trivial command line…..

 ipmi, tech  Comments Off on trivial command line…..
Sep 112016

Was just noticing the shell option in ipmitool.. wondered if you could echo a set of commands to it via stdin, and sure enough… the final bit is sending it a ctrl^D via \003 and echo -e. This sends a chassis power status as well as a sol, channel, and mc info to BMC – $ echo -e "chassis power status\nsol info\nchannel info 0\nmc info\n\004" | ipmitool -I lanplus […]

Security is….

 dinosaurs, friend, people, security  Comments Off on Security is….
Jul 032016
Security is....

I once had lunch with Paul Karger at IBM Watson labs while visiting my pal Wietse many years ago. I’d known he’d been around a long time… so I asked him what he thought security was, something that still confounds me. I find myself returning back to his answer: “security is when the money you put in the bank stays in the bank” He was a really neat guy, […]

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Feb 052016

The free certs from do indeed work as described. I wanted to check them out for some public facing services I wanted to run. To get the certificate you run a program on a host that DNS resolves to the cert you want to get – so if “” resolves to, you need to install the cert generation program on, and have either 80 or 443 free (I […]

stupid docker tricks #239192

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Feb 022016
stupid docker tricks #239192

1) Limit max processes on container; unfortunately docker seems intent on me not doing docker stupid tricks, so this is actually a bit of a pain on some systems… but if you figure out/etc/security/limits.conf, or can use prlimit (or write your own; use RLIMIT_NPROC instead of RLIMIT_NOFILE), you can do “prlimit –pid 666 –nproc=3:3” to limit the processes on the system to a very small number. Say… only what you’re running inside […]

a bit of levity

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Oct 112015
a bit of levity

Everyone.. and esp. me… needs humor from time to time…. from various sources, I present my kind of humor.

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