pixelserv-tls Found Unexpected Gmail Login Failure

I can't wait but jot down this piece of story. I woke up this morning and found macOS Mail.app failed to login Gmail. I tried re-login a few times. No success and I left it aside. In a cozy afternoon, I decided to revisit the issue. The first thing…

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pixelserv-tls v2.1 Scores A in Tests

pixelserv-tls v2.1 is imminent for release. I setup a special instance in my home lab and put it under scrutiny of SSL Labs tests. Test version 2.1.0-rc.2 pleasantly scores an overall A. Quite a few other things from the test report worth highlights. v2.1 brings…

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Optimised OpenSSL Library for ER-X

This article introduces an optimised build of OpenSSL 1.0.1te for EdgeRouter-X. It is tested in firmware v1.10 and shall work on models sharing the same ER-X platform. Note that this optimised library is not built for Cavium-based EdgeRouters and will not work on those models. Also worth…

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Quick Benchmark: CBC vs GCM

In my previous post, we touched OpenVPN 2.4 and its new inclusion of GCM ciphers. SFX2000 over SNBforums reminded me to check performance in current OpenSSL. Let me share my quick and dirty benchmarks. 64-bit Sandy Bridge @2.7GHz single-thread AES-128-CBC with AES-NI $ openssl speed -evp aes-128-cbc OpenSSL 1.…

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