7 posts • joined Friday 17th July 2009 16:40 GMT
For people who find themselves interested in pirate politics, you might find the pirate party website to have an interesting stance on the situation....
Re: Eh, isn't this impossible???
They could use double hashing, for example:
sha1 ( sha1(Password) + salt )
If they did it this way, they could upgrade the old database by just taking the current hash, adding a salt, and rehashing.
That said, using a single static salt on a database the size of linked in, wouldn't really be sufficient for my piece of mind.
Re: I'm using Linode
Linode has some really decent hosting. When I signed up to Linode originally, they didn't have the London DC, so I did a bit of chatting to people on their IRC help channel (currently over 400 users).
After spending a few minutes talking with the happy customers in there, and doing a few speed tests to pull from some of the offered test files, I found Newark data centre offered fast enough speeds to Europe for my purposes. And infact if you were looking to host websites with a global audience I'd still recommend Newark.
Really nice web interface, you can roll out a really nice selection of premade images of distro's ready to go, and manage thinks like DNS from on panel.
Full root access, and running on XEN software, so you don't get silly shared burstable ram, and can do anything you want to the box.
More help than you could ask for, their 'linode library' has guides to set up a huge range of services, their customer support is fast, and has a huge community online with helpful souls.
Re: symlinks with mklink?
There is a nice windows shell extension (google: link shell extension) which allows drag and drop links to be made, when dragging a folder from one to the other by right click (option appears below 'create shortcut').
Because the main version is pay to play most people gloss over the GPL version of virtualmin, but its a great tool. As mentioned above webmin has the ability to give selected powers to individual users, the virtualmin extension, expands this to include all the tools a user would need to handle web hosting, such as mail/mysql/apache details for a domain or subdomain, even the ability (if you allow it to create sub users and sub domains). It's a full blown alternative to cPanel. There is also an install script available which completely rolls out and configures everything a shared hosting server would need (although I recommend a little bit of time spent tightening the security).
Some people don't need it.
Although it isn't as popular as some email services, gmail is pretty damn popular. Not only is gmail popular with users itself, my own website, my ISP (Sky) and my university have all moved to gmail powered systems. The system has such good spam filter (with built in reporting), I get spam through to my inbox less than once a month and I don't think I've ever noticed a valid email get marked as spam (I occasionally check the spam bin every 3 weeks or so) At the moment, gmail blocks around 900 spam emails a month from my inbox.
If gmail can do such a good job, there doesn't really need to be anything left on the client end. Just so you know, gmail supports email forwarding, pop3, imap, over 7gb space and can collect email from other pop services.