I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

August, 2012

August 31, 2012  5:50 PM

Skype and Free Software Purists

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

LinuxBSDos.com recently posted an article talking about Skype and it's usage for law enforcement.  While the article as a whole is interesting to read and adds a non-biased approach to...

August 31, 2012  5:14 PM

Python: Requests and fetching parts of data

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Another Python tip for you.  In using the "Requests' module, it allows you to iterate through content n bytes at a time.  This is quite useful when you're dealing with large amounts of data per request (such as downloading 2GB files), as if you just call request.content it will store all...

August 30, 2012  1:43 PM

Python: Verify SSLv2 Is Not Supported

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

There are two versions of SSL that Python can use, v2 and v3, and it just depends on what OpenSSL supports when Python is built.  The latest builds of OpenSSL remove support for SSLv2 unless you explicitly tell it to keep such a thing, but with the security risks involved in SSLv2 it's usually...

August 29, 2012  10:45 AM

SSL Verification in Python

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Python is an ever increasing popular language that is gaining a lot of ground in server management and such.  I've even really started using it in writing tools and scripts due to it's shear power you have with it compared to Bash, Perl and PHP.  However, one issue I've had with Python, at least...

August 8, 2012  7:25 PM

[PHP] Blesta: Support for pay-as-you-go billing

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

For the past almost 2 months now I've been working almost from sunrise to sunset, every day, trying to get a new service for my business up and running.  With about 95% of the entire project finished, I set out on trying to get billing to work on a non-consistent basis. When it comes to...

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