apache-2.2.34 and openssh-8.2p1 on EL6

Red Hat backports fixes and keep package versions as they are. At times, security scanners are not smart enough to know that. They’d complain the packages are out of date. Making it worse, apache 2.2 has reached EOL since 2018. And even though openssh is now on version 8.2, one will still find version 5.3 on EL6 systems. Upgrading EL is not an easy task like Ubuntu. One will most…

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Google wifi – days of work

Another user at home was complaining about all the different APs that I have installed. All the different SSID and the fact that wireless clients tend to cling to AP that are further away and the connection became dead slow. Often we will need to manually switch to a different SSID. My place isn’t particularly huge. But rooms are separated by brick walls. I was exited about google wifi when…

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AWS Application Load Balancer Request Tracing

ALB is a layer7 load balancer on AWS. It offers more features than ELB. You can find out more about it on https://aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/applicationloadbalancer/ Recently, I was asked to look into a random 504 issue with ELB. Because there is not a lot to configure on ELB and it’s pretty much a black box, I wasn’t making any headway there. The client believes their code is solid and this is an…

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