Monthly Archives: August 2013

Service Testing

Here’s a collection of services, and ways to go about testing them: 25: SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Test with telnet: Check it responds: Try sending a message to a local user: Try logging in: Exit: You can test STARTTLS (where a secure channel is negotiated for an existing connection) functionality using OpenSSL‘s s_client: 80: […]

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Undocumented Features

I was amused to discover grumbling around the Internet about Google’s weather API, and their decision to remove it. This describes what happened: Last month, Google announced plans to shutter iGoogle, among a bunch of other services. Many developers and users were (and still are) outraged, but at least they have some time to breathe: […]

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