curl to debug webapps?

curl -i -X PUT -H 'Content-Type:application/json; charset=utf-8' -d '{"hello":"world"}' http://httpbin.org/put

Looks quite complicated and for sure it is error prone.

http PUT httpbin.org/put hello=world

This looks much better, and I’ve just created package with this useful tool. It’s called httpie and is already in NEW queue. Besides simplifying syntax it has also color output which makes results more readable.

For the impatient I put this package also on my people.d.o page.

Start from scratch

That seems to be the correct approach when you haven’t been updating your package for 5 years.

Just start from scratch and package it again. It’s easier than fixing all lintian warnings and apply its suggestions.

sshfs 2.3

I’ve just uploaded new version of sshfs package.

Here goes changelog:

sshfs-fuse (2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low

* New upstream version. (Closes: #636357)
- documents special handling of IPv6 addresses (Closes: #572222)
- corrects arguments handling (Closes: #535333, #535343, #571152)
* ACK NMU from 2.2-1.1 version, thanks Robert.
* Fixes typo in short description of -dbg package (Closes: #514261)
* Depends on fuse instead of fuse-utils (Closes: #629327)
* Clarify that owner/group options have to be numbers (Closes: #497368)
* Repackaged from scratch, uses DEP-5 copyrights, new debhelper,
quilt format, new policy standards.

– Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>  Sun, 08 Jan 2012 10:01:04 +0000

Enjoy, it fixes 8 bugs ;)

calcurse 2.9.2

Finally found some spare time to refresh my packages. Here are first results, new version of calcurse.

Repackaged, using Guilt as a source format, DEP-5 for copyrights, bumped policy
standards, new *working* watchfile and new debhelper.

Fixes two bugreports.

Update your packages

I thought it’s going to be an easy task.

lintian told me it’s not so easy… I have to review all my packages, bump their stadards policy, comply with DEP-5, use new quilt format and so on…

That’s not an easy task with more than twenty packages.

Yeah I know it’s not requirenment, but still want to do that.

Brute force attack against Wifi Protected Setup

Probably most of you already heard about weakness in Wifi Protected Setup discovered recently.
Using it you can reduce PIN authentication probes from 100000000 to only 11000 making brute force attack possible and reveal password to network in about 4 hours (usually even sooner).

Most AccessPoints are vulnerable thus with this attack you can brute-force almost any network around. Doesn’t matter if it uses WPA/WPA2 nor which method PSK/Radius. It only needs to be WPS enabled and most of APs are.

I’ve just packaged reaver-wps tool for Debian (I’m also an author of its ArchLinux PKGBUILD) and it’s now waiting in new queue.

If you want to try it before it enters unstable I put it also on my people.debian.org account.
After installing it all you have to do is enable monitor mode in your wifi card (you need aircrack-ng package for that):

airmon-ng start wlan0

Then start attack:

reaver -i mon0 -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv

Of course name of interfaces may differ as their depend on your wifi driver. After -b switch you have to enter BSSID of the target AP.

That’s all. Happy ha^Wcracking ;)

I wonder if it really enter Debian archive, cause it’s shipped with several libraries already included in Debian. Mainly Linux Wireless Extensions library, and some part of wpa-supplicant package (this are at least slightly modified).

In fact there are chances that reaver will became the part of the aircrack-ng suite (they discuss it already), but that won’t happen soon, so it still would be great to have this package in Debian.

New radiotray

I would really like to avoid publishing this post but I don’t know how to check Debian Planet’s aggregation otherwise, so forgive me.
I sponsored the upload of new version of radiotray package.