How to setup Juniper's Openstack FWaaS Plugin

I have written a tech wiki article on how to install Juniper's OpenStack FWaaS Plugin @

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WILT: How to reset your forgotten password on IRC

IRC is the platform OpenStack members use to coordinate and have weekly syncups. I recently upgraded my system and in the process lost the saved password for my account. The process to reset was a little difficult to figure out but turns out to be fairly simple. All you need to do is to execute the following command:

/msg NickServ SENDPASS your-account-name

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Solved: Fix for Git clone failure due to GnuTLS recv error (-9)

My devstack installation was failing with an error reported by the GnuTLS module as shown below:

$ git clone /opt/stack/horizon --branch master
Cloning into '/opt/stack/horizon'...
remote: Counting objects: 154213, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (11/11), done.
error: RPC failed; curl 56 GnuTLS recv error (-9): A TLS packet with unexpected length was received.
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
fatal: early EOF
fatal: index-pack failed

The following Git config changes fixed the issue for me. Am hoping it will be useful for someone out there:

$ git config http.sslVerify false
$ git config --global http.postBuffer 1048576000