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Comment: Re:Could be a great update! (Score 1) 115

by machine321 (#48574963) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

I prefer Nexenta's feel. But a 4tb limit on the free option doesn't work for me and I had lots of issues with it's stupid cut down command line when you ssh in.

Nexenta is no-charge (non-commercial) for up to 18 TB of data (actual data on disk, not raw storage). You also get a normal bash shell by logging in as admin (instead of root) and using sudo.

My biggest complaint is getting used to ZFS ACLs when sharing to Windows systems, which I guess I'd have on any ZFS system.

Comment: Onenote or similar (Score 1) 97

At work IT uses Onenote notebooks for documentation. I never tried it for video, but we've had good luck for it with text/images. No programming knowledge needed, adequate search, OCR/search of text in images. You can sync the content using a file share or Sharepoint, and probably WebDAV. I understand it's cost-free for Windows and Mac. You get a web interface if you use Sharepoint, but I don't care for it. If you're a primarily Windows/Office shop it might be worth testing.

Comment: Maintenance (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by machine321 (#47593979) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

If you don't want to maintain a system, then don't deploy it. Either pay someone to maintain it for you, or plan to maintain it yourself. You seem to want to be a hero and give unknowing non-technical users a complex system and then abandon it because it takes too much time.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 1) 379

by machine321 (#46799267) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

- If a change is security related, and obviously needed, then why wasn't it made earlier? Didn't that make a mockery of all the "many eyes" arguments oft touted in favor of Open Source?

"Many eyes" rarely helps; you need to get the right eyes to look at a bug. If you follow vulnerabilities, you'll notice a handful of people find most of the bugs. The main advantage of open source is that the code is available for those eyes to view.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 2) 379

by machine321 (#46799239) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Does OpenVMS still require the byzantine workarounds that were in OpenSSL, or can it compile modern software without substantial changes?

I think part of the problem is that the OpenSSL developers are publishing code paths that they never test; this was tedu@'s original frustration when trying to disable the OpenSSL internal memory management; there was a knob to turn that nobody had tested, and the code was too hard to read to make the bug obvious.

If there's a demand for OpenVMS SSL libraries, they obviously can continue to use OpenSSL, or someone can re-port this new SSL library.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.