Security updates.. fulltime job? Hell yeah!

I've been embarking on a bit of a project since Jan when someone from Groklaw was asking about what vulns we released last year affected a certain distribution and the only way I could get her that info was by doing some convoluted grepping and re-formatting... it wasn't pretty, but …

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Folding in vim

Was just reading this article on linux.com about some guy's sysadmin toolbox. Yeah, the tools were ok and nothing much different from what I use except for some of the desktop-ish stuff he uses. What got me though was the first comment that was made. Vim has text folding …

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How I love thee RAID1

Well, having a RAID1 setup on this server has saved my a$$ in a huge way. Yesterday I started getting notifications of a smart failure on one of the drives (I have two configured as a RAID1 across a few partitions). So I went down to the colo to swap …

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LVM

Can't figure out why I haven't played with LVM before, but I took a bunch of old drives (2x80GB, 2x46GB, and 2x60GB) and stuffed them in a machine I wasn't using, installed Annvix on it, and made a 345GB LVM partition that spans all six drives. Very slick! Now I …

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Linux security... ad nauseum

You know, it really irritates me that almost every single day there is a new "report" or article out about Linux security... and more often than not it's compared to Windows security. Not only has this topic been beaten to death, stomped on, kicked, buried, dug up, and beaten some …

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Modified svn2cl

I had made the transition to subversion a while ago for handling not only Annvix, but my own personal stuff as well (web work, scripts I use, etc.). The one thing that I really liked about using CVS tho was the cvs2cl script, which makes a nice little Changelog file …

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FreeNX working on Mandriva 2006/x86_64

Well, after some mucking around, I finally got FreeNX to work on Mandriva 2006/x86_64. The problem was the 64bit version didn't work very well. And the commercial NX server, although it says it's for i386 and amd64, also has a lot of unresolved dependencies due to it, well, being …

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