Re: funny security
oh you haven't heard about attacks that exploit the limited size of MAC table?
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it's much better with older established languages (as in, some developers behave as if they actually heard of the concept) like Java and Python
but it's wide-spread basically only in C land, shame really
the version used by system tools will be supported for the lifetime of the distribution, irrespective if it is used by system tools or by user apps, but if user wants to make `python3` point to newer version, they can, without fear of breaking anything in the system
and things may break because of deliberate incompatible changes _in python_ like the recent promotion of `async` to a keyword
> without adequate or accurate release testing and with no backup to restore the system to a working, previous build is one hell of a set of "kinks".
as if most IT systems couldn't be brought down with one wrong person getting sudo access on a domain controller or such – yes, you can protect against maid pulling the power cable of the root DNS server, can't protect against the authoritative root server advertising empty or wrong root zone – there needs to be a single source of truth, but you need a good process/syste how it is updated, which appears to be lacking in Galileo. So, yes, that's a minor kink compared to overall complexity of the system.
and it does look like they did have backups to restore, but because of the precision necessary, and given that the satellites are in in non-inertial reference frames, it does mean that getting it all back synchronised isn't a matter of seconds
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