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Comment: Re:Perhaps at last an affordable mini PC? (Score 2) 180

by dfsmith (#48815297) Attached to: Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

I got an nVidia ION-based Asus Aspire Revo PC a few years back. It worked fairly well, gets nice and warm, and is still in service as my Kodi box, NAS/backup server (eSATA+GbE with RAID) and secondary DNS/DHCP. It does leave out the PCI slots from the reference platform though.

I'm currently evaluating a $150 (from Fry's) Asus VivoPC as my next primary server. Dual core, hidden micro-PCIe, SATA and USB3. So far, so good.

Comment: Use telnet (Score 1) 148

by dfsmith (#48757539) Attached to: Tips For Securing Your Secure Shell

The telnet protocol can be made very secure with the right software in place.* But it's only useful when you have a pre-agreed algorithm.

* Use the data stream to carry benign traffic. Encode your critical message elsewhere, e.g., the inter-packet delays, typos, a secondary (intermingled) TCP stream, TCP retries, TCP checksum, window lengths, header packing.

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.

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