You're not clued up to current security standards, clearly.
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Except for the film footage from the drone.
crowbar.science was gone too :)
@vince: the point is to come up with a username high up in the alphabet. It doesn't have to start with your real name, btw.
RHEL 6 is supported until November 30, 2020.
Dependency based booting is only useful to speed things up, eg. let non-dependent services start up in parallel.
I know the network is up before postfix because the network init script starts first and doesn't exit until it's finished. See contents of /etc/rc3.d or equivalent.
If this example is so important, why are the systemd devs so lax in their attitude elsewhere: "if we don't know anything, we consider the system online"?
The first point is what really worries me. If there's one thing I've learned during my years in IT is that Things Go Wrong. There are always unexpected problems related to a specific setup, down to driver issues with a Big Vendor Certified Hardware-OS Stack (tm).
What the systemd people have amply demonstrated is they don't care about other people's problems and are not willing to keep their own patch clean.
The second part is the sheer amount of change. Change equals problems, bugs, and security issues. The homogenising effect of systemd on the Linux ecosystem is just one part of it. Watch this space for Linux / systemd related disasters.
Who says "Gnome" is ignorant. Systemd is set to take over many parts of Linux, no exaggeration: udev, mount, PAM, syslog, cron, tcpwrappers, xinetd ...
I run Linux when I want to understand what's happening behind the scenes, or be able to roll up my sleves and get my hands dirty. If I want to run a monolithic, opaque system that requires special tools to read binary logs, I am happy to run Windows Server, no joking.
The totally rank attitude of the systemd devs is enough to put me off. Personally I'm in mini crisis since RHEL/CentOS has been my distro of choice until now. Devuan looks like a possible alternative.
Yawn. SELinux was open sourced 14 years ago by NSA.
Best thing today.
Our IT maintains a supported Linux distro. We have root access to our Linux kit and admin access to Windows.
"If a management application allows users to upload pre-created disk images in non-raw formats, it can be tricked into giving the user access to arbitrary host files via the copy-on-write backing file feature ... always validate that a disk image originating from an untrusted source has no backing file set" https://libvirt.org/secureusage.html
Docker just happens to be very promiscuous with image files, so the threat is fairly significant.
That motto has been quietly forgotten. Now it's about being as close to the "creepy line" as possible, but not quite crossing it. They are public about it, so I guess at least they are honest.
"The disadvantages of a removable battery:
You have to turn your phone off to swap battery."
Whereas for a non-removable battery you don't?
"Bloated, slow and self-perpetuating: Cisco"
My first thought was: you hit the nail on the head there.
I'm right now in a "Virtual Training" class. The Internet connection from my office is top notch. The experience is still horrible. I'll never attend another one.
I listed it because it was a hallmark of fascist ideology. The 3 K's etc. Just because you share a value with a fascist it doesn't make you one, see Logic. The world is not black and white.
I do not put forward a viewpoint, other than that I remember my history lessons. What is fascism? What is modern Russia? Are there parallels?
Oh, I forgot cultural conservatism, xenophobia, harking back to a mythical past, promoting traditional family values, sexism and homophobia.
- cult of personality
- corporatism and power of business elite
- co-option of church and intertwining of religion with politics
- disdain for human rights
- identifying scapegoats
- control of mass media
- fraudulent elections
- obsession with national security
It's called fascism.
Who said it's a rootkit? You did.
Let me spell it out: pri-vi-lege es-ca-la-tion. It's bad enough, in combination with a remote execution vuln in RandomPHPApp it means your server is botmeat.
Our Reg article does say it appears to be remotely exploitable:
"whether it's a purely-local exploit or remotely-exploitable, the advice he gives suggests the latter"
Now you may faceslap yourself.
50h is a big difference when compared with Sweden or other Nordics, i.e. ~37.5h per week.
So predictable. Price hike incoming before the end of Q1 2015.
My thoughts exactly. It puts additional pressure on women not to take maternity leave. The peer pressure against maternity leave can be hard as it is already.
At least it's secure unlike that open source crock.
I've seen the future, it's an internet of zombiethings running outdated and insecure software, abandoned by vendors and neglected by owners.
Veeam is da bomb for backing up VMs. Having said that, Macrium Reflect is free and works a treat on my home PC. A comparison will be needed.
I suspect satisfying both requirements 2 and 3 is going to be difficult, unless you want to avoid Australians by corralling them into aforementioned pubs.
Alien because they invented aussie rules football.
SIM-only deals were always the norm in mobile pioneer countries. In Finland contract phones didn't exist until 3G phones were introduced, and 2G phones still can't be sold on contract. The laws there have always been in place to ensure competition and protect the customer, so for example comparing prices and switching operators while retaining your number have been made easy.
I knew the population of India is growing rapidly, but last time I checked it was 1.2 billion. Billions of new impoverished citizens have appeared since, I presume.
This datacenter is not ready yet!
For this to be a significant issue, there must have been a large installed base of similarly vulnerable routers. Could the ISP itself be to blame for providing these to its customers, or are these commonly used modems bought by customers themselves?
Sydney Morning Herald says a few were provided by Spark but even those were "reconfigured" by the users.
You're right that people looking for a cheap/free database backend for their blog weren't going to splurge kilobucks per year on Oracle. These people represent new entrants into the DB customer base.
There are however the 10% you refer to, old Oracle customers who've started to use MySQL, Postgres or nosql in situations where Oracle's features and support aren't required. Every MySQL installation there is a direct loss to Oracle. When making the decision between 1) paying Oracle 2) paying for "free" DB support or 3) self support the choice is less and less the first one. It's in Oracle's interest to steer MySQL development away from "enterprisey" features to shore up their market share, or at least sell those features at a premium.
The tech looks promising. The 1990s called and want their website back, though. That hurt my eyes.
Is there an Internet Rule for everything getting hacked?
It only works if the risk of getting caught is high. Police are so swamped they don't have the time to follow up every phone, bicycle or laptop theft.
Hello civil lawsuits.
The parent word terrestrial, and grandparent terra also refer to land generically as well as planet Earth.
So while you're right, I'd assert that "extraterrestrial" has come to mean specifically outside our planet only because the scope of human experience and by extension, thinking, is so narrow. If humans ever come to inhabit multiple planets I doubt we'd refer our Martian cousins as extraterrestrials. Extratellurians would be more appropriate.
I can't understand how this can even be legal. "You can't talk to the guy who'll try to refuse to end our business relationship, so we'll keep billing you and send the repo man for you." Fucking fucks.
This is how it works in northern European countries too. We have in common with Ireland the fact that we're pretty small, I guess that plays a part. The system has been set up to foster competition and protect the customer.
Manor of batshit craziness - is that where Hugh Hefner lives?