* Posts by ZenaB

43 posts • joined 14 Sep 2011

Log4j doesn't just blow a hole in your servers, it's reopening that can of worms: Is Big Biz exploiting open source?

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JNDI concerns

the Log4j vulnerability underscores the problem of catering to big business because the bug arose from a feature maintained to appease companies concerned about backward compatibility LDAP/JNDI URLs.

So why was it enabled BY DEFAULT then? Let those one or two big businesses who need it enable it and keep everyone else running as expected!

Santa's sack is bulging with browsers: Vivaldi 5.0 arrives full of festive cheer

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What's wrong with the behaviour? You can swap between last used and tab order, if thats what you mean..?

Microsoft turns Windows Subsystem for Linux into an app for Windows

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Re: Can I now dump Cygwin?

Yep!

Got enterprise workstations and hope to run Windows 11? Survey says: You lose. Over half the gear's not fit for it

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Re: "an upgrade will have to happen in the coming months or years"

Oh absolutely I'm not saying it's right, just that IMO that's one of the primary reasons they're doing a Win11.

The TPM stuff should absolutely be a *strongly recommended* thing rather than a requirement, plus MS should have made it clear a long time ago that the next version will need this, rather than springing it on the industry a few months before launch. I feel that they took the opportunity in the break of versions to make this extra demand.

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Re: "an upgrade will have to happen in the coming months or years"

The primary reason I've heard for creating a new version was down to the kernel changes necessary to support the new "wonky" processors that are coming out soon. Desktop processors are starting to go down the big.LITTLE route that mobile processors have been doing for a while, so the scheduler has to handle things completely differently.

Yes that on its own doesn't mean Windows11 comes into existence, but it resolves the support nightmare that's bound to happen when someone gets one of these new processors and has tries to make it work on Win10 - saying Win11 is the minimum required is a *much* easier check than trying check Win10 versions or patch levels.

CentOS project changes focus, no more rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux – you'll have to flow with the Stream

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Re: To the surprise of no one

Already been done? https://www.devuan.org/

PowerShell 7.1 Release Candidate is lurking around the corner, but first there's Preview 6 to poke and prod

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Re: So What?

It's a gateway drug - it allows Windows admins to start looking after *nixes more. For me, it lets me write scripts that will run on Windows, Mac and Linux with little faff.

Epic Games gets itself epically banned, launches epic Fortnite death match with Apple over App Store's epic 30% cut

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Re: Epic is right

In-app payments I'm fine with being forced through the store - it makes it quicker and easier for the users as they don't need to sign up again and add credit card details to ReallySecureHonestStore.com™

What I don't believe is right is taking 30% of those purchases. 30% of the app, well okay, they did handle the store and distribution for you. For an in-app credit purchase of say, £10, how exactly did they provide £3 of value? These should either be a way lower percentage, capped to a certain amount or better a flat amount regardless of purchase (given the effort is the same).

From unmovable boot screens to dead certs, neither are what you want to see in a hospital

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"some form of intranet"

Looks like a Citrix StoreFront page to me. If the cert isn't trusted then the Citrix client won't connect, so there's bigger issues going on :)

Fujitsu unveils new laptops 'optimized for remote work' – erm, isn't that what laptops have always been for?

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Re: Nope missing an obligatory element

"What's not to like?"

The bandwidth for one, I'd imagine..?

Samsung’s aspirational Galaxy Chromebook: Shell out $1k for a fast beaut (and remember to try Linux if you're into that)

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Re: Get a Lappy With Free OS SpyWare? What a Deal!!!

I get that on ChromeOS - that's why I'm suggesting a full blown secure Linux OS instead seeing as NoneSuch didn't want to use Googles stuff...

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Re: Get a Lappy With Free OS SpyWare? What a Deal!!!

Then get this device and run https://www.qubes-os.org/

This isn't Boeing very well... Faulty timer knackers Starliner cargo capsule on its way to International Space Station

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Re: Was going to ask...

They haven't yet, this was the proving flight. They'll have to do another attempt now to actually prove it!

Can I get a RHEL yeah? Version 8 arrives at last as IBM given go-ahead to wolf down Red Hat

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Re: But when is there a Centos version 8

Give it a month or so..

Amazon adds cloudy Linux desktops to encourage developers to code for EC2

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Re: Linux WorkSpaces

Apparently based on CentOS7, so yes it does..

Black Horse Down: Lloyds Banking Group goes TITSUP*

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Trollface

Re: The real reason - Please

Don't worry, I'm sure we'll get a full, detailed analysis of the situation as it happened, just like Monzo provided the other day!

Can VMware exploit its VRealize refresh?

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Log Insight should be bundled with vSphere itself IMO. vRNI should likewise come with NSX. They're almost useless without and it's for looking after/diagnosing another product!

As said below, in theory Azure Stack looks to be what VMware should have released last year. Being MS though, it'll be terrible on release but pretty good later. Imagine having a combined vSphere+vSAN+NSX+vRealizeSuite combination for a reasonable price! Aside from the price, I guess this is likely to be what VMw on AWS will be..

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VMwares packaging is one of my pet hates about its system. The products are (nearly) all great, but it's like a ladder - once you're sorted at your current rung, to move up to the next one is mucho $$$, ad infinitum.

Control-C! umount! Ctrl-Alt-Delete! Tintri forcibly ejects from today's IPO

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Re: Tintri

Expensive, but it works great - we've got two boxes

Euro Patent Office staff warns board of internal rule changes

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Happy

Re: Good to see a snout in the trough of public funds

I can assure you that Play Golf != 1%

Sounds like something a 1%'er would say!

