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Loading an OpenSSH Hostkey From a Hardware Token on FreeBSD

I had a requirement for creating an sftp server that needs strong client and host authentication.  The host needs to know its an authorized client connection, and the client needs to know its really the host its connecting to. SSH … Continue reading

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Egypt is back

Nice to see my family online again!! > sh ip bgp 41.232.88.0/21 BGP routing table entry for 41.232.88.0/21 Paths: (3 available, best #1, table Default-IP-Routing-Table) Advertised to non peer-group peers: 67.43.129.241 174 3356 8452, (aggregated by 8452 163.121.170.97) 38.104.158.77 from … Continue reading

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Novatel MC547 on FreeBSD 8.2

Not really an IPV6 posting, but I am curious how fast this will appear in google. (I will file a format PR later). But for users of the Novatel MC547 3g stick from Bell Canada, a bit of changes need … Continue reading

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Missing routes

In IPv4 land, you could probably get by with a single feed and see the entire internet.  Of course you would not have any redundancy, but apart from the odd spat and peering fight, you could get to everything.  In … Continue reading

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Countdown

Well, it sounds dire, but http://www.nro.net/media/remaining-ipv4-address-below-5.html it will be a while before networks are forced to move to ipv6. Still, it will make for good headlines 🙂 I think the next phase will be various registries turning up the financial … Continue reading

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ipv6 PTR Records and Mail

Ran into a small issue with a colleague’s email getting flagged as spam.  SpamAssassin, didnt like the fact that his PC (which defaults to IPv6 if available) didnt have  PTR record.  As Windows 7 has IPv6 privacy extensions on by default there was no … Continue reading

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Not quite naked without my NAT but feeling the draft

One of the promises of IPv6 is that its supposed to do away with the evils of NAT! My Favorite book so far on IPv6 is “IPv6 in Practice” and he writes on one of the benefits of IPv6 Abolition … Continue reading

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BGP

More notes after the fact…. It was surprisingly easy actually. Started out on Torix.  Most everything locally can be had via the route servers.  One small annoying thing… Who the hell came up with show ipv6 bgp sum Whoever decided … Continue reading

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SMTP MX

OK, added smtp mx records as well. I dont really use the domain tancsa.com for email, but I am sure my dog will chew up some spam. 128bitorville@tancsa.com. I wonder how long before he gets some spam from the crawlers…. … Continue reading

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First Apache site

v6 apache… Well, it was almost as easy as restart… I added the quad A record for www.tancsa.com, and it resolved as expected…. netstat -na showed 0[vinyl4]# netstat -na | grep LISTEN | grep 80 tcp46      0   … Continue reading

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