A brief look at the history or Red Hat acquisitions and current financials. It’s more of a suite and tie article than propeller hat, but still interesting.
This was an interesting read on using the cp command to copy large sets of data… cp keeps a internal historical hash table of copied files, which gets quite large. Read more…
By sending a SYN segment to and already existing connection (assuming knowledge of the src/dest ports) an attacker can tear down existing connections. Seems in this case FBSD does not check for sequence numbers.
For those of you who have been living in a locked faraday cage, here’s a high level introduction to systemd and all of it’s controversy.
This colorful cheatsheet is handy in a pinch…. Fedora users may have already seared this into their brains, but RHEL users are just now getting their first taste of the joyous changes that systemd brings to our fundamentals.
I discovered this at: http://linoxide.com/linux-command/systemd-vs-sysvinit-cheatsheet/
This is the first I have seen such weirdness when running a pkg upgrade so I thought I would share the oddities that I don’t have a root cause for just this minute.
Today I ran a pkg update, followed by a pkg upgrade to install all the latest and greatest fixes on my home box. However, when pkg reported the nonsense it wanted to install on my server, I did one of those movie double takes just as my y key was a quarter of the way pushed down.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a small blurb on updating your FreeBSD 10 server . So I followed these steps to get myself updated. But it seems that pkg wants to watch movies….
For more information on available commands and options see ‘pkg help’.
chris4136@europa:~/twistedaemon/twistedaemon % sudo pkg check -d -a
Checking all packages: 100%
cstrzelc@europa:~/twistedaemon/twistedaemon % sudo pkg upgrade
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue…
FreeBSD repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
Checking for upgrades (27 candidates): 3%
pkg: plexhometheater has a missing dependency: lame
Checking for upgrades (27 candidates): 100%
The following 22 packages will be affected (of 0 checked):