2.5 Admins 128: Some Value

Yet another reason to disable voicemail, why so many recent Macs end up as scrap, and setting up a mail server.

 

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Auditing for Storage Performance

 

News

WhatsApp accounts takeover

Perfectly Good MacBooks From 2020 Are Being Sold for Scrap Because of Activation Lock

 

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We were asked about setting up a mail server.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 127: Public Why-Fi

Why you should still use a VPN with public WiFi, who the new Xeons are aimed at, follow-up on trying to be your own bank, and separating legacy WiFi devices from modern ones.

 

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OpenZFS: Data Security vs Integrity

 

News/discussion

Why Public Wi-Fi is a Lot Safer Than You Think

Years late and 36 cores short of AMD, who are Intel’s 4th-gen Xeons even for?

 

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We were asked about separating legacy WiFi devices from modern ones.

 

 

 

 

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Tailscale

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2.5 Admins 126: Copy on Flight

A recent outage that grounded thousands of planes, correcting ZFS misreporting, the problem of fake SSDs on Amazon, and IP schemes vs internal DNS.

 

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FreeBSD vs Linux: Package Management

 

News

FAA outage that grounded flights blamed on old tech and damaged database file

The Future of ZFS on Ubuntu Desktop is Not Looking Good

ZFSBootMenu

Why the Heck Is Amazon Selling These Fake 16 Terabyte Portable SSD Drives?

 

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We were asked about IP schemes.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 125: Into Thin Eir

Two recent examples of backups not being properly tested, why the term “edge” is meaningless, we try not to laugh at the Bitcoin dev who lost all his magic beans, and directory services for mixed environments.

 

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Klara’s best articles from 2022

 

News/discussion

Eir says thousands of customer emails irretrievably deleted in error

Eir users offered free lifetime subscriptions after up to 20 years of emails deleted in error – The Irish Times

EA says it can’t recover 60% of players’ corrupted Madden franchise save files

It’s time to retire ‘edge’ from our IT vocabulary

Bitcoin Core developer loses all his BTC

 

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We were asked about directory services for mixed environments.

 

 

 

 

Linode

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Kolide

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Tailscale

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2.5 Admins 124: LastMigration

LastPass vaults are leaked, ChatGPT is coming to Bing, live migrations, and SSD vs spinning disk power usage.

 

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Klara is looking for sysadmins with ZFS experience, join Allan’s team

 

News

LastPass – Notice of Recent Security Incident

The LastPass disclosure of leaked password vaults is being torn apart by security experts

Microsoft to challenge Google by integrating ChatGPT with Bing search

 

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We were asked about live migrations, and SSD vs spinning disk power usage.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 123: 4

It’s the last episode of the year so we look back at a couple of 2022 trends: the explosion of AI/ML, and big social media changes. Plus a quick-fire ZFS FAQ.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 122: PayAsYouPay

Buying and renting features in Intel hardware that you’ve already bought, killer robots, a huge nuclear fusion breakthrough, and the pros and cons of parallel rsync jobs.

 

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OpenZFS: Choosing between FreeBSD and Linux

 

News/discussion

Intel On Demand Driver Ready To Activate Your Licensed CPU Features With Linux 6.2

Intel On Demand

VICTORY! San Francisco Bans Killer Robots…For Now

Nuclear fusion power research passes milestone with ‘fusion ignition’

 

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We were asked about running parallel rsync jobs

Fpsync

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 121: 2PHA

Saving money by changing the CPU frequency governor on servers, Making unphishable 2FA phishable, phishing with Google Docs, monitoring at scale, and using ZFS with a single disk.

 

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FreeBSD vs Linux – Networking

 

Discussion

Can You Save Money By Changing the CPU Frequency Governor on Your Servers?

Making unphishable 2FA phishable

Phishing links with Google Docs

 

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We were asked about monitoring at scale, and using ZFS with a single disk.

 

 

 

 

Linode

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Kolide

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2.5 Admins 120: Certified Malware

Security cameras that aren’t quite as secure as they claim, why it’s difficult to trust software “from Samsung”, getting started with offsite backups, and ZFS on root on Ubuntu.

 

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the Role of Operating Systems in IoT

 

News

Anker’s Eufy lied to us about the security of its security cameras

Samsung’s Android app-signing key has leaked, is being used to sign malware

 

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We were asked about getting started with offsite backups, and ZFS on root on Ubuntu.

 

 

 

 

Linode

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Kolide

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2.5 Admins 119: Six Month Scrub

The risks of taking your laptop to a repair shop, why DNS has become concentrated to just a few providers, and powering down drives periodically.

 

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Virtualization Showdown: FreeBSD bhyve vs Linux KVM

 

Discussion

Thinking about taking your computer to the repair shop? Be very afraid

DNS concentration

 

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We were asked about periodically shutting down a server.

 

 

 

 

Linode

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Kolide

Kolide is a fleet visibility solution for Mac, Windows, and Linux that can help you securely scale your business. Learn more here: https://l.kolide.co/3HB8xUv

 

 

 

 

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