Buggy IMAP authentication on Nokia 6233

I bought a Nokia 6233 yesterday, because I lost my Nokia N80 a few days ago. One of its important features besides 3G and Bluetooth, for me, is the ability to read e-mail. Unfortunately, the devices has some serious problems with non-cleartext authentication in IMAP. What is strange is that SMTP authentication using CRAM-MD5 and DIGEST-MD5 works fine. Actually, there is more strangeness to it than this… Continue reading Buggy IMAP authentication on Nokia 6233

Jobo Giga Vu Pro Evolution 80GB

I bought a new toy yesterday, altough its silly name almost made me go for the Epson P-5000 instead. Quick testing seem to suggest that the device lives up to its promises, although there is room for improvements in the user interface.

Jobo Giga Vu Pro Evolution

One of my reasons of buying it was for the device to serve as my MP3 server in the office. Alas, the MP3 player is not very advanced. You just select directories, and press play. Crude as it may be, it appears to work.

What was interesting was that the manual says the device includes software released under the GPL, available upon request. Today I sent an e-mail to support@jobo.com to ask for the code. It would be nice if I could ssh into this box and run mpg123 manually. I’ll blog about my progress on that.

Anyway, the machine has some interesting specs:

  • AMD Au1200 MIPS processor at 400MHz
  • 128 MB DDR-SDRAM
  • 32 MB Flash Rom
  • 3.7″ VGA Screen
  • 80 GB Hard Disk
  • 2*miniUSB
  • Audio+TV out
  • VGA/DVI output (cable not included…)

TLS-AUTHZ Patent Concerns

I’ve implemented tls-authz in GnuTLS but there has been a long discussion of the patent situation for that technology on the IETF list. A few days ago there was a new IPR Disclosure with a patent license for this technology:


I evaluated this license from a free software perspective, here is my writeup: