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IPv6 Support

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!My certificate
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.

Perfect SSL in Apache

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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LinuxCon. Day III. Final.

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).Linus Continue reading LinuxCon. Day III. Final.

LinuxCon. Day I. First impressions.

LinuxCon LogoI 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 systemdContinue reading LinuxCon. Day I. First impressions.

BCM43228 Support in Kali Linux

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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