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Jan
19
comment Why doesn't Kosovo have its own ccTLD yet?
Quote: "The IANA is not in the business of deciding what is and what is not a country. The selection of the ISO 3166 list as a basis for country code top-level domain names was made with the knowledge that ISO has a procedure for determining which entities should be and should not be on that list.”— Jon Postel, RFC 1591
Jan
19
comment Why doesn't Kosovo have its own ccTLD yet?
Actually, IANA try to stay out of politics by using ISO3166-1 Alpha-2 codes, which in turn are based on the list of statistically interesting regions of the UN statistics bureau and thus independent of any and all political considerations as to what exactly is and isn't a country. (A definition that's impossible, basically, a country is a country when it's recognized by other countries as a country.) See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1#Criteria_for_inclusion
Dec
10
comment Administrator can access all mailboxes - how can I stop it?
Yep. Note that even if you remove all permissions, the admin could just pull the drive out of the server and access the mailboxes that way. Or, if your servers are hosted off-site (or in the cloud), then an admin that you don't even know could do the same. Or the cleaning lady. Some people you just have to trust. If your admins are criminals, you need to fix your hiring process, not your mailbox permissions.
Oct
25
comment One Unix account for several users on GitHub, how does it work?
The main trick here is to not use Unix users and access control at all, but implementing your own user/user access control system. Then you can do whatever the hell you want. It's no different from MySQL or Apache in that regard.
Sep
30
comment Shellshock: How do I know if my server is compromised + suspicious files to look out for
Of course, the first thing any self-respecting attacker would do is erase any hints of the attack from the logs … which is why logs should be write-once and remote!
Apr
22
comment Why are there only four primary partitions on an MBR disk?
Actually, the "extended partition" simply points to another MBR-style partition table, which in turn can also contain only 4 entries (each of which could be an extended partition entry that points to another partition table, which can also contain 4 entries (each of which could be an extended partition …)) I reality some operating systems only allow extended partitions in slot 4 and if there is one, then slots 2 and 3 need to be empty, so what you end up in practice is a singly-linked list of partition tables with a primary in slot 1 and a link to the next table in slot 4.
Aug
15
comment Windows Legendry
lol BTW: the term "personality" for that kind of thing is standard. It is also used in Linux for example, which in the '90s added personalities for all sorts of proprietary Unices (e.g. SCO) so that you could run your existing apps without recompiling. Now that it is obvious that Linux has "won", the proprietary Unices do the same (AIX 5L, where the "L" stands for "Linux", HP-UX 11i, where the "i" stands for "integration with Linux"). Also, most BSDs have a Linux personality and in Dragonfly BSD even the Dragonfly part is a personality (similar to NT).
Jul
10
comment Windows Legendry
Fortunately, the Alpha didn't vanish completely. AMD licensed the 21264 EV6 FSB and it became the basis for the FSB of the Athlon XP (Socket A) and still lives on in the Geode NX. And of course the SMT implementation in the Pentium4, and now the Core i7, comes from the 21464 EV8.