Michael AM Felt

Michael AM Felt




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  • AIX and NTP
    02/16/2017
  • “Hard to be Current” with OSS
    01/26/2017
  • Using Internet Key Exchange Today
    12/14/2016
  • SENDMAIL SSL efix: a Painless ifix
    05/12/2016
  • Using AIXPERT to Generate Compliance Reports
    04/12/2016
  • Are You Being Naughty?

    I have an AIX server—on the Internet—and I have been naughty! Shame on me!

    My intent is that this server  is  “open” just enough so "random" activity looking for servers to breach does not take it down. I say "random" because I doubt my ISP would be happy if I were the target of directed or sustained attacks. So, I try not to be too inviting.

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    Posted: October 14, 2013 |

    Improve Your Password-Hashing Algorithms

    Recently, I was at a customer site where I heard a conversation between an AIX admin and a Linux admin who were discussing their concerns regarding password-hash compatibility with Linux, active directory (AD) lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) passwords and AIX.

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    Posted: September 23, 2013 |

    Exploring OpenLDAP for AIX

    Too much work and then vacations have delayed this post, leaving me feeling guilty when there’s really nothing to feel guilty about. I guess, somewhere inside me, there’s a desire to have some element of "BLING" whenever I write something for SecuringAIX. But there’s no need. I am not a professional writer or journalist, and blogs aren’t meant to always BLING.

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    Posted: July 22, 2013 |

    Implementing LDAP on AIX Offers a Few Surprises

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    Posted: June 03, 2013 |

    Good Grief—What Can Be Done About Identity Theft at the *NIX Level?

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    Posted: April 08, 2013 |

    AIX Hardening 101

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    Posted: March 04, 2013 |

    Combining audit and syslog

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    Posted: February 04, 2013 |

    Are You Compliant, in Control, or Neither?

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    Posted: December 18, 2012 |

    Using RBAC With Scripts

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    Posted: November 26, 2012 |

    How to FAIL a Security Audit

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    Posted: October 08, 2012 |

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