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Is "Xmaker" the new “TrickLoader”?

Overview During November of 2015, the Dyre banking Trojan, which was very prolific at the time and targeted countless financial institutions worldwide, vanished from the wild almost overnight. It was only during February of 2016 that the... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Virtual Server Connection Setup

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason digs into some of the various virtual server types and how that impacts the connection setup flows between the client and BIG-IP and the BIG-IP and the server. For detailed flow information, see... Read more
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AWS Auto Scale Group to F5 BIG-IP via a webhook

Traditionally a Networking Engineer/Operator makes configuration changes on a BIG-IP. In a cloud environment, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), we expect that the infrastructure will propagate the changes without the need for manua... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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The TCP Proxy Buffer

What the Proxy Buffer Does, and Why Its Size Matters Read more
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A Catch from the Codeshare: Network Translations

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: PCI/DSS compliance with BIG-IP

If you ever use credit cards for online purchases, you are affected by the Payment Card Industry / Data Security Standards (PCI/DSS). Compliance with these standards are required for any company that processes online payments via credit cards... Read more
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Securing your applications with F5 Virtual Editions in Microsoft Azure

In Nov 2015, F5 announced the availability of F5 BIG-IP virtual editions in Microsoft Azure Cloud. What this meant to our enterprise customers is the ability to create advanced networking and security policies in azure. More importantly, our... Read more
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iRules Recipe 4: Static Maintenance Page

You wish to provide a static maintenance splash page when all members of a pool serving a Virtual Server are currently down or disabled. This recipe provides a few approaches to accomplishing that. Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Lightboard Lessons: Auto Last Hop

Why the heck are your packets not obeying the routing table overlords? Join Jason for a few minutes to discover BIG-IP’s Auto Last Hop feature. Resources Auto Last Hop Overview 11.x - 12.x Auto Last Hop Overview 9.x - 10.x Read more
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Impressions from OpenStack Summit Barcelona

If the theme in Austin was that OpenStack is ‘production ready’, then the theme in Barcelona was all about containers. Every session with even a hint of container technology was well-attended. There is definitely a lot of activity in the OpenStack... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: ASM Exceptions

The BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) is a powerful Web Application Firewall that provides amazing Layer 7 protection for your web applications. The heart of what the ASM does is based in the policies that you create for it. When you create a policy, you establish what can and can't be allowed through the ASM...things like specific parameters, file types, URLs, etc... Read more
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Q/A with Rackspace Network Architect Vijay Emarose - DevCentral's Featured Member for November

Koman Vijay Emarose works as a Network Architect with the Strategic Accounts team at Rackspace. He has been a “Racker” (Rackspace Employee) for 7 years and currently he is adapting to a networking world that is pivoting towards a world of... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Mirai Strikeback - an iRule to kill IoT Bot Processes from your F5

An explanation of the mirai-strikeback iRule. The iRule sends an exploit back to Mirai bot processes and kills them. Use at your discretion. Read more
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Attaque DNS DYN, ou comment se protéger du malware Mirai

En quelques semaines, le monde de l’Internet vient de subir une série d’attaques DDoS ciblée et encore inconnue. Inconnue par la technique utilisée et par le volume. Ces attaques ont une particularité : le nombre de sources... Read more
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Custom HTTPS External Monitor

Happy to step aside and feature a community member's content as a guest article for this post. Please welcome Leonardo Souza to the ranks of DevCentral authors! Introduction If you have upgraded a F5 device (BIG-IP) before, you probably have... Read more
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This Simple Trick Can Net You Faster Apps

I am often humbled by the depth of insight of those who toil in the trenches of the enterprise data center. At our Agility conference back in August, my cohort and I gave a presentation on the State of Application Delivery. One of the interesting... Read more
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Azure and F5 WAF in the cloud

Installing F5 WAF in the Cloud with Easy Two-Tab Configuration Read more
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Q&A Highlight: Switching Profiles

It’s been a long while since we’ve done a “Post of the Week,” but Jason and John dust off the concept to discuss a question posed by community member MW on the possibilities of switching the TCP, HTTP compression, and web acceleration profiles... Read more
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OpenStack in a backpack - how to create a demo environment for F5 Heat Plugins, part 3

This series of articles demonstrates how to build your own portable OpenStack demo environment for F5 Virtual Machines and F5 Heat Plugins. Read more
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License Mobility for BIG-IP Virtual Editions with BIG-IQ® Centralized Management 5.1

One of the key benefits of using virtualized networking appliance is the flexibility in deployment. Let us take a few example scenarios: A system admin would like the option to periodically migrate a virtual appliance from one host to another to... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP ASM Policy Building

The BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) is a powerful Web Application Firewall that protects your web applications against all kinds of threats. It's important to understand, though, how this tool works and what options you have for building a security policy... Read more
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OpenStack in a backpack – how to create a demo environment for F5 Heat Plugins, part 2

This series of articles demonstrates how to build your own portable OpenStack demo environment for F5 Virtual Machines and F5 Heat Plugins. Read more
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Colocate to Streamline SSO for All Your Applications

Your users don’t care where your applications exist. They want easy single sign-on (SSO) whether they’re accessing an on-premises database, Microsoft Office hosted in the public Azure cloud, or a Software as a Service (SaaS) application like... Read more
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Your SSL Secrets Uncovered

Get Started with SSL Orchestrator SSL and its brethren TLS is becoming more prevalent to secure IP communications on the internet. It’s not just financial, health care or other sensitive sites, even search engines routinely use the encryption... Read more
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