Mikrotik RB750GL

This blog isn’t about reviewing products, unless they happen to become part of my life at work or home. In the case of Mikrotik’s RB750GL it was more about exploring possibilities. More below the fold.

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Posted in Hardware, Security, Systems Analysis

Building reaver on Fedora 21

A package called reaver-wps can be used to exploit a design flaw in WPS that allows someone to crack an otherwise industrial strength WPA2 wifi network in as little as minutes, but usually no longer than a few hours. Currently there is no rpm for Fedora, but it is easy to compile and install.

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Posted in System Administration

Use my OpenDJ keystore for an Apache web site

Put more precisely: how do I export the TLS key and cert from my OpenDJ directory to x509 format so it can be used by an Apache server with the same host name.

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Posted in System Administration

skype audio fixed

Fedora 21 got some major updates in the last couple of weeks in April, including a new kernel and to the base qt UI framework. Around April 28 I noticed that the (internal) microphone on my Chromebook C720 was once again being detected by Skype. While it’s possible that the qt updates were responsible, I suspect that instead a hardware driver problem was resolved by the update to kernel 3.19.5-200. In any event, it now works.

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