2.5 Admins 63: Unlocking the Future

The Oculus Go is opened up, a potential addition to HTTPS, Intel’s new Alder Lake CPUs, testing ZFS backups, virtualising a firewall, and more.

 

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OpenZFS Developer Summit – Nov 8-9th Online

Advanced ZFS Snapshots – Holds and Clones

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News/Discussion

John Carmack pushes out unlocked OS for defunct Oculus Go headset

HTTPS Attestable: Remote, secure, verified enclaves proposed

Intel Announces 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” CPUs

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 62: Top Notch

The stupid notch on the new Macs, why Windows 11 had performance issues with AMD CPUs, why hibernation isn’t really a thing, and more.

 

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OpenZFS Developer Summit – Nov 8-9th Online

Understanding top(1) on FreeBSD

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AMD and Microsoft release fixes for Ryzen slowdowns in Windows 11

Apple’s MacBook Pro is a GPU-shaped warning to Nvidia and AMD

 

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We were asked about hibernation, and whether there’s a distro with a Linux kernel and a BSD userland.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 61: Alice and Bob

How not to steal and sell sensitive information, why ISPs shouldn’t try to sue Netflix, and the best way to set up wireless access points.

 

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

FreeBSD Developer Workstation Setup

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FBI Arrests Navy Nuclear Engineer, Wife Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets

S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge from ‘Squid Game’

 

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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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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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Understanding ZFS Channel Programs

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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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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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History of ZFS: Part 3

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News

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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We were asked about how Jim and Allan set up their systems and monitoring, and how to deal with ZFS snapshots when space is limited.

 

 

 

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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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Asking nicely for root command execution (and getting it)

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

 

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