Mihai Limbăşan

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bio website no.steenking.blog.here
location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
age 36
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Apr 8 at 17:20
Clobbering memory at the end of a pointer...

May
9
comment How do I configure SPF for multiple domains on a server? (also allowing gmail as a sender)
True, but once a crack appears in the foudation I'm sure someone will find a way to squeeze half the river through :) Not saying you shouldn't, I'm just recommending to be on your toes and periodically check whether Gmail is being exploited, i.e. please don't abandon authority to Gmail indefinitely. I trust them more than I trust more online entities, but that's just a little trust versus no trust at all.
May
8
comment ERROR 2006 (HY000) at line 149351: MySQL server has gone away
You're welcome - I'm almost certain this will work. Unfortunately, like with many (okay, most) other software written in the last 50 or so years, MySQL's error messages tend to suck and be misleading if you're not already familiar with the way the developer's mind works :).
May
7
comment How would I grab a text file off of a windows machine from a linux cli?
Whether it worked or not depends on the mount.cifs version and on the shell in use. Don't know about recent ones, but the mount.cifs that comes with older Samba versions doesn't recognize machine names that start with a single backslash - it's in that respect that the original answer was incorrect. Thought you were aware of that and you deliberately left it there, that's what got me miffed :).
May
6
comment How would I grab a text file off of a windows machine from a linux cli?
Thank you for correcting the answer.
May
6
comment How would I grab a text file off of a windows machine from a linux cli?
No, it does not. It just gives everyone else a chance to undo their vote (you can't undo a vote if it's older than a few hours, don't remember how many, except if it's been edited, in which case you get the same time to undo the vote.) I've edited my top voted answer on SF at least 5 times, and on SO dozens of times, so I'd know. But your reaction clearly shows that you don't care about helping people as much as you care about the site reputation. I cannot respect that.
May
6
comment How would I grab a text file off of a windows machine from a linux cli?
It doesn't delete the up votes if you edit the post. It was a subtle way to conveying that I think your reason for not correcting your post was petty, but apparently that subtlety was wasted.
May
6
comment How would I grab a text file off of a windows machine from a linux cli?
AFAIK it doesn't, and even if it did, shouldn't one theoretically strive for correct answer instead of cowering in fear of losing some oh so precious upvotes?
May
5
comment What are some good, free “virtual machine” apps?
I'm using VirtualBox extensively too and it's been just fine - it's ahead of VMware's offerings in some places, notably AHCI SATA support for virtual disk images. The only annoying thing is the utter lack of guest additions for Windows 9x operating systems (yes, some of us unfortunately still have to support those) which makes it unusable for those OSes.
May
5
comment Can I “register” python scripts to execute on Windows?
Glad to be of help, Mark. It did get votes, Jonathon voted it up. However, someone else who will probably go unnamed voted it down. Happens...
May
5
comment self hosted web based pop/imap email clients?
Roundcube is very nice - I'm currently using it for some smaller mail servers. The only big caveat is large attachments - Roundcube uses the pear Net_Smtp class which has ridiculous memory requirements when encoding large attachments (over 512 MB for a 40 MB attachment due to preg_replace.) I'm working on a patch.
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
nods My take is that this information is should not be regarded as private because the distinction between public and private should not be made at the name resolution level. Guess we'll have to agree about disagreeing :)
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
@Alnitak: +1 for "No, it's not DNS's fault, it's just doing what it's told to."
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
Incidentally - FWIW, I got a bit carried away there, and apologize. Guess Jeff was right and SO/SF aren't that well suited to forum-type back-and-forth discussions... Perhaps we can commiserate about the current progress in networking technology deployment (or debatable lack thereof) somewhere else :)
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
nods Your comment under Alnitak's post cleared it up :) Thanks.
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
@Alnitak: Nice :) I envy you actually being able to spell out results. The extent to which I'm contributing is currently fighting the windmills^W^W^W lobbying/petitioning the decentralized government structures in my country to at least consider the idea. The results so far are a looks of bewilderment or resounding silences on the receiving end, and blinding headaches and homicidal thoughts on this end, but that's par for the course when dealing with bureaucratic inertia, I guess, so I try to stay positive and look forward to the day when .ro. is signed...
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
@Avery: Yes, that's what I was referring to (and why I became so ahem passionate about it), but ultimately it boils down to trust in the DNS server, which is a major risk in the first place, hence DNSSEC. It does not matter one iota even if everyone were to advertise PTRs to 10./8, all that matters is which server is authoritative as far as the client's trusted DNS server is concerned. That trust relationship is the problem, that's what makes it a security issue, and this problem can only be fixed by something like DNSSEC, which currently is a chicken-and-egg problem like IPv6 :(
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
Hah, the Verisign wildcard was exactly what popped into my head when reading that paragraph. Guess we're seeing the same issue from two different directions - my reaction to it back then wasn't "why are people upset about their misaddressed mail ending up at Verisign?" (i.e. DNS causing misrouting), it was "Why are people delivering their misaddressed mail to Verisign?" (i.e. DNS being used for authentication.) Granted, DNSSEC still hasn't picked up enough momentum...
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
(On-topic comment) I interpreted "Even worse, if you're using RFC1918 address space (which you should, inside your network) and the sender is too, there's every chance that they'll try and deliver the mail to their own network instead." as referring to authentication, hence the diatribe - if I was wrong I retract my argument.
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
(Offtopic comment) "Cool it with the attitude"? Um, how about "cool it with the condescence" and we counter each other with arguments instead of personal issues, shall we.
May
5
comment Private IP address in public DNS
Just read your comment to Dave's post - your post makes more sense now :) I still disagree with the premise, but I don't think it's irrational anymore...