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The declining security of Linux (and sudo considered harmful)

Naive approaches to computer security have long been a thorn in my side, starting with the long lasting Windows assumption of a single user and user account on a system. 1,658 more words

Automatic Startup of Postgres 9.4 on SUSE 12

For whatever reason after installing postgres9.4 via zypper on a SUSE 12 instance I had just spun up in the amazon EC cloud postgres would not automatically start at boot time. 163 more words

Database Administration

The Paper Shredder

Four years ago, I was a System Administrator fixing wifi and printers. I learned a lot about diagnostics from those jobs. Like this: You don’t fix problems, you understand them. 310 more words

Computing

Zabbix "became not supported" - solved

I think I’ve found one of the answers to a long-annoying Zabbix issue related to SNMP items “flapping” from “became supported” to “became not supported”. 662 more words

System Administration

Basic Linux Certification

I was initially confused between the different types of certifications when I first decided to get a Linux competency certification. I had been doing several sysadmin tasks as part of my work and thought of expanding my knowledge to do a more efficient job of it. 330 more words

System Administration

IPv6 at AWS - Route53

Hooray! AWS users can now serve their DNS info over IPv6. You could serve AAAA records before, but only over IPv4.

This finally gives AWS customers a way to deal with IPv6-only customers (as are appearing in Asia), who might have otherwise had to depend on ISP proxies or CGN (Carrier Grade NAT), host their DNS elsewhere, or be unable to reach services hosted in AWS.

System Administration

IPv6 - now from COX (San Diego)!

As you recall, I’ve been lamenting the lack of direct IPv6 via my local ISP (COX) since 2013.

It seems that some time in the past 3 months, they silently enabled IPv6 in my area! 77 more words

System Administration