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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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    Not-so-smart devices

    Not the codes fault. Ugh.
    Posted 05-25-2015 at 03:09 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Doh

    I find the story rather amusing.
    Posted 05-16-2015 at 03:52 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Doh

    Wow
    Posted 05-15-2015 at 05:42 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
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    Doh

    Yeah, I heard about that on NPR. It's distressing in so many ways.
    Posted 04-13-2015 at 02:40 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Cat meme IRL?

    Thanks, vmccord. My wife, in particular, was really worried about him. This cat "herds" everyone to bed around 8:00 PM or so (a funny sight to see, as you can imagine). He really is part of the family =)
    Posted 04-09-2015 at 01:03 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Cat meme IRL?

    I totally understand. All of it. I'm sorry for the panic and worry and very glad Stewie is ok.
    Posted 04-08-2015 at 09:00 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?

    Ah, ok, I misunderstood.

    I have a friend in my apartment complex (that I computer golf with) that mimics yoda pretty well, too. We'll joke back and forth sometimes either using yoda's lines or our own.
    Posted 03-27-2015 at 03:53 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
    Updated 03-27-2015 at 03:57 PM by ardvark71
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    Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?

    Right, I caught the reference, I was just correcting my own wording to match =P
    Posted 03-27-2015 at 02:22 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?

    Hi...

    That was actually one of yoda's lines in The Empire Strikes Back.

    http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000015/quotes
    Posted 03-27-2015 at 12:37 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
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    Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?

    Hey ardvark71! Yes, friends indeed. Or rather, "Indeed, friends they are, hmmm"? heh
    Posted 03-27-2015 at 12:22 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Posted 03-27-2015 at 11:55 AM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
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    SysAdmin "Lack-of-Judgement" Day

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dijetlo View Comment
    just try to think of all the nice security patches you got...
    Indeed. There were a few tor denial of service vulnerabilities released a few days ago, so upgrading to the latest on the 0.2.5 branch was quite welcome =)
    Posted 03-26-2015 at 06:09 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    SysAdmin "Lack-of-Judgement" Day

    Quote:
    what's the worst that could happen, afterall?
    I too am often surprised by the answer to that question. Glad to see you wrestled her back on her feet, just try to think of all the nice security patches you got...
    Posted 03-26-2015 at 04:50 PM by dijetlo dijetlo is offline
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    SysAdmin "Lack-of-Judgement" Day

    Yay! All fixed. Well, I now have less than 1/3 of the flash remaining, but silcd and tor are back up and operational.

    Don't build ports on a BBB. Not on the flash, at least =\
    Posted 03-25-2015 at 04:40 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Frustration Defined

    That is a beautifully horrifying (and, sadly, completely relevant) metaphor, vmccord.
    Posted 03-23-2015 at 10:05 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Frustration Defined

    When I talk to my kids about security I make the metaphor that it's like washing your hands after you go. You know you that you wash your hands, but that you have to assume that everyone else might not even use toilet paper.
    Posted 03-23-2015 at 09:24 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    The little instance that couldn't

    I hate it when that happens. I can't tell you how many times I've debugged an issue for a few hours, only to discover once it is late enough that I couldn't possibly reconfigure it, that I overlooked one idiotically minor issue. It's pretty frustrating, I tell ya!
    Posted 03-21-2015 at 08:18 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    The little instance that couldn't

    I had a similar (except I was the stupid one) debugging problem yesterday too. I *thought* I knew what the application error message said. I thought it said the application couldn't create an TLS channel to the host. Later I was reviewing the host log for something else and discovered that the connection was totally fine, but that my user didn't have the correct permissions. So then I thought, "Why does the app error message say the connection is failing?" I went back to the application error message and actually READ it and discovered that it said my user didn't have the correct permissions. D'oh.
    Posted 03-19-2015 at 09:02 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Fun with OpenBSD softraid crypto disks

    Actually, I think once I get this running on my air-gapped laptop, I'm going to setup an ssh ca as well. Good times!
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:25 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    OpenBSD /etc/ipsec.conf for AWS VPC VPN

    I forgot to mention, for failover purposes, you should put the following in /etc/ipsec.conf:

    include "/etc/ipsec/aws-$TUNNEL1-IP.conf"
    include "/etc/ipsec/aws-$TUNNEL2-IP.conf"

    Then put each tunnel in its own "/etc/ipsec/aws-$TUNNEL#-IP.conf" file. To failover from tunnel 1 to tunnel 2, then, you can:

    ipsecctl -df /etc/ipsec/aws-$TUNNEL1-IP.conf && ipsecctl -f /etc/ipsec/aws-$TUNNEL2-IP.conf

    Testing on my side shows the failover occurs in ~4-6 seconds.
    Posted 02-17-2015 at 06:36 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline

  



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