Around 1990 I came up with a guideline that a power user should always spend USD500 on memory for their desktop. That target roughly held true for over 15 years until the price of memory plummeted in the mid-2000s and you couldn't fit that much in.
SSL certs are pretty trivial to track in Nagios or whatever your monitoring software of choice is.
No two domain registrars seem to format their WHOIS data the same though, making it a lot harder.
There is no hyphen in expat. Sorry, pet peeve.
Explosive bolts for jettisoning failing drives.
This takes away the fun I used to have with old failing hard drives: Install a webserver in a test rig with webcam pointed at the disk sitting out on a workbench, then remove the top cover and see how long it would live.
Minter begins with the most recent study, released by the US International Trade Commission in March 2013. Several other studies from Peru, Nigeria, Ghana and China show there was never an incentive for overseas buyers to pay money to import junk, and that most of the junk filmed by activists in the dumps in those nations was used for years (Nigeria has had TV since the 1970s). "A 2011 study by the United Nations Environment Program determined that only 9 percent of the used electronics imported by Nigeria — a country that is regularly depicted as a dumping ground for foreign e-waste — didn’t work or were unrepairable, and thus bound for a recycler or a dump. The other 91 percent were reusable and bound for consumers who couldn’t afford new products." The one data source Bloomberg cannot find is a data point for the widely reported "statistic" that 80-90% of used electronics imported by Africans are burned or dumped. In the comment section, two advocates for legislation banning the exports object to the survey methodology of one of the studies. But the source of the original statistic, reported by Greenpeace and Basel Action Network in their fundraising campaigns, remains a mystery."
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Just send the space shuttle up to fix it.
I've seen specialized stuff in production on 2.6 as recently as a couple years ago.
FLET's is not filtered at NTT's level. It all gets passed off to the individual ISPs who have to handle transit and filtering themselves.
au Hikari is a different situation.
Disclaimer: I work for a japanese ISP.
During an earlier DNS amplification attack we actually identified over 1000 of our customers that had their CPE devices misconfigured to expose the onboard resolver to the internet at large.
After contacting them we had a less than 1% rectification rate.
There are some patches for bind that surfaced about 6 months ago during some previous large-scale DNS amplification attacks.
I'd check nanog or bind-users mailing list archives around that time.
And of course with this "feature" it will never support DNSSEC ever.
As often as not it is a judgement call of cost to fix vs. risk.
We have the situation where we have a pair of open resolvers whose addresses have been constant for the past 17 years. We have about a quarter million customers, some who have those addresses embedded into devices whose passwords have been long since forgotten.
The amount of support time needed to deal with these customers from putting in ACLs to the resolvers would run into the many many thousands of staff-hours.
As we were affected by a somewhat similar attack (a DNS amplification DDoS but with different mechanics, bouncing queries off of CPE with open forwarding resolvers) last year we drop TYPE=ANY queries (I've yet to see a legitimate production query of that type ever) and rate-limit queries but access lists on the servers would require such a huge expense that its not likely to happen any time soon.
USD 5 in 1979 works out to USD 16 today, give or take.