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Commentaries, rants, and papers written by psych0tik staff members

The IPocalypse has come. But don’t panic… yet.

A meta tutorial of IPv6. Links to all the information you’ll need to adapt to the next generation Internet Protocol. Continue reading

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A “hacker” Christmas carol

Tired of singing the regular 12 days of Christmas? Then this year as you’re stuck doing the rounds, try and slip this one into the mix: The 12 hacker days of Christmas – brought to you by Hollywood.  Movie references … Continue reading

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Odd bugs and the case of an aging database

I was doing some troubleshooting recently trying to fix some issues reported in the Captcha of a registration system. The Captcha wasn’t always properly displaying and wouldn’t recognize valid code entries intermittently. After tracing some of the PHP to find … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IPv6 Firewalling

It is the on-coming storm. We’ve all heard about it; it’s big, scary, and new. Public IP addresses for all and tearing down those NAT-PT barriers excites and worries many. IPv6 is coming but it’s not as frightening as it’s … Continue reading

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Defcon 18 – photos and followup

Another year, another Defcon has passed. This year I went with CarbonLifeForm (who helped out with this post) and we attended talks, mingled with fellow enthusiasts, spread the psych0tik word, and enjoyed general debauchery. I was asked to take some … Continue reading

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ESXi 4.0 – Management Methods

Be it at work or at home, I spend a lot of time in virtual environments consisting mostly of ESXi (3.5 and 4.0.) As part of the psych0tic network I run storm.psych0tik.net, an ESXi 4.0 box that’s currently running our IRC as well as the psych0tik GSProxy. Managing these environments is a task in itself, and I’ve found that no one tool gives me all of the functionality that I need. In this post, I go through some free methods I use to manage my ESXi 4.0 host and guests. Continue reading

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