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Creating SSL Certificates

A million people have written about this and now it’s my turn. I have a need to create myself a certificate authority and then to use that certificate authority so that my programs can communicate with each other using those certificates to identify themselves. Here are the commands that I ran with absolutely no explanation […]

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Python SSL Socket Server

I recently had to build a small server application in Python. It did not need to be anything complicated. It needed to run on about one hundred servers and receive a tiny command to do something and then be done. A web server would have been overkill and a was definitely not available on all […]

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Using Let’s Encrypt With HAProxy

Part of rebuilding this website was rebuilding the server and reevaluating all of the technologies that I had put together. Previously I had purchased certificates from Comodo and paid $50 for two year certificates and and hoped that I guessed what names I wanted in the SAN correctly for the next two years. It was […]