Category: security

  • Bitcoin WoT using PGP/SKS

    There was recently a post to the sks list prompting discussion regarding the use of PGP and SKS as a distributed web of trust for an alternative currency system called “Bitcoin.” This reminds me of a project I worked on in the early ’00s with the late Jeff Fairhall and Thomas Greco. Anyhow, I mumbled […]

  • And with that, the keyserver is back online

    http://keyserver.colliertech.org:11371/pks/lookup?search=0xBA27A83C&op=vindex Go go gadget interwebs. Now to sync back up and get into good standings on the status page.

  • 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 space on our internet site dedicated to them: http://www.f5.com/solutions/resources/technology-center/

  • Rokey-Tobu

    This maneuver consisted of holding someone’s hand and patting it while assuring them that someone who has experience responding to emergencies would be there soon.

  • Filing to become a licensed CA

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 All Operative Personnel employed by Collier Technologies LLC, known here as the Certification Authority or CA, must also be licensed as notaries public by the local government where they reside during any act performed on behalf of the CA. In addition to passing the Washington State Operative Personnel Exam, all OPs employed by the CA will demonstrate their proficiency by a) creating a request for issuance as described in 19.34.210§1 RCW, known here as a Certificate Signing Request or CSR; and b) signing CSR from (a) with a private key issued by the Certification Authority; and c) publishing the public key corresponding to the CSR signed in (b) in a recognized repository as defined by 19.34.400 RCW While holding the position of Operative Personnel for the CA, the OP will a) utilize the private key corresponding to the CSR presented during the demonstration of proficiency exclusively b) not use the private key referenced in (a) for purposes other than those performed on behalf of the CA. All private key data controlled by the CA and all Operative Personnel must be a) stored on a solid-state device; and b) kept within a locked safe except while in use by OP acting on behalf of the CA. All solid-state devices containing private key data controlled by the CA and all Operative Personnel may only be used a) on a Trustworthy system, as defined in 19.34.020§43 RCW; and b) with a system which remains always disconnected from any computer network —–BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE—– Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkwmPOMACgkQXKBS0hdr6UYPTwCglr89VbTlw/wPuLqihaduw8Cw z1gAnjwiDx47FTInVHBo9bo9VsVn/IDl =9oar —–END PGP SIGNATURE—–

  • Looking to get Iron* and the DLR into RedHat

    I sent an email to the Fedora Legal list asking whether they will accept software released under the MS-PL license. My friend and former colleague, Brett Lentz mentioned that he was concerned that the Fedora folks might not accept software released under the MS-PL. So I asked. I also bcc’d a certain troll on said […]

  • I was going to write an opinion article….

    But then I thought better of the idea. Anyone who still takes bn seriously after the recent terrorist actions is likely not going to be swayed by facts, proof of their hypocrisy, their total lack of participation in the community and failure to engage with campaigns they claim to support. Rather than taking the time […]

  • PCRE support has hit quagga

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 http://bugzilla.quagga.net/show_bug.cgi?id=483 Paul Jakma changed: What |Removed |Added – —————————————————————————- Status|UNCONFIRMED |RESOLVED CC| |paul dishone st Resolution| |FIXED – — Comment #2 from Paul Jakma 2009-06-19 15:09:42 — I’ve pulled in the patch from Jeremy Jackson which, I understand, was based on this. This adds, at least for now, a […]

  • Running a console cable to the radio

    So, I’m attaching a radio to the chimney. I don’t want to have to bring it down every time I need to flash the firmware, so I’m also running an rs-232 cable up to it along with the PoE data/power cable. Since they don’t have anything pre-built, I wired one myself. I also made a […]

  • Vote Obama 2008

    My friend Corrie is taking donations. I think the guy is worth voting for. Eight is enough. Oh, wait. It’s far too much. I do not support the current war and never have. I do not believe that “Muslim Terrorists” are responsible for Enron’s fleecing of its investors any more than I believe that Saddam […]