2.5 Admins 48: PR Problem

Jim’s hands-on with the modular and upgradeable Framework laptop, the details of Muse Group’s latest controversy, and when backing up to a Pi in your friend’s basement sometimes makes sense.

 

Plugs

Managing Boot Environments

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Framework Laptop

Audacity’s new owner is in another fight with the open source community

 

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We were asked about off-site backups.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 47: ZFS Rules, LTO Drools

The current and future states of system performance across the whole stack, and backing up to tapes. Plus your feedback about clustered filesystems, a ZFS success story, and IPv6 devices.

 

News/Discussion

Computing Performance: On the Horizon

 

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2.5 Admins 46: Not Actively Supported

Windows 11 has been announced but some key details are still unknown, why you shouldn’t connect consumer-grade network storage devices to the Internet, optimizing Windows guests on KVM hosts, and how to get started with Sanoid.

 

Plugs

History of FreeBSD: Net/1 and Net/2: Path to Freedom

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News

WD My Book NAS devices are being remotely wiped clean worldwide Western Digital My Book NAS

Hackers exploited 0-day, not 2018 bug, to mass-wipe My Book Live devices

Western Digital Users Face Another RCE

Windows 11 is much more than a new theme slapped onto Windows 10

 

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2.5 Admins 44: ZF yes!

Supply chain problems causing a rise in counterfeit chips, busting the myth about ZFS and RAM, gold VM images, and x86 routers.

 

Plugs

Introduction to ZFS replication

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News

Chip shortages lead to more counterfeit chips and devices

 

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We were asked about how much RAM ZFS needs, gold VM images, and homebrew x86 routers.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 43: Find my bandwidth

A potential order of magnitude increase in HDD sizes, Amazon Sidewalk, dying SSDs, planning new systems, ssh vs VPN logins, and more.

 

Plugs

History of ZFS: Part 2: Exploding in Popularity

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News/Discussion

Ultra-high-density hard drives made with graphene store ten times more data

Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

 

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We were asked about dying SSDs, push and pull backups with third-party hosting, ssh and VPN logins, and planning new systems.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 42: Guru Medication

Fastly’s recent outage, how attackers probably breached the Colonial Pipeline’s network, crypto mining in anti-virus software, and setting up a box at your friend’s house to watch Netflix while abroad.

 

News

Fastly broke the Internet for an hour

The 503’s heard around the world

Fastly Summary of June 8 outage

Colonial Pipeline Chief Says Recovery From Ransomware Hack Not Complete

Uncle Sam recovers 63.7 of 75 Bitcoins Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware crew

NortonLifeLock Unveils Norton Crypto

 

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2.5 Admins 41: Swiss cheese security

Synology and Btrfs, backing up low-end Linux laptops, vulnerability management, FreeBSD hypervisors, and more.

 

Plugs

Building Customized FreeBSD Images

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2.5 Admins 40: Crown Prince of Freenode

The complex tale of the recent IRC drama, Microsoft kills Windows 10X, and why we think a WordPress site was pwned.

 

News

Microsoft puts Windows 10X variant on the back burner

Freenode IRC staff resign en masse after takeover by Korea’s “crown prince”

 

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2.5 Admins 39: Cacophony of starts

Testing failing disks and why they don’t work over a certain altitude, and your feedback about ZFS snapshots, authentication, community discussion platforms, Docker and ZFS, and more.

 

Plugs

Basics of ZFS Snapshot Management

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r/25admins

Using bind mounts

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Discussion

Poor Disk Performance

Dell HDD Warranty void above 10,000 ft

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 38: Wires FTW

The importance of VPNs when using Wi-Fi, the complexities of chip node size, and whether appliance NAS devices make any sense.

 

Plugs

Getting the most out of ARM64

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FragAttacks: Security flaws in all Wi-Fi devices

IBM creates the world’s first 2 nm chip

 

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