As it is common for IT conferences, FOSDEM has had Wi-Fi available for all. Only IPv6 though. No IPv4. It put me to shame, because I realised that I could not check my email and reach my blog in these circumstances. This gave me enough motivation to go through IPv6 certification program from Hurricane Electric. They provide almost no theoretical information to go through, only practical tasks. You need to figure out by yourself how to complete them. Challenging? Not really, but I’ve learned a lot about IPv6 while googling and researching about each task. I can recommend it for everyone interested in the subject!
By the way, because these were very practical tasks, at the end I got a completely working IPv6 setup on my server. I can be sure that I’ll be able to check my mail now in IPv6-only environment.
In never-ending pursuit for knowledge, I spent this weekend at FOSDEM conference. The event was big… no, big isn’t the right word. It was HUGE! And totally free(as in beer)!
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Thanks to Edward Snowden we have learned a lot about threats from various(although mostly US) governments. We started to think more about secure technologies and cryptography. I was advertising high security standards even before the Snowden’s leaks. Some of my friends thought that I was being paranoid. Now everyone knows better than to trust RSA or any of their products. Everyone is aware of malware designed by intelligence agencies. Universal snooping isn’t an Orwell’s fantasy anymore, it’s reality.
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The third(and the last) day for me can be summarised pretty easily by “I saw Linus!”. 🙂 Indeed, I saw Linus, although I almost missed his keynote. I got kinda late(10 minutes before the start) to the room where the talk was supposed to take place and the organisers weren’t letting anyone in despite lots of chairs being free inside. I believe that it had something to do with german buerocracy and they were following some strange process. But before riots started, some woman from US came in and put pressure on local organizers to let us in. To our joy they gave up and let us in, right before the Linus’ talk(Note to self: come earlier next time). Continue reading LinuxCon. Day III. Final.
The second day at the conference was definitely better. Presentations got more interesting, crowds bigger, food – tastier. People also weren’t constantly late for lectures – I believe that this has something to do with everybody getting used to weird numbering in this conference centre. Continue reading LinuxCon. Day II. Better.
I always wanted to visit LinuxCon, but for various reasons couldn’t. This year I am attending this event and hopefully I’ll be able to meet Linus Torvalds and Lennard Poettering. The former just because he is, well, Linus Torvalds and the latter – because I want to say to him personally everything I am thinking about systemd. Continue reading LinuxCon. Day I. First impressions.
SELinux is complicated. No one will argue with this statement. That’s why I’ve assembled this list of useful commands to have a system up and running with SELinux enabled. Of course, you can take coward’s route and disable it completely, but professional paranoia should normally prevail. Continue reading SELinux cheat sheet
I have a terrible experience with wireless interfaces in Kali Linux. Either I’m unlucky in this regard or Kali team just doesn’t want to include as many wireless drivers as other distros do, but when I try to get WiFi running on Kali – it always ends up in few hours of work. This time I struggled with a Broadcom BCM43228 card. Apparently there is no support for this model in an open Broadcom driver and you need to install the proprietary one.
Installation isn’t simple one either, so I documented all the steps in case I’ll need to repeat them some time. Hopefully it’ll also prove useful for someone else.
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In case you are using Debian in virtual machines on VMware ESXi, you can get annoyed by
mpt-statusd: detected non-optimal RAID status log message spam. This can easily be fixed with:
apt-get remove mpt-status
After a night of sleep, I remembered few more things about FrOSCon I wanted to share.
Continue reading FrOSCon – Additional Thoughts