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Comment Re:Oh, look! Just what the economy needs! (Score 2) 600 600

Our 11 person firm had our policy cancelled due to ACA and we were forced to choose a different one for 30% more per year. Does anyone in Washington know who really creates jobs in this country? HINT: its not companies with more than 50 employees.

Comment Re:Don't rely on security-though-obscurity (Score 1) 349 349

We see thousands of attempts all day, every day. Its just part of being on the net. Fail2ban has been pretty effective for us. You can configure it easily to set up "move on" rules for the bots and not blow your leg off because you mistyped a couple times.

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

enec is 100% right. 99.99% of all port 25 traffic from cable modems is from spambots running on compromised PCs. Comcast, AOL, et al. will never again accept email from address blocks that represents non-commercial users or cable modems, no matter what things you try, static IP, DKIM, SPF or white listing.

Comment Re:Do they self destruct like other Greens? (Score 1) 313 313

I will respond to your dickish tone with my own:

Ever here of a log file?

How about if you are monitoring the S.M.A.R.T. data to watch for signs of drive failure? You will destroy the drive instead. (Especially if using Munin, because it doesn't show Load_Cycle_Count by default so you won't see it take off.)

How about when your OS is clever and tries to reduce disk use by only flushing the OS block cache intermittently, and that interval is slightly greater than the park timer? Your machine under continuous use parks and unparks continuously.

So there is this little computer in the drive making park decisions. Shouldn't it notice that the drive is parking too often? WD knows how many parks it built the drive to survive, it knows how frequently it is parking. Cap the park rate! Problem solved.

Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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