~synfinner

inner ramblings and incoherent thoughts.

Hello readers! I recently wanted to pull the banner that was being supplied when connecting to a TCP service. In this case, I was poking a ZyWall device. To do this, we can simply use python's socket lib and decode messages.

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Good Day Readers!

This was supposed to be on my main blog (synfinner.ru), however, things broke and now it's on here ;).

I recently switched to a different hosting provider for my Mastodon instance (dreadsec.social). There is an 'official' guide for doing this (https://docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/migrating/), however, I also wanted to share my notes.

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Hi readers! In my recent adventures, I've come to need a simple breakdown of TCP flags and their corresponding hexadecimal values. It seems just wanting something simple is complicated by people making massive posts about TCP or full breakdowns. I didn't need all that. So, here's a simple table.

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I was recently working on a script to pull certificate data from remote hosts. While in most cases you should validate SSL certificates, I did not have that requirement.

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The busy streets mixed with perpetual foot traffic, mixed with the subtle smells of restaurants and coffee shops. This is the world I've come to know. This all came to a crashing halt seven days ago.

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Things have been pretty crazy over here. That said, I wanted a dedicated place to post my insanity.

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