The free certs from https://letsencrypt.org/ 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 “foo.example.com” resolves to 10.6.6.6, you need to install the cert generation program on 10.6.6.6, and have either 80 or 443 free (I […]
a bit of levity
What’s in a word, anyway?
People are afraid of wines. They’re uncertain about them, and the entire wine industry is geared towards exploiting those negative emotions and playing upon the consumer’s lack of confidence. When my wife and I started a small wine business, I was trying to figure out a way of helping people better understand wines and afford them an opportunity to explore them in a non-threatening way. So I started out […]
certificates and security
Linda and Doris rule the ‘net
Some misc ramblin’ notes/data on IPMI & SSL Certificates. So I used the SSL observatory software (oddly written, but still cool) to scan for certificates on a bit over 300K systems suspected of running IPMI (which in turn were had from HD Moore of Rapid 7 – thanks HD!) and who were on the net. In case anyone else was interested in using the SSL Observatory stuff, it’s pretty simple once […]