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Introduction to F5 Common Controller Core Library (CCCL)

A common problem that F5 deals with for Cloud Native Applications (CNA) is how to add and remove pool members and create virtual servers on an F5 BIG-IP. It doesn’t sound like a particularly hard problem to solve, but with a growing ecosystem this... Read more
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Post of the Week: Explaining the KRACK Vulnerability

The KRACK attack targets a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol that allows for encryption between a mobile device and a wireless router. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What are Bots?

In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up some #basics about internet bots and botnets. Humans account for less than 50% of internet traffic and the rest is spread between the good bots and bad ones. ps Related: The Facts about Botnets The state of... Read more
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Selective Compression on BIG-IP

BIG-IP provides Local Traffic Policies that simplify the way in which you can manage traffic associated with a virtual server. You can associate a BIG-IP local traffic policy to support selective compression for types of content that can benefit... Read more
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What is HTTP Part VI - HTTP Profile Enforcement Settings

In last week’s article in the What is HTTP? series, we covered the basic settings of the HTTP profile. This week, we’ll cover the enforcement parameters available in the profile, again focusing strictly on the reverse proxy mode profile... Read more
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TCP Configuration Just Got Easier: Autobuffer Tuning

Picking the right buffer size can be hard. Turning on autobuffer tuning is easy. Read more
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Proxy Models in Container Environments

Inline, side-arm, reverse, and forward. These used to be the terms we used to describe the architectural placement of proxies in the network.   Today, containers use some of the same terminology, but are introducing new ones. That’s an... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Credential Stuffing

The essence of the Credential Stuffing problem centers around the fact that lots and lots of user credentials have been stolen from many different places.  An attacker will take stolen credentials from one place and try to "stuff" them into another Read more
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Mazar Bot Overview

Mazar Bot targets multiple banks with malware that is spread through SMS text messages. Read more
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Legacy Application SSO with BIG-IP and Okta

IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications from any device. But that simple goal becomes complicated when new apps and old, legacy applications do not authenticate in the same way. Today... Read more
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Post of the Week: iControl REST Subcollections & ZoneRunner Options

In this episode of Post of the Week, Jason addresses a couple iControl REST issues that come up in Q&A often: confusion over how to handle objects that are not sub-collections, and options for working around the lack of F5 DNS cli for... Read more
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NetOps is on the Move and You Can Help Give it Directions

For three years now, my cohort Cindy Borovick and I have been tracking the app services, trends, and technology that ultimately shape the lives of folks in the trenches. It sometimes takes a while (almost ten years for cloud) before the winds of... Read more
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What is HTTP Part V - HTTP Profile Basic Settings

In the first four parts of this series on HTTP, we laid the foundation for understanding what’s to come. In this article, we’ll focus on the basic settings in the BIG-IP HTTP profile. Before we dive into the HTTP-specific settings, however, let’s... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
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Scenarios to automate BIG-IP with Puppet

DevOps is the best practice for businesses to pursue digital transformation strategies to venture into new revenue streams or simply remain competitive. It’s hard, though. One of the biggest challenges DevOps practitioners are facing is the... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Connecting Cars with BIG-IP

I light up how BIG-IP and Solace work together in a MQTT connected car infrastructure. ps Related: Using F5 BIG-IP and Solace Open Data Movement technology for MQTT message routing and delivery Lightboard Lessons: What is MQTT? Read more
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DevCentral’s Featured Member for October – Jad Tabbara

Jad Tabbara has been a Security Engineer with e-Xpert Solutions in Switzerland since 2014. He graduated from INSA de Lyon FRANCE with a master degree in telecommunications and nowadays, work takes the most part of my time, but happy to succeed in... Read more
Average Rating: 4.4
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Using F5 BIG-IP and Solace Open Data Movement technology for MQTT message routing and delivery

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) has the potential to not just impact the way we live and work, but to disrupt entire industries. Some of the major industries that are driving innovation in IoT include manufacturing, transportation, and... Read more
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Customizing OpenStack LBaaSv2 Using Enhanced Services Definitions

There are many load balancing configurations which have no direct implementation in the OpenStack LBaaSv2 specification. It is easy to directly customize BIG-IP traffic management using profiles, policies, and iRules, but LBaaSv2 has no way to... Read more
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Post of the Week: HTTP Redirect using Datagroups

John discusses HTTP redirects using datagroups and iRules. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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What is HTTP Part IV - Clients, Servers, and Proxies. Oh My!

So far in this series, we have covered the basics of HTTP messaging, the underlying protocols, and last week, we focused on digging a little deeper into the terminology. This week we will focus on the HTTP speakers: clients, servers, and proxies.... Read more
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Joomla LDAP Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2017-14596)

In the recent days, a new vulnerability in Joomla has been published (CVE-2017-14596). The vulnerability concerns Joomla installations which have Joomla’s LDAP plugin installed and are using it to authenticate the system’s users. The vulnerability... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 DNS Order of Operations

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason covers the order in which all the fantastic services available within the F5 DNS offering are processed. Resources K14510: Overview of DNS query processing on BIG-IP systems Lightboard Lessons: Life of... Read more
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Apache Tomcat Remote Code Execution via JSP upload (CVE-2017-12615 / CVE-2017-12617)

In the recent days, a new vulnerability in Apache Tomcat has been published (CVE-2017-12615). The vulnerability allows attackers to upload arbitrary files to the Tomcat application server by utilizing the HTTP PUT method. By uploading a .JSP file... Read more
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Add a Data Collection Device to your BIG-IQ Cluster

Gathering and analyzing data helps organizations make intelligent decisions about their IT infrastructure. You may need a data collection device (DCD) to collect BIG-IP data so you can manage that device with BIG-IQ. BIG-IQ is a platform that... Read more
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Post of the Week: BIG-IP Upgrades

Many of our DevCentral users have asked about BIG-IP upgrades.  In this "Post of the Week" video, we discuss some things to think about and some cool tips to consider as you upgrade from one version to another. Read more
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