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TLS 1.3 for Apache on Ubuntu

How to enable TLS 1.3 in Apache by Ayesh Karunaratne (Ayesh Karunaratne) This guide is for Ubuntu 14.04 (), 14.04 (Trusty), 16.04 (Xenial), 18.04 (Bionic) and 18.10 (Cosmic). You will upgrade to Apache 2.4.37 and OpenSSL 1.1.1. If you are seeing this post weeks or months later, these version numbers wouldn't be the same. While researching TLS cipher-suites for a client, I went down a rabbit hole but found something I will try as soon as I get home tonight.…

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File extensions matter.

All kinds of fun and amazing things can be done through the use of mod_rewrite on Apache. One such thing is the stripping (or ignoring) of file extensions in URLs. In other words, making domain.com/file.html accessible via domain.com/file. The reason to do this is strictly for aesthetics or readability. Still, there’s definitely value in human readable (and sharable) URLs, right? Er .. no. How do I refer to the link on your web site if I don’t know if domain.com/file…

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Open Source Softare has to be better

The thing about open source by Bijan Sabet (bijansabet.com) I think we need to aim even higher with open source movement. It’s not just about an open source version of Photoshop or Windows or MS Office. It has to be bigger and more ambitious than free and open. It has to be better. I’m a proponent and critic of man Open Source Projects. Some projects like PHP, Perl, Apache, Linux, MySQL, are very successful and provide very capable solutions to…

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Nessus review by PC Magazine

Nessus review by PC Magazine: "Based on a client/server architecture, Nessus lets users run the administrative console, which executes vulnerability scans and holds databases on a machine other than the ser". I personally think PC Magazine was dismissive of Nessus. These magazines tend to be biased against the non-Windows platforms. I have not done so myself but one can write one's own security scans via the Nessus plug-in language (NASL) and there is at least on Perl module available to…

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