They are perfectly transparent...
You can't see anything that's going on inside.... light just passes through unaffected.
Apple's latest update to macOS Catalina appears to have broken SSH for some users. Developer Tyler Hall published a blog post on Monday detailing the issue, but removed it after his writeup got noticed. The issue is that under Apple's macOS 10.15.4 update, released on March 24, trying to open a SSH connection to a port …
is so rubbish, just don't use it. Simple.
On the other hand, if you can make a "never be a millionaire but way more than comfortable" living out of it as we are doing, then just shut the fuck up.
Besides, Ives has been fucked off. It will get better.
Well fortunately I'm still running High Sierra… hoping that a small bonus of Covid-19 might be the release date of 10.16 gets pushed back to allow a few more months of security updates for my version before I have to decide what to do.
The problem is if you also have to time buying a new Mac right if you want the OS to be as stable as possible - i.e. ideally just before a new version comes out and the old one is still installed on the system.
Will probably be facing that problem soon: current MBP has severely swollen glands (batteries) that will need replacing fairly soon and I will need a backup machine. I think you can downgrade the OS when installing from backup but I guess I'm going to find out when computer says "No!"
Depends on the exact model of computer you buy. If its been around during the lifetime of your favoured macOS version then you'll probably be OK. Any updates to that model after the macOS is updated usually means you are stuck with the new OS.
Same issue here. My mid-2011 iMac is still going strong but won't progress past High Sierra which, if Apple doesn't change its policy, loses support when MacOS10.16 comes out. Macs don't seem to suffer ageing as bad as Windows machines and mine performs as nicely now as when it was new. Granted, running Windows 10 and Ubuntu VMs concurrently sometimes slows it down with too many programs running, but that's easily manageable by recognising the limitation and only running a VM when I actually need it. Never had a Windows computer when, at 8 years old, I've not wanted an upgrade. With my iMac, I just don't want to change it, so losing High Sierra support will be hard.
My MBP is only 6 and runs Catalina - that's not used much nowadays (iPads have the power for most needs on the move) - so I'm considering tethering that to the desk and just getting a new monitor...
trying to open a SSH connection to a port greater than 8192 using a server name, rather than an IP address, no longer works – for some users at least. SSH is a Swiss army knife that can be used to securely connect to remote machines to run commands, transfer files and other data, and so on
Well sure, now I know what SSH is. But what's a port, a server name and an IP address?
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Catalina's a bit of a mess. Loads of bugs compared with previous versions, especially by the time it reached the 4th update. Problems here include:
* Crashes - almost Microsoft levels of crashes, generally on waking from sleep
* Display driver problems - secondary monitors intermittently blank on waking from sleep, flickering hue; incorrect contrast
* Sleep problems - like won't sleep
* Airplay problems - unreliable connections
* Security and other changes means lots of time messing around answering silly "security" popups - very MS like.
Really not their finest version. That there's SSH problems doesn't surprise. The loss of some 32bit utilities also annoys.
Stuck with Catalina because a 16" machine depends upon it.
Some folks are wedded to the past, horse and buggy's, viking ships, MS DoS and Widows 97. Why bother about their useless discoveries and publish and waste time?
People talking about SSH (90%) of them are not using SSH encryption incorrectly anyway. I talk to developers all day about SSH and TLS, most of them don know the difference between wild-card (snake oil), certificate, domain bound certificate, and believe as long as they choose AES-256 the world is safe and everything is encrypted.
I am going to have 20th one-hour call today with a developer alleged to be an expert in PKI Design!!!
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