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Comment Re:LOL, ok "too, Too, TOO EASY"... apk (Score 1) 427

Ok - you NEVER have to take down YOUR DNS server for maintenance of the DNS server itself for patching OR the OS?

If I time the amount it takes to restart the DNS server (much like how the daemon is restarted after updating it):

real 0m0.008s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m0.000s

So, I guess as far the rare updates (I think I only ever saw one last year), there might be a downtime of 0.008 seconds, which isn't really long enough to miss all the standard three DNS requests most resolvers send out.

Now, if this wasn't on the same system that provides Internet routing to the rest of my network, I'd probably invest in a Bird setup for reliability of certain network services. Which would be trivial on a couple of Raspberry Pi Zeros to provide the network uninterrupted DNS resolution (among other network services).

As far as the hardware restarts go, according to my router data, it's been rebooted four times last year (I believe two were for system patches, two were due to me physically moving the hardware in the house). I am not seeing the "DNS is prone to going down" problem here.

Comment Re:Ash-Fox: How old are you and...? (Score 1) 427

What a bullshitter - I never SAID even ONCE that my "router goes down" OR "my dns goes down" (hosts do the job for less here, better).

Shh APK.

You just failed to answer the question and your red herrings leads to this crying of yours.

Let's get back on topic:

My DNS is not prone to going down, why is that?

Comment Re:DNS outages GALORE make you eat your words (Score 1) 427

http://www.bing.com/search?q=d...

* See subject, that link & eat your words...YOURS may not go down but then, NOBODY USES IT TO GIVE A SUFFICIENT LOAD TO MAKE IT GO DOWN either, lol!

But my question was:

My DNS is not prone to going down, why is that?

Your evidence has failed to provide, yet again.

Comment Re:DNS eats more power/is exploitable & router (Score 1) 427

You failed to answer even the first question in response to your first point:

DNS is prone to going down a lot

My DNS is not prone to going down, why is that?

For someone that claims a lot, you don't really have much to back it up.

FACT: Hosts do FAR MORE for FAR LESS than any other SINGLE solution & they are NATIVE to your system's IP stack already in kernelmode efficiency + speed!

You completely ignored all the caveats I pointed out.

Especially vs. slower broken or exploitable usermode crap, especially browser addons which I noticed you give up on

Except if you read my post, I stated I use addons and I can't even remember a time when they broke on me during updates. I also stated I don't use them for advertisement blocking which is what your assumption was.

P.S.=> There IS no "manual labor" using my program

You have to go to each damn computer to set it up.

migrating them by scripts is easy for central admins on large networks too

Why the hell would large networks use hosts file instead of end point security solutions like Lumension?

Comment Re:DNS eats more power & is exploitable (Score 1) 427

DNS is prone to going down a lot

My DNS is not prone to going down, why is that?

For networks, you take BIG chances

Oh no, my router at home has a blacklist of domains, that's a bigger chance than the average that has no blacklist. You talk a lot of shit.

uses more resources

Nah, my solution uses less resources. Less storage, less manual labour (after all, I only have to change the router, nothing else), less CPU (only one system has to deal with filtering, all the other systems spend less CPU than before, because there isn't even a TCP connection attempted to invalid IPs like 0.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.255 etc.

moving parts to exploit or breakdown

Hosts files are broken by operating system design, they're not meant to block DNS entires, they're not meant to handle large amounts of domains (look how it breaks on Windows), they're not even capable of blacklisting an entire domain without listing all of it's subdomains which goes into multi-terabyte files which Windows cannot load and uses far more memory than a simple wildcard blacklist on DNS server.

home users can make do with a hosts file they can easily manage

A large amount of devices in my home don't even support hosts files in any reasonable way. Tablets, game consoles, television, mobile phones etc. For the home user, this is probably a better and more wholesome way to handle blacklisting of domains because you won't have enterprise-level control of all your devices.

Comment Re:So Let Me Get This Straight (Score 3, Informative) 246

Full integration with Active Directory, for fine-grained permissions over all aspects of the mail/calendar system.

Have more in depth permission schemes in Zimbra actually.

For example, with Exchange and AD, I can create a distribution group, and delegate "ownership" of that group to a specific user, so they can add/remove users to that group. I can set that group to "open" or "closed", meaning users can either join it/leave it without owner approval, or not.

Can do that in Zimbra.

I can give an arbitrary user access to another users entire mailbox, or give them only permission to "send as" a different user, or distribution group.

Can do that in Zimbra, the sharing function are actually a much nicer set of ACL options than what Exchange/Outlook provides.

I can allow only certain users to send to specific addresses, meaning I can have a "My Entire Company" distribution group that only specific people can send mail to.

Can do that in Zimbra.

And then there are similar permissions/delegation options for calendars, and Public Folders, and even Skype for Business. If you have VoIP phone systems, and compatible phones, you can even access all of your mail/calendar/Skype messages from your phone.

You can do this in Zimbra, however for the VoIP stuff, you'll need a 3rd party addon (it exists, because I use it). As for the Skype for Business/Lync, I don't really know, but Zimbra has a built in instant messaging solution that works too.

I can set deletion and archive polices for each user, or a group of users. I can set mailbox size limits per user, or per group. I can create a "discovery search", meaning I can allow access to a user's mailbox, but only for mails that meet a specific search criterion.

Can do that in Zimbra.

And of course, there is a cottage industry of add-ons for Exchange to do a million other things. Mimecast, for example, allows automatic off-site archiving of all email (with an Outlook plugin to search the mail), and automatic failover to Mimecast's servers if Exchange goes offline.

Plenty for Zimbra too.

It's just endless. Exchange has no real competition.

Where Zimbra can't beat Exchange on is complete perfect integration with Outlook. It does however beat Exchange and Outlook on their offered functionality.

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