Bier de Stone ( wrote,
Bier de Stone

wifi in the library

I'm not the most technical savvy person.

I'm reviewing the exercises from the work book at school because I'm determined to take that certification test. So, I'm online with my laptop at the public library and I'm looking at the "Network Utility" tool to figure out the technical aspects of the wireless connection provided courtesy of ETHOSTREAM, the network name reflected on the connection. I plug in the IP address and look up default information and what I find is this

Lookup has started ... 124 IN SOA (
				2002040800 ; serial
				1800       ; refresh (30 minutes)
				900        ; retry (15 minutes)
				604800     ; expire (1 week)
				604800     ; minimum (1 week)

The part I found interesting was the domain name "" I mean, what a colorful way of expression. When I try to access this URL on my browser, however, I get nothing. When I do a google search, the returns seem like interesting reading†. Too bad I don't have time. I don't know if "prisoner" has some significance in networking. I guess I'll find that out in March.

I was a bit surprised to discover that some technical terms have been assigned to the words "slave" as well as "zombie" in computer jargon. I didn't have this under consideration when I created my user name and I can't begin to tell you how fed up I am with my user name. I wish it was something else.

Slave: Usually refers to a second disk/drive in a computer (using ISA bus) where 1 drive is designated as the master, or primary that the computer looks to when starting, and a second drive shares some internal resources, but must be made a slave to be used.

zombie: (I) /slang/ An Internet host computer that has been surreptitiously penetrated by an intruder that installed malicious daemon software to cause the host to operate as an accomplice in attacking other hosts, particularly in distributed attacks that attempt denial of service through flooding.
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