GPG/PGP for the pine application Monday, February 26, 2007

GnuPG and PGP are public key encryption programs, they are nice and convenient and helpful at avoiding sending ‘important’ content in the clear in email (SMTP is plain-text you remember, right?) Often console-based email clients can be fussy to setup to use this software. Here’s a quick guide, stolen from someone else (Stolen-content).

Grub and New Kernel Installation Friday, February 23, 2007

Once you make your new kernel, how do you put it into use? 

Setting an SSL Certificate's passphrase Thursday, February 22, 2007

Often when you start with an SSL certificate it has a passphrase, you may want to change that later. You may realize your webserver won’t start without entering a passphrase at the startup dialog. That’d be a bad thing for your webserver, eh? Really the problem isn’t with the certificate so much as the key, which is encrypted with a passphrase.