Tag: authentication

  1. Another possible solution to an NP-complete problem?

    23 April 2014

    A couple of days ago a research team comprised of faculty at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the University of Southampton in the UK, and IQFR-CSIC in Madrid, Spain published a paper containing a creative solution to a problem known to be NP-complete, namely a version of the traveling salesman problem. The TSP, in summary, postulates a scenario in which you have an arbitrary number of towns spread over a large area and an arbitrary number of paths connecting them. What is the shortest possible path one can take in which the traveler visits each town only once and returns …


  2. Random knowledge VIII.

    25 January 2007

    You're getting old if you consider sleeping until 0900 'sleeping in'.

    When configuring a firewall with IPTables you have to specify the protocol before the port number(s) in each command. Do this:

    iptables -A INPUT -s -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

    and not this

    iptables -A INPUT -s --dport 22 -p tcp -j ACCEPT

    If you don't, you'll see error messages to the effect of "Unknown arg '--dport'"

    When writing Snort rules, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, rules come in two parts: the …