tinkerghost writes "Sometime this weekend, my Asterisk/mail server hit the disk limit on the/var directory. Why you ask? Because it turns out my Asterisk server has been logging about 4Gig worth of login attempts per week since late July. I had logrotate set to cycle the file out weekly and keep 4 weeks of logs. Since the log has been steady at about 500Mb/week for the last 2 years this has worked fine. Unfortunately, this new rush overwhelmed my disk space and locked out new voicemail & email messages. I've already re-configured logrotate to rotate on file size, but I'm wondering if any other SIP server users have been seeing a huge spike in their scripted login attempts." top
tinkerghost writes "Andrew Orlowski seems to have missed the point of net neutrality as most people in the tech industry use it. His latest blog gives the distinct impression that net neutrality forbids QoS packet shaping. It doesn't. Net neutrality, as used by most IT people, is about end to end neutrality, not packet shaping to benefit QoS for latency sensitive protocols.
QoS packet shaping was designed expressly for the purpose of reducing the latency of latency sensitive protocols at the expense of latency neutral ones. As such, it works well in the existing network neutral structure — VOIP and streaming media have reduced latency on congested networks, and http, bittorrent, and FTP transfers have a slight increase in latency that is imperceptible to the end user.
This is in sharp contrast to a non-network neutral structure — wherein your latency is not shaped based on the QoS requirements of your protocol, but on the fee paid by both you & the host on the other end. Since both the client & the server are currently paying their providers for the bandwidth they are using, I can only assume that latency fees in this new non-neutral network will have to be paid to each & every provider that the signal crosses in order to maintain your higher QoS rating — imagine the nightmare of trying to sort your bill at the end of the month & finding you owe 200+ telcos for QoS fees." top
tinkerghost writes "The Burning Man Festival is evidently a hot issue right now. CNN has a small article about one of the original promoters suing the other 2. He's trying to get the 'Burning Man' IP (Trademark & Logo) released to the public domain — I would thing that CC-Non-commercial might be a better way to go." top
tinkerghost writes "CNN has a quick run down on a study that reports that adolescents (13-17) who play FPS games show heightened emotional responses when compared to adolescents playing non violent games.
Can we just class that as Duh?
Have them get back to us when they have a long term study showing a lasting change, not just immediately following playing."