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You say Luhn, I say mod 10

Some fun stuff has been going on in the iRules forum with regards to security. If you are interested in securing your site from exported social security numbers, you might want to take a look at this Tech Tip derived from an iRule. Most recently ...

DevCentral iRules Contest for BIG-IP v9 Underway

With the introduction of iRules for BIG-IP v9 last fall, we unleashed some pretty powerful technology for influencing IP application flows. We continue to hear about amazing solutions from customers and partners worldwide that simply amaze us. It has...

SSL Trust Provider for Java

I've blogged about Self-signed Server Certificates and how they can cause havoc with client java applications. We'll I put the call out there to provide solutions and a very slick one has arrived!  XTrustProvider.java: /* * The contents of this...

64-bit numbers in perl

A question recently came up in the iControl forums about how to deal with the statistics returned by our iControl interfaces. In 9.0, we changed the interfaces to return true 64-bit values consisting of a structure of a low and high 32-bit value (t...

Seven

Well, today marks year number 7 for me here at F5 Networks. 1998 seems so long ago and F5 has changed so much in those years. I was going to include an image of Seven of Nine in this post but didn't want to imply that I would only be here for 2 m...

Where the heck does the name F5 come from?

I got asked this question today. I've been around here long enough to have heard all the supposedly "true" origins of the company's name. The most frequent assumption I've heard is that the company is named after the "F5" key on a standard keyboard. ...

blogshares

Ok, I've had my blogshares listing for a while now and nobody has purchased even a single virtual share! I figure I could be a rogue and go buy back all my open virtual shares but that wouldn't be any fun. Maybe I'll bring this up at my next sharehol...

Champagne on a Beer Budget

At Gartner Symposium this week, I've been sitting through some very interesting sessions presented by Gartner analysts. One of my favorites was given by Donna Scott and Deb Curtis. Both have some excellent thoughts on how to transform IT operations f...

iControl Quickstart for Java

QuickStart Guide for Java For Java developers, this QuickStart provides the basics for configuring your development platform to begin building iControl applications. After configuring your development environment, be sure to download the iControl SDK...

iControl Quickstart Guide for Perl

Quickstart Guide for Perl  For Perl developers, this QuickStart provides the basics for configuring your development platform to begin building iControl applications.After configuring your development environment, be sure to download the iControl SD...

iControl Quickstart Guide for .NET

This article is archived. Please request assistance in Q&A Quickstart Guide for .NET For Visual Basic and C# developers, this QuickStart provides the basics for configuring your development platform to begin building iControl applications.After con...

News

I haven't been able to say much about this until now, but we've been very busy here at F5 as of late. I saw this link today on which is a precursor of things to come in the coming weeks. Along with the new platform, we've also been hard at work in ...

Case Studies, WS-I, etc...

Forum activity has picked up in the last few days and that reminded me that I haven't posted anything here in a while. So, here's a good chance to catch up. First, we have been meeting with several analysts lately and believe we have a good story on...

Notification Anyone

My current project is a notification subsystem for the next release of BIG-IP. Think of it like a SNMP trap but using web services as the notification method. In a typical management system the client managing the device has the burdon of determinin...

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