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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

devman Re:Remove It (519 comments)

You can use a journalctl (see the --root or --file options) from a rescue disk or simply lift the logs and move them to another system. I'm not sure why people think that binary logs can only be read by the system that generated them.

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

devman Re:Some Sense Restored? (519 comments)

Its actually one of the big reasons systemd is popular with distros/package maintainers. Unit-files are maintained by the upstream and not customizing initscripts with lots of boilerplate saves package maintainers time. Daemon configuration being declarative has been a long time coming.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

devman Re:Just do it (279 comments)

The EdgeRouter-Lite is definetley a 'prosumer' device and you will have to tinker with it. It is unconfigured out of the box, so you'll have to setup NAT, Firewall, WAN interface, LAN interface and DHCP just to get started really. Fortunately, they have a wizard for a basic SOHO setup now (if you know what your doing you can skip it and setup your network the way you want it). That being said the ERL is an awesome device for what it costs and if you like tinkering with your network (and have a background in Linux, it runs a fork of Vyatta) you'll love it.

about two weeks ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

devman Re:For internal use? (185 comments)

SSL cert vendors should never have your private key, and I've never seen one that needed it. They only sign you public key when you generate a certificate signing request.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

devman Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

NASA officially calls it "Human Space Program", it is in their writing styleguide and has been for awhile.

http://history.nasa.gov/styleg...

Manned Space Program vs. Human Space Program:

All references referring to the space program should be non-gender specific (e.g. human, piloted, un-piloted, robotic). The exception to the rule is when referring to the Manned Spacecraft Center, the predecessor to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, or any other official program name or title that included "manned" (e.g. Associate Administrator for Manned Spaceflight).

about a month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

devman Re:Systemd integration counted as a positive thing (403 comments)

Initscripts don't break because package maintainers put a lot of effort in to maintaining them for a given distro. Unit-files are much cleaner, can be maintained upstream and shared by many distros. Freeing up package maintainers to work on other things.

This is likely a large reason why all the major distro's bandwagoned on to systemd, and people don't seem to realize how much man power went in to maintaining the init system by packages that use it. No need to do process tracking, pid files, run lock files, restart on crash, proper daemonizing, run level checking, dependency checking in every script which is 80% of the boilerplate in most scripts.

about a month ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

devman Re: Before you hate systemd (221 comments)

I was using Arch Linux as both server and workstation when the systemd transition hit. I will admit, at first it was rather confusing, but I learned about it and now I can see why Arch switched. Declarative service configuration makes a lot of sense and the unit files that replaced the init.d scripts are easier to understand and tweak (honestly the init.d scripts had about 80% of the same boilerplate in them anyway). It's also easier for package maintainer to take a unit-file from upstream than customize a init script.

I don't think its a matter of taking your choice away, it is more of the package maintainers don't want to maintain init scripts when they can use unit-files. More generally they don't want the added work of maintaining packages for both sysvinit and systemd

about 1 month ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

devman Re:min install (221 comments)

Didn't CentOS 7 finally replace 'net-tools' with 'iproute2'. I wouldn't expect it to have 'ifconfig' as it would be replaced with 'ip', likewise 'netstat' being replaced with 'ss'.

about 1 month ago
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

devman Re:more evil things to do elsewhere? (142 comments)

For those who don't get the joke. Larry owns most of the real estate on the the island of Lanai. Lanai also happens to be the name of a popular style of roofed patio that originates from Hawaii.

about a month ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

devman Re:Only adds complexity (385 comments)

Some of this likely decision making by individual distros. If you do a base install with Arch Linux you'll get systemd and some other userland utils but not much else, and most of systemd-*d services will not be enabled by default which I discovered when my network didn't come up on first boot like I expected.

Personally I'm waiting to see if CentOS 7 will do a 'minimal' install spin like they did with 6.

about a month ago
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A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

devman Re:Hmmm .... (112 comments)

The guardian pod defends against shoulder launched rockets (MANPADS), they are usually guided by infrared targeting and pods defense mechanism jams this guidance system. The system is mainly designed to protect the plain during take-off and landing when the plane is most vulnerable to easily obtainable shoulder launched missiles. The missile that allegedly shot down MH17 was from a mobile SAM truck and would have been radar guided. A guardian pod would not have saved them.

about a month ago
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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

devman Re:You mean... (243 comments)

That is how all QoS works. You can only control what you send not what you receive. Often times, however, you can influence what people send you by controlling what you send them. An example would be stalling TCP ACK packets headed upstream for a particular connection will cause that connection to slow down.

about a month ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

devman Re:Still no SELinux support (370 comments)

The FAQ is outdated. SELinux support was added in the last release. I run a ZFS system on CentOS 6 with SELinux set to Enforcing and it works fine.

about a month and a half ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

devman Re: Unfamiliar (370 comments)

1GB RAM per TB Storage is only needed if you require dedupe. Dedupe is honestly more trouble than its worth anyway and it isn't enabled by default. Without dedupe RAM requirements are closer to a standard fileserver.

about a month and a half ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

devman Re:above, below, and at the same level. ZFS is eve (370 comments)

Anything that can be represented as a block device can added to a zpool. This also includes files which is handy when your trying to understand complicated interactions you can mock up a small zpool based on files instead of devices for testing.

On the otherside of the abstraction ZFS can also expose block devices called zvols that will be backed by the zpool. So if you wanted to run a dmcrypted EXT4 filesystem backed by a zpool you can certain do that using a zvol and still get all the benefits of ZFS integrity protection and snapshoting.

Plenty of layering can be done with ZFS.

about a month and a half ago
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Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

devman Re:Volcanoes (80 comments)

You've got it backwards. The mountain in Antarctica was named after the ship. The ship was named after the god. James Clark Ross discovered the mountains while sailing with the HMS Erebus and Terror.

about a month and a half ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

devman Re:IPv6 would make the problem worse (248 comments)

In addition to the other points brought up by other posters. Routing decisions occur only on the first 64 bits of an IPv6 address. There is no need to store the entire address.

about 2 months ago

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