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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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Fun with OpenBSD softraid crypto disks

Posted 03-09-2015 at 12:07 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-09-2015 at 12:11 AM by rocket357

I've been playing around with setting up my own Certificate Authority for my local LAN (for things like WPA2 Enterprise, Certificate-based VPN tunnels, etc...) and I figured I'd make this "pilot" as cheap as possible. For testing purposes, I'll set it up on a USB jump drive. Encrypted, of course.

But then I got to thinking...a CA is something I'll use very often at first, but then once all of the certificates are in place, I likely won't touch it for another year. That's...
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Atypical Friday

Posted 03-06-2015 at 10:17 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-06-2015 at 10:37 PM by rocket357

Ok, so it wasn't like vmccord's Friday, more like a "light my hair on fire and run around like a madman" kind of Friday.

Started off like any other, then I got pulled in to a new candidate interview loop. First one, shadowing a guy who is much more experienced in interviewing (at Amazon, at least). So far so good. Interview, even though it was short notice, went ok. Not that I have much to compare to (except for my interview process, perhaps), but it happened, and it...
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They see me runnin', an' screamin'...

Posted 02-23-2015 at 07:01 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-05-2015 at 01:27 PM by rocket357

Sorry, non-technical post here...no "war stories of the admin" or "datacenter outages caused by stupidity" today.

I play H1Z1 with my wife. It's a fun little post-outbreak walking-dead-ish game (currently in alpha) of survival in a world just after a massive virus outbreak...yadda yadda yadda. Bottom line: don't die to zombies, starvation, or wildlife (particularly bears).

Bears. Good God, man. Unlike real life, bears are relatively easy to...
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OpenBSD /etc/ipsec.conf for AWS VPC VPN

Posted 02-16-2015 at 10:57 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-18-2015 at 11:11 AM by rocket357

Disclaimer: I am an AWS employee. This blogpost is my own configuration and does not reflect a supported configuration for AWS VPC VPN. This *should* work for you, but YMMV.

I've been testing a configuration for ipsec between an OpenBSD-5.6 (STABLE) machine and AWS VPC VGW. One thing to keep in mind is that OpenBSD's ipsec implementation is policy-based, whereas AWS is route-based, so you'll run into some issues when leveraging dynamic routing. For the time-being, I'll stick...
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Trolling a Twitch Streamer, aka Lessons From the Wife

Posted 02-11-2015 at 09:00 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-11-2015 at 09:01 PM by rocket357

My wife is a gamer. Gamers are a bit...uhh, different from your typical "computer nerds". They're a bit mean, abrasive, and...well, ok, they're pretty much exactly like most computer nerds I know =)

Last night my wife decided to prank a twitch.tv live stream. It's common practice for "followers" to have hilarious names and laugh gloriously when a streamer reads their new follower names out loud to their thousands of viewers during a live broadcast. So there...
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