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I do security for the Python and Django projects.


Oct
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comment Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?
No, absolutely not. A provider can only manage a subset of all the ccTLDs. Generally this is the same list as the ones they sell directly. Each provider must negotiate an agreement with EACH ccTLD root registrar to sell and manage those domains. There is no universal system for this.
Oct
19
answered Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?
Oct
19
comment Can not restart lighttpd? Receiving strange errors with regards to fcgi?
Yep. The error you were seeing was the generic "your fastcgi didn't work" message. Running the script as your webserver is a great way to debug that issue.
Oct
19
answered lighttpd eating all memory and CPU
Oct
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answered View httpd/lighttpd modules that are installed on shared hosting
Oct
19
comment Which RAID format is best for data privacy during RMA?
The issue with DBAN isn't that the data is still recoverable after being written. The issue is that modern drives remap bad sectors and tracks on the fly in firmware, leaving the "bad" are in an often very readable state, even if the drive hardware itself sometimes has errors reading it.
Oct
15
revised Disk encryption in Debian
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Oct
15
comment Which RAID format is best for data privacy during RMA?
Keep in mind that the amount of data recoverable from any striped drive is going to be proportional to your storage efficiency (i.e. if you have 4gb usable out of 5gb physical, the recoverable data will be 4/5 of your base array capacity). Granted, recovered data with only one out of every 4 stripes is often less useful than data where you have every other stripe. On the other hand, you have a sample of the whole array, meaning any given drive is more likely to contain some confidential information.
Oct
15
comment Help Me Spec A Server for MAX VMs Reasonable Cost
I agree with Chopper3. If you build your own ESX server, you're going to run into hardware compability issues almost certainly. When you really get down to it, the larger vendors are often pretty good deals.
Oct
15
comment Realtime file-level mirroring from local NTFS to network drive
If you didn't need the data in quite realtime, rsync is the standard tool to do this. This question is similar to serverfault.com/questions/184677/…
Oct
15
comment Which RAID format is best for data privacy during RMA?
When allowed to finish completely, their results showed that a tool like DBAN actually did a better job than the degausser. The drawbacks are that is incredibly slow, doesn't work for failing/failed disks, and isn't absolutely complete on modern drives that map bad clusters in firmware.
Oct
15
comment Which RAID format is best for data privacy during RMA?
Degaussing + drilling is a pretty decent solution against most adversaries. I've worked with people who lived by the mantra that "if there is any smooth area of the disk left, we can recover that data." They were recovering 50%+ of the data from drives that had been "wiped" using the USMC method (buckshot at point blank), as well as from drives that had been commercially degaussed. Granted, the lab had millions of dollars worth of equipment, and it took a lot of effort to recover that data, but still...
Oct
15
revised Consumer board for 4* commodity cluster in tetrahedral back-to-back GB-lan topology
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15
comment Consumer board for 4* commodity cluster in tetrahedral back-to-back GB-lan topology
Yeah, I agree, it really isn't cheap. Supermicro makes some quite nice boards with the Intel NICs built in, but server boards are very expensive. The cheap standalone Intel NICs ($30ish) aren't what you're looking for either - expect to pay $80+ per port for decent performance. It may be cheaper to get the big 4 port adapter rather than paying lots for a good NIC to be built into the motherboard.
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answered Consumer board for 4* commodity cluster in tetrahedral back-to-back GB-lan topology
Oct
15
comment Configuring Django to run under PyISAPIe on IIS7
I've updated the answer a bit. What's the specific problem if you put in the relevant bits of that file?