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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Handling mailto links on another computer

At work, I use synergy to control two computers with the same mouse and keyboard. My main desktop (skynet) has two monitors - generally one for Firefox and one for my terminals - and my secondary machine (mithrandir), a third monitor on my desk, handles email and IM. The only real problem …

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DHCP Debugging and Handy TCPdump filters

Recently at $WORK we’ve been having some strange issues with a particular Xen VM not getting DHCP. Traditional (tail -f dhcpd.log) debugging hasn’t turned up much, other than the server is getting the DISCOVER but not sending out an OFFER. I’ve turned to packet captures to …

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Syslog from KickStart / Anaconda

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Yesterday I was installing a new machine at $WORK, and we’d been having some spotty problems with Anaconda not being able to find RPMs in a specific repository. As a result, I was standing in the machine room at a cart-mounted console, watching the output of the installation. Just …

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