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Getting iDRAC6 working outside of IE with Java 8

A quick walk through of getting iDRAC virtual console working on various platforms with details of Java 8 on Windows. Continue reading

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Wireless SSIDs tied to VLANs using a Cisco Aironet and pfSense

This guide goes over how to configure multiple wireless SSIDs tied to VLANs for separation of traffic for privacy. Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi + Arch Linux + FDE + FreeRADIUS3, A low power RADIUS server for WPA2 Enterprise.

This post explains how to get RADIUS server running on a Raspberry Pi using Arch Linux on a nearly Full Disk Encryption SD card with the intentions of using it for WPA2 Enterprise EAP-TLS connections. Continue reading

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FreeBSD + Freeradius2 + EAP-TLS + ssl-admin, a WPA2 Enterprise Guide.

This is a guide written to help implement WPA2 Enterprise over a wireless network using only the most secure EAP protocol (EAP-TLS) for authentication. This is accomplished by using FreeBSD as a RADIUS server for 802.1X utilizing only EAP-TLS for verification. This guide doesn’t go into depth on how to secure and harden the FreeBSD machine much further, just enough to get freeradius2 using self-signed X.509 certificates configured and running.

This guide will also briefly touch on the wireless Access Point {AP} setup as an Authenticator and client (aka Supplicant in 802.1X terminology) setup on Apple OS X and Android. Continue reading

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How to access files on Solaris 11.1 through Apple Filling Protocol (AFP or Apple Talk)

Purpose: This guide is a how to compile netatalk (3.x series) from source so that you may access your files stored on a Solaris 11.1 machine. Starting Point: This guide assumes you have at least a text install of Solaris … Continue reading

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Temperature monitoring with hourly reports to a CSV file.

I hacked this script together for an old good friend of mine. Recently one of his NAS drives bit the dust and among many of the paranoid questions I inquired was “Do you know the recent temperatures of the drives?” … Continue reading

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Mounting an Apple Share on Ubuntu 11.10

I ran into a few problems trying to mount my AFP share (netatalk) being hosted on my Solaris NAS from my Ubuntu 11.10 VM. These are the steps I took to get it to work. # apt-get install libreadline6 libreadline-dev … Continue reading

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