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I have a tendency to explode at low level abuse such as:

  • downvoting when regular expression solutions are provided to extract information from HTML and XML
  • American date formats - the most ridiculous format in the world MM-DD-YYYY going from medium units to small units to large units - seriously if you're too patriotic not to be disgusted by this insanity then you're thick as bricks and I have no time for you

Unfortunately this gets me the odd suspension - in spite of the fact I like to genuinely help people who can use it. As a result you'll probably rarely see me contribute on the site anymore as I feel the moderators encourage abusive downvoting and penalise those of us who, frankly, have had enough.

I was close to rage-quitting but:

  • It takes a long time to delete 136 quest.. oh I could just write a PhantomJS script to take care of that.., but more importantly
  • I've asked good questions, or given good answers in the past - and it would be a shame for such useful contributions to be lost from the Internet

So in spite of my distaste for some of the behaviours that take place on this site - I'll let things stay... for now. Having some moderator suspend you because he takes offence at a post you self-moderated (deleted) is, truthfully, abusive - and some of the moderators require suspensions.


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comment Can Bash Tell Me Which SSH Public Key Was Used To Authenticate?
Whoah.. really? Cool! You mean in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys? I never knew about this.
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comment Easiest way to allow direct HTTPS connection in Intercept mode?
@Nicolo you tell your users that all domain names resolve to your Squid server. While Squid can inspect unencrypted traffic to see the intended destination of HTTP/1.1 requests (but not HTTP/1.0 traffic which doesn't mandate a Host: header) it is impossible for Squid to decrypt HTTPS traffic to find out the intended destination. So no matter what you do it is game over if you give fake IP addresses via DNS to your clients. Interception is usually done via redirect rules on a router (e.g. Linux and iptables). This is why you are being queried as to why you don't just redirect port 80.
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comment ifconfig eth0 RX dropped packets
ifconfig will be before the firewall. They are interface-level statistics. This link may offer one troubleshooting option.
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