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Comment Self Correcting Problem (Score 1) 278

Seems like a self-correcting problem, given enough time.
Giving pedestrians the right-away seems like a problematic policy. It sounds nice, but physics suggests that a pedestrian can overcome their momentum and come to an immediate stop more successfully than a motor vehicle, which further suggests that perhaps the pedestrian should stop and wait, rather than the cars.

Comment Fwknop is a potential 2nd layer to protect sshd (Score 1) 157

Port knocking is one way to avoid being a target of ssh attacks, but legacy port knocking has its own shortcomings. SPA (Single Packet Auth) has solved most of those problems. Fwknop is the only maintained spa implamentation that I know of. More info at

Comment You cannot regulate cyberweapons. (Score 5, Interesting) 123

First, the entire idea of cyberweapons is laughable. Exploits are only possible because of flaws in the code. That is no more a weapon than an unlocked door.

Second, you cannot regulate them as they are immaterial. It would be possible to discover a previously unknown vulnerability, and then not record the finding anywhere. Congratulations, you have a cyberweapon in your brain. Good luck regulating that.

Submission + - Synchronous multiple node storage replication - and it's Open Source! (

DF5JT writes: Disclaimer: I work for the Austrian company LINBIT that develops DRBD, the Linux kernel based block device replication technology.

DRBD9 is a brand new release of that technology that as a first in the industry delivers synchronous storage volume replication across a network of currently 32 nodes. Its Cinder driver has just been accepted in the upcoming 'Liberty' release of OpenStack to provide low latency and high throughput storage nodes.

As an add-on DRBD9 comes with RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) integration, thus delivering native Infiniband support for highest possible storage mirroring.

Submission + - Fwknop on OpenWrt and Android

Jonathan P. Bennett writes: Fwknop is a great way to maintain remote access into a network without leaving ports open, and now there are tools that make it much easier to use. We've put together a demonstration of how the newly released android client, fwknop2 (also on F-droid), can import encryption and HMAC keys using QR codes via the phone's camera, and provide nat access back into other devices on the internal network.
More information can be found on the Cipherdyne site or in my blog post on the matter.

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