Wednesday Nov 17, 2010

Intel AES-NI Optimization on Solaris

I show how use of Intel's new AES-NI instructions speed up cryptography on the Solaris OS.[Read More]

Sunday Oct 24, 2010

Toorcon 12

Summary of some sessions from the Toorcon 12 Computer Security Conference held in San Diego, California, October 23-24, 2010.[Read More]

Sunday Oct 25, 2009

Toorcon 11

Toorcon 11 is the 2009 annual computer security conference held in San Diego, California. It covers computer security topics as varied as encryption, file format problems, network intrusion, malware, and hacking software and hardware.[Read More]

Thursday Jun 04, 2009

Optimizing Crypto for Intel Nehalem

Steps used to optimize OpenSolaris RSA and RC4 cryptographic performance for Intel Nehalem processors.[Read More]

Thursday May 21, 2009

Where's the Crypto Libraries?

A graph showing OpenSolaris library dependencies for cryptographic software is generated automatically with loader option LD_DEBUG=files, a shell script ld_dot, and GraphViz or a website.[Read More]

Tuesday Jan 06, 2009

Upgrading Sendmail to Postfix on Solaris

Steps for upgrading Sendmail email server to Postfix on Solaris and OpenSolaris.[Read More]

Friday Dec 12, 2008

Optimizing OpenSolaris With Open Source

Optimization of OpenSolaris hash and cryptographic algorithms using open source from OpenSSL and elsewhere. Optimized ARCFOUR (RC4), MD5, SHA1, SHA2 (SHA256, SHA384, SHA512), and AES on AMD64 and Intel EM64T hardware with 64-bit OpenSolaris.[Read More]

Monday Dec 01, 2008

Solaris IPv6 Packages

Here's some IPv6-capable packages provided for Solaris, which is certified as IPv6-ready. These packages extend IPv6-functionality for a few of the more-obscure applications I tend to use. That is: Lynx for text-only web browsing, NcFTP for file transfer, NTP for time synchronization, and TIN, a text-only NNTP news reader. I built these packages for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris, for SPARC and X86.[Read More]

Friday Nov 14, 2008

Solaris IPv6 tunnel setup

How to configure and setup a IPv6 tunnel on Solaris and OpenSolaris to connect to the IPv6 network. As IPv4 addresses run out, and non-computer Internet devices become more widespread, IPv6 will become more and more important. [Read More]

Friday Oct 31, 2008

Optimizing Byte Swapping for Fun and Profit

Optimization of OpenSolaris byte-swapping functions, mainly for 64-bit integers on x86 systems.[Read More]

Sunday Sep 28, 2008

ToorCon 10 Computer Security Conference

Toorcon 10 Computer Security Convention in San Diego, California. Summary of selected sessions on DNS, SSH, risk, neighborhood networks, SQL injection, XSS, crypt, location tracking, and other computer security topics.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 10, 2008

Acrobat Reader 8 for Solaris x86

How to run Acrobat Reader 8 on Solaris x86[Read More]

Saturday Jan 19, 2008

The Race for the Presidency: 2008

Review of the major US Presidential candidates for the 2008 campaign with emphasis on the personalities of the candidates by Evan Thomas of Newsweek magazine at UCSD. Also covered is problems with current campaigns and the need for bipartisanship, and questions from the audience.[Read More]

Tuesday Jan 01, 2008

Upgrading a Linux Server to OpenSolaris

Upgrading a Linux (OpenSUSE) Server to OpenSolaris[Read More]

Friday Nov 30, 2007

Simple Live Upgrade Example For Fun and Profit

Simple example of using Live Upgrade (LU) to clone a root filesystem to create a second Solaris boot slice (Boot Environment or BE).[Read More]
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