As of October, 2008, I no longer work for UW Technology. This page probably
won't be updated for a good long while, but I'm leaving it here in case there's
anything on it that people need.
If you're looking for Autoclave, software for securely erasing a hard
drive, please look here.
MacOS X Stuff
lpshim (Updated: January 12, 2004)
OS X's Terminal application prior to Panther doesn't support ANSI printer
control sequences, which means that people who have upgraded from OS 9 to
OS X but not all the way to Panther who may have been used to printing from
Pine on Homer/Dante to their desktop printer can no longer do so. lpshim
is a printer shim which runs in the terminal and intercepts ANSI printer
control sequences. Available as a very small disk
MacPine (Updated: November 1, 2007)
This isn't an official distribution of Pine. It's unofficial, unless I hear
otherwise from the Pine team. It works for me on 10.3.9; it
may work on other versions. I don't know. These binaries include support for
SSL, LDAP and (optionally) Kerberos. Comes in two flavor: UW and non-UW. The
UW package is suitable for UW deskmail account holders. Download and get more information here.
OpenSSL certificates (Updated: August 23, 2007)
For some reason, the OpenSSL that ships with OS X doesn't include certificates.
You might want these if you're using an ssl-aware Pine (see above) and it keeps
complaining about being unable to verify the validity of a server's
certificate. Download: ssl-certs-070823.dmg
fingerprint.pl is a utility I wrote to help me
verify pgp key fingerprints over the phone. It can be a pain to read something like
"3A 35 0F AE ED 6F DC D6 50 C3 13 CD CE 2E 1C E9" over the phone. It's easier to
read something like "xevif-hifip-vurik-zilat-kugis-figos-tofad-valux" or even:
cleanup conformist artist performance
tunnel hemisphere sweatband speculate
drumbeat replica Aztec sandalwood
spyglass coherence befriend ultimate
Both of which are representations of the same fingerprint.
fingerprint.pl requires Digest::MD5, Digest::SHA1 and Getopt::Mixed, all of which can be
obtained from CPAN.
- fingerprint.pl, a utility for fingerprinting files
in a way that's easier to verify over the phone, radio, or what have you.
Rename the file to fingerprint.pl (or whatever), and make sure it's executable.
- fingerprint.txt, the checksum(s) for fingerprint.pl
fingerprint.pl has basic self-checking. Check this file to verify that your version is the
same as my version.
- Instructions for using a
mail client which doesn't speak imap/ssl with the UW's deskmail servers, which
will soon stop accepting non-ssl connections.
- A patch for
which allows you to compile it against OpenSSL instead of SSLeay. You'll need
this if you want to follow the instructions above.
- Updated the imap/ssl instructions above, and added:
- Instructions for securing the MacOS X Mail Application. (out of date; in process of revising)