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Statement of GPG Key Transition

—–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1,SHA512 Fri Dec 9 11:49:22 EST 2016 Statement of GPG Key Transition ——————————- In order to replace my older DSA-1024 key, I have set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old key. The old key will continue to be valid until 2017-06-01, but future correspondence should come to the new key. I would like the new key to be integrated into the web of trust.

  • Chris Collins
Apache HTTPS configuration – June 2015

Apache HTTPS configuration – June 2015

HTTPS is HTTP over TLS. It allows you to encrypt traffic to and from your web server, providing privacy and security for your clients. As of this writing, the world is moving ever closer to HTTPS everywhere: thanks to the Snowden documents, there’s been a big push for more privacy and security. Major companies like Google and Mozilla are securing traffic by default for all their applications. Cloudflare is offering free HTTPS encryption between clients and their severs.

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Some Real-World Info on POODLE (CVE-2014-3566)

Some Real-World Info on POODLE (CVE-2014-3566)

TL;DR: Remove SSLv3 - the impact is likely very small We’ve now removed SSLv3 from about 1000 servers in our environment. So far, we’ve only had one issue - a script used to call an API started to fail. The issue was the ruby rest client > 1.7.0. (Yes, that’s greater-than.) Removing from Apache SSLv3 is easy to remove in Apache. You probably want this in your ssl.conf (or whatever the equivalent is for your distro):

  • Chris Collins
“Cloud-style” Docker Demo Container

“Cloud-style” Docker Demo Container

Completed a first pass at a minimal “Cloud-style”#Docker container. It’s sort of like an EC2 instance. You generate an ssh pem file, and pass the public key in as an environmental variable at docker run: sudo docker run -i -t -d -P \ -e PUBKEY="$(cat ~/.ssh/my.pem.pub)" cloudbase You end up with a CentOS container, and a user “clouduser” that has sudo w/no password rights. I think this would be a good way to get some folks interested in Docker - perhaps offering something like this as a playground/sandbox to build interest.

  • Chris Collins

My Solution to the Go WordCount implementation exercise https://tour.golang.org/moretypes/23 Looping the Slice At this point I actually had the right syntax for the map, minus the incorrectly-remembered and -understood struct, and it was time to iterate over the slice. “All loops in Go are For loops!” jumped directly into the Fore (heh, sorry) of my brain and I shamed myself all over the IDE like so: for i in words: <do stuff> Which, of course, completely blew up with .

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