Archive for February, 2015

Solaris checkinstall script did not complete successfully

This is another post about the usefulness of reading man pages and READMEs. The other day I was patching a Solaris box and was greeted with the following error: This appears to be an attempt to install the same architecture and version of a package which is already installed. This installation will attempt to overwrite […]

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Solaris

OpenSSL TLS 1.1 and wrong version number

If you, like myself, have been living under a rock you’d be also surprised to know that OpenSSL didn’t support TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 until version 1.0.1 . Found out that accidently by trying to disable TLSv1 in Nginx which was running on a RHEL5 box with OpenSSL 0.9.8e. Below is how TLS handshake looked when […]

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 11:15 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Linux pptp stumbling blocks that I was hit by

While configuring a pptp on a Linux box I bumped into the several smalish issues which I’d like to blog about. Make sure that your network engineers have enabled traffic inspection on all intermediate firewalls between tunnel’s endpoints. Otherwise LCP won’t be able to finish its configuration negotiation phase even if the control channel on […]

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:13 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Don’t forget to apply Solaris Live Upgrade patch or …

One day you might find yourself in a similar situation as I did when I wasn’t able to create a new boot environment: # lucreate -n SolarisFeb16 Analyzing system configuration. Comparing source boot environment file systems with the file system(s) you specified for the new boot environment. Determining which file systems should be in the […]

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Solaris