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.

 

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Let’s Talk OpenZFS Snapshots

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New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Framework’s lightweight modular laptop is a winner

 

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2.5 Admins 49: Cuddle the Pegasus

Why the Pegasus spyware isn’t really anything new, a Windows vulnerability sends Jim and Allan down memory lane, what to do with old hard disks, your feedback, and more.

 

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FreeBSD TCP performance system controls

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News

Leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon

This World of Ours

New Windows 10 vulnerability allows anyone to get admin privileges

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 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.

 

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FreeBSD Performance Observability

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Vulnerabilities in Weapons Systems

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

 

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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.

 

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Introduction to ZFS replication

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Chip shortages lead to more counterfeit chips and devices

 

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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.

 

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History of ZFS: Part 2: Exploding in Popularity

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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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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.

 

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Building Customized FreeBSD Images

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