Using tshark to Decrypt SSL/TLS Packets

I’m going to walk you through the process of decoding SSL/TLS traffic from a pcap file with the server’s private key using tshark (command-line version of Wireshark). You can, of course, always use ssldump for the same purpose. I assume you know how SSL/TLS works, and basic understanding of how Wireshark works, and why we […]

UPDATE: Running WordPress with Nginx on ArchLinux

After moving to nginx with php-cgi, as described in my previous post, I found that “php-cgi” script has become pretty much unstable, with a lot of segmentation faults. I switched to “spawn-cgi” and the result is much more satisfactory =)

Running WordPress with Nginx on ArchLinux

I just moved this blog over to Nginx server from Apache httpd server. I’m pretty satisfied with the overall result. I had to take some time to convert my current httpd configuration over to Nginx, since the new server does not support .htaccess or mod_redirects. This is my current requirements for move over: The site […]

SSL and HTTP Basic Authentication

In general, when I want to force the browser to access certain part of my website via https if the request is made with http, I would put a .htaccess inside that web directory.

But when I want to protect the directory with HTTP Basic Auth, it creates double authentication. I’ll expand this section […]