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Comment: Re:Test string here: (Score 5, Informative) 399

by B5_geek (#47985837) Attached to: Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

SSH into your host.
from the bash prompt just paste the above string.

user@host $env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"

If you see:
this is a test
Then you are vulnerable and need to update your system.

If all you see is:
this is a test

Then you are ok.

Comment: How important is your data? (Score 1) 268

by B5_geek (#47910789) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

If you really want to save your data:

Step 1: make a ZFS array and save your data there.
Step 2: copy the data to single hard-drives and store them in a different location then home.
Step 3: upload a copy to some online 'cloud storage' provider.

Use checksums/md5 hashes to determine data integrity.

Based on your budget pick any of the above 3. If you are paranoid, do all 3.

Comment: Software answer (Score 3, Insightful) 238

by B5_geek (#47890803) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

The hardware is easy:
Either get a router that you can add DD-WRT/tomato to or build your own PC.

Software answer:
OS = OpenBSD

BUT you are not asking the right questions.
VPN's only work when 2 ends connect. So what VPN server/client will the other end of your connection use? What are you actually trying to do? Does your work have a fat-connection that they will let you use? Are you planning on paying for VPN service from a 3rd party? Do you want to create a VPN between your home and your laptop while you travel?

If you want to build yourself a solid, dependable, 'solution' follow this guide:

Comment: MRI doesn't help though? (Score 1) 74

by B5_geek (#47785005) Attached to: Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Memory In Humans

Have there been any studies correlating MRI's to better memory?

And/or everybody gets an MRI as part part of your 'getting older checkups' like a colonoscapy?

I had a brain tumour, and lobectomy to remove it. my memory is kinda crappy (except for things that I deem are *VERY* important (like wifes birthday).

I want something to fix me!

Comment: Re:Some nice looking features/updates (Score 1) 231

by B5_geek (#47205595) Attached to: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

Since I have have started seriously working on BSD systems I have enjoyed the simplicity/straight-forwardness of it's configuration setup. The only thing that keeps me from switching to OpenBSD for all my servers: apt-get dist-upgrade

I have only been bitten in the ass once by this (15'ish years ago), and it makes keeping the system updated so easy.

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