Archive for July, 2012

Here is a quick post on how to update a IPKG based zone on OpenIndiana and other Illumos based distributions. You cannot do this from withing the zone itself but this has to be done form the global zone. When the zone is re-attached it will be update. So the zone will be down for […]

Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 10:55 | Comments Off on Updating a IPKG Zone
Categories: Solaris, Technology

I’ve been on the lookout for a bash replacement for a while. After seeing a small discussion about ksh and the closed and open implementation in #illumos, my interest got reinvigorated. After playing with both csh, ksh and zsh for a while, zsh clearly won. I won’t bore you with the details of how this […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 05:05 | Comments Off on Z shell

I’ve seen anti-spoofing mentioned on #illumos and #openindiana a few times but googling it turns up little information. Although I didn’t check it out until rmustacc‘s adviced me to do so regarding a KVM IPv6 issue I’m facing. After asking around about it and and some further research it also seems to go by the […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 18:12 | Comments Off on Solaris Antispoof / Link Protection
Categories: Solaris, Technology

As mentioned in my previous Solaris related post, I’ve recently started using Solaris. What I didn’t mention is that I briefly use Oracle Solaris 11 11/11, but quickly went to OpenIndiana. I personally did not like the way Oracle is doing things. Plus the added benefit of KVM and some extra goodies here and there. […]

Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 14:27 | Comments Off on Quick lookup of SMF log file
Categories: Solaris, Technology

Here is a short tutorial on how to setup a multi stage authentication with an Apache HTTPd 2.4 server. The first stage will do a 2-way SSL encryption, so both server and client will need to present a certificate. The second stage will be password authentication, the username has to match the username in the […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 21:28 | Comments Off on multi stage authentication using Apache HTTPd 2.4

I previously mentioned rpmbuild. I wanted to write a little post on what it does and how useful it is. But I though it would be easier to just show you. So what is rpmbuild? It is a tool for building rpm packages based on a spec file. The resulting rpm should be close to […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 08:48 | Comments Off on Apache HTTPd 2.4 on RPM based distributions

I was looking for a new headphones/microphone combo. I’ve got a game PC again, so I play at night from time to time and keep my mother awake due to not having a headset. I also needed something for Skype. For my Game PC I could use the on-board analog plugs. But things like watching […]

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 12:31 | Comments Off on Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB

Here is a little trick to connect to a server that requires a SSL Client certificate when your client does not support it. To make it work your client must be able to use a proxy. We will use this proxy to rewrite certain servers to a reverse proxy that injects the client certificate. Lets […]

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 23:12 | Comments Off on SSL Client certificate injection using reverse and forward proxies
Categories: Networking, Technology

I’ve recently moved away from Linux to Solaris (OpenIndiana more specificly) for my NAS. Although I like the Linux community, the Solaris one is totally different. Note: I’m talking about the Illumos Kernel, Distro’s like SmartOS and OpenIndiana and projects OpenCSW. It’s not a huge community, to me this is part of the appeal. You […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 00:07 | Comments Off on Welcome to Solaris, have a beer.
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