I think this is the way to really clear out all the stuff in iptables, the arcane packet filtering thing for Linux. At least… I think. My take on it, at least. For somewhat modern Linuxes at the time of this writing, IPv4 only. Basic method: loop over all the types of tables, flushing… then loop over all the builtin tables for the various types, reset the policies… then […]
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 […]
Security Policies Let us praise, slay, and bury security policies together. A security policy is perhaps the best way to deal with the security monster. It concerns itself with business and organizational issues, and is designed to assist the organization succeed in spite of human nature. I sometimes not-so-glibly say that a security policy is simply an expression of your desire. What do you want to see within your organization […]
getting tcpdump to write to pcap format
I wouldn’t think I’d be writing something like this, but….. Apple changed the default of tcpdump to writeout pcap-ng format, which wireshark doens’t understand by default. Wasn’t sure what was up, but a quick search didn’t get any hits… turns out the -y flag is the key (at least, Mavericks+.) $ sudo tcpdump -w /tmp/1 tcpdump: data link type PKTAP tcpdump: listening on pktap, link-type PKTAP (Packet Tap), capture […]
Get Device ID (moar IPMI… yawn….)
I’d had this sitting around for awhile and thought I’d take another look at it; in this I simply toss out an IPMI Get Device ID command and see what happens. This is an interesting one; the GUID is a Vendor Specific ID – the specification says that it’s “a unique number per device”, and that “a Device GUID should never change over the lifetime of the device”, which makes […]