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GitHub – TimeToogo/tunshell: Remote shell into ephemeral environments 🐚 🦀

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/25

Cool: [Wayback/Archive.is] GitHub – TimeToogo/tunshell: Remote shell into ephemeral environments 🐚 🦀

Via: [Archive.is] Jan Schaumann on Twitter: “This looks neat: on-demand remote shell into ephemeral environments, e.g. CI/CD pipeline container. Both sides fetch a client, use rendezvous server to negotiate session info, then establish connection or fall back to proxy through rendezvous. “

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Posted in Communications Development, Development, DevOps, HTTP, Infrastructure, Internet protocol suite, Power User, Software Development, TCP, WebSockets | Leave a Comment »

Random User Generator | Home

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/23

Cool tool for when you ever need random users to test a system [Wayback] Random User Generator | Home:

Random user generator is a FREE API for generating placeholder user information. Get profile photos, names, and more. It’s like Lorem Ipsum, for people.

This was used when extracting Parler data to substantiate evidence around the 20210106 USA Capitol riots.

You can even use a simple HTTP GET like [Wayback] randomuser.me/api and get a JSON result like this.

{"results":[{"gender":"female","name":{"title":"Miss","first":"Malou","last":"Mortensen"},"location":{"street":{"number":2669,"name":"Lyngbyvej"},"city":"Sundby","state":"Syddanmark","country":"Denmark","postcode":48047,"coordinates":{"latitude":"-35.1307","longitude":"113.7480"},"timezone":{"offset":"+1:00","description":"Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris"}},"email":"malou.mortensen@example.com","login":{"uuid":"981747de-66fe-40b0-87ea-adfe403fe1be","username":"purpleostrich871","password":"sweets","salt":"x86aQbIB","md5":"55497ac53530b428f98b9d36267ceeef","sha1":"358b94ffabe7d827c34da15791e5d6717c594428","sha256":"6e357e887877e29b7e6d53073f648174382c53c24f83479e25fed9c82075ed32"},"dob":{"date":"1995-06-05T04:50:35.145Z","age":26},"registered":{"date":"2018-07-21T00:59:50.523Z","age":3},"phone":"02990797","cell":"94800012","id":{"name":"CPR","value":"050695-9954"},"picture":{"large":"https://randomuser.me/api/portraits/women/27.jpg","medium":"https://randomuser.me/api/portraits/med/women/27.jpg","thumbnail":"https://randomuser.me/api/portraits/thumb/women/27.jpg"},"nat":"DK"}],"info":{"seed":"8971869bb62b73d7","results":1,"page":1,"version":"1.3"}}

Via:

–jeroen

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Posted in Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, JavaScript/ECMAScript, JSON, Python, REST, Scripting, Software Development, TCP | Leave a Comment »

The browser wars that started on iOS (forcing Safari) and Android (forcing Chrome) now are continued on Windows 11 (forcing Edge)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/05

Via:

 

Posted in Awareness, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Software Development, TCP, TLS, URI, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Solved: ‘Answering Yes to “You have an older version of PackageManagement known to cause issues with the PowerShell extension. Would you like to update PackageManagement (You will need to restart the PowerShell extension after)?” hung my Visual Studio Code.…’

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/04

From a while back: [Archive.is] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: ‘Answering Yes to “You have an older version of PackageManagement known to cause issues with the PowerShell extension. Would you like to update PackageManagement (You will need to restart the PowerShell extension after)?” hung my Visual Studio Code.… ‘

After clicking “Yes”, the the only thing visible was this notification that had an ever running “progress bar”:

Notifications - Powershell - Source: Powershell (Extension)

Notifications – Powershell – Source: Powershell (Extension)

The first part of the solution was relatively simple: restart Visual Studio code, then the original notification showed, and after clicking “Yes”, the “Panel” (you can toggle it with Ctrl+J) showed the “Terminal” output (yes, I was working on [Wayback/Archive.is] PowerShell script for sending Wake-on-LAN magic packets to given machine hardware MAC address, more about that later):

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Posted in .NET, Communications Development, Development, Encryption, HTTP, HTTPS/TLS security, Internet protocol suite, Power User, Security, Software Development, TCP, Visual Studio and tools, vscode Visual Studio Code, Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

One of the Let’s Encrypt’s Root Certificates expired today (and their corresponding intermediate yesterday); how is your infrastructure doing?

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/30

Last weekend I published 5 days before the Let’s Encrypt’s Root Certificate is expiring!

It basically was a post trying to amplify the [Wayback/Archive.isLet’s Encrypt’s Root Certificate is expiring! message by [WaybackScott Helme .

Yesterday and today, he is maintaining a Twitter thread on things that have broken.

Quite a few things have, including some versions of curl, on which a lot of infrastructure relies (the certificate for it got fixed later on 20120930), see:

Two important starting points in his thread:

  1. [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “🚨🚨🚨 5 minutes until the Let’s Encrypt R3 intermediate expires 🚨🚨🚨 29 September 2021 19:21:40 UTC”
  2. [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “🚨🚨🚨 30 minute warning 🚨🚨🚨 IdentTrust DST Root CA X3 Expires: Sep 30 14:01:15 2021 UTC… “

If you want to check from one of your own clients, try [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “I’ve created a test site to help identify issues with clients. If you can connect to https://t.co/bXHsnlRk8D then your client can handle being served the expired R3 Intermediate in the server chain!… “

[Wayback/Archive.is] https://expired-r3-test.scotthelme.co.uk/

Note that neither SSLabs, nor Cencys, nor CertCheckkerApp do show the expired certificate, only the new one:

Yes, I know the pluimers.com web server is rated B from a TLS perspective. Will be working on it, but I’m still recovering from rectum cancer treatments, and have an almost 1.5 year backlog to get through.

–jeroen

Posted in Communications Development, Development, Encryption, HTTP, https, HTTPS/TLS security, Internet protocol suite, Let's Encrypt (letsencrypt/certbot), Power User, Security, Software Development, TCP, TLS, Uncategorized, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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