Casual Firewall / VPN benchmarking

Wednesday, 12. 08. 2009  –  Category: vague

Two datacentres, each with a pair of 2.5GHz Xeon firewalls running OpenBSD. Benching with iperf yielded the following: Between firewall pair, LAN [ 3] 0.0-10.0 sec 1.00 GBytes 860 Mbits/sec [ 3] 0.0-10.0 sec 1.00 GBytes 860 Mbits/sec [ 3] 0.0-10.0 sec 1017 MBytes 853 Mbits/sec Firewall to firewall between DCs, outside VPN, no PF […]

Firefox extensions for Amazon Web Services

Wednesday, 12. 08. 2009  –  Category: vague

These two Firefox extensions are soothing the pain between the CLI and the AJAX-with-treacle web interface: S3Fox Elasticfox There’s bound to be something that draws together all the foregin keys – AMI, volume, instance, reservation etc – but I’ve yet to find that. Been putting off writing it for a while…

iLO port forwards

Wednesday, 5. 08. 2009  –  Category: stash

(woah, neglected blog) HPaq’s iLO is a strange beast, its functionality seems split between the SSH CLI and the web interface. Depending on your particular mission, some goals are only achievable using the whole ActiveX / Java remote console in IE. Sigh. To get this flying from virtualised VMware, here’s the full SSH mutter to […]