I wish I would’ve went to this. Last night, the IEEE chapter over at UW held a meeting titled “Security Flaws in Tunnel Mode IPsec”. They even brought in a guest speaker, Danny Patterson; a professor specializing in security from the University of London. I think it would’ve been intersting. I guess I’ve put some blind faith in IPsec. Of the VPN devices I’ve been part of purchasing and implementing, I’ve always considered IPsec the security method to use. At the meeting, they planned to disect all plain text from common IP datagrams, which sounds intersting. I wrote a server and a client app at work in Python which sends up-to-date HOSTS data from the server to any client, when it’s requested. We need this to allow complete LAN browsing ability over our VPN. When looking at Python‘s sockets module, I decided to go with traditional TCP packets instead of datagrams for whatever reason. Is this all related? Probably not 😉
Switching gears, Chico is having a bit of a spell with his girlfriend. Show him some support, folks.