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I do security for the Python and Django projects.

I'm not currently looking for employment.


Oct
25
comment Which RAID format is best for data privacy during RMA?
Wikipedia's article on bad sectors is actually pretty good: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_sector
Oct
25
comment Which RAID format is best for data privacy during RMA?
DBAN can't write over sectors the drive firmware has marked as bad. Those are a relatively small portion of the overall disk area, but yes, you may have several sectors (of up to 4k each, for newer drives) marked as bad next to each other. Keep in mind that it takes a VERY expensive lab to recover that data, but it is there.
Oct
24
answered My SSL setup fails in firefox
Oct
24
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
24
answered SSL certificate for a public IP address?
Oct
21
answered How can I prevent attacks on my SQL Server installation?
Oct
21
comment Good internal wiki software
We've managed to convince our users to figure out the Dokuwiki syntax, which has been something of a miracle. Works reasonably well for them now though.
Oct
21
comment Good internal wiki software
We use Dokuwiki internally and as a backend for a couple low priority sites. We've been middlingly happy with it. It's not a particularly outstanding system once you delve deep into the internals, but it works just fine for the simple use cases. One of the features that drew us to it initially was the user access control, which works fine.
Oct
21
comment View httpd/lighttpd modules that are installed on shared hosting
Well, I suppose that your question does make a lot more sense in the context of LiteSpeed (which I know very little about). I can still strongly recommend Lighttpd as an awesome server, but definitely not quite so wonderful in shared hosting environments. No worries!
Oct
20
comment lighttpd eating all memory and CPU
Good luck! Glad to be of help.
Oct
20
comment Server co-location in Hong Kong
Sharding just refers to designing your app such that it can run concurrently on several servers. Depending on what you're doing, this can involve completely separate sites (and servers) for geographically disparate customers, or it can involve partitioning the data such that the servers only need to sync with each other every so often (so the bandwidth costs and intraserver latency don't kill you). Generally though, building an app that lets you use the closest geographic server rather than requiring a single centralized server.
Oct
20
comment Domain transfer to a provider that doesn't support .DK?
True. He was asking earlier about domains that registrars did not support at all.
Oct
20
answered Server co-location in Hong Kong
Oct
20
comment I got this message from my host “Exceeded allocated monthly traffic” want to understand problems that may cause this
I tend to assume that linux boxes with this problem are going to turn out to be warez dumps.
Oct
20
comment Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?
Create a user for yourself, and log yourself in as that user. Each domain needs to be associated with an account which represents a real person or corporate entity.
Oct
20
answered Domain transfer to a provider that doesn't support .DK?
Oct
20
answered Ubuntu server: manually changed /etc/passwd shell for my user, now can't login
Oct
19
comment Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?
resell.biz works well for reselling, but also works perfectly fine for registering domains for yourself. I manage several hundred domains that are owned directly by my company.
Oct
19
comment Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?
They have many domains, but they definitely don't have all of them. And their prices are ridiculous - $25USD per .com!
Oct
19
comment Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?
Yes, though the really big players like Google are registrars in their own right, and purchase directly from the root.