Month: January 2017

Allowing only CloudFlare through your Firewall

CloudFlare … it’s free, has awesome features, and guards against ddos attacks and other vulnerabilities.

Using it seems like a solid choice for any HTTP(S) based projects you might have, and it’s safe to assume that so long as you don’t publish you real server address, then you’re safe. Right?

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Java SE download links now require custom hash

With the release of 8u121 Oracle Java download urls have changed

Previously the urls all followed the same predictable format, based on version and build:

/java/jdk/{BUILD}/jdk-{VERSION}-linux-x64.tar.gz

Newer downloads now require a randomized hash,  unique to each version but the same across all package formats (RPM, TGZ, etc.)

/java/jdk/{BUILD}/{HASH}/jdk-{VERSION}-linux-x64.tar.gz

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