How to generate certificates for all purposes

September 7, 2011 at 4:14 PMalex

Format is: server certificate, client certificate


1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1 - id_kp_serverAuth
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.2 - id_kp_clientAuth
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.3 - id_kp_codeSigning
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.4 - id_kp_emailProtection
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.5 - id-kp-ipsecEndSystem
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.6 - id-kp-ipsecTunnel
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.7 - id-kp-ipsecUser
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.8 - id_kp_timeStamping
1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.9 - OCSPSigning

1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1,1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.2,1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.3,1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.4,1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.

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How to use makecert.exe to create a self-signed test certificate that can be used with .NET

September 6, 2011 at 9:50 AMalex

Problem: Special options must be specified with makecert.exe, to create a self-signed certificate that can be used with .NET.

Solution: The following command can be used to create and import a self-signed SSL test certificate: makecert -r -pe -n "CN=www.yourserver.com" -b 01/01/2000 -e 01/01/2036 -eku 1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1 -ss my -sr localMachine -sky exchange -sp "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider" -sy 12

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US Solar Export

August 29, 2011 at 11:16 PMalex

It turned out that US is one of the largest producer and consumer of US solar panels made world-wide according to the report. Although, it claims that largest portion of costs associated with it is installation, I would say that according to my analysis, their cost itself is still pretty high and ROI is 15-20 years.

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Coarsening

August 16, 2011 at 1:10 AMalex

A very good explanation of the coarsening phenomenon can be found here.

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Interesting talks on LIDNUG

August 10, 2011 at 11:07 AMalex

--Events August-----------------------------------------------
Getting started with Thread Synchronization by Jeffrey Ricther
Aug 15, 2011 - 10AM PT
http://lidnug-richter.eventbrite.com/

Azure for Developers by Robin Shahan (MVP)
Aug 26 2011 - 10AM PT
http://lidnug-azurerobin.eventbrite.com/

What's new in Windows Phone 7.1 "Mango" by Jeff Prosise
Aug 30 2011 - 10AM PT
http://lidnug-prosise.eventbrite.com/

--Events September-----------------------------------------
Scott Guthrie Unplugged, Session 9
Sep 22 2011 - 10AM PT
http://lidnug-scottgu9.eventbrite.com/

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TPL in Silverlight

August 10, 2011 at 11:05 AMalex

Nicely ported Silverlight TPL and examples of using it can be found here.

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A robot that flies like a bird

July 31, 2011 at 11:23 PMalex

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Microsoft References Available

July 28, 2011 at 4:46 PMalex

Can be downloaded from: http://referencesource.microsoft.com/netframework.aspx

 

Product Version
.NET 8
dotnetfx1434_VistaWin2k8sp1 50727.143
FXUpdate3074 50727.307
ASP.NET_MVC 1
WCF 3.5SP1
WF 3.5SP1
Dotnetfx_Vista_SP2 50727.402
Dotnetfx_Win7_3.5.1 3.5.1
ASP.NET_MVC 2
.Net 4
.NET_3.5_sp1_redist 50727.305
ASP.NET_MVC 3
Netfx_3.5.1_Win7SP1 3.5.1

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Visual Studio LightSwitch is out

July 26, 2011 at 3:42 PMalex

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StreamInsight 503 The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable.

July 18, 2011 at 1:21 PMalex
Unable to connect to service

Description

The HTTP service located at http://localhost/StreamInsight/Default is too busy.
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The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable.
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Server 2008 Std, Roles installed: IIS, SQL Svr 2008 R2. Need anything else ?

 

The endpoint not being active can also manifest as The HTTP service located at http://localhost/StreamInsight/Default is too busy. -------------------
The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable
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If you follow the steps to diagnose and resolve this issue at:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/appfabriccat/archive/2010/10/21/streaminsight-getting-started-with-using-the-event-flow-debugger-viewing-diagnostics-and-exposing-the-management-service.aspx

but, if that does not help, and if you have IIS7 installed, change port number of your binding to 8080 so that it does not conflict with IIS security.

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