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comment Debian 7 upgrade to 8 precautions and advice concerning packages
One BIG change is that apache2 now only reads files ending in .conf in its *.d subdirectories. You may want to check ahead if your sites-available and sites-enabled directories are up to scratch`.
Feb
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comment Recover an SSH private key?
That's called a "key collission" and it's a very bad thing in cryptography, to the point where any algorithm that shows signs of it is pretty much immediately disqualified from use.
Feb
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Feb
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revised Error installing Apache2 on Ubuntu
Formatting fix
Feb
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answered Error installing Apache2 on Ubuntu
Feb
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Feb
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comment Error installing Apache2 on Ubuntu
Have you followed the advice of trying to run apt-get update ?
Feb
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comment Linux: productive sysadmins without root (securing intellectual property)?
That said, again, the OP specifically said he's asking for preventative measures -- sure, you can sue them for NDA violation afterwards but does a sysadmin strike you as likely to make enough money to recover the kind of damages he's implying?
Feb
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comment Linux: productive sysadmins without root (securing intellectual property)?
The idea being that 1) getting and maintaining that clearance limits their ability to do shady businesses; 2) jobs requiring higher security clearances pay better, which means a strong incentive to keep that clearance regardless of whether you like your current employer.
Feb
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comment Linux: productive sysadmins without root (securing intellectual property)?
@MichaelMartinez I think his point is that even if they nail the person responsible with NDA violation, it's too late and the damage is done.
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comment Importance of location of installation of Microsoft SQL Server
You want to trust a mission-critical database to an SSD disk? Remind me never to do business with you...
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Jun
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comment wrongly executed kill -9 -1 command
The "good" (relatively speaking) news is that you can just delete that user's entries from /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow and clear its home directory and you'll be set... But I recommend taking a blunt object when you discuss this particular security feature with the admin that set that system up.
Jun
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comment wrongly executed kill -9 -1 command
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why creating a second UID0 user "for security purposes" is a fucking stupid idea.
Jun
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revised wrongly executed kill -9 -1 command
Fixed language.
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comment wrongly executed kill -9 -1 command
Congratulations, you killed init. Someone's going to have to powercycle that machine.
Mar
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comment Windows translate external IPv6 to localhost IPv4
Then you definitely want SNAT
Mar
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comment Windows translate external IPv6 to localhost IPv4
You'll want a HTTP proxy that runs on windows and speaks IPv4/IPv6. However, the premise is somewhat absurd -- at the very least you could give it an IPv4 address on the internal private network and arrange for IPv4 SNAT on your router...