Category Archives: Networking

#CrowdSourcing and #DataMining the new resource mining, or how big corporations are robbing you blind.

The newest commodity this days is crowd sourced data. All the digital corporations push this envelope harder and harder. Google wants to make me a “local guide”: post images of places on google maps and review businesses for free of course (they give you a badge, you know like boy scouts badges). This is lately… Read More »

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#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 »

Security: Generate certificates with keytool

The following is an example on how to generate a certificate directly on a Linux server using keytool, then sign it by a windows CA. The example assumes we are regenerating a certificate for a glasfish domain. STEP 1: Delete the old certificate In glasfish in each domain where security is activated we have a… Read More »

Security: Maintaining a secure WordPress blog

I already have several posts related to security of an exposed Internet site. They were all summarized in the post Blog Links: Web site security As we know, the Internet threats are constant and evolving so to maintain the same level of security we constantly have to update the configurations of a secure installation. In… Read More »

Blog Links: Web site security

I already had several posts related to constructing a secure website that can be released in the wild world-wide web. The following are several resources and links that will give a good idea on what one can do in order to secure a web site. First we need a way to analyse how secure our… Read More »

Data Center: Add EdgeRouter logs to Security Onion

After seting up Security Onion as my home data center IDS (see https://blog.voina.org/data-center-ids-solution-using-security-onion/) I started to integrate monitoring of other resources to it. The first idea was to add the monitoring of my EdgeMax routers. Security Onion has a syslog-ng service that is able to receive client syslog data. Then we can visualize this data… Read More »