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Hello again, LQ!

Posted 03-07-2012 at 06:18 PM by rocket357


I've been busy. Very busy.

I managed to find time to boot up my Ultra5 the other day. It complained that the clock was wrong...apparently someone turned the clock forward 118 days. all truth, the sparc was in storage for 115+ days, and since I finally got settled into an apartment in San Antonio, I've had time to set things back up. The Ultra5 now has a Ultra2 that was given to me by a coworker at Rackspace. He never used it much, and wanted it to go to someone who would "appreciate it". I'm your guy.

So yeah, between finally setting stuff up and constantly moving stuff from storage to the apartment, apartment to storage, store to apartment, store to storage (yeah, it happened once), I've been busier than a one legged man in a...well, you get the picture. But it's getting better, I think. Now with the apartment I have five OpenBSD boxes installed and ready to roll out to protect my little corner of the web. Well, ok, the Ultra5 is retired from "protect" it's a development machine...but still. I'm back with the ISP I used years ago that moved out of my old hometown, and it feels good to get *more* bandwidth than I'm paying for (the one that took over from them apparently thought it ok to do the reverse). 30 Mbps and OpenBSD all over the place. I can deal with that.

And who knows? Once I get this all churning along smoothly, I may post howtos for secure networks. If I can find the time =)
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    uwah i see you're having lots of fun there! burn along!
    Posted 03-08-2012 at 04:06 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Yes, Web31337, having lots of fun heh. Phase 1 of "protect rocket357's corner of the net" is complete. I now have a proper OpenBSD firewall on the front lines instead of that silly Netgear thing I threw out there just to get some wireless going over my ISP.

    Next step: configure core net services on the Ultra2 (dhcp/dns/krb5/etc...).
    Posted 03-08-2012 at 09:32 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Hello again!
    I've been busier than a one legged man in a...well, you get the picture
    Think you're getting a little mixed-up there. We have a saying over here for someone who's useless: "He's as much use as a one-legged man at an arse kicking party."
    Posted 03-08-2012 at 11:03 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    See? I've been so busy I didn't have time to lookup the correct usage of that phrase! heh

    In all seriousness, though, I will eventually get the home network locked down tight. Before the move I was at Phase 2 (and working on Phase 3). Hopefully I can get further this time.
    Posted 03-08-2012 at 11:37 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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