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Archive for October 18th, 2018

Some links on encrypting configuration files or sections

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/18

All encryption comes down to a combination of key management and tooling.

With more and more communication projects going on, encryption of the secrets (passwords, API keys, etc) in configuration files, especially the ones that might end up in (sometimes public) repositories will need my attention some day.

My gut feeling is that an asymmetric solution might work best for these kinds of problems.

Here are some links:


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Some Indy SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy links

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/18

Some links on Indy SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy especially for the [WayBackSSL_CTX_set_ecdh_auto method that was introduced in OpenSSL 1.0.2.

Indy now has it built in: [WayBack] Patches from Jeroen Wiert Pluimers: · graemeg/indy@659f629 · GitHub (this is on a regular git mirror of the official Indy svn repository).



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Archiving Delphi documentation

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/18

[WayBackHow can I search for Delphi documentation? – Stack Overflow explains how I’ve been searching Delphi documentation for almost a decade.

I love how Google Search filters can be used, and even mentioning “docwiki” or “docwiki delphi” usually narrows your search down to the official documentation.

However, since a while, [] disallows older indexing by search indexes or archiving in the WayBack machine.

So with older Delphi versions, I tend to archive using instead:

For the most recent Delphi version, I archive both the non-versioned link and the versioned link. Depending on the unit naming, these URLs can be used:


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