Paul's blog - Archives

Wed 03 April 2024
AWS microsecond accurate time: a first look
Fri 22 March 2024
What’s the time, Mister Cloud? An introduction to and experimental comparison of time synchronisation in AWS and Azure, part 1
Fri 22 March 2024
What’s the time, Mister Cloud? An introduction to and experimental comparison of time synchronisation in AWS and Azure, part 2
Fri 22 March 2024
What’s the time, Mister Cloud? An introduction to and experimental comparison of time synchronisation in AWS and Azure, part 3
Tue 26 December 2023
An update on NTPmon
Tue 11 April 2023
The Little Network That Could: Which IPv6 Address?
Sat 01 April 2023
Questioning platform engineering
Fri 31 March 2023
A bad runner's journey into bad running, part 4 - a runner's recipe
Tue 28 March 2023
A Tale of Two /tmp Bugs
Tue 21 February 2023
New site
Mon 13 February 2023
Network troubleshooting fun
Sun 29 January 2023
Tech nibble: Linux bridge VLAN filtering
Sat 31 December 2022
Tech nibble: KVM host networking topologies
Sat 31 December 2022
Tech nibble: core values of The Little Network That Could
Thu 22 December 2022
Pain points: MLD snooping on Linux bridges
Thu 22 December 2022
Pain points. Or, IPv6-only: the ugly bits
Fri 16 December 2022
Tech nibble: Updated super-smash-brogp
Mon 25 April 2022
The Little Network That Could: TLNTC's adventures in IPv6-land
Tue 14 September 2021
When I got hackernewsed
Sun 09 August 2020
The Little Network That Could
Mon 03 August 2020
A bad runner's journey into bad running, part 3 - pushing for the 10K
Mon 29 June 2020
VyOS Certified Network Engineer
Tue 09 April 2019
Pros & cons of chronyd & ntpd
Mon 13 November 2017
Making NTP best practices easy with Juju charms
Tue 12 September 2017
The Past, Present, and Future of NTP Operations
Sat 26 August 2017
Filtering tshark and tcpdump with packet size as a capture filter
Sat 26 August 2017
SecTalks Brisbane talk
Mon 24 April 2017
Don't believe the non-programming hype
Tue 07 March 2017
telegraf support for NTPmon
Mon 30 January 2017
NTP talks
Tue 27 December 2016
The School for Sysadmins Who Can’t Timesync Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, part 5 - myths, misconceptions, and best practices
Sat 29 October 2016
The School for Sysadmins Who Can’t Timesync Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, part 4 - monitoring & troubleshooting
Thu 13 October 2016
The School for Sysadmins Who Can't Timesync Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, part 3 - NTP installation and configuration
Tue 11 October 2016
The School for Sysadmins Who Can't Timesync Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, part 2 - how NTP works
Wed 28 September 2016
The School for Sysadmins Who Can't Timesync Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, part 1 - the problem with NTP
Tue 27 September 2016
A bad runner's journey into bad running, part 2 - how I run
Sat 03 September 2016
A bad runner's journey into bad running, part 1
Sat 21 May 2016
New site
Mon 16 May 2016
Anyone but the majors
Thu 20 August 2015
An update to "What's in my Podcast Roll?"
Tue 04 August 2015
ntpq: write to ::1 failed: Operation not permitted
Mon 25 August 2014
Generic IT career/job seeking advice to the young starter
Mon 21 April 2014
Default permit still winning the security battle
Fri 30 August 2013
The tragedy of Vyatta Core's demise
Fri 17 May 2013
Setting up Zimbra for strong ciphers only
Wed 27 March 2013
Email message size limits
Mon 18 February 2013
Three days with Junos
Mon 03 December 2012
Quick tip on using Vyatta vbash
Fri 02 November 2012
BackupPC incorrect 'no ping response' error message
Sun 12 August 2012
What's in my podcast roll
Sat 04 August 2012
Fun with Linux server migrations, part 2
Sat 04 August 2012
Fun with Linux server migrations, part 1
Sun 22 July 2012
Ridiculously obvious shell function for Quagga users
Sat 21 July 2012
HOWTO: Convert Windows Server 2008 from bare metal/GPT to VMware/MBR
Mon 16 July 2012
Secure wiping of tapes on Linux
Tue 26 June 2012
Experimenting with pfSense
Thu 09 February 2012
My essential Ubuntu applications
Wed 08 February 2012
Debian versions infographic
Thu 10 November 2011
Initial thoughts on the HP A5500-EI switch
Tue 20 September 2011
Sun's NTP documentation
Mon 19 September 2011
NAT is evil, but not bad
Wed 01 June 2011
Bizarre error message with Novell Certificate Server
Mon 30 May 2011
A strange rrdtool error; Linux conntrack documentation
Wed 25 May 2011
Another HP product added to my "do not buy" list: LaserJet P2035n
Tue 19 April 2011
Pondering subnet allocations
Mon 04 April 2011
When (Windows) software updates go awry
Sat 02 April 2011
Back to the future for the Ubuntu desktop
Thu 31 March 2011
Getting Adobe Digital Editions to work in Ubuntu
Mon 28 March 2011
Observium and GPL misconceptions
Mon 28 March 2011
Queensland floods IT relief being wrapped up
Mon 07 March 2011
An interesting performance difference between perl and awk
Mon 10 January 2011
What's wrong with IT
Thu 25 November 2010
Quote of the day
Sun 31 October 2010
Needed: a healthy sense of skepticism about large technology projects
Sat 09 October 2010
dircproxy for always-on, unobtrusive IRC
Tue 07 September 2010
Email trivialities - a couple of first encounters
Fri 23 July 2010
Fix for Flash plugin crashing on Ubuntu karmic & lucid
Tue 12 January 2010
Initial thoughts on the ProCurve 1810G-8
Tue 15 December 2009
Spam insights from Project Honeypot
Tue 15 December 2009
What the world needs now is a better SMT
Wed 04 November 2009
More grist for the "long passwords" mill
Mon 05 October 2009
"Just say no!" to e-cards
Mon 05 October 2009
Clever banking trojan
Fri 28 August 2009
It's time to turn off WPA/TKIP
Mon 17 August 2009
Why you should care about your computer's security
Sat 28 February 2009
Whirlpool broadband survey results
Tue 30 September 2008
Security Maxims presentation
Tue 12 August 2008
Interesting article about generational differences from an IT security perspective
Mon 11 August 2008
Passwords and more!
Thu 05 June 2008
More on living Microsoft free!
Mon 02 June 2008
Some useful security resources
Fri 08 February 2008
Wanted: Network tracing "Swiss army knife"
Wed 19 December 2007
Ohio Secretary of State on electronic voting machines
Tue 18 December 2007
Major Australian ISP Pulls OpenOffice
Sun 15 July 2007
Why some find the GPLv3 unacceptable