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Comment Re:Seriously, what the fuck! (Score 1) 371

Hashing the account number (and other info) into an identifier in that cookie, then using that as the session ID, and only allowing access to that one account from that port until another session was authenticated on it, would be more proper.

I don't see why you are coupling the session of the user with the account on the client side. The id of the cookie is arbitrary to the extent that it is unique, and the server will have a lookup of what cookie is with what account. It seems as if with the above approach, subsequent programmers could be misled into thinking there is some trust associated with the cookie identifier and enable some reverse lookup backdoor functionality.

AT&T

Submission + - Why Does AT&T Bother With A Customer Forum?

theodp writes: The good news for some AT&T DSL customers is that it will take a long time to hit a monthly bandwidth limit if the 6 Mbps service they're expecting in return for their money is only delivering .5 Mbps. An AT&T-hosted customer forum thread has been filled with tales of unresolved DSL woe for sixteen months, with the only genuine success story coming from a customer who says he had to sic the Better Business Bureau on ATT to get the promised throughput. The last of the 144 posts, dated May 11th and yet to receive even a canned response from an 'AT&T Internet Expert', reads simply: 'I finally have a fix. I have signed up with another service on the home line and will drop ATT completely.' So, why does AT&T even bother with a customer "support" forum?
Facebook

Submission + - Facebook, Amazon staffers are the most stressed (geekwire.com)

darkc0der writes: Amazon.com may allow dogs in the office and offer bus passes to staffers, but it is still among the most stressful big companies to work at in high-tech. And don’t let Mark Zuckerberg’s casual hoodie fool you. Facebook too was among the most stressful high-tech workplaces, though employees of the social networking powerhouse reported being the most satisfied in their jobs.

Those are some of the findings..

Chrome

Submission + - Google Releases Stable Version Of Chrome 12

An anonymous reader writes: Google has released version 12 of its browser. The update brings hundreds of bug fixes as well as many features that have been available on the Chrome beta and dev channels to users interested in using Chrome's latest builds. Chrome 12 also addresses 14 security vulnerabilities in the WebKit-based browser (a relatively low number compared to previous releases): five rated as High, six rated as Medium, and three rated as Low.

Submission + - How to do scalable website code deployment?

eggman95 writes: I'm trying to come with with a design to be able to easily distribute code changes across x amount of web servers.

At the moment we are creating a tarball of our entire code repo, scp-ing it to each web server, extracting the file, then doing a directory mv operation (mv codeBase codeBase.old ; mv codeBase.new codeBase)

This method makes small updates very expensive as we have to deploy the entire code base for changes that only affect a few files. What methods do you guys use to distribute code to many servers?

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Uses For A Small Office Server

ragnvaldr writes: "I'm the "IT guy" for an office of about a dozen people. And when I say IT guy, I mean I'm the only one here who can use google well enough to figure out how to make things work. We have a 500GB Mac server with a Drobo with 6TB of storage attached. So far all this server does is back up data, and I want to make it a little more useful. We also have a Filemaker server on it, which I have yet to learn how to use at all, let alone efficiently. Any suggestions to make this machine a little more useful?"

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