Moving On PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Today is an important day for my OSS portal AIXTOOLS because I am goig to start packaging some packages based on AIX 6.1 TL7 (SP6) - rather than "always" at level AIX 5.3 TL7.

The packages that will start everything off will be security related packages (such as sudo - so I can add RBAC features (pst: a test version of sudo-rbac here ),  python (to add, among other things libuuid support), and other networkbased tools.

As of this moment - nothing is switched yet - but most new things will be built on my new development partition - x066 - running, again AIX 6.1 TL7.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 April 2018 )
Security is HOT! Get Serious!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Security is HOT!

Yes, that is something "we" have been saying for years. Finally, it seems that high-level business management is noticing that not securing systems and applications really does cost profit. OMG! - Securing systems is not just a bunch of Hype!

What has been going on?

My quick crystal ball (that sees perfectly into the past Foot in mouth) tells me - while the rest of us were sleeping and having pleasant dreams - the "hacking as a business" group has done some serious study on application and platform weaknesses. And, "today" we wake from our dreams to find ourselves living a nightmare. We dreamed we were safe. Maybe better is the lesson of the fable: "The King's New Clothes"and we are at the point where the King (our business management) realizes the royal house is walking around - well, you know! Wink

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 February 2018 )
Another Nail in the Coffin - SSL/TSL woes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Something we all use, but don't really know - TLS security

IMHO - a lot of SSL discussions are almost understood. I feel I know enough to know when I need to worry versus when I do not need to worry. But, my SSL coffin is still how the major browsers are really the ones who dictate what, when, how re: what elements of SSL is permitted.

Dependencies and embedded dependencies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Ouch! and Bother!

The last two weeks I have been making time for a patch (cpython sees it as a new feature) for python. And maybe a few other things - such as the latest httpd and associated apr and apr-util.

I was having some surprising issues with libxml2 and libexpat - they just seemed to be off. I have not figured out where the libxml2 issues come from - but libexpat was a collision from 'old-style' apr-util (version 1.5.4) that has libexpat embedded, and the needs for python and libexpat - that needs to be coming 'from the system'.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 December 2017 )
SAP HANA on Power MultiTier Replication and Cluster Scenarios PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozan Uzun   



HANA runs great IBM Power Systems. There are more than 1000 customers are enjoying performance, ras features and flexibility  of HANA on Power!


Even in my country, I am doing multiple installations each quarter.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 November 2017 )
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