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rietta / perfect_forward_security_apache.conf
Created Apr 8, 2014
Apache with Perfect Forward Security
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# SSL Configuration
# This is a strong configuration that will get an A+ on the SSL Labs test as of
# April 5, 2014.
# To test your SSL setup against the best standards, see:
SSLEngine on
rietta / humor_troll_nsa.rb
Created Apr 10, 2014
Fake crytpo. It's just random data.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'securerandom'
puts "
Version: GnuPG v1
#{SecureRandom.hex(23423) }
rietta / bytes.rb
Created Aug 12, 2014
Quick and dirty command line tool to covert bytes to nibbles, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# bytes
# Quick and dirty way to get a slate of byte conversions from the command line.
# Put it in your path and make it executable, by 'chmod 755 bytes'.
# Author: Frank Rietta
rietta /
Created Jan 8, 2015
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rietta / gist:2761988
Created May 21, 2012
Get list of IP addresses that have failed to login to SSH from the /var/log/auth.log SSHD log.
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A method for getting a list of IP addresses that failed to login to SSH from the /var/log/auth.log.
For just failed root login attempts:
grep "Failed password for root from" /var/log/auth.log | cut -d " " -f 11 | sort | uniq -c
For invalid user failed login attempts:
grep "Failed password for invalid user" /var/log/auth.log | cut -d " " -f 13 | sort | uniq -c
rietta / gist:2763045
Created May 21, 2012
Ubuntu Linux language locale error
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When got:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_CTYPE = "utf-8",
LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
rietta / gist:3036132
Created Jul 2, 2012
Spree on Ubuntu (with PostgreSQL) ActiveRecord::ConnectionNotEstablished
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RAILS_ENV=development rails c
/home/railsapps/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@spree_demo/gems/activerecord-3.2.3/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:398:in `retrieve_connection': ActiveRecord::ConnectionNotEstablished (ActiveRecord::ConnectionNotEstablished)
from /home/railsapps/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@spree_demo/gems/activerecord-3.2.3/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:168:in `retrieve_connection'
from /home/railsapps/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@spree_demo/gems/activerecord-3.2.3/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:142:in `connection'
from /home/railsapps/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@spree_demo/gems/activerecord-3.2.3/lib/active_record/model_schema.rb:228:in `columns'
from /home/railsapps/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@spree_demo/gems/activerecord-3.2.3/lib/active_record/model_schema.rb:248:in `column_names'
from /home/railsapps/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@spree_demo/gems/rd_searchlogic-3.0.1/lib/searchlogic/n
rietta / domain_validator.rb
Created Oct 4, 2012
Rails 3 Bare Domain Validator
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# Domain Validator by Frank Rietta
# (C) 2012 Rietta Inc. All Rights Reserved.
# Licensed under terms of the BSD License.
# To use in a validation, add something like this to your model:
# validates :name, :domain => true
class DomainValidator < ActiveModel::EachValidator
rietta / example_deploy.rb
Created Oct 9, 2012
Capistrano Pre-compile Assets Locally and Deploy through Git
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# One solution for deploying assets to production servers through git while
# precompiling the assets on the local development system.
# By Frank Rietta
# Copyright 2012 Rietta Inc. All Rights Reserved.
# Licensed as open source under terms of the BSD license.
# The script switches to the deploy branch, syncs it down, merges the changes from master, precompiles the
# assets and then pushes those to the deploy branch on remote so that the capistrano script can deploy the
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