Gawd 'elp... Their lead times are legendary already, so we could be looking at 6-month waiting lists at this rate!
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RFC1918 address space
I know a funny story about that...
We moved offices a couple of years ago, and as part of that move we carefully re-planned our network.
For all the servers which were required to be accessible externally, we moved them onto a separate sub-net with VPNs in place - both site-to-site and client-to-site - for branch offices and home workers to connect. For the sake of argument, lets say we put these servers on 192.168.28.32/27.
Anyway, about a year ago, one of the company Directors started complaining that he couldn't get to these servers anymore from home. It took us a while before we realised he'd recently bought and set up a new broadband router, and, trying to be clever, he'd set it to serve DHCP addresses on 192.168.28.0/24 instead of the usual 192.168.1..0...
We know there's a finite limit to the IPV4 address space, and we now have to jump through hoops and fill in loads of forms to justify our usage for each and every one.
But I personally know of at least 4 different /27 blocks that we stopped using in 2008 which have not been re-used, and still appear in the RIPE database as ours, even though they aren't routed to any of our existing networks. A couple I've just tried still have reverse DNS entries for a couple of mail servers of ours, even though there's no forward lookup to that IP anymore.
So how come they haven't been re-allocated, if we're so short of IPs?
NSA fail either way
the NSA reportedly used the flaw for its own hacking purposes and never warned folks
but the NSA tweeted that it did no such thing:
NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.
So they either knew about it and didn't tell anyone, which will not impress various large corporate bodies who've had to spend money to mitigate against it, or they didn't know about it and were caught hopping, in which case they're in trouble because they bloody SHOULD have known about it.
Re: I'm not sure what to make of that analogy.
I have never understood what the attraction is of peanut butter and jelly.
I like peanut butter (both crunchy and smooth) and I like jams (jelly? wtf is that about) including grape, but I cannot imagine putting them together in a sandwich, it's just wrong...
Man for instance have been walking into lamp posts while looking at an attractive member of the interesting sex since the invention of the lamp post.
Exactly, they're approaching this from the wrong angle (HA)
It's obvious that lamp posts, telegraph poles, cars, buses and buildings should be outlawed immediately, and removed.
Don't they know that it's Man's god-given right to wander around wherever they want to whilst staring at pointless shit on their expensive toy, without fear of let or hindrance...
"Manufacturer Imperfections" in a Chinese manufactured laptop? Imagine that!
Why do people still trot out this stupid cliché?
A large proportion of the day to day consumer electronics used round the world is manufactured in China, especially telecommunications and networking devices, and yet people still come out with the same bullshit.
Re: Closed captions?
I suspect the subtitles are intended to fill Quebecóis language requirements
So... what's the french for
OoooooooooooooooHHH YEEEEEEEEEESSSS YES YES OHMIGOD
(and in case anyone thinks that's a serious question, I offer)
AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHHH OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIH OUI OUI OH MON DIEU
I don't know why you got downvoted for that, you are absolutely correct, in the UK, other than a few commentards, there has been very little fuss, and most of the media have actively pushed the party line - surveillance is good for you. As far as the man in the street is concerned there is no story, no problem.