Category Archives: My projects

“Empty” gets more mentions in hacking, IT security and science

Celebrating another birthday of Empty – my expect-like tool to automate interactive tasks. Though, I didn’t pay much attention to it for some time, it collects more and more mentions over Internet. It looks like Empty is mostly useful in … Continue reading

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IPv6 multicast ping in Python

In the meantime, I continue to reinvent the wheel: just added IPv6 multicast ping to my small ICMP script collection in Python. And finally, sp_ping project page is here. Sources are there.

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My ICMP ping supports IPv6 now

Wohoo! This Sunday was awesome: I have just added IPv6 support to my own ICMP ping implementation in Python 3. Amazing, but it works: I’m not sure about Linux, but it successfully pings Google from my small FreeBSD box 🙂

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Compare two regular or device files block by block

Yes, there are a number of utilities like cmp, bdiff and etc that allow to compare binary files and even create patches. Anyway, here is my script, which I hope, will ease tracking changes on block granularity within storage volumes and … Continue reading

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Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

It’s weekend, so I continue to work on the BeaST storage system. Here is my small HOW-TO describing multipath connection with the BeaST from a RHEL/Centos Linux server via iSCSI: Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over … Continue reading

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Of course, not all of the scientists are so kind

My funny story as follows. A long time ago I discovered my expect-like tool “Empty” is mentioned in a paper buried somewhere in a book full of scientific articles. Of course, the book wasn’t free. But I was young and … Continue reading

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Children often ask me what I do at work (as a storage systems administrator)

And here is the answer for them right in the The Amazing World of Gumball – one of the funniest cartoon ever! See the “hacking” moment in the Safety episode (S03E32) where Anais talks about storage administration: The transcript: Gumball: … Continue reading

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