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Comment: A combination (Score 1) 467

by aduxorth (#48890029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?
I've been looking after PC's for clients for 20 odd years, I've seen lots of different AV's and malware software, and for the last 4 or 5 years using a combination has worked fine.
Avast for the antivirus (free is fine) and malwarebytes for the malware protection. Running both has reduced the amount of call backs for fixing up machines due to nasties dramatically.
Keep in mind they are different products covering a different scope of nasties.

Comment: Re:It's official ... (Score 1) 68

by aduxorth (#48791445) Attached to: Asus Wireless Routers Can Be Exploited By Anyone Inside the Network

It makes me wonder why more router manufacturers don't use Linux or BSD derivatives for their firmware instead of writing garbage in-house

But that's the Thing.
They are running a Linux kernel, but stuffing around with how the system boots, what services are running on it (using their dodgy apps) and their incorrectly setup firewall rules.

Comment: Re:Varies by state and time (Score 1) 252

by aduxorth (#37852086) Attached to: New York State Releases Sex Offender Facebook App

I wonder how common forced/coerced incest is among 2-child families where the male is 2-10 years older than the female

You know, women can commit sexual assault too... Assuming a sexual aggressor is always male is the same kind of reasoning as the parents who assume a stranger is more likely to kidnap their child. Our society seems to hold less animosity towards female-on-male sexual abuse, but it still happens.

If only that would happen to me.

Comment: Re:Not much to do (Score 1) 459

by aduxorth (#35276022) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

Mail and DNS is easy, just add backup MX records with lower priority. For Web, not so much.

The real solution is getting your own AS ( ) and PI range from your RIR. It costs about $1700 initially with $100 a year for maintenance. This will allow you to do real seamless failover.

Did you even Read the Summary????

He is trying to SEND email, he doesn't mention any difficulties in receiving it.
Having their own AS won't solve things regardless of whether it is coming or going, unless they have their own (at least) /24 and they are multihomed.

The only real options here are the following.
a. Use the ISP's mail server as a smart host and send all email through their server.
b. Get the ISP to issue you with a real PTR record that isn't just some default record from the ISP.
c. Go to another ISP.
d. Get a VPS and send all your email through it.

Comment: Re:I see no problem with this (Score 1) 130

by aduxorth (#33645458) Attached to: 'Throttling' Broadband Provider Sued In Australia

During the time of using unlimited Dialup, my Record for 56K Dialup was over 360 hours continuously (15~ days). Would only happen once every couple of months, when the script that the ISP used to run that would kill the user that had been on the longest, stopped working for several days.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius