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Power Resides Where Men Believe It Resides

September 20th, 2021, posted in Game of Thrones, MESSAGEs
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Lord Varys : You will be pleased to know our mutual friend is doing quite well in Lady Sansa’s service.

Tyrion Lannister : Good. One of my better ideas.

Lord Varys : And it seems the Grand Maester has found his way into a black cell?

[Tyrion shrugs]

Lord Varys : Well played, my lord Hand. But should I be worried? Janos Slynt, Pycelle… the small council grows smaller every day.

Tyrion Lannister : The council has a reputation for serving past Hands poorly. I don’t mean to follow Ned Stark to the grave.

Lord Varys : Power is a curious thing, my lord. Are you fond of riddles?

Tyrion Lannister : Why? Am I about to hear one?

Lord Varys : Three great men sit in a room: a king, a priest, and a rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives, who dies?

Tyrion Lannister : Depends on the sellsword.

Lord Varys : Does it? He has neither crown, nor gold, nor favor with the gods.

Tyrion Lannister : He has a sword, the power of life and death.

Lord Varys : But if it’s swordsmen who rule, why do we pretend kings hold all the power? When Ned Stark lost his head, who was truly responsible? Joffrey? The executioner? Or something else?

Tyrion Lannister : I’ve decided I don’t like riddles.

[pause]

Lord Varys : Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.

 

Lord Varys,George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings,Tyrion Lannister,Little Lannister

 

“Oh, I think not,” Varys said, swirling the wine in his cup. “Power is a curious thing, my lord. Perchance you have considered the riddle I posed you that day in the inn?”
“It has crossed my mind a time or two,” Tyrion admitted. “The king, the priest, the rich man—who lives and who dies? Who will the swordsman obey? It’s a riddle without an answer, or rather, too many answers. All depends on the man with the sword.”
“And yet he is no one,” Varys said. “He has neither crown nor gold nor favor of the gods, only a piece of pointed steel.”
“That piece of steel is the power of life and death.”
“Just so… yet if it is the swordsmen who rule us in truth, why do we pretend our kings hold the power? Why should a strong man with a sword ever obey a child king like Joffrey, or a wine-sodden oaf like his father?”
“Because these child kings and drunken oafs can call other strong men, with other swords.”
“Then these other swordsmen have the true power. Or do they?” Varys smiled. “Some say knowledge is power. Some tell us that all power comes from the gods. Others say it derives from law. Yet that day on the steps of Baelor’s Sept, our godly High Septon and the lawful Queen Regent and your ever-so-knowledgeable servant were as powerless as any cobbler or cooper in the crowd. Who truly killed Eddard Stark, do you think? Joffrey, who gave the command? Ser Ilyn Payne, who swung the sword? Or… another?”
Tyrion cocked his head sideways. “Did you mean to answer your damned riddle, or only to make my head ache worse?”
Varys smiled. “Here, then. Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”
“So power is a mummer’s trick?”
“A shadow on the wall,” Varys murmured, “yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
Tyrion smiled. “Lord Varys, I am growing strangely fond of you. I may kill you yet, but I think I’d feel sad about it.”
“I will take that as high praise.”

George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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ENABLE HTTPS ON ORACLE M SERIES SERVERS(XSCF)

September 4th, 2021, posted in Solaris
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If you have not enabled https on your M series servers, this is how you enable it.

 

Description From Oracle :
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) over an authenticated/encrypted connection allows you to use the XSCF web browser securely. This is called the HTTPS service. Authentication is provided with a certificate authority and private keys. To use the HTTPS service, you must enable it, and provide an optional port number. The default port is 443. To enable HTTPS service, use the sethttps command”


1) Login to your xscf of the server through ssh
Assuming you have already configured network on xscf and enable ssh. If not, you can login through console/console server, configure network interface on xscf and then you can proceed with further steps.


2) Once you are in xscf, check the status of https
XSCF> showhttps
HTTPS status: disabled
 


3) Generate a self signed certificate.
XSCF> sethttps -c selfsign US California Irvine mycompany [email protected]
CA key and CA cert already exist. Do you still wish to update? [y|n] :y
Enter passphrase:
Verifying – Enter passphrase:


4) Check the HTTPS Status
XSCF> showhttps
HTTPS status: disabled
Server key: installed in Jul 16 12:46:20 MST 2013
CA key: installed in Jul 16 12:46:18 MST 2013
CA cert: installed in Jul 16 12:46:18 MST 2013
CSR:
—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–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—–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–
It will be still disabled, we haven’t enabled the https yet.


5) Now we shall enable https:
XSCF> sethttps -c enable
Continue? [y|n] :y
Please reset the XSCF by rebootxscf to apply the https settings.


6) Reset XSCF
XSCF> rebootxscf
The XSCF will be reset. Continue? [y|n] :y
execute S10ioxoffXSCF>   —  complete
Jul 16 12:48:35 myhost XSCF[104]: XSCF shutdown sequence start
execute K000end  —  complete
execute K100end  —  complete
execute K101end  —  complete
<Lines Omitted>


7) Once the XSCF is up check the https status, now it will be enabled.
XSCF> showhttps
HTTPS status: enabled
Server key: installed in Jul 16 12:52:04 MST 2013
CA key: installed in Jul 16 12:52:04 MST 2013
CA cert: installed in Jul 16 12:52:04 MST 2013
CSR:
—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–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—–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–


8) Login to XSCF from your web browser and confirm everything is operational.
https://<your_xscf_hostname_or_ip>


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September 2nd, 2021, posted in POEtRY..
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