Bluetrait (Program)
                IBM N2200 8363

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:14 PM

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 6:49 PM


Michael Dale

Now connected to!

Happy to peer if anyone else wants to connect. Currently running vyos and can do OpenVPN or IPsec+Gre.

Based in Sydney.

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 9:45 PM

Networking Lab

Michael Dale

 My current networking lab setup for testing a new network design including OSPF, BGP & IPsec route based VPNs.

From top to bottom:

  • The imposter, a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite!
  • Juniper SSG 5 (extended license )
  • Juniper SRX 100 (base memory )
  • Juniper SSG 20 (not currently being used)
  • Juniper SRX 110H (older 1GB ram model)
  • Juniper SRX 210H-POE (pretty old slow beast with 1GB ram and a lowly 400MHz CPU). I still run a standard 210H at home, one day I'll get the 210H2....




Sun, 05 May 2013 9:42 PM

Debian 7

Michael Dale

Yay Debian 7 is out.

Nothing too major to report, I've only updated one VM at this stage (was very easy).

PHP 5.4 is nice to have. I'll be rolling out a number of upgrades and new VMs with it in the coming weeks so I'll see how it goes.

For servers (PHP Web Servers, MySQL, DNS, Subversion etc) Debian is my current favourite OS. It is so easy to manage and upgrade.

My current break down of operating systems is:

  • Mac OS for desktop/laptop
  • ESXi for VMs (actually running Hyper-V at home)
  • Debian for most servers (where the software doesn't require windows).
  • Windows 2008 R2 & SBS 2011 for small business servers, terminal servers & required apps
  • Windows 7/8 for business workstations
  • FreeBSD for ZFS storage. Although I really need to see if I can do Debian + ZFS as I really like Debian.

Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:50 AM

Bootstrap on Bluetrait!

Michael Dale

About time is all I can say!

Still needs some work but yeah it works :D

Responsive too.

Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:13 AM

Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:11 AM

New Server

Michael Dale

We're about to replace (or add not sure yet) a server in the data centre.

The previous servers are 1RU ASUS Quad Xeons with 16GB Ram (photo). They were okay for the price but pretty cheap machines.

The new one is a Dell *shock*

  • Dell R420 (still 1RU)
  • Dual PSU
  • 32GB Ram (supports up to 384GB, yeah my old computer had 384MB of ram)
  • 2x Hex Core Xeon with HT (so 24 logical cores). 15MB of L3 cache on each chip!
  • Space for 8 2.5" HDDs.
  • H710P 1GB Raid Controller (will be using Raid 10).
  • iDrac 7 Enterprise (this is pretty cool compared to the very basic system in the ASUS).

Just doing some final testing and waiting for Debian 7 before I install it. This plus the new subnets should make the setup pretty sweet.

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 9:56 AM


Michael Dale
Tickets is a full featured, yet easy to use help-desk system.

I've been working on it for the last few months and it is now pretty awesome.

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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:35 AM

Password Manager

Michael Dale

I've never found a password manager that I like (the story of my life)!

I've never been a fan of hosting my personal data with other companies.

So I spent two days writing my own.

Mr Password is awesome. It does almost everything a Password Manager should do. I'm selling it cheap on codecanyon and once purchased you get free upgrades and access to the code.

Features include:

  • Unlimited number of custom fields per password.
  • Active Directory Authentication Support
  • Multiple Users (with 2 permission levels, User and Administrator)
  • Security Logging
  • Account lock down after 5 failed logins
  • MySQL Database
  • Hashed (with SHA ) Account Passwords
  • Password Generator
  • Password Categories
  • Sharing Categories
  • HTTPs/SSL Supported

Go get it, only $US8-10 (depending on the way you purchase it).



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