Vyatta

Vyatta is a Linux-based router, firewall and VPN solution that can help you affordably build enterprise-class networks by delivering the performance, reliability and features of proprietary networking devices in an open-source package.

Currently Community Version 4(VC4) is in Beta Testing. I’ve Looked at Vyatta before, VC4 is supposed to have large enhancements. It’s also neat that it’s available preinstalled in a VMware(currently only VC3 and VC2.2 as VC4 is not finalized yet).

vyatta.org

NYC Trip :)

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Well I’m in NYC on a buisness trip and it’s going really awesome so far. 🙂 This was the view out of my hotel window. I haven’t had a chance to see much yet as I flew in yesterday and was busy at a site today. I’m hoping to see some of the city Wednesday or Thursday before I fly back to LA.

More pictures from my Hotel room

As as Side note: JetBlue has a Burbank to JFK NonStop Flight that is Awesome! I love the Burbank Airport 🙂

GnuPG

I was bored this week, I am waiting for the time at my current job to wind down before starting my next job on the 25th, while waiting started playing with GnuPG. I like it, I can see some nice uses for it, like signing software releases that I do for stuff, but at the same time I question how usefull GnuPG can be when md5sum calculator’s are dime a dozen and much easier to install and use vs setting up a GnuPG environment.

Software I found:

  • gpg4win – package with gnupg, winpt(key tool, tray tool), gpgsee(explorer shell integration), gpgol(outlook 2003), gpga(java key tool). (I only use winpt, gpga, gnupg)
  • gpgshell – Very Good GPG Explorer shell integration and tray tool, also can be run from a usb stick in “portable” mode
  • gunpg windows cli Current version of gnupg

Also if your going to use gpgshell in “portable” mode on a usb stick I’d recommend placing it on an encrypted disk/file using truecrypt so your key’s are kept safe!

And Now for my Key: GPG Key