Archive for March, 2018

Fun with windows subsystem for linux Part 3

Now there Debian available over the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. Very small RAM usage, much better than the ubuntu version.

Open PowerShell as Administrator and run:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Then Open the Microsoft Store and search for debian.

The File are now in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\TheDebianProject.DebianGNULinux_*

I wonder why it is no longer in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\lxss\

For having correct displayed german characters I had to change the console

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
sudo apt install console-setup
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

MariaDB Case Sensitive Table names on Windows

I had an issue while migrating (My)SQL data back and forth from Linux and Windows. When ever I made come changes on my local windows dev system and tried to apply the changes to the production system the SQL statement failed. Later I noticed that the table names on Windows were no matter what I tried in lower case. The MariaDB docs told me that the table names on Windows where always lower case and case insensitive. What a bummer.

Searching I foundlower_case_table_names in the docs. With the values 0,1 and 2.

0 (Unix) = table names and aliases and database names are compared in a case-sensitive manner.
1 (Windows) = names are stored in lowercase and not compared in a case-sensitive manner.
2 (Mac OS X) = names are stored as declared, but compared in lowercase.

I tried 0 and got

[ERROR] The server option 'lower_case_table_names' is configured to use case sensitive table names but the data directory resides on a case-insensitive file system. Please use a case sensitive file system for your data directory or switch to a case-insensitive table name mode.
[ERROR] Aborting

But setting it to 2 works. No longer problems

datadir=C:/Program Files/MariaDB 10.2/data
performance_schema = ON
lower_case_table_names = 2
plugin-dir=C:/Program Files/MariaDB 10.2/lib/plugin

I wonder cause in the old days of using MySQL it never was a problem.

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http/2.0 sslciphersuites with 256 bit alias crypto wars part six meeting HIPPA

The chosen SSL Config was very good! But for I client I had to meet the specs from PCI DSS[1], HIPAA[2] and NIST[3].
The server already was PCI DSS ready. However since there are medical data it had to meet HIPAA too.

It turned out that HIPAA does not allow the nice CHACHA20-POLY1305 ciphers and I had to enable SSLStaplingCache that I turned of when I used StartSSL Certs cause of the timeout / outage from the response server from start ssl.

<If "%{SERVER_PORT} == '443'">
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
        Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15553000; preload"
SSLUseStapling On
SSLSessionCache shmcb:/opt/apache2/logs/ssl_gcache_data(512000)
SSLStaplingCache shmcb:/opt/apache2/logs/ssl_stapling_data(512000)
SSLOptions +StrictRequire +StdEnvVars -ExportCertData
SSLProtocol -all +TLSv1.1 +TLSv1.2
SSLCompression Off
SSLHonorCipherOrder On

SSLOpenSSLConfCmd ECDHParameters secp384r1
SSLOpenSSLConfCmd Curves sect571r1:sect571k1:secp521r1:sect409k1:sect409r1:secp384r1:sect283k1:sect283r1:secp256k1:prime256v1

H2Direct On

I still get an A+ on ssllabs plus all green lights on htbridge ssl test.

[1] Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
[2] Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
[3] National Institute of Standards and Technology

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