Danie Roux

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Entries from February 2007

Input not an X.509 certificate

February 11th, 2007 · 9 Comments · general

For the benefit of anyone getting a “java.lang.Exception: Input not an X.509 certificate” when trying to import a signed certificate using keytool: I was trying to import the certificate that Thawte signed for me into the Java based keystore. Currently my best guess is that keytool was written by an intern with way not enough [...]

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strace, I love you

February 10th, 2007 · No Comments · general

Quick post: Use strace -e trace=network to quickly figure out where a process is connecting to. This traps only system calls that the process makes regarding networking. Very useful to make sure that your process believes the same things about servers and ports that you do. (Turns out the process needed to be told that [...]

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Recovering your deleted photos from your digital camera

February 4th, 2007 · No Comments · general

PhotoRec can recover your deleted photos from your digital camera or memory card. All memory cards1 use the FAT32 file system from Microsoft. This filesystem does not physically delete files, but just marks them as deleted. I needed to a tool to quickly let me recover or undelete all those photos. An “apt-cache search dos [...]

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