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Transparent Web Application Bot Protection

The Problem HTML Web forms are a mechanism for someone to build a web page that allows a user to send data to a server for processing.  Users can fill out the forms with elements such as checkboxes, radio buttons, or text fields.  When ... Read more
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iControl 101 - #24 - Folders

SyntaxHighlighter.all();Bucket Way back in time (well, not so way back), configuration objects were stored in one location in the configuration.  For the sake of this article, we’ll call this the root “bucket”.  This worked fine for... Read more
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Getting Up And Running With F5 ARX Virtual Edition

ARX (Adaptive Resource Switch) is a filesystem virtualization switch, which provides intelligent file virtualization for storage environments. ARX can be used to tier files across multiple filers, provide disaster recovery services, and allow... Read more
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Ruby and iControl: Distilling SSL Certificate Information from SOAP::Mapping::Objects

We hope by now that you have gotten a running start with our Ruby iControl libraries. We have posted a few other Tech Tips on Ruby and iControl,  but have not touched on the retrieval of information from the BIG-IP. In this Tech Tip, we will... Read more
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Ruby and iControl: Understanding Complex Type Syntax

Anyone who has worked with SOAP knows it can make a lot of things easier, but it is not without its hurdles. Interpreting complex type syntax for use with a SOAP driver can present one of the largest headaches for a web services developer. In this... Read more
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Getting Started With Ruby and iControl

Here on DevCentral we’ve released libraries for a number of the big languages from Java and Perl to Powershell. Up until now there has not been much love for Ruby. Well, that’s all about to change: enter the new iControl Ruby Library. This proj... Read more
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Java iControl Objects - System Service

This is the fourth article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  The previous articles covered the Pool and PoolMember interface. Java... Read more
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Session Table Control With iRules

In my previous article titled Session Table Exporting With iRules, I posted an example iRule that will allow you to export your session table entries for archival purposes.   If you are reading this and have no clue what the session... Read more
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iControlsh - An iControl Based Console BIG-IP Shell

I’ve been toying with the idea of building an iControl shell for a long time.  For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, a shell is essentially a fully enclosed application that runs within a console on your computer.  Windows has... Read more
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Troubleshooting TLS Problems With ssldump

Introduction Transport Layer Security (TLS) is used to secure network communications between two hosts. TLS largely replaced SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) starting in 1999, but many browsers still provide backwards compatibility for SSL version 3.... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Session Table Exporting With iRules

If you have been following the iRules Tech Tips here on DevCentral lately, you’ll see more and more use of the Session table for data storage and retrieval.  Colin recently put up a few articles around building Heatmaps with iRules.  In... Read more
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Java iControl Objects – LTM iRule

This is the third article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  The previous articles covered the Pool and PoolMember interface. Java... Read more
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HTTP Basic Access Authentication iRule Style

I started working on an administrator control panel for my previous Small URL Generator Tech Tip (part 1 and part 2) and realized that we probably didn’t want to make our Small URL statistics and controls viewable by everyone. That led me to make... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Java iControl Objects - LTM Pool Member

This is the second article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of software objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  In my last article, I defined the LocalLB Pool class where you... Read more
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Java iControl Objects - LTM Pool

The first comment I usually get when developers look at the iControl API has something to do with it’s “flat” nature.  Developers are used to working with “objects”.  They create an instance of an object and then get and set attributes... Read more
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Getting Started With iControl And Java – Setting Up Eclipse

This is the first article in a series focused on developing iControl applications with the Java language.  I’ve picked Eclipse development platform for this set of platforms.  The goal here is to give you the directions and tools yo... Read more
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Custom BIG-IP Object MetaData With Data Groups

An internal email came across a few weeks ago from DevCentral’s own L4L7 asking about putting extensions into the product to allow for custom attributes to be assigned to objects within the system.  The problem is pretty simple, you have a... Read more
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Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring Part 3 - Page Identification

In the first article in this series “Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring”, I illustrated how to create an iRule that would automatically inject the required JavaScript code into your web pages to integrate your application with the Gom... Read more
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Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring Part 2 – DataCenter Identification

In my previous article titled “Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring”, I gave an overview of Gomez and the partnership between F5 Networks and Gomez to assist users of both technologies to integrate the two together.  In that article, ... Read more
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Writing to and rotating custom log files

Sometimes I need to log information from iRules to debug something. So I add a simple log statement, like this: when HTTP_REQUEST {   if { [HTTP::uri] equals "/secure" } {     log local0. "[IP::remote_addr]... Read more
Average Rating: 4.4
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Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring

Gomez provides an on-demand platform that you use to optimize the performance, availability and quality of your Web and mobile applications. It identifies business-impacting issues by testing and measuring Web applications from the “outside-in” ... Read more
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Configuring a multi-server Testing Environment with VMWare Teams and BIG-IP LTM VE

Having LTM-VE is nice, but setting things up so that you can actually use it for something is a different matter. There is a lot of information floating around out there about configuration ranging from Joe's Tech Tip to Lori'... Read more
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iRule Editor - System Config Editing

In the latest release of the iRule Editor v 0.10.1, I added several new features.  This tutorial will walk through System Level Configuration editing allowing you to work with your bigip.conf and bigip_base.conf files without having to open a... Read more
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iRule Editor - Offline Editing

In the latest release of the iRule Editor v 0.10.1, I added several new features.  This tutorial will walk through the Offline Editing features I've added that allow you to write your iRules when not connected to the BIG-IP.  It... Read more
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iRule Editor - Auto Connection

SyntaxHighlighter.all();In the latest release of the iRule Editor v 0.10.1, I added several new features.  This tutorial will walk through the Auto Connection features I've added that allow you to supply command line arguments to... Read more
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