Linus Torvalds interview at TED

April 11, 2016

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Tux

Chris Anderson, the creator of TED, interviews Linus Torvalds on the traits that are useful to create and maintain something remarkable as Linux. Linus appears as his usual self, joking about his own defects, and being overall very lucid in its analysis of the current status of Linux kernel and what happened to get there. He […]

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Simple time synchronization for the Internet of Things

February 18, 2016

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Network-time-icon

While adding HTTPS capabilities to my STM32 Nucleo board, I needed to solve the problem of current time. This is because TLS needs to check certificate expiration date, so we need a sufficiently accurate estimation of time. So I tried to understand what could I do to ask a network server about the time. I […]

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HTTPS client on STM32 Nucleo-F411RE

February 4, 2016

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nucleo_w5100

One of my goal of the past months was to use an STM32 Nucleo board to get a webpage through HTTPS, using an Ethernet shield for TCP/IP stack. I was close last time, but I discovered that my Nucleo-F103RB did not have enough RAM. Now I have my hands on a Nucleo-F411RE that has 128KiB of RAM […]

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20 security tips for Data Privacy Day 2016

January 28, 2016

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The 28th of January has been declared the Data Privacy Day, a moment where we spread awareness on how personal information is managed, both by us and by the entities that have access to it. For the occasion, I put together a list of tips and food for thought; feel free to share it and […]

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STM32 NUCLEO-F103RB has low resources for TLS 1.2

January 10, 2016

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nucleo_w5100

It’s been months since I started playing with a STM32 Nucleo + Ethernet shield. One of the objectives that I chase is to build a device for the Internet of Things that implement reasonably secure communications. In an effort to avoid reinventing the wheel (or at least to not reinvent too many wheels) I wanted to see if […]

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DNS client on STM32 Nucleo and W5100

December 13, 2015

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nucleo_w5100

I am still working on a device consisting of STM32 Nucleo F103RB with a W5100 Ethernet shield. This time I included a DNS client, so that the device can connect to a server by knowing its name. The name resolving can be invoked by using the POSIX functions getaddrinfo and gethostbyname. DNS queries can have different […]

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DHCP client on STM32 Nucleo and W5100

December 7, 2015

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nucleo_w5100

I am still working on a device consisting of STM32 Nucleo F103RB with a W5100 Ethernet shield. This time I included a DHCP client, so that when the device is attached to a network, it will ask for an IP address instead of being statically allocated. The DHCP protocol follows the RFC 2131 and RFC 2132, and […]

Posted in: Embedded
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