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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
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OpenBSD AWS BGP VPN

Posted 05-09-2015 at 07:42 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 05-09-2015 at 11:11 PM by rocket357

In an earlier blogpost, I covered configuring a static AWS VPN setup with OpenBSD. I promised I'd revisit it to include the BGP (dynamically routed) version if I ever got it working.

Hi, I got it working.

**sorta** working (major emphasis on "sorta").

Let me explain...OpenBSD is a policy-based IPSEC engine. AWS operates on a route-based IPSEC engine. The major difference, in laymen's terms, is that with route-based IPSEC you can configure...
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Doh

Posted 04-13-2015 at 10:37 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/1...mputer-system/

I have no words.
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Cat meme IRL?

Posted 04-07-2015 at 05:25 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

A few days ago my daughter called me at work. I could hear the panic in her voice as she said "Dad, it's not my fault!".

There are *many* things that run through a parent's mind in this situation. None of them are pleasant.

I tried to hide the panic *I* was feeling. "What happened?" I asked her. She said "Well, it's about Stewie!"

My wife's pure-white cat. Oh God. I'm thinking he got let outside (he's an indoor only...
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Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?

Posted 03-26-2015 at 01:43 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I was looking for a manager to handle a particular issue earlier, and I reached out to him on internal chat to get assistance. He wasn't available. In frustration, I mumbled "That manager is our only hope."

Across from my cubicle I heard someone pipe back in a distinctly Yoda-like voice "No. There is another..." and continued with instructions on locating the hunt group for that team, all while maintaining the Yoda voice.

I love this place.
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SysAdmin "Lack-of-Judgement" Day

Posted 03-25-2015 at 12:14 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-25-2015 at 12:19 PM by rocket357

I have a beaglebone black. It was running OpenBSD 5.5. I felt the urge to upgrade last night, so I set off on a massive fustercluck of cursing, crying, and gnashing of teeth (whatever that means). Oh, and the curse of U-boot bites. Hard.

First, you aren't **EVER** supposed to skip versions when you upgrade OpenBSD. If you have an OpenBSD 5.5 machine and you want to upgrade to OpenBSD-5.7, you need to upgrade to 5.6 first, then upgrade again to 5.7 (or backup everything, perform...
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