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Date Sat 04 April 2009 Tags updates

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any meaningful updates here. And it’s not for lack of work - actually, I have a page-long list of projects I’ve finished and things I’ve discovered that I want to share with… well… whoever finds me on Google. I’ve got some new code that needs attention - lots of tiny little make-life-easier scripts and some not-so-tiny stuff - as well as a few interesting things I’ve found, and some projects that deserve updates.

So, over the next week, I’m going to try and make it my purpose to start posting updates and shortening the list of things to mention. However, I’ve also decided to set aside a few minutes at the end of each day to post whatever I did/found that’s interesting, or add some updates on ongoing projects. Perhaps also have a weekly writing hour (probably on the weekend) to post larger updates.

It’s also worth note that, for the most part, I never started a blog in the hopes of having subscribers. I simply think of this as a place to post some useful things that I do or figure out, in the hopes that other people will stumble by and also find them useful.

So, what have I been up to lately? Let’s start with the past two days:

  • Trying to get FreeRADIUS to authenticate with groupOfNames objects in OpenLDAP, the intended end result being centralized authentication for m0n0wall‘s captive portal.
  • At work, designing a system to test the client-visible functionality of a large captive portal system (on the order of 700 AP’s and 50k users) - essentially, sitting on a client VLAN and checking DHCP, DNS, HTTP redirects, and the validity of the login page.
  • Security auditing of everything at home, and trying to find a working Nessus web interface.
  • Continuing on my move over to static IP - specifically starting to roll out HTTPS for some internal stuff.
  • Trying to get Vyatta‘s VPN to work with a dynamically-IPed m0n0wall endpoint (in network-to-network).
  • Some cabling upgrades at home and at the ambulance corps.
  • Slowly but surely trying to make major changes and release a new version of PHP EMS Tools.
  • Get Bacula working better.
  • Load test this web server, and decide if it’s time for new hardware.
  • Some new stuff for my truck.
  • Get rid of MediaWiki as my homepage and replace it with a CMS.
  • Continue my move to SubVersion and setup ViewVC for it.
  • Rewrite my resume and start looking for jobs, as I’m finishing classes in July.
  • Try to get some sleep and keep my sanity.

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