Category Archives: security

Some work on a VyOS image with Let’s Encrypt certs

I put some packages together this weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve debuilt anything officially. libffi-platypus-perl libalien-base-perl libalien-ffi-perl libffi-checklib-perl libshell-config-generate-perl libshell-guess-perl The plan is to build a binding to the API. The certtool CSR (REQ) generation interface does … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, colliertech, cryptography, debian, Free Software, git, gnutls, gpl, irc, kvm, libvirt, linux, Networking, perl, proliant, qemu, security, sid, Software, virtualization, vyos, washington | Leave a comment


Hello dear readers and attendees, This is the post that I will be/ will have been referencing during my presentation to the Seattle Central Community College’s Byte club on Thursday, December 10th at 1500-1630. I will begin with a bit … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, ajax, C.J. Insider, colliertech, cryptography, css, Databases, debian, Free Software, freenode, git, Hardware, html, irc, javascript, jessie, linux, mail, microsoft, mysql, Networking, open source, perl, security, Software, Telephony, ubuntu, VBox, virtualization, washington, wiki, winter, x509 | 3 Comments

Some statistics from the router at the cabin

sip0 is a GRE tunnel between the router and the colo box in Seattle, the payload of which is encapsulated as ipsec traffic before being transmitted over the Ubiquity equipment to the switch that the CenturyLink DSL modem attaches to. … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, cisco, colliertech, cryptography, debian, Free Software, gpl, Hardware, ipsec, jessie, linux, Networking, performance, production, rate limiting, security, SELinux, Software, Telephony, tls, washington, wireless, work, x509 | Leave a comment

False Positive

Since a bit before my birthday this year, I have been uncertain where I left my notary seal. I have been trying to stay positive about the situation, but I must admit that I spent an unhealthy amount of time … Continue reading

Posted in C.J. Insider, Cascadia Sovereign Nation, cryptography, family, friends, government, Hardware, LD40, Networking, pgp, photos, politics, security, wanderers, washington | 2 Comments

Trip Report: UW signing-party

Dear Debian Users, I met last night with a friend from many years ago and a number of students of cryptography. I was disappointed to see the prevalence of black hat, anti-government hackers at the event. I was hoping that … Continue reading

Posted in 19.34 RCW, amateur, cryptography, debian, Free Software, freenode, government, gpl, irc, LD43, linux, microsoft, military, Networking, NIST, nsa, open source, OSX, pgp, politics, PRCCDC, production, security, SELinux, Software, tls, ubuntu, washington, Washington State Ubuntu LoCo, Windows, x509 | 17 Comments

MySQL Meet-up 20141208

I had an enjoyable time last night at Twitter with local MySQL DBAs and developers. We had an attendee who has no experience with SQL or programming at all. She is interested in organizing her collection of recipes and had … Continue reading

Posted in amazon, C.J. Insider, CentOS, Databases, debian, Free Software, freenode, friends, irc, jessie, kvm, MariaDB, mysql, security, Software, sun, Twitter, virtualization, washington, xen | 4 Comments

Long Term Stable – 2014.04 @ 20141204T080801

It’s been one of those nights: cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Calculating upgrade… Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade … Continue reading

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This is getting serious.

I might have to visit the HP on which I recently upgraded the iLO firmware… Maybe it would be good if the family visited Seattle. cjac@foxtrot:~$ ps auwx | grep ‘ping ad0.colliertech.o’ cjac 8411 0.0 0.0 10692 920 pts/8 S+ … Continue reading

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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

Posted in CentOS, debian, Free Software, linux, Networking, OpenVPN, OSX, security, Software, tls, tuntap, ubuntu, Windows, work, x509 | 2 Comments

I’m back on the internet 6 it seems.

cjac@foxtrot:/usr/src/deb/strongswan-5.1.0$ ping6 -c 5 | tail -3 — ping statistics — 5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4004ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 65.235/74.957/103.039/14.122 ms go go gadget ipsec

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