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comment How to kill a <defunct> process with parent 1
@AndrewH I'm not sure SIGKILL depends on a signal handler in the target process, but it's true that the typical kernel will ignore a SIGKILL to init. However, should you run out of cooler ways to trigger a kernel panic, I think you will find that on most Linux systems a SIGSEGV will do quite nicely.
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comment Encryption over gigabit carrier ethernet
I think part of the point is that WANs and LANs are growing a lot closer together technology wise. About line costs, around these parts, the cost of upgrading from virtual wire to dedicated wire/frequency (where MACSec is obviously fully supported) is a LOT less than acquiring dediacted L2 encryptors. We're talking an order of magnitude.
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comment Encryption over gigabit carrier ethernet
There are few formal requirements in this case, other than the need for reasonable measures to prevent theft of data in transit. I suppose one could argue that widespread use provides validation. If there's something wrong with AES-GCM I'm sure we'll hear about it.
Jul
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comment Encryption over gigabit carrier ethernet
Considering you get 20 Gbps worth of MACSec from leading vendors for less than $3,500 I still think the layer 2 devices I know about are insanely overpriced. One might pay 200 times more for the same bandwidth and comparable encryption latency.
Jul
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comment Encryption over gigabit carrier ethernet
In these parts I believe they are listed around $35,000 (+ tax) per unit (1 Gbps ethernet edition)