howto find music on the net for free!

1) one nice way is using google to find unprotected ftp and http dirs with indexes…try a search like this:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Deftones”

You will get plenty results 🙂

2) could be handy too…if you are not looking into something really special..

3) Soulseek
Soulseek started as a netword dedicated to electronic music sharing…It has faced many many problems in the past…but has a LOT of dedicated users that are willing to share. There are many channels and no moderators…so things can easily get out of hand inside the chatrooms.

Have fun…

p.s. I really MISS napster…

sux# strings napster.exe | grep -A 5 Copyright
Copyright 1999 Napster, Inc.
Release Version

good old days…

ser/openser and Cisco ata 188

I’ve recently installed a ser (SIP express router) in one of my machines (well, in fact it’s more like openser) mostly for self tutoring. The config file was quite a pain to tune. Many many options, many many modules which all look quite usefull, and you can get easily distracted from what you should be doing. Luckilly there are some HOWTO’s (but not complete) around the net.
What I find about ser/openser VERY stupid and annoying, is that while it’s tools are mostly written in bash they have the default password that comes with the installation hardcoded inside. It would be much easier if the installation procedure asked you for a username/password instead of the defaults “ser/heslo”. Anyway…you can change them later quite easily…but it’s still annoying.
A tool you might need is sipsak. It’s like a wrapper of some common commands a SIP administrator might frequently need.

Installing Cisco ata 188 and making it work for ser/openser was trully easy. You have to download the latest sip image ( for the ata adapter from cisco (you need a password for Cisco’s site) and upload it to your phone (instructions are inside the zip file’s readme file). Inside the zip file that contains the image and some readme’s there are a few other executables that can be used for debugging it. What’s interesting for us linux users? Cisco provides binaries for almost all those tools inside the zip! In fact I upgraded my ata from linux 🙂

Then go to and you get a very nice menu with quite a lot of options, and some monitors (ethernet, RTP stats) that did not exist in previous versions. Just fill in your username/password, display name and sip proxy server..and you are good to go. The device registers itself without any problems and I was able to make calls to ata 188 from/to Linphone, Kphone and Xten-Lite(both windows and Linux).

Here’s my testing ata 188:

cisco ata 188

My new toys!

Here are my new training toys 🙂

cisco 4507, 7200
cisco 5300, pix firewall, callmanager

You can easily distinguish:
Cisco 4507, Cisco 7206VXR, Cisco 7825-I1 Media Convergence Server,Cisco PIX 525,Cisco 3725

more about them when I start setting up…especially the 7825-I1 🙂 was moved! has moved to a new (and hopefully better) hosting provider. Thnx a lot to Dinos, Global Networks and for kindly hosting

This blog will soon move to a subdomain of…stay tuned!