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Bottomley: Creating a home IPv6 network

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James Bottomley has put together a detailed recounting of what it took to get IPv6 fully working on his network. "One of the things you’d think from the above is that IPv6 always auto configures and, while it is true that if you simply plug your laptop into the ethernet port of a cable modem it will just automatically configure, most people have a more complex home setup involving a router, which needs some special coaxing before it will work. That means you need to obtain additional features from your ISP using special DHCPv6 requests."
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Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to archive more of the Web

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Enlarge / Screenshot of the Internet Archive's home page, including the WayBack Machine's search box. (credit: Internet Archive)

The Internet Archive and Cloudflare have teamed up to archive the content of websites that use Cloudflare's Always Online service, increasing the odds that users will be able to view a recent version of a website during outages. The partnership will increase the number of webpages scanned by the Internet Archive, making the organization's Wayback Machine more useful to Internet users in general.

"Websites that enable Cloudflare's Always Online service will now have their content automatically archived, and if by chance the original host is not available to Cloudflare, then the Internet Archive will step in to make sure the pages get through to users," said an announcement by Mark Graham, director of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

Cloudflare says its Always Online feature saves "a limited copy of your cached website to keep it online for your visitors" when the origin server is unavailable, ensuring that a website's "most popular pages are represented." Using the Wayback Machine will improve the Always Online service, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said.

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Bill to tear down federal courts’ paywall gains momentum in Congress

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Enlarge / Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) disagree about many issues, but they both support the Open Courts Act. (credit: KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the Open Courts Act—legislation to overhaul PACER, the federal courts' system for accessing public documents. The proposal would guarantee free public access to judicial documents, ending the current practice of charging 10 cents per page for many documents—as well as search results.

The bill must still be passed by the full House and the Senate and signed by the president. With Election Day just seven weeks away, the act is unlikely to become law during this session of Congress.

Still, the vote is significant because it indicates the breadth of Congressional support for tearing down the PACER paywall. The legislation is co-sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), whose bill we covered in 2018, and a fellow Georgian, Democrat Hank Johnson.

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LZHAM + Crunch Now Placed Under The Public Domain

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Compression expert Rich Geldreich who previously worked for the likes of Valve and Unity prior to co-founding his own consulting firm has now made the Crunch and LZHAM technologies available under the public domain...
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Pinephone Multiboot Image Boots 13 Different Linux Distributions

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You’ve certainly heard about dual-boot systems with Windows and Linux, and possibly about triple-boot systems with an extra OS like Chromium OS or Android, but pine64’s forum user Mengo...
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Make Firefox your default browser on iOS (finally!)

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With iOS 14, Apple users will finally have the power to choose any default browser on iPhones and iPads. And now that there’s a choice, make it count with Firefox! … Read more

The post Make Firefox your default browser on iOS (finally!) appeared first on The Firefox Frontier.

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I mean, I guess? But it's still WebKit…
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