HELLO, I AM ALLWYN MASCARENHAS
I am an information security consultant in the UAE.
I am originally from Mumbai, India.
Welcome to my site, I write about my work in information security, create tutorials and well..stuff.
Apart from infosec I thoroughly adore weight lifting, reading and listening to podcasts — hardcore history is one of my favorites.
This blog is a note to self so that I don’t have to google for anything twice, hope you find something worth your while.
My Blog Posts Read my articles on my infosec labs, things I come across at work and some other stuff..
People often ask for a simple to follow start-up guide to get started on the F5 BIGIP product suite. Here is an attempt to create one, covering the most basic features and concepts one comes across when working with the BIGIP LTM module. This guide contains resources one can use to get a thorough understanding […]
We get some requests such as blocking the base domain and to only allow certain pages on websites based on the URIs — that which comes after the “/” e.g. hostname.com – block hostname.com/page2 – allow You need the URL filtering license to be able to do this. Initially, I tried it with a single […]
The detailed post title helps with google hits. This user created iApp works perfect to setup auto-backup on the BIGIP and you can save the gazillion dollars required to get a BIGIQ. However, when using this with an FTP server a minor misunderstanding of how the directories work might waste you some time and effort. […]
When an ASM database crashed for one of our clients and the database repair options failed, TAC recommended a full ASM DB reset on the lines of K6992 The KB article doesn’t really explain the full behavior. As per the TAC, the policy name remains as it is, think of it as a “container”. This […]
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