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Lightboard Lessons: What Are AEAD Ciphers?

Posted May 22, 2018 by John Wagnon

The recent TLS 1.3 protocol mandates Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD) Ciphers for bulk encryption. As web servers and browsers transition to using these ciphers, it's important to know what they are and how they work... Read more

SNI Routing with BIG-IP

Posted May 21, 2018 by Eric Chen

In the previous article, The Three HTTP Routing Patterns, Lori MacVittie covers 3 methods of routing. Today we will look at Server Name Indication (SNI) routing as an additional method of routing HTTPS or any protocol that uses TLS protocol that... Read more

New BIG-IP ASM v13.1 WordPress v4.9 Ready Template_v6.1.2

Posted May 21, 2018 by Nir.Ashkenazi

F5 has created a specialized ASM template to simplify the configuration process of WordPress v4.9 with the new version of BIG-IP 13.x Click here to access the .zip file that contains the template:  WordPress v4.9 ASM Template for BIG-IP... Read more

Configuring Smart Card Authentication to BIG-IP Management Interface

Posted May 16, 2018 by Steve Lyons

How do we smart card enable our BIG-IP management interface? DevCentral shows how it's done. I will also share some troubleshooting steps, logs and tools I used to overcome my issues while attempting this. So, with that, let's get started. Read more

New BIG-IP ASM v13.1 Drupal v8 Ready Template_v6.1.2

Posted May 14, 2018 by Nir.Ashkenazi

ASM Ready Template update for Drupal v8 include Goal/Deployment steps Read more

Remote Code Execution with Spring OAuth Extension (CVE-2018-1260)

Posted May 11, 2018 by Gal Goldshtein

Recently, a new Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Spring OAuth extension was published by Pivotal. The OAuth Protocol OAuth is a protocol that supports authorization processes by enabling users to share their data and resources stored on... Read more

The Three HTTP Routing Patterns You Should Know

Posted May 10, 2018 by Lori MacVittie

HTTP is the de-facto application transport layer. The majority of applications and APIs today are delivered via HTTP, regardless of their content (HTML, JSON, XML).  That means most of the scaling going on is focused on scaling HTTP-based... Read more

Clone Pool Across L3

Posted May 10, 2018 by Eric Chen

Starting in TMOS 13.1 you can now perform a “remote” tcpdump using a GRE tunnel.  We can use the same idea of how the "remote" tcpdump feature works (send raw IP packets over GRE) to enable the F5 BIG-IP  “clone pool” feature to... Read more

Answers / discussion

OpenSSL and Heart Bleed Vuln

Asked 4/7/2014

by squip

21 Votes

iRule Event Order - HTTP

Asked 11/8/2013

by What Lies Beneath

21 Votes

TCP Traffic Path Diagram

Discussed 5/13/2014

by What Lies Beneath

13 Votes

F5 Big IP File Locations

Asked 8/24/2009

by JohnCzerwinski

10 Votes

APM with google authenticator

Discussed 7/9/2016

by Patrik Jonsson

8 Votes

A Protocol Profiler In a Few iRules

Discussed 11/12/2014

by Thomas Schockaert

8 Votes