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Comment: Re:Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes (Score 1) 155

by drinkypoo (#49827443) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

This doesn't compete with PuTTY, probably: odds are it will be a console-mode ssh binary just like what cygwin users have already but without a dependency on cygwin, and a server just like what cygwin users have already but with NT auth (incl. AD) rather than /etc/passwd authentication which maps to local SIDs. PuTTY does have a command-line client, but nobody is paying for that. They're paying (if they pay at all) for the interface.

Comment: Re:Cygwin (Score 1) 155

by drinkypoo (#49827433) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

No. Cygwin runs everything under one process.


windows$ ps -aef
cyg_serv 2588 1 ? May 29 /usr/bin/cygrunsrv
cyg_serv 2672 2588 ? May 29 /usr/sbin/sshd
cyg_serv 7016 2672 ? 18:46:49 /usr/sbin/sshd
  user 8108 7016 pty0 18:46:52 /usr/bin/bash
  user 6536 8108 pty0 18:46:58 /usr/bin/ps
debian$ ps -aef | egrep '(sshd|bash)'
root 13792 1 0 Apr24 ? 00:00:06 /usr/sbin/sshd
root 19995 13792 0 18:48 ? 00:00:00 sshd: user [priv]
user 19997 19995 0 18:48 ? 00:00:00 sshd: user@pts/0
user 19998 19997 0 18:48 pts/0 00:00:00 -bash
user 20131 19998 0 18:50 pts/0 00:00:00 egrep (sshd|bash)

So uh, what's the difference? Looks like all cygwin is missing is proper authentication. AFAIK it maps UIDs to SIDs, but yes, is missing AD support.

Comment: Re:Hardware Companies & Telecoms Have Too Much (Score 1) 108

by tepples (#49827413) Attached to: LG Arbitrarily Denying Android Lollipop Update To the G2 In Canada?

I assume it's reading something off the SIM or on the network, or the carriers are intercepting the "is their a new update" query.

Try this: shut down the device, pull the SIM out, turn it on, connect to Wi-Fi, and manually check for updates. Or is it actually storing what it finds through the SIM?

Comment: Re:excellent (Score 1) 155

by drinkypoo (#49827385) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

now you can use Windows computers the way they were meant to be used, as dummy linux clients

I've been doing that for so long I've actually given Chameleon money (for Xoftware.) No, wait. Except the last time I actually wanted to do it was years ago, because it's been years since I had any Unix-specific machines. Now it's just PC Unix. I just threw away my last Unix machines, a POWER1 and an Indy R4400SC@200MHz. It wasn't worth dusting them off.

Comment: Re:Odd thoughts: (Score 1) 155

by drinkypoo (#49827355) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

Well, when you're typing out Unix commands on an teletype that's 80 characters wide, creating short options first made a lot of sense.

When you're typing, period, creating short options first makes a lot of sense. Powershell is a shell which is apparently not designed to be used by typing. Too bad it has a typing interface.

Comment: Re:Quality of thought from nuclear playboys (Score 1) 145

by drinkypoo (#49827327) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator

The reason the US has a nuclear waste issue is that the government won't allow reprocessing.

Yeah, France still has a nuclear waste issue, and they do reprocess.

If you are unwilling to learn about nuclear physics and understand the issues,

No need to apprehend nuclear physics to understand that humans are fallible and corruptible.

Comment: Re:It's obvious (Score 1) 110

The days of BROADCAST is over. That is the current model that is dying. The Cable Companies already know this (NetFlix duh), they are just trying to slow down their death.

As speed of the Internet increases, it further eliminates the need for broadcasting anything. It used to be, congestion was at the consumer end (Dialup days), and th back haul could over subscribe. Now, the congestion is at the junction points between Tier 1 and Tier 2 peers. Comcast vs Netflix was just the first of many such collisions.

In the end, you'll have cable or fiber, and pick the content/services you need/want at prices you're willing to pay, delivered exactly when you want.

Comment: Re:[meta] Yes, thank you (Score 1) 110

I'll go one step further. Forget video except as a link to the YouTube source of the transcript. I don't need my screen filled with ugly people trying to be "relevant". I don't need a big part of my browser occupied by a video that I really don't want to watch. I really don't.

"To take a significant step forward, you must make a series of finite improvements." -- Donald J. Atwood, General Motors