1. Favorite Discoveries of 2017

    Thu 28 December 2017 By Andrew McConachie

    This post will list some of my favorite discoveries of 2017, mostly writing. It's partly to share and partly to to remind myself years from now what I was into in 2017. This does not necessarily mean the media was created this year, or their author became famous this year …

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  2. Adventures in DANE

    Fri 28 August 2015 By Andrew McConachie

    This post will reflect on the relatively new DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities(DANE) protocol from the Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF). We will first explain how DANE works, talk about what DANE can and cannot do, then briefly discuss the future of Internet encryption standards in general before wrapping …

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  3. Metafarce Update -> systemd, man pages, and TLS

    Tue 04 August 2015 By Andrew McConachie

    I've recently had time to update the guts of metafarce.com. This post is about the updates to those guts, including what I tried that didn't work out so well. The first section is full of personal opinion about the state of free UNIX OS's.1 The second section concerns …

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  4. DANE Related bug in OS X Yosemite

    Tue 28 July 2015 By Andrew McConachie

    This post is meant to document a software bug I believe I've found in Apple's Mac OS X. In short, OS X 10.10.3 fails to flush DNS TLSA records when flushing other DNS records. TLSA records can only time out based on their TTL, they will otherwise never …

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