Tue 14 February 2006

Filed under Howto

Tags Cool Python

One of my conspirators, Senior Pacopablo, left a quick guide for me demonstrating the ease of monkeying with Trac environments {en masse}. It's dead useful for situations in which you are making a standard change across a bunch of Trac sites.

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Thu 02 February 2006

Filed under Sec.

Tags Cool Security

Shorewall is a firewall administration package for Linux. I use it heavily. It isn't the easiest, nor does it have a GUI front end. However, it is fairly easy to setup complex firewalling with not a lot of work. It is also easy to setup for simple configurations.


  • One-interface ...
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Wed 01 February 2006

Filed under OS

Tags Cool

Like some other Gentoo users, I noticed the new baselayout, and groaned as I merged yet another series of small changes. However, this time I read the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter. Here are the bullet-list highlights that I dug.

  • Network backgrounding support from wpa_supplicant, ifplugd and netplug with service dependency restart ...

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Wed 01 February 2006

Filed under OS

Tags Cool

SELinux. - cool security framework for Linux. *blarg* I am trying to make a useful blog post.


  • SELinux is killer.

  • It's only part of the puzzle of security.

  • GRSec is another part.

  • GRSec incoporates PaX which is a great technology for preventing undesirable execution, buffer overflows, etc.

  • SELinux patches broke ...

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Thu 12 January 2006

Filed under Blogs

Tags Cool Geek

TurboGears(TG) is a love it or hate it web

framework. People who are merely lukewarm and in serious denial. IAMAGP

[I am not a good programmer]. In fact, some people would say that I am a system

administrator. Whatever that means, it doesn't frighten me. Turbostan is new ...

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Sat 17 December 2005

Filed under Blogs

Tags Cool

I am not convinced in the value of Rails. That really does color all of the feelings I have about Rails. This blog meets my two inflexible criteria:

  • Not written in PHP
  • Back-end in PostgreSQL

I upgraded to Rail 1.0 today, it was very simple. Actually, I just unmasked ...

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Sat 17 December 2005

Filed under Misc

Tags Cool

I may have a solution now. I finally began large-scale grepping. Somehow I was missing this in the main log. Pound is betrying me. So, to start with, I did something silly. This _must_ be related to using a chroot() environ for pound. I went to the chroot dir, and ...

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Fri 16 December 2005

Filed under Sec.

Tags Cool IPsec

Shorewall firewall is the nicest/most complete firewall I have used. Back in the day I rolled my own. However, as ipfwadm became ipchains and that too passed into iptables I became aware of a basic fact: Firewalling's needs and habits change too fast for my brain to handle ...

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Thu 15 December 2005

Filed under OS

Tags Cool

I have been dealing with the oppression of the IPsec and tunneling. Multiple vendors, hardware and software, etc, etc,e tc. Fun! All software - especially VPN software - sucks. All of it. =) Typo, Ruby, Rails, Python.


In the meanwhile, this site claims to have a good suggesting for calculating bw/ip ...

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Thu 15 December 2005

Filed under OS

Tags Cool

A client is having serious issues with one of thier Cisco router. I am installing a machine right now to take the Cisco out of the loop and see if it is in fact, the problem.

So i'm setting up Monowall and Gentoo.

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Thu 15 December 2005

Filed under Blogs

Tags Cool Lamer Moments

I am still suffering from exciting problems with Typo.


  • Timezone: Add the TZ var to the lighty config.

    "bin-environment" => (
               "RAILS_ENV" => "production" ,
               "TZ"        => "America/Los_Angeles"
     )
    

    We will see if that works.

  • libgcc_s.so.1 - This is still plaguing me. Less so now, but it's kinda of mystifying. I am trying ...

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Thu 15 December 2005

Filed under OS

Tags Cool PostgreSQL

Command Prompt supplies the best replication available for PostgreSQL. They support it on RedHat and SuSE at the very least. So far, they have been willing to support Gentoo also. That is pretty hot.

I am working on getting it deployed. Along the way I'm producing some solid administration ...

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Wed 14 December 2005

Filed under Blogs

Tags Cool

I am pretty frustrated with all manners of blogging software. So now I am trying Typo. I just want a quick place to dump anything and everything.

It was super easy to setup pound for proxy, move apache to localhost:80, and create a lighty instance that ran as my ...

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