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Recently we had a client whose Openstack configuration required us to use a SOCKSv5 proxy to access the Horizon Dashboard. Rather than create the tunnel by running ssh -D 8080 -f -C -N ${remote-host}, it…

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What are GPG Tools? GPG, or GNU Privacy Guard, is a replacement for Symantec's PGP cryptographic software suite and allows users to encrypt sensitive information. Specifically, GPG Tools includes a utility that integrates with Apple…

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First: What is sipcalc? sipcalc is a handy tool that makes networking a bit less painful, e.g.: $ sipcalc 192.168.0.0/24 -[ipv4 : 192.168.0.0/24] - 0 [CIDR] Host…

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Earlier today I logged into a jumpbox session and was greeted with some lovely error messages: $ channel 12: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed channel 13: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed channel 19: open…

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Short Answer: Not To Bundle I recently tore down and recreated my local BOSH lite installation. Re-cloned the repos - everything. Imagine my surprise when I ran into this little gem (har har see what…

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As part of a project, a client wants to have a self-deploying Concourse. Basically that means that once everything is set up, the alpha Concourse will deploy the beta Concourse and, if that completes successfully,…

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Recently when working with a client we encountered a situation where it would be beneficial run a Mac VM on our Mac laptops, so I decided to investigate. I was in luck! It turns out…

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This is another interesting day in the life of modern platforms (BOSH and Cloud Foundry) and automation (Concourse). The Problem Recently we ran into an issue with Concourse. After building a seemingly successful pipeline and…

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Recently, I ran into a situation where my BOSH lite deployment was in a "funky state" (technical term). In my case, "funky state" means: I could not upgrade Cloud Foundry I…

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