Bookmarks for 6 ago 2015 through 21 set 2015

These are my links for 6 ago 2015 through 21 set 2015:

  • /bin/bash based SSL/TLS tester: – is a free command line tool which checks a server's service on any port for the support of TLS/SSL ciphers, protocols as well as recent cryptographic flaws and more. [ via ]
  • Policy NAT for L2L VPN • – I kind of missed the wood for the trees here. The static policy NAT is failing because you are trying to map a network to a single IP address 172.20.n.1. However it's just occured, why are you doing policy NAT for the Internet. I tested in lab and if you do this
  • Encrypted Data Bags on Cloud on AWS – Many customers have asked us how they should handle shared secrets, passwords and other sensitive data in Chef and now we have a good solution. With the release of our stable-v4 stack, we introduced Chef 10 to the platform, and with it came data bags. Now with the 3.0 release of the engineyard gem, we can officially support data bags and encrypted data bags. You may be wondering what data bags are, how data bags work or how to implement data bags. This blog post will walk you through the entire process.
  • How to set disk alignment in Linux | Dirty Cache – As you might know, if disk partitions containing Oracle datafiles are not aligned with the underlying storage system, then some I/O’s can suffer from some overhead as they are effectively translated in two I/O’s. If you want more info, google for “EMC disk alignment” and you’ll find plenty of information, explaining the issue.
  • Add Private Route 53 DNS to your AWS VPC | CloudTrek – A really cool feature of Amazon’s Route 53 DNS Management Service is the private hosted DNS zone.  Basically, you get the ability to manage the DNS in your private VPC without setting up your own DNS infrastructure (yuck!) [ Just a friendly reminder Note 1: the resolution is working only inside the VPC. Note 2: if you don't have the AmazonProvidedDNS in your DHCP-OPTION you won't resolve the zone. Note 3: if you are using linux, you can use as DNS it won't work on windows 2008 Ref: ]

Bookmarks for 25 set 2014 from 12:03 to 17:40

These are my links for 25 set 2014 from 12:03 to 17:40:

  • sebsauvage/rss-bridge – The RSS feed for websites missing it
  • debsecan – The debsecan program evaluates the security status of a host running the Debian operation system. It reports missing security updates and known vulnerabilities in the programs which are installed on the host. debsecan accesses the dpkg database and obtains a list of installed packages and their versions. This list is then evaluated against a feed of vulnerability information which ultimately comes from a database maintained by Debian's Testing Security Team . Various output formats are supported, including incremental reporting via email. Beginning with version 0.2, debsecan includes a script called debsecan-create-cron, which allows you to create a cron job which periodically sends you mail (once per day) when the security status of the system changes.
  • Barriers, Caches, Filesystems | monolight – With the recent proliferation of ext4 as the new “default” Linux filesystem there’s been much talk of write barrier support. The flurry of post-2.6.18 barrier related development in most storage subsystems has left some novice users and administrators perplexed. I hope I can clear it up a bit with this primer/refresher.
  • SMTP, testing via Telnet – FreeBSDwiki – When troubleshooting problems with SMTP service – your own, or others – it is frequently very helpful to be able to "speak" to the SMTP server directly, rather than going through a mail client which won't necessarily tell you exactly what the SMTP server is saying. You can easily do this with the telnet client. Note that many ISPs do not allow outbound connections on port 25 to any SMTP server but their own – if you get timeouts when trying to connect to port 25, you should try port 587, which is the standard ESMTP port. (Port 587 connections normally require SMTP AUTH, which is covered below.)

Bookmarks for 22 set 2014 through 25 set 2014

These are my links for 22 set 2014 through 25 set 2014:

  • muquit/mailsend – mailsend is a simple command line program to send mail via SMTP protocol. I needed to send a piece of alert mail from a program in a networked Windows machine, but could not find a simple program like this installed. So I wrote one. You might find it useful in some situations. The program does not use any config file and I plan to keep it that way.
  • visit1985/mdp – A command-line based markdown presentation tool.
  • Teampass · A Collaborative Passwords Manager – TeamPass is a Passwords Manager dedicated for managing passwords in a collaborative way on any server Apache, MySQL and PHP. It is especially designed to provide passwords access security for allowed people. This makes TeamPass really useful in a Business/Enterprise environment and will provide to IT or Team Manager a powerful and easy tool for customizing passwords access depending on the user’s role.

Bookmarks for 18 lug 2012 through 19 lug 2012

These are my links for 18 lug 2012 through 19 lug 2012:

  • Generate large amount of test data « my two cents – I’m using the dictionary on linux systems to generate test data. The shell script below generates test data for MySQL, but similar concepts can be used for other database systems as well.
  • JQueryin | Switching Apache from Prefork to Worker MPM in RHEL / CentOS 5.x / Fedora 13 – I’m going to outline the process of switching from Apache’s default installation of MPM Prefork to that of MPM Worker. I will also be covering the proper installation of FastCGI (mod_fcgid) to further improve your server performance. This guide is ideally intended for individuals running on low-memory VPS servers as memory consumption will likely be far lower with the Worker MPM because it spawns threads as opposed to forking child processes. If you’re intentionally reading this article, you’re probably aware of the performance benefits gained.
  • Free PDF Reader – Sumatra PDF – Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.

    Sumatra PDF is small, portable and starts up very fast.

    Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.