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Stefan Lasiewski

Daddy, Linux Guy, Bicyclist, Tinkerer, Fixer & Breaker of things.

I work as a Senior Server Team Engineer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, CA.

Father of 3 cute children. Yes I'm a sysadmin and a parent.

Heavy user of CentOS, RHEL & FreeBSD for production services at work. I also run Ubuntu at home, for the simplicity. I'm a fan of Apache HTTP Server, Nagios & Cacti.

Original proposer of unix.stackexchange.com (Yes, this proposal predated askubuntu.com, and I wish they would have merged with the Unix proposal.).


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comment Shellshock - “pkg upgrade bash” doesn't update bash to latest 4.3.25
The downvoters were simply voting to move this to unix.stackexchange.org .
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comment What is a recommended way to patch the Shellshock Bash bug on an unsupported Ubuntu server?
Keep in mind that 12.10 has plenty of other security vulnerabilities beside Shellshock.
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comment Shellshock - “pkg upgrade bash” doesn't update bash to latest 4.3.25
You can use Ports to build packages, which you can then distribute to other hosts. If you have many servers, consider the poudriere build system freebsd.org/doc/handbook/ports-poudriere.html
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comment Shellshock - “pkg upgrade bash” doesn't update bash to latest 4.3.25
Shellshock was announced over 72 hours ago and FreeBSD still hasn't released a binary update. The only reasonable solution is to build Bash from ports, uninstall bash (or mv bash bash.old temporarily). Bash has quite the list of build dependencies, so this can be a challenge to anyone who doesn't build ports regularly.
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comment Shellshock - “pkg upgrade bash” doesn't update bash to latest 4.3.25
Most FreeBSD users still don't use pkg, therefore it's treated as a secondary service. You can see an example of that second-class service here, as 4.3.25 still isn't available. Even when the package is released, it's still not clear what sort of testing is done on updated packages, so installing a fresh package is a bit risky and runs the risk of regressions. Bash is 'tested' after release due to the fact that it's widely used, so it's important to check the forums & mailinglists before installing any FreeBSD package/port.
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revised Should I use cron.hourly or crontab?
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revised After cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, can I automatically add the new MAC address to the system?
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comment After cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, can I automatically add the new MAC address to the system?
Hm, this seems to work. I had no idea HWADDR was optional. Should I also remove the UUID?
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comment After cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, can I automatically add the new MAC address to the system?
No not for the network interface.