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A. Wilcox (The Wilfox)
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Configuring a more secure password hash for OpenLDAP
While working on the Galapagos infrastructure, we ran in to an interesting issue: using passwd(1) as an LDAP user would cause it to add another password instead of modifying it. Setting it to only allow one userPassword at most caused passwd(1) to then fai...

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Configuring Apache 2.4 to serve GitLab over TLS / HTTPS
As part of my work assisting in the set up of the infrastructure for Galapagos Linux , I volunteered to install and configure GitLab. My colleagues had attempted to use the Debian Omnibus package, but that failed in spectacular ways, including references t...

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Ah, wonderful health hazards
I can't tell what has been overall worse for my health in the past few weeks. The bathroom connected to my home office directly sits over the complex's "laundromat station". This did not used to bother me. In fact, I was quite okay with this, because it ...

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Configuring OpenLDAP to authenticate using X.509 client certificates
This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide by any means, but information on the Web for configuring OpenLDAP to authenticate using X.509 client certificates is lacking. And in some cases, over a decade old! It took me hours to find the documentation I ...

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Let's Encrypt and why I still pay for TLS certificates
I am asked with alarming regularity why I am not using Let's Encrypt for my personal Web sites, and for Adélie 's site, and for my mother's art gallery site, and so on. "Why do you pay money for something you could have for free? And then you aren't givin...

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