Tag: linux

pyibverbs – minimalistic Python API for Linux VERBS

pyibverbs – minimalistic Python API for Linux VERBS

I am happy to present pyibverbs, a minimalistic wrapper for Linux VERBS API for Infiniband. InfiniBand (abbreviated IB) is a computer-networking communications standard used in high-performance computing that features very high throughput and very low latency. It is used for data interconnect both among and within computers. InfiniBand is also […]

Fakescreen (screen manager without the need for terminal devices, works with nodev)

As part of the effort to make my server more secure I’m moving most of my activities to separate chroot() jails. It’s going to become part of several bigger changes this year. I encountered a little issue though with software which I usually run using the screen command. As you […]

credfs – Protect your plaintext credentials

As promised here comes the distribution of credfs source code. To use it, just unpack it somewhere, cd to the credfs directory, run ./wizard.sh and follow the instructions. You will need FUSE, libcryptopp and libarchive in your system and specify appropriate include/library directives in the Makefile. The one that comes […]


Has it ever happened to you to be working on a system where you’re not completely in control (i.e. non-root)? Well, it happened to me more than once and quite recently I had to mount a UnionFS on such system – without any special privileges or cooperation from the system […]

New Year – New Server

Happy New Year! As probably all of the world has noticed 😉 my blog went off-line in the beginning of November 2011. It was due to a server malfunction. It has a long story, my server that is – at first (10 years ago) it was a Pentium II MMX […]