Patrick Tudor

     “‘But what I say is this: if one convinces a person logically that he essentially has nothing to cry about, he’ll stop crying. That’s clear. Or are you convinced that he won’t?’
     ‘Life would be too easy that way,’ Raskolnikov replied.”

Crime and Punishment


alternate ptudor:
You can also find me on the ARIN whois server and FCC ULS.
retired addresses:
ptudor@freelancersunion.org (2010-2011)
ptudor@websense.com (2005-2008)
ptudor@homes.com (2002-2005)
ptudor@monster.com (1999-2002)
ptudor@ind.net (1997-1999)
ptudor@iupui.edu (1996-2000)
education:
B.A., the Study of Religion at John Muir College, University of California, San Diego.
Formal instruction in German, Italian, and Arabic. Limited instruction in Korean, French, and Spanish.
ipv6:
I’ve been doing the v6 thing since it was NG in 97. I know the differences between 3ffe, 2620, and db8. I love routers and hate NAT so fly me out for lunch and let’s talk about IPv6 and dual-stacking your AS.
encryption:
This host supports TLS in SMTP for secure email from host to host; my PGP public keys (pgp8 and gnupg) are available here and at the MIT keyserver. I have CentOS 6<6.5 guides to updating RPMs for OpenSSL 1.0.1g and OpenSSH 6.6.

Secure your personal email with S/MIME please, and on your servers enable STARTTLS. Check out my guides for OpenSMTPd on OpenBSD, sendmail on CentOS, Postfix on CentOS, and more as I add them.

apple:
So, on a Mac it's really easy to create voice and video recordings
MacOS X on an iBook (stolen!) 12″ PowerBook is the Best Thing Ever.
Check out my old ipfw script for firewalling OS X. Now I just use the one in Sharing preferences.
Some software is close to perfect.
useful stuff:
My page about Zabbix, the best monitoring tool ever.
Setting up GPG keys.
Installing an iGate for APRS on CentOS.
A neat page about Good UI.
And Butterick’s Practical Typography.
RFC 2821 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
RFC 2822 Internet Message Format
Import vpopmail authentication into an htpasswd file.
What to do about DDoS attacks.
Some guy at the SDSC generates dnsbl stats.
A script for spf2cidr.
My Aeonium arboreum Schwarzkopf has cool black leaves.
See what else is in my garden.
pre-2010:
Running your own certificate authority with OpenSSL.
The Tank Girl Guide to System Administration.
Securely bypassing a firewall that logs URLs.
Redirecting DNS using tinydns and dnscache.
Converting your named.conf for an easy tinydns migration.
pictures of me:
Me on my old Sentra (Spring 1997)
(that some bastard tried to steal in 2000)
Old desk at IHETS (mid 1998)
Me with a beer in Munich (June 1995)
Me in Mission Beach (Feb 2003)
Me at the Forum in Rome (October 2003)
I’m on a boat (Spring 2013)
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, I.
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