WHY IS OUR WEBAPP SO SLOW? SSL Client certs and JBoss 4.2.3

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Today we had a problem after enabling client certificate authentication in JBoss 4.2.3. At first, I googled the problem and found that a potential JBoss speedup was to specify a different SSLRandomSeed option to point to /dev/urandom instead of the default “builtin”. Basically since the SSL parts were using /dev/random, which depended on entropy to […]

I’m done with cars, they are just too complicated. (satire of ZDNet’s “Done with Linux, going back to Windows”)

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Thanks to Michael Hall, who wrote a very funny article titled “If Linux was a car (Hater’s edition)” as a follow up to the almost comical ZDNet article by David Gewirtz titled “Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows“. In the comments I’ve noticed the author doesn’t […]

Automation Alley Event – Matt Moldvan, Global Manufacturing Cloud Security Lead

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Ok, so that’s not my “real” title. But recently I was asked to present in place of my company’s President, and this was the title bestowed to me by a marketing individual. In the press release, my title was listed as “Global Manufacturing Cloud Security Lead”. After I regained my composure from laughing hysterically at […]

Stephen Hawking demonstrates ManageEngine’s Password Manager Pro

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Ok, so it’s not really Stephen Hawking. But it definitely sounds like him. ManageEngine (http://www.manageengine.com), a developer of network management and other software, seems shy about the English speaking ability of their employees. Instead of hiring a voice actor or just asking a decent speaker narrate a demonstration video, ManageEngine decided to use a text-to-speech […]