Category Archives: Networking

Secure an #nginx or #apache website using #ssllabs.com

From time to time is good to perform a security audit to your Internet exposed services. Things change fast online so you have to keep up with the security reports to be able to maintain secure services online. My favorite tool for SSL related security audit is the great resource at www.ssllabs.com. The audit performed… Read More »

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Kaspersky Lab banned all across Europe #infosec

I am a long time evangelist of not using software that is linked to abusive governments. This applies sadly to a lot of software products and software environments linked to Russia and China. Regarding this, Kaspersky was one of my main “do not use” advice I was giving to people I know and to job… Read More »

AP-AC-Pro with #Unifi as a taxi monitoring tool

It is always fun to find new usage to UBNT devices. I just discovered that my UniFi AP-AC-Pro is a powerful monitoring tool for the Wi-FI enabled taxis. In a city that considers itself as one of the “Silicon Valleys” of Eastern Europe Internet is a must. Obviously in such an environment having a Hot-Spot… Read More »

#Apache #Kafka solutions going mainstream

I like when solutions you are excited about and are first seen as “experimental” start to go mainstream. This happened with containers (Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes etc.) which are now the hottest topic in DevOps right now. The same is happening now for Apache Kafka which was adopted by no other than “Goldman Sachs” for their… Read More »

#ubnt made my Holiday better.

I hate when you go on Holiday outside EU and your internet sucks and data roaming charges would cover Mars roaming. Lucky for me this is what I noticed in my nice Mauritius Holiday, they discovered Ubiquity devices 🙂 I think I counted like 20 UBNT Wi-Fi repeaters throughout the resort, in the palm trees.… Read More »

#Edgerouter: Force restart a PPPOE connection.

One of my internet service providers uses PPPOE for the internet connection. Sometimes if the physical connection is down for a long time the pppoe0 interface is no longer reconnecting or is stuck (looks like connected but no traffic passes through it). I found out that the problem is solved by force reconnecting it through… Read More »