BitTorrent Sync allows you to keep files synchronized between multiple computers or mobile devices.
UPDATE 2014-08-07: Websense emailed me to say that the site has been reviewed and found to be safe.
I’m always impressed with the content published by folks at Etsy and Ben Hughes’ presentation from DevOpsDays Minneapolis 2014 is no exception.
I received an email from an icanhazip.
I’ve been working with some Fedora environments in chroots and I ran into a peculiar SELinux AVC denial a short while ago:
Citrix has some helpful documentation online about configuring remote syslog support for XenServer using the XenCenter GUI.
This post appeared on the Rackspace Blog last week and I copied it here so that readers of this blog will see it.
Getting started with LXC is a bit awkward and I’ve assembled this guide for anyone who wants to begin experimenting with LXC containers in Fedora 20.
The openssl heartbleed bug has made the rounds today and there are two new testing builds or openssl out for Fedora 19 and 20:
I’ve received some very sophisticated phishing emails lately and I was showing some of them to my coworkers.
I stumbled upon this video earlier today via Tripwire’s Twitter feed:
I’ve made posts about the DevOps Weekly mailing list before.
Keeping an eye out for the DevOps Weekly email is something I’ve enjoyed since it started at the end of 2010.
Going to the dark side.
I stumbled upon a helpful guide to securing an apache server via Reddit’s /r/netsec subreddit.
Want to work for a company that finds new approaches to traditional IT problems?
I figured it would only be a matter of time until people used icanhazip.
I spent two days last week in a class called “Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers” at UT Austin’s Texas Executive Education program.
After my podcast interview at the 2013 Red Hat Summit, Dan Walsh posted a photo of himself in the SELinux shirt that I gave him at the Summit:
The confined user support in SELinux is handy for ensuring that users aren’t able to do something that they shouldn’t.
David Egts and Gunnar Hellekson were kind enough to invite me to participate in their Dave and Gunnar Show podcast during the 2013 Red Hat Summit.
The 2013 Red Hat Summit was my second one and I enjoyed it more than last year.
It’s been a little while since I last posted about installing Xen on Fedora, so I figured that Fedora 19’s beta release was as good a time as any to write a new post.
While rolling through my RSS feeds, I found a great presentation by David Quigley titled “Demystifying SELinux”.
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Changing my ssh port from the default port (22) has been one of my standard processes for quite some time when I build new servers or virtual machines.
A coworker heard me grumbling about Linux system administration standards and recommended that I review the CIS Security Benchmarks.
The wheel group exists for a critical purpose and Wikipedia has a concise definition:
This article appeared in SC Magazine and I’ve posted it here as well.
After many discussions with fellow Linux users, I’ve come to realize that most seem to disable SELinux rather than understand why it’s denying access.
I’m in the process of moving back to a postfix/dovecot setup for hosting my own mail and I wanted a way to remove the more sensitive email headers that are normally generated when I send mail.
It’s no secret that Google Reader is a popular way to keep up with your RSS feeds, but it’s getting shelved later this year.
This year’s RSA Conference was full of very useful content but the most useful session for me was a peer to peer discussion regarding BYOD on mobile devices.
I’ve been a big fan of the GPGTools suite for Mac for quite a while but I discovered some neat features when right-clicking on a file in Finder today.
My new role has caused me to look at information security in a different way.
This is my 500th post on this blog!
Automating package updates in CentOS 6 is a quick process and it ensures that your system receives the latest available security patches, bugfixes and enhancements.
After a recent issue I had with some users in the Puppy Linux forums, I thought it might be prudent to write a post about how to monitor and protect your reputation online.
If you install vpnc via MacPorts on OS X, you’ll find that you have no openssl support after it’s built:
This problem came up in conversation earlier this week and I realized that I’d never written a post about it.
If you try to run Xen without libvirt on Fedora 17 with SELinux in enforcing mode, you’ll be butting heads with SELinux in no time.
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Thursday has felt like the busiest, most jam-packed day of the week.
Wednesday was action-packed with dramatic keynotes and great sessions.
Kristóf Kovács has a fantastic post about some lesser-known Linux tools that can really come in handy in different situations.
One of the handiest tools in the OpenSSL toolbox is s_client.
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As promised in my earlier post entitled Kerberos for haters, I’ve assembled the simplest possible guide to get Kerberos up an running on two CentOS 5 servers.
Scientific Linux installations have a package called yum-autoupdate by default and the package contains two files:
I’ll be the first one to admit that Kerberos drives me a little insane.
I used to be one of those folks who would install Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux, or Red Hat and disable SELinux during the installation.
If you want to forward e-mail from root to another user, you can usually place a .
When you install Scientific Linux, it will keep you on the same point release that you installed.