Category Archives: work

OpenVPN configs with inline data

I’ve been issuing a lot of x.509 certs and OpenVPN user configurations lately, and I came across something that has reduced the complexity quite a bit. It seems that OpenVPN configuration files can now include data inline. So rather than … Continue reading

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NIST::NVD CWE development – follow along

I’m in the process of getting the tests passing for the 0.03 release of NIST::NVD::Store::SQLite3 wherein our hero imports the CWE data and cross-indexes it with CVEs and CPEs. Follow along and suggest some patches. I’m developing on Debian Wheezy, … Continue reading

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NIST::NVD::Store::SQLite3

I published an SQLite3 storage back-end to NIST::NVD on the CPAN. It’s pretty quick. About as fast as the DB_File one, but without the down side of being tied to DB_File. It shouldn’t be too difficult to re-factor this code … Continue reading

Posted in Databases, debian, F5 Networks, feds, Free Software, MariaDB, NIST, performance, perl, security, SQLite, work | 2 Comments

SELinux on Wheezy

So, Collier Technologies LLC needs to pass annual audits to operate a certification authority recognized by the SoS. To this end, I’m working with the fine group of developers who maintain SELinux. It seems that the configuration of Xorg that … Continue reading

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Power blip in Tukwila – everything’s okay.

There’s been a lot of weather here in Seattle this week. It looks like the Tukwila DC’s power blipped this morning. It gave me an excuse to update some configs on a few of the OpenVPN endpoints, re-configure some of … Continue reading

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Perl interface to processing / querying NIST’s NVD feed

For a work project, I wrote a library in perl that can be used to query the NVD feed that NIST publishes here: http://nvd.nist.gov/download.cfm Here’s a snippit from the perldoc: use NIST::NVD::Query; # use convert_nvdcve to generate these files from … Continue reading

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Business Birthday

Today is Collier Technologies, LLC’s second birthday. The company’s been around under one name or another since about 2002 or so, initially as a sole proprietorship. Woot, and all that.

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F5 opens second International Technology Center in London

Very cool. Presided over by my friend and the VP of our group, Erik Giesa. Notably lacking is the inclusion of a picture of Steve Mitchell’s smiling face. The first of our ITCs is here in Seattle. We’ve got some … Continue reading

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Load balancing SIP across Asterisk with BIG-IP

Topology Participating hosts * 1x BIG-IP VE * 1x Debian Squeeze “Provisioning Server” serving DHCP, TFTP & DNS * 3x Nortel/Avaya 1120E hard phones flashed to SIP1120e04.01.13.00 * 2x Debian Squeeze + digium asterisk packages: $ grep asterisk /etc/apt/sources.list deb … Continue reading

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Taking a position at F5

Hello readers, I recently finished a contract with Liquid Web helping them to build their cloud computing system. The next adventure will be with F5 as a Product Management Engineer. I’ve been hearing good things about F5 hardware since 2000 … Continue reading

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