Tag: Domain Name System

Aug 15

How to: Configure Dynamic DNS Service on the Unifi Security Gateway via config.gateway.json

How to: Configure Dynamic DNS Service on the Unifi Security Gateway via config.gateway.json Thankfully the latest versions of Ubiquiti’s Unifi Controller allow the user to configure dynamic DNS services via the Web UI. However, there are cases when you rather keep the configuration on the config.gateway.json file. In my case the main motivation to use …

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Jul 10

Resolved: DNS Lookup Order with VPN on OSX

Resolved: DNS Lookup Order with VPN on OSX Question: Why can’t I access intranet resources over my VPN connection? After performing an update on my Mac I wasn’t able to access intranet resources over my VPN connection. Further troubleshooting revealed that via IP address I could access servers but the DNS resolution wasn’t working. Answer: …

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Mar 16

How to: Configure a Dynamic DNS Client (DDClient) with NameCheap?

How to: Configure a Dynamic DNS Client (DDClient) with NameCheap? Recently I came across a new set of DNS service providers that offer Dynamic DNS services (for free!) One that I ended up really liking was NameCheap. They have a nice user interface, and what’s best is that you can use your own domain name …

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Nov 21

What is: http://OCSP.msocsp.com?

What is: http://ocsp.msocsp.com? MS-OCSP stands for “Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Extensions” from Microsoft. Although this might seem a bit daunting the plain english version of that isn’t: “Microsoft publishes Open Specifications documentation for protocols, file formats, languages, standards as well as overviews of the interaction among each of these technologies.” This is a protocol …

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Mar 13

Resolved: Zemanta Editorial Assistant issues with https/SSL

Resolved: Zemanta Editorial Assistant issues with https/SSL One of the main reasons why I had left my admin panel open to server non-ssl requests was that Zemanta Editorial Assistant would not work properly behind HTTPS. I did some looking around and found that the same scripts were being sent over to the browser so I …

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Dec 21

Changes with NginX 1.4.4

Changes with NginX 1.4.4 Below are the list of changes from the initial release of NginX to stable version 1.4.4. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.4.4 19 Nov 2013 *) Security: a character following an unescaped space in a request line was handled incorrectly (CVE-2013-4547); the …

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Dec 21

Changes with NginX 1.5.6

Changes with NginX 1.5.6 Below are the list of changes from the initial release of NginX to mainline version 1.5.6. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES Changes with nginx 1.5.6 01 Oct 2013 *) Feature: the “fastcgi_buffering” directive. *) Feature: the “proxy_ssl_protocols” and “proxy_ssl_ciphers” directives. Thanks to Piotr Sikora. *) Feature: …

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Dec 14

Recommendations when Deploying Ubuntu VMs in Windows Azure

Recommendations when Deploying Ubuntu VMs in Windows Azure Below are a few recommendations to keep in mind when deploying Ubuntu VMs in Windows Azure. From networking to deploying applications and collecting metrics. With no further due here they are: Networking When using your own DNS servers make sure Azure’s DHCP doesn’t interfere: How to: Enable …

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Dec 14

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure Another issue I encountered while using a Linux VM inside Windows Azure is that the logging in process was extremely slow and then you tried to run a command with elevated rights, it was slow too. …

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