1,084 reputation
1612
bio website zv.github.com
location United States
age 22
visits member for 4 years, 6 months
seen Jul 24 at 23:04

I taught myself programming on a recycled Compaq 9071GL running Mandrake at the tender age of 12 and have been debating compilers ever since.


Jul
29
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
I'm interested how revealing a true experience with a provider is any different than providing a review of a business, offline OR online. You probably shouldn't reveal his name, but I think you are absolutely in the clear to post his companies name and would be a little irresponsible not to - he is dangerously deceiving people that could have serious consequences, I'd hope that you would reveal the identity of a serial killer regardless of legal consequences, I don't know why the ethical principle would be different regarding incompetence and potentially millions of dollars of loss.
Jul
24
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
Would you be able to post the security firm's name? I think this transcends issues of ethicality on posting firms/individual names on the big scary 'Internet' - This is a direct and immediate danger to any firm whom he 'audits', can you supply this information in the interest of protecting the innocent?
Oct
1
comment Decrypt Cisco VPN Group password
If you're asking how to decrypt 512-AES, SHA-1 Hashing w/ ESP you are very mistaken on how VPNs (Or encryption) work.
Sep
26
comment Problem routing between directly connected Subnets w/ ASA-5510
I thought the same thing, but not just the router is affected, all hosts in 10.19.4.1 can communicate with the outside world just fine, just not anything in the subnet of one of the other ASA interfaces. I'm not just using a different IP address instead, but it still confuses the hell out of me.
Sep
23
comment When analyzing packets with Wireshark, is there a way to know which program is sending which packet?
netstat -abn does the trick
Sep
22
comment Opening RDP Files with browser
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME
Sep
22
comment What to do when ping to OSPF multicast address doesn't work?
Could you post your configurations related to PIM, etc? Its more likely its a multicast related issue rather than a routing issue if you have another router thats working?
Sep
18
comment Certain SQL queries performing very poorly in ESXI hosted environment
What are the results of going into unsupported mode and typing smartctl --all /dev/sda smartctl --all /dev/sdb?
Sep
16
comment How to choose the number of nfsd threads
Hadoop is an interesting suggestion, but the theoretical complexity behind it and the initial setup costs (Labor) are enormous compared to moving to something like NFSv4, which, in my humble mind works PrettyWell(tm).
Sep
16
comment Mass Active Directory changes and monitoring
Does it require that we run Novell?
Sep
16
comment What are my options to host virtual machines on a Linux (Debian) server?
This seems redundant but... Have you considered VMware Workstation for Linux?
Sep
16
comment WebLogic 8.1 and 4096-bit SSL?
One has to ask, 4096? Even combining all the known computing power in the world it would be the Heat-death of the universe before you got through 0.0001 of the available prime-number factorizations.
Sep
16
comment Mass Active Directory changes and monitoring
I voted you up for a good answer, regardless of if it solves my problem.
Sep
16
comment Mass Active Directory changes and monitoring
Normally, I'd be right behind you on the scripting bandwagon, but unfortunately, in an environment like this, people REALLY want to have a web solution or a enterprise 'active directory monitor'. I don't have enough experience to say if something like Microsoft's System Center Operations Manageer would work, but its unfortunate that seeing or hearing the word 'command-line' runs shivers down the less technically inclined's (Read 'business types') back.
Jun
23
comment MITM attacks - how likely are they?
More like show ip route.
Jun
23
comment MITM attacks - how likely are they?
Certainly some do, And with a reasonable average of 15 hops between any two given points on the internet, Its almost guaranteed at some point.
Jun
22
comment MITM attacks - how likely are they?
Yes, Working with Cisco all day you see it resolve other routers DNS names to IPs.
Jun
22
comment MITM attacks - how likely are they?
Ok, Say you, Sitting in my netblock at 209.85.1.1 for example sends a message to Google.com. You, wanting to find the hops between you and Google.com do a tracert - You would see that 9 hops in you are at ae-2-2.ebr2.Dallas1.Level3.net. Now, at that point (I'm assuming compromise of several DNS servers at this point on behalf of the attacker). When that router sees that it needs to send information out Interface X to iy-in-f99.1e100.net in order to be appropriately routed, How does it find the IP address? You guessed it.
Jun
21
comment MITM attacks - how likely are they?
@Craig, You cannot nessasarily avoid this risk by using IPs alone. Consider the fact that when you send a frame over the network, OTHER networks must route it, Many Cisco routers refer to hosts outside their local network by their FQDN (I.E router33.example.com), A sufficiently advanced attacker could compromise the DNS of that host and compromise you yourself.
Jun
21
comment MITM attacks - how likely are they?
@Craig, I think suffice to say, the threat is real, but with a relatively peaceful global political climate (I say relatively in relationship to say, World War 2), Its unlikely that any actors will take advantage of this scenario.