Will The Future Honor The Past

In May of 2011, Barack Obama signed this Cyberspace policy. Will we follow this policy going forward, post Obama? Or will we shoot from the hip?

When warranted, the United States will respond to hostile acts in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country. All states possess an inherent right to self-defense, and we recognize that certain hostile acts conducted through cyberspace could compel actions under the commitments we have with our military treaty partners.We reserve the right to use all necessary means—diplomatic, informational, military, and economic—as appropriate and consistent with applicable international law, in order to defend our Nation, our allies, our partners, and our interests. In so doing, we will exhaust all options before military force whenever we can; will carefully weigh the costs and risks of action against the costs of inaction; and will act in a way that reflects our values and strengthens our legitimacy, seeking broad international support whenever possible.

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/international_strategy_for_cyberspace.pdf

Back up source: international strategy for cyberspace

I fear for a time when a physical attack is the answer to a cyber attack, as knowing the true source of the attack can be tricky in any circumstance.  May I never need to reference this post in the future.

How To Add A Static Route To NetApp Data OnTap

Use this command to add a static route for this network to use the gateway

route add net 1

You must also update /etc/rc because you will lose this route on a reboot.  /etc/rc gets read at boot and sets up your network settings.

Use this command to read the file

rdfile /etc/rc

Copy all the text that it outputs.  Add your route command under your default gateway.  It should look something like this:

hostname netapp01
ifgrp create lacp ifgrp1 -b ip e0a e0b e0c e0d 
vlan create ifgrp1 3001 3002 3000
ifconfig ifgrp1-3001 `hostname`-ifgrp1-3001 netmask partner ifgrp1-3001 mtusize 1500 -wins
ifconfig ifgrp1-3002 `hostname`-ifgrp1-3002 netmask partner ifgrp1-3002 mtusize 1500 -wins
ifconfig ifgrp1-3000 `hostname`-ifgrp1-3000 netmask partner ifgrp1-3000 mtusize 1500 -wins
route add default 1
route add net 1
routed on
options dns.domainname domain.someplace.com
options dns.enable on
options nis.enable off

In order to write your changes to the /etc/rc file, you need to use this command.  This command overwrites the file with everything you enter at this point.

wrfile /etc/rc

As a side note, the IPs for your interfaces are stored in the /etc/hosts file.

Citrix XenServer – Ubuntu 14.04 Install/Upgrade Bootloader Error

After upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I get an error message in XenCenter when booting for the first time into 14.04.

The bootloader for this VM returned an error -- did the VM installation succeed? Unable to find partition containing kernel

Fixed this error by editing this file on my XenServer Hosts.
* Edit: /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/grub/GrubConf.py
** Replace if arg.strip() == "${saved_entry}":
** With if arg.strip() == "${saved_entry}" or arg.strip() == "${next_entry}":

Citrix XenServer 6.5 Is Here!

Xenserver 6.5 promises to provide more performance, more GPU access, and bring back Workload Balancing (WLB).  I won’t be applying 6.5 for a few months, so please let me know of any experiences you have in the comments.

Juicy details here!


How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

Just doing some light reading today and ran across “How To Ask Questions The Smart Way” by Eric Steven Raymond.  I read this years ago, an instructor in college had us read through the whole thing.  Of course I forgot all about it and now it’s a new gem I’ll reference now and again.  Pay attention to the When You Ask section, I think it lays out each pretty well.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way