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I'm a Systems Administrator. I often do sysadmin-y things if you catch me at the right moment.


Oct
15
comment Is mcelog redundant if I'm using OpenManage as well?
Actually I verified with Dell Pre-Sales about a month after I posted this that MCE events (which aren't enabled or disabled) aren't recorded by OpenManage.
Aug
28
comment List of SSL Cipher Support by Browser
"if you don't want to use insecure algorithms then don't configure them." That's basically what I'm attempting to do. The question is intended to find a resource that gives me the information required to balance security with compatibility. Public websites will typically prioritize compatibility and performance over most security. We can just tell people to use different clients so we're OK with them breaking, as long as they have enough alternatives to pick from when we do that (hence why knowing which browsers we break is important).
Aug
28
comment List of SSL Cipher Support by Browser
Will do. Also if anyone who happens to be lurking this question knows, I'd like to hear it too, just in case he doesn't respond.
Aug
28
comment List of SSL Cipher Support by Browser
@RyanRies I'd imagine a lot of browsers probably dynamically link against host libraries, but farming the whole thing out to the platform seems like it would raise compatibility issues. I did test it after you mentioned it though, and on this same computer Firefox and Chrome both return very different results when visiting the page Kwaio linked. It appears Firefox supports a wider array of ciphers than Chrome does (which surprised me at first, until I thought about Firefox's age advantage/disadvantage).
Aug
28
asked List of SSL Cipher Support by Browser
Aug
27
comment Using SELinux to force Linux to allow programs to bind to port numbers lower than 1024
As an addendum on this point, you actually only need the binding program to have CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE which is given its own capability to address the exact concern that you have with running a network program run as root
Jul
28
accepted Usefulness absolute filter on an LDAP query?
Jul
26
revised Usefulness absolute filter on an LDAP query?
added 3 characters in body
Jul
26
comment Usefulness absolute filter on an LDAP query?
In that situation wouldn't it make sense for the recommendation to be "check your string length and if it's only three characters long do (objectClass=*) instead"? What I mean is that it seems like a lot of effort if it's just to get that functionality (which isn't to say that isn't its intended use) when a simple if/else state ought to catch such a thing.
Jul
26
awarded  Student
Jul
26
revised Usefulness absolute filter on an LDAP query?
added 3 characters in body
Jul
26
awarded  Editor
Jul
26
revised Usefulness absolute filter on an LDAP query?
clarity
Jul
26
asked Usefulness absolute filter on an LDAP query?
May
21
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
14
asked Is mcelog redundant if I'm using OpenManage as well?
Apr
25
comment Obtaining Full Text of ISO27002
Not sure why this was closed. I'm assuming it's because of "Product, service, or learning material recommendations" in which case I'd like the people who voted to close to actually read the FAQ and see that prohibition is on a "which is better x or y" subjective slug match. This question pertains to an international standard used for constructing IT baselines which falls under the "operations" category in the FAQ. Just because it's not a technical question doesn't mean it's not appropriate to place it here.
Apr
25
awarded  Scholar
Apr
25
accepted Obtaining Full Text of ISO27002
Apr
25
comment Obtaining Full Text of ISO27002
Thanks, I probably should have mentioned that I'm in the United States. The linked page only sells in Swiss Francs (of which I have none) but looking at the page again I did find my answer: the ANSI website is the official source for ISO standards in the United States. Since I found the answer by way of the link I'm marking this as the answer.