2.5 Admins 89: Warm Storage

How long optical disks last and why cold storage isn’t usually worth it, VM security, more thoughts on crypto nonsense, and more.

 

Plugs

Learning the Fundamentals of the FreeBSD Shell

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Feedback

Twitter thread about optical media longevity

Qubes OS

 

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We were asked about exporting VMs.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 88: Great Scott

Musk buys Twitter, Ubuntu’s ZFS on root snapshot tool is put on the back burner, and setting up your own apt mirror.

 

Plugs

Build your own NAS, Part 2: Tuning

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News

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

Tweet from Rik Mills (Ubuntu & Kubuntu developer)

Launchpad bug to remove ZFS-on-root from Ubiquity installer

zsys removed from the 22.04 installer

 

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We were asked about running setting up your own apt mirror.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 82: Oil, Gold, and Firstborn

Our concerns about Google’s latest acquisition, the technical implications of the sanctions on Russia, more on VPNs and filesystem replacements, and using Nagios with Sanoid.

 

Plugs

Controlling Resource Limits with RCTL in FreeBSD

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News

Google makes second-largest acquisition ever: $5.4 billion for Mandiant

Internet backbone Cogent cuts Russia connectivity

Internet backbone provider Lumen quits Russia

Another Step Towards The Russian Splinternet

Russia faces IT crisis with just two months of data storage left

Cloudflare, Akamai defend decision to stay in Russia

 

 

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We were asked about using Nagios with Sanoid.

Reddit thread

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 81: Don’t Pay

How not to solve some of the problems with filesystems, why backups are only part of defending your data, and Allan finally tells us the difference between FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

 

Plugs

NFS Sharing with ZFS

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Discussion

Backups ‘no longer effective’ for stopping ransomware attacks

Where Did I Put That File?

 

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We were asked about the difference between FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 64: Augmented Dystopia

Why the metaverse sounds terrible, Alder Lake benchmarks, revoking SSH keys, remote management of Windows machines, and more.

 

Plugs

Looking towards the future: FreeBSD on RISC-V

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News

Welcome to Meta

Intel’s Alder Lake big.little CPU design, tested: It’s a barn burner

OpenZFS Developer Summit

 

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We were asked about managing and revoking SSH keys, and remote management of Windows machines.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 59: Megaphone in the Middle

Why RISC-V looks promising for the future, how the web switched to HTTPS by default, an interesting DoS method, and how mitigating ssh attacks has changed over the years.

 

Plugs

RISC-V: The New Architecture on the Block

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News/Discussion

Weaponizing Middleboxes for TCP Reflected Amplification

Electronic Frontier Foundation will deprecate HTTPS Everywhere plugin

 

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We were asked about SSH tarpits.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 45: Weapons grade insecurity

Potentially serious vulnerabilities in military systems, a new ZFS feature that’s mostly for home users, and IPv6 on your LAN.

 

Plugs

FreeBSD Performance Observability

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News/Discussion

Vulnerabilities in Weapons Systems

ZFS fans, rejoice—RAIDz expansion will be a thing very soon

 

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