2.5 Admins 60: Butter Fingers

How Facebook’s services managed to go down for 6 hours, Windows Subsystem for Linux is now easier than ever to set up, and expanding a large capacity storage server.

 

Plugs

Webinar: Enterprise Certificate Management on FreeBSD – October 28th @ 12:00 ET

All Things Open

Manipulating a ZFS Pool from the Rescue System

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News

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are down. Here’s what we know

Update about the October 4th outage

Animated graphic of Facebook BGP routes disappearing

The best part of Windows 11 is a revamped Windows Subsystem for Linux

A preview of WSL in the Microsoft Store is now available

 

 

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We were asked about expanding the storage in large capacity server.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 58: Autocompromised

A pretty serious flaw with Autodiscover that leaks email credentials, why Btrfs sucks for more than one disk, and the best hardware for a low-powered NAS.

 

Plugs

EuroBSDCon 2021 videos are available

When to use a SLOG, and when not to

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News

Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover bug leaks hundreds of thousands of domain credentials

Microsoft knew of Exchange Autodiscover flaw five years ago

Examining btrfs, Linux’s perpetually half-finished filesystem

 

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We were asked about the best hardware for a low-powered NAS.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 57: Spherical Chickens

What exactly constitutes WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption, your feedback about time-based YouTube blocking, Optane in servers, and what sysadmins actually do.

 

Plugs

Using the FreeBSD RACK TCP stack

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WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all

 

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We were asked about Optane in servers, and what sysadmins actually do.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 56: OMIGOD root

Yet another Azure vulnerability, Anonymous dumps a huge Epik leak, running a desktop in a VM, SSH keys on a Yubikey, and ZFS send to TrueNAS.

 

Plugs

Understanding ZFS Channel Programs

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News

Security researchers at Wiz discover another major Azure vulnerability

Timeline

Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from alt-right web host Epik

 

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We were asked about ZFS sends to TrueNAS, running a dektop in a VM, and SSH keys with a Yubikey.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 55: WiFi in the Woods

A surprisingly cheap and easy way to connect 2 buildings wirelessly, your feedback about Samba, and the realities of parental Internet controls.

 

Plugs

Choosing the right ZFS pool layout

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Point-to-point Wi-Fi bridging between buildings—the cheap and easy way

 

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We were asked about restricting access to YouTube at certain times of day.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 54: Bait and Switch

SSD manufacturers quietly switching out components, 20TB non-SMR HDDs, the surprising side effects of killing the landline, ZFS snapshots when space is limited, and how Jim and Allan set up their systems and monitoring.

 

Plugs

History of ZFS: Part 3

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After quietly switching to slower NAND in an NVMe SSD, Western Digital promises to be a bit louder next time

Samsung seemingly caught swapping components in its 970 Evo Plus SSDs

Western Digital introduces new non-SMR 20TB HDDs with onboard NAND

Internet revamp for the humble landline

 

 

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2.5 Admins 53: Unexpected Root

How getting root might be easier for attackers than you think, what a new OS can teach us about open source development, and why you probably shouldn’t buy enterprise drives for your NAS.

 

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EuroBSDCon 2021 is Online, September 17-19, 2021

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News/Discussion

Asking nicely for root command execution (and getting it)

SerenityOS is a Unix-y love letter to the ’90s

 

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We were asked about enterprise and NAS drives.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 52: Notflix

Netflix blocking residential IPs, Intel’s upcoming discrete graphics cards, and the finer points of connecting disks to a RAID controller.

 

Plugs

Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS – Part 2

Jim was a guest on Linux Unplugged 418 discussing WireGuardNT

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News

Netflix is adding residential IP addresses to its VPN blocklists

Intel Introduces New High-Performance Graphics Brand: Intel Arc

 

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2.5 Admins 51: Goodbye LISA

Why a large sysadmin conference shut down and what it means, roaming between multiple wireless access points, sending ZFS snapshots to the cloud, best practice for tunnelling between home and the cloud, and a novel use for old hard disks.

 

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Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS – Part 1

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News/Discussion

LISA Community Message

 

Feedback

We mentioned Spinning Rust Records who are on Twitter and Bandcamp.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 50: Optimal Airtime

Huge improvements for WireGuard on Windows, and a brief update on the Framework Laptop. Plus why RAID is not a backup, when to use bare metal vs VMs, choosing database types, and more.

 

Plugs

Let’s Talk OpenZFS Snapshots

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News

New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Framework’s lightweight modular laptop is a winner

 

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We were asked about RAID and whether similar disks die at the same time, Samba speed differences, VMs vs bare metal, and databases.

 

 

 

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