Guess King Battistelli's plan to fix the Euro Patent Office. Yep, give himself more power

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WTF?

Re: Ways to get rid of him

There are other ways, but I believe most are illegal...

That's okay, they're an international organisation, they're not beholden to the rules of any one country..

CERN also has a particle decelerator – and it’s trying to break physics

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Boffin

Re: Breaking physics

Given that normal helium makes you sound like Peewee Herman, I'd suggest anti proton helium makes you sound like Barry White

Security bod to MSFT: PowerShell's admin-lite scheme is an open door

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Re: Something seems odd about this as a security hole.

DCs are found via DNS not by broadcast, so you'd need to poison the switch to get it to send the packets to you instead..

IPv4 apocalypse means we just can't measure the internet any more

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Re: I thought we were IT pros here

> And you expect an interface which will enable users to set rules and a firewall that will reliably obey them?

Why not? You trust your device to firewall IPv4 don't you?

IPv4 wealth redistributed

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Re: IP6?

"The IP6 wasn't designed for the real world, easy limiting / blocking traffic, privacy or security"

It was designed more so than IPv4 was - try looking up IPv6 security features before complaining. Firewalls still work too, weirdly..

NetApp shrinky-dinks ONTAP 9: Will support 4:1 data reduction

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The recent 8.x versions have introduced far simpler upgrades - no more of this step by step CLI stuff, it's now give it the new version and click go, pretty much!

EMC Unity or VNX3? You tell me

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Sooo, they've made a crappy NetApp?

VMware hikes NSX price, adds cheaper versions

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Re: Windows 10

Well we'd like it for VXLAN and microsegmentation..

VMware's Photon Machine 'microvisor' may not be so small

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Follow William Lams (slowly appearing) guide on Photon Controller here: http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2016/04/test-driving-vmware-photon-controller-part-1-installation.html

Based on the previous version, but so far gives a nice overview of it and how it works.

vAdmins vJoice! vSphere finally gets a modern web client

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Re: vCentre

Hold onto your buttz for the rumoured 6.5 later this year then. The surveys and murmurings are hinting at them rewriting it right now exactly like this fling-gone-gold..

Symantec's getting $1bn less for Veritas thanks to ‘uncertainties’

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Re: I keep saying ...

Because it's the devil you know..

The braver ones are venturing out to Veeam and the likes, but everyone else is clinging on!

JetBlue blames Verizon after data center outage cripples flights

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Re: Windows 10

Why would a server OS upgrade to a desktop OS?

Could NetApp buy SolidFire? It would be outside its comfort zone

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Re: NetApp needs to do something

What caveats are you aware of? We've got 2x AFF arrays and haven't come across any..

TalkTalk offers customer £30.20 'final settlement' after crims nick £3,500

ZenaB
FAIL

> if the site holding personal data can be hacked then clearly they have not met the requirement of the act

It's not if the site can be hacked - any site can be. The question is whether they took appropriate measures to secure the data that they hold. Keeping bank/card details in clear text or even unsalted isn't particularly clever in this day and age..

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Re: What about the banks?

If you're a bank and I hand you some details and an amount I want, how do you know if I'm Fraudsters Inc. or the local corner shop?

Tintri T850: Storage array demonstrates stiff upper lip under pressure

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More than all flash?

You may want to look at what offers NetApp have on currently with their AFF's. Depending on how much you squeeze, you may actually get it cheaper than a hybrid array..

That said, love Tintri :)

NetApp's customers resisting Clustered ONTAP transition

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Re: Netapp pricing

That page says no such thing - it gives examples for hyperv and doesn't days the list is exclusive. The only thing MS say for Exchange is that it's not supported on an NFS data store, for unspecified reasons..

Don't panic as Server 2003 rushes towards end of life

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Alert

DFS Changes

> Serve those same files on a Server 2012 R2 system with default settings on hardware three times as powerful and watch the whole thing grind to an halt.

Wait, what? Why? Sources?

ESXi is telling fibs to backup software

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Where's SureBackup??

I thought Veeam SureBackup was designed to check the backup can be restored by starting it up?

Citrix halfway to Avalon with XenDesktop 7 desktop and app virtualizer

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XenApp users: Don't feel left out?

Why, because we get next to nothing? Why would we feel left out? Our product still isnt supported on server 2012 and we've now got a bastardised web interface to use. Oh, but we can share out opengl apps now! Huzzah! Citrix Receiver so easy to install users can do it themselves! Never mind that it used to be able to update *itself* back in the PSx days. But you can do it clientless now! Yeah great, you could before with the Java client which ran automatically.

The old trick of put something in, take it out in the next release, then put a crappy version back in on the next release again. It still feels like they're in the process of changing everything around but not letting us in on the big picture of where everything is supposed to sit. Come on Citrix, I'm getting fed up of this now..

HP tempts EVA customers with low-end 3PAR array honeypot

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Unhappy

About damn time

We were looking to purchase 3PAR, but they couldn't tell us anything about future products, I.E. what they were going to do about the fact FC disks are stopping production shortly. Even with an NDA! Bought from another vendor in the end :(

It's a shame because I still think the 3PAR premise is awesome, way better than the system we bought in the end.

Windows Server 8 plays catch-up with VMware and Unix

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Dammn

If even half of that comes true, Server8 will be an awesome release!

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