Author Archives: brian

Hacking NX-OS Part 3

Some notes from when I first started hacking away at NX-OS in 2011: Basically the Nexus underlying operating system, made by MonteVista, which was formally called Hard Hat Linux (a hardened version of Red Hat Linux).  I can tell you … Continue reading

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Hacking NX-OS Part 2

You can see in my previous article, that I used the “bash” command.  In later NX-OS versions this was not possible.  After rooting the box, I spent a lot of time learning about all of the shell scripts and binaries … Continue reading

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Hacking NX-OS Part 1

Some of you may know me as a sage hacker from the mid 80’s to the early 90’s.  Although, if you met me after 1994, most of you probably don’t know that about me at all.  It was a previous … Continue reading

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Old frankenpix information

Just posted here to preserve it for posterity. In the old days, I would make Frankenpix boxes.  These would be basically identical to a PIX520 or LocalDirector 430/416.  They were Cisco PIX/LocalDirector clones, using the following hardware, and they worked … Continue reading

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Get self-signed certificates to work with Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse Plug-In

If your like myself you use self-signed certificates in your lab environment, as its quick and easy.  In my Pivotal Cloud Foundry lab I have generated a self-signed certificate in the Elastic Runtime configuration.  When you have a self-signed certificate you … Continue reading

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