2.5 Admins 87: Unplanned Obsolescence

Yet another IoT company abandons its customers, ridiculous “hard drives”, Postrges with containers, and cloud storage that isn’t quite as good as it sounds. With guest host Alex Kretzschmar from the Self-Hosted podcast.

 

Plugs

Building Your Own FreeBSD-based NAS with ZFS

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News

Insteon looks dead—just like its users’ smart homes

 

Feedback

Harder Drive: Hard drives we didn’t want or need

Jottacloud

 

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We were asked about  ZFS and multipath, and running Postgres with containers.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 86: Reluctant Sysadmin

The new features in OpenSSH, an embarrassing outage, the ugly side of Apple’s AirTags, and securing SSH keys when using Git. With guest host Dalton Durst from Linux After Dark.

 

Plugs

Improving Replication Security With OpenZFS Delegation

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News

OpenSSH 9.0 released

At last, Atlassian sees an end to its outage – in two weeks

Police Records Show Women Are Being Stalked With Apple AirTags Across the Country

Apple: What to do if you get an alert that an AirTag is with you

AirGuard – AirTag protection

Tom Scott video

 

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We were asked about securing SSH keys when using Git.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 85: Textbook Scam

CAPTCHAs in phishing attacks, Jim gets angry about Bitcoin propaganda in schools, and packet loss with UDP.

 

Plugs

Tuning OpenZFS Record size

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Discussion

How CAPTCHA puzzles cloak phishing page URLs in emails

Jim gets mad about crypto propaganda in schools

 

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2.5 Admins 84: Open Source Sabotage

An open source dev goes rogue, a big single sign-on provider is compromised, self-hosting DNS, and more.

 

Plugs

Should I upgrade to OpenZFS 2.1?

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News

BIG sabotage: Famous npm package deletes files to protest Ukraine war

The Fragile Open Source Ecosystem Isn’t Ready for ‘Protestware’

Okta Hack Exposes A Huge Hole In Tech Giant Security: Their Call Centers

Microsoft: Lapsus$ Used Employee Account to Steal Source Code

Lapsus$ found a spreadsheet of passwords as they breached Okta, documents show

 

 

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We were asked about switches, and self-hosting DNS.

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2.5 Admins 83: Solid State Bathtubs

SSD reliability, a huge potential amplification DDoS attack, and learning how a mail server works.

 

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Webinar: Improving Recovery Objectives with OpenZFS

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News

Backblaze report finds SSDs as reliable as HDDs

New method that amplifies DDoSes by 4 billion-fold. What could go wrong?

 

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We were asked how to learn the inner workings of a mail server.

Postfix, Virtual Domain Setup

 

 

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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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2.5 Admins 80: 100 Emoji

Browser version numbers might break websites, Samsung’s bad crypto implementation, more on Mazda and Caddy, the FreeBSD init system, and keeping VMs in sync between the two physical hosts.

 

Plugs

UNIX Philosophy: The ideas that made UNIX

Improving Recovery Objectives with OpenZFS

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News

Three major browsers are about to hit version 100. Will websites cope?

Samsung shipped ‘100m’ Android phones with flawed encryption

 

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We were asked about the FreeBSD init system, and VMs in sync between the two physical hosts.

 

The FreeBSD Boot Process

reboot -r on untrusted system

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 79: Flex your disks

Maintaining data long-term, Chrome OS comes to generic PCs, and how to detect intrusions and malware on servers and networks.

 

Plugs

The FreeBSD Boot Process

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News/discussion

Most hard drives have a lifespan of three to five years. Have you checked yours lately?

Google is bringing Chrome OS to PCs and Macs

 

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2.5 Admins 78: MAZDA~1.BMP

Why Arm was never likely to be acquired by Nvidia, an expensive bug in Mazda cars, and how there isn’t always a technical solution to a policy problem.

 

Plugs

Unix: On the path to BSD

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News

Arm’s $66bn sale to Nvidia collapses

Intel’s strategy for outflanking Arm takes shape with bet on RISC-V

Radio station snafu in Seattle bricks some Mazda infotainment systems

 

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We were asked about solving a policy problem with a technical solution.

 

 

 

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