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Jul
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answered Why don't people just use rsync to back up vmware guests?
Apr
28
comment how to download the ssl certificate from a website?
This just checks one certificate, what if the service is part of a load balanced group of servers, of which each have a different certificate, possibly signed by a different root CA? Or in other words, a mitm attack might let this request go trough to the real site, and then direct other requests to his servers. Are there any ways to check this? And to get a list of all certificates an domain really has?
Apr
14
comment Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
I always put the -rf at the end of the argument list, so rm /bla/foo/bar -rf. At least that way I'm not into a lot of trouble when I accendentily press return after typing the rm / part.
Mar
5
revised Best way to test new HDD's for a cheap storage server
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Feb
21
comment What version of RHEL am I using?
lsb_release is not a lightweight package, It pulls in CUPS to provide ‘/usr/bin/lp’, which pulls in some pdf translation goop, which pulls in some rendering libraries...
Feb
14
comment Block employee access to public cloud
@MarkHenderson But with some nifty javascript you could easily upload huge files with get requests, and encrypt them in the browser first, I'm sure mega.co.nz can easily over such an option...
Feb
3
comment Dedicated servers - how to protect ipmi
Can you explain me how you can change the IPMI configuration without authentication? I believe this is only possible as root from the host machine?
Jan
26
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Jan
24
comment Can a program tell it is being run under sudo?
ah, right, it refuses to work without setuid, my bad...
Jan
24
comment Can a program tell it is being run under sudo?
you can just download the sudo binary from somewhere and give it the right permissions...
Jan
3
answered Improvements for small business network?
Dec
20
comment last time a filesystem was checked?
this will only work on ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems.
Dec
6
comment Cannot reattach to a screen session after SSH connection was dropped
Are you ssh'ing via another hop, e.g. using netcat as a proxy command? In this case I have had the problem where the ssh connection to the first box drops, but the netcat proxy command keeps a 'second' ssh connection open. the -d should work however.
Dec
6
revised Parse an RPM name into its components
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Dec
3
answered Parse an RPM name into its components
Oct
7
revised How to configure D-Bus and SSH X-Forwarding to prevent SSH from hanging on exit?
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Oct
7
answered How to configure D-Bus and SSH X-Forwarding to prevent SSH from hanging on exit?
Sep
26
answered How do services with large ingest rates install enough hard disks fast enough?
Sep
25
answered Protocol choice for Machine-to-Machine communication - level:n00b
Sep
4
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