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The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't 55 writes: Get your facts straight before reporting, is the main takeaway from Peter Hansteen's latest piece, The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't. OpenSSH servers that are set up to use PAM for authentication and with a very specific (non-default on OpenBSD and most other places) setup are in fact vulnerable, and fixing the configuration is trivial.

Comment Re:It's larger than we thought, lets call it a pla (Score 2) 134

(Thank you frovingslosh for mentioning my mistake before I had time to comment myself). The dimensions I quoted are not km, but earth radii. That's what you get for copy/pasting from Wikipedia without even thinking (it should be obvious to anyone that Pluto is larger than a fraction of a km in diameter).

Comment Re:It's larger than we thought, lets call it a pla (Score 2) 134

I'm sure people will now want to redefine planet as any object circling the sun with a radius of 0.185 km or greater (because obviously Eris at 0.1825 km can't possibly be a planet).

And, because this is the Internet, I'm being sarcastic.

Comment Re:Security and IPv6 (Score 2) 307

That security is provided by RFC 4941 (Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6).

It's even better than IPv4 with NAT since it will actually rotate in new random IP addresses every so often (every hour or so). That means that your source IP will change over time which makes tracking harder.

Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!