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Secure rsnapshot backups over the WAN via SSH

Since I moved all of my WAN-facing stuff (mail, web, this blog, svn etc.) to a virtual server with Linode, and just have a desktop at home, it’s no longer practical to use Bacula for backups. Linode manages daily and weekly backups through their backup service, but they ...

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php-suhosin syslog issues

I just installed php-suhosin 0.9.29 from EPEL on a CentOS 5.6 box. I’m running a whole bunch of name-based vhosts in Apache, and have a bunch of web apps, so I opted to run suhosin in simulation mode (don’t actually block anything, but log ...

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Vyatta VC5 - Snort alerts to syslog

I’m running a Vyatta vyatta router at home - in my opinion it’s pretty near “enterprise grade”, and I’m running the Community/Core (read: no-cost and almost all Free) on commodity hardware with great performance. Granted, I’m still on the older version (5 as opposed to the ...

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Managing Ubiquiti Networks MAC ACLs from a script

I have a small web-based tool for allowing members of an organization to register their wireless MAC addresses, and then automatically adding them to the MAC ACL on Ubiquiti AirOSv2 APs. It’s a pretty quick hack, along with a simple and ugly web-based tool, but it gets the job ...

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How To Wipe a Bunch of Machines Quickly

Updated 2009-03-05, see bottom.

At work the other week, we decommissioned 24 old desktops - Dell GX280’s that were used in the student labs as print release stations. They didn’t have anything sensitive on them, just Windows XP, but with licensing and all we have to wipe Windows off ...

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