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Batch Resize Photos in Linux

Oops! I forgot to tell my mom to resize her photos before uploading them to We had colossal 7MB+ images floating around on the web server, and SSD space doesn’t come cheap. No problem, I just installed ImageMagick, backed

Posted in Linux

Use Windows Authentication to Connect to SQL Server in OpenSuSE 12.3 x64

One of the things I love most about SuSE is how well it integrates with Active Directory. Joining a domain is easy when using yast. First I ensured that the Linux server’s DNS server is pointed to my DC, then

Posted in Active Directory, Linux, Security, SQL Server

OpenWRT & PPTPD: A Love Story

Firesheep got me thinkin’ that I should probably do a little more to beef up the security of my Internet connection on public networks. PPTP has always been a favorite of mine, because it hides traffic well enough to deter

Posted in Linux, Networking, Security

Setup WebDAV in Apache2 on SuSE Linux to Support Windows (XP/Vista/7) Clients

Earlier today, a colleague told me that she doesn’t like using my servers because I don’t have FTP setup thus, she couldn’t map my server as a drive. Well, I showed her. I stand firmly against using FTP as any

Posted in Apache, Linux, Security, Windows

OpenWRT: iptables-based Firewall Rules for PPTP and IPsec

Just a handy little reference for myself. #Internal PPTP Server vpnserver="" iptables -N pptp iptables -A pptp -p tcp --destination-port 1723 --dst $vpnserver -j ACCEPT iptables -A pptp -p gre --dst $vpnserver -j ACCEPT iptables -I FORWARD -j pptp iptables

Posted in Linux, Networking, Security

Securing Apache using mod_ssl, OpenSSL and Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA)

Recently, I used my Windows-based domain’s Enterprise Root Certification Authority to secure my subversion repository that is hosted on an Apache-based server. The process was rather straight-forward and relatively fast — especially because I skipped over all of the file

Posted in Active Directory, Apache, Linux, Networking, Security

Securing Subversion with Windows 2008 Kerberos-Based SSO and Linux-Based Apache

Some things just belong on Linux. Like Subversion and Apache, for instance. I’ve seen the ghetto workarounds for Windows-based Apache installs and no thanks — I’d much rather waste my time on ghetto SharePoint workarounds. But I sure do like

Posted in Active Directory, Apache, Linux, Networking, Security

Apache: Pre-compiled mod_auth_pam for SLES 11

This was ridiculous. Since apache-devel isn’t available in SLES (and I do understand why, but give me the option at least!), I had to sync up one of my SLES machines to an OpenSuSE repository and get all of my

Posted in Active Directory, Apache, Linux, Security