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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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    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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    Posted 02-16-2015 at 02:01 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Posted 02-15-2015 at 04:12 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Its midnight...do you know where your packets are?

    Oh, I have an SLA on my home network, trust me...and I don't mean "Comcast's side", I mean "that stack of 8 machines running on, under, and around your desk that overheats the office and sounds like a boeing 747" SLA.

    My wife doesn't claim *any* ownership of that stack of machines haha.
    Posted 02-03-2015 at 04:21 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
    Updated 02-03-2015 at 04:24 PM by rocket357
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    Its midnight...do you know where your packets are?

    It's always "your firewall." Don't you use the internet too? It's "our firewall" just like it's "our bank account". It's bad enough when it's the kid, but when the spouse throws that out too......
    Posted 02-03-2015 at 11:03 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    One of those days (rant)

    Stallman and the Free Software Foundation are vehemently against companies having copyrights and patents on software, but they are not against companies having control over the use of "free" software. For them, freedom is free of restrictive licences. Freedom does not include being free to use free software. Is it a ridiculously narrow view or hypocrisy?

    Gnome is a GNU project; Gnome's development was (and still is?) greatly influenced by Red Hat; Gnome and GNU have been cooperating with Red Hat by being pro-systemd from the beginning. So where does that put Stallman and the FSF?

    My vote is for hypocrisy. And it does not make me want to shout at people. It leaves me shaking my head in disbelief and telling Linux users they deserve whatever they get.
    Posted 12-19-2014 at 01:35 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    One of those days (rant)

    Read up on the ISC/BSD license. GPL followers tend to curse BSD/ISC for being "business-centric" (and there is perhaps some truth to the business side of that thinking), but seriously, read the license (template for OpenBSD, not the actual license):

    http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cv...plate?rev=HEAD

    Though I agree...cheers and beers go a long ways in settling disputes =D
    Posted 12-16-2014 at 11:49 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline

  



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