Tag Archives: encryption

Cipher Suite Names

Probably because everything needs to be complicated in cryptography, OpenSSL (and compatible APIs and products) have two sets of Cipher Suite names : Long-Name Format and Short-Name Format. Another way to look at it is that long form names are … Continue reading

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IPSEC Remote Access Testing using Avalanche and Fortigate – The Sequel

A few years ago I wrote an article on how to test IPSEC on a Fortigate using Avalanche. But the article is largely outdated and only covers Preshared Key Authentication. It so happens that I recently needed to configure a … Continue reading

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restic is probably the best backup solution for nerds

Backup (and Backup┬áManagement) is a Big Deal and should not be taken lightly. There are many paid-for solution of various qualities. There are also various backup strategies. I won’t cover those but I’ll just say that you should have both … Continue reading

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