Thank you. Very helpful of you.
Yes, it has been easier in general to move out of the way than some of the other desktop junk. Some of the automated editing of config files was annoying but at least how to kick it off an interface was easy to find and no other applications were so tangled up with it that they got cranky without it running, unlike avahi which always causes error message spew everywhere when it is down and over the years has been a game of whack-a-mole to keep it killed what with all the different ways it got started.
In general other than the smurfword name and the fact that I'm always elbow deep in network stuff and cannot have it interfering I think it's been a net positive to have around.
I wonder if it will make a push towards becoming an 11u cred manager. We do need a good UI for that if the rank and file users are ever to use 11u for something other than letting providers find ways to monetize their use of hotspots.
My best guess as to why they would mess with that is they wanted to fix a few issues where the standalone DHCP clients were not re-negotiating when they needed to, and of course they wanted to do it over DBUS. The alternative fix would have been to work with DHCP client projects/maintainers to add pluggable DBUS control interfaces to those, but when given the choice between that and mission creep, mission creep wins these days. Unless they just decided to use the systemd DHCP client they put in there for use booting containers, and that is what is being referred to.
The other hard components to wrangle are pptpd/pppd/l2tpd (convincing them to hang up when they should, and getting them to promptly relinquish their device node so rules written against ppp0 don't have to be yanked back out and reinstalled when it changes to ppp1 after a tunnel rebuilds.) I wonder how long until they roll their own of those instead of helping improve them.
People just cannot resist the ease of communication. Email is the crack cocaine of IT security.
I've always maintained the most devastating payload a worm could have would be forwarding random things from sent-mail to random receipients in the contacts list, considering how so many lead incredibly dishonest lives.
I'm hazy on the details but ISTR sports deriving from wardances which dervied from a desire not to have all your warriors killed just to figure out who got to use the better stream for the following month.
Almost any level of accuracy above pure randomness can be fruitfully added to the bayesion inference process. You can pretty harmlessly add the pure noise as well, it's just not going to be fruitful.
no MITM injection required
You say that like MITM is harder than setting up a server and socially engineering people to it. It isn't these days.
Since many people browse from poorly secured wifi segments, it can happen more than you might think. Also, since a large proportion of wired networks do not have their first-hop-security features turned on (and can't in the case of ipV6 because they lack the features) opportunities are readily available.
Yes, and while that can sometimes be funny, and more often be so stupid as to cause me to channel surf, this was bad taste in a way that was neither funny nor boring; it was just bad taste, period.
Answer: So that when someone browses to your URL they don't get malware injected into their browser by a MITM.
That said, GP nails it: the problem with SSL is not the tech, it's the that the CAs are money grubbing semi-competent boobs, and the trusted certificate lists are administered by either OS or browser producers leaving a huge open arena for politics and perverse incentives.
Yeah, same here. Kept ending up with certs presented from a CDN's domain.
Yeah, really corporate liability concerns are the core of the matter here. Nations and individuals can stand up to assholes like these guys, corporations will only do so when the profit/loss projections favor it. They are truly the weak link.
Not that the movie plot wasn't in rather poor taste in the first place. I kinda cringed when I first saw the ads, as it is sort of in the uncanny valley between an absurd envelope pusher and a bland clown show.
Yeah, who's to say the AI wasn't just seeing something we can't. Obviously aliens beamed a subliminal picture of a schoolbus into the TV static and the AI said Oh, a schoolbus!
When, Lord?! When the hell do I get to see the goddamn schoolbus?
Antiseptics are not so impacted, and are the more likely agent to be used for a skin cut.
Oh noes! Daywalker Goths!
Now we have to look at all those gross piercings in the full light of day? Ick.