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Comment another way... (Score 1) 247

I have a managed switch, and an Intel NUC with one network interface. Luckily, the NIC supports VLAN. I installed the free VMWare ESXi on the NUC, and attached it to the managed switch (port configured as "trunk"). I created two VLANS: one for the incoming internet connection, and one for local network. Then, I created a virtual machine with two virtual NIC's for each VLAN. Then I Installed VyOS router on it. The ESXi software is installed on a cheap usb-stick which is plugged into the intel NUC, and I use my Synology NAS for storage for the virtual machines (using NFS). So, no internal hard disk required for the NUC.

So now, I have a single machine with only one NIC, acting as a router :-) This was just for testing purposes, but it worked quite nice. I'm sure you can also plug a usb wifi-dongle in the NUC, and assign it to one the VM's you want to act as a wifi hotspot.

Comment Re:What's DevOps? (Score 1) 166

Actually, it's quite simple: DevOps is an ATTITUDE. Nothing more, nothing less.

For Developers: No more: "It works on my machine, It's Operations' problem now".
For SysOps: No more: "I won't automate it because then everyone can do it and I like job protection."

That DevOps-attitude has a goal: Continuous Delivery. Automate your deployments, so you can deploy at any moment. Involve your developers in the monitoring proces, so they can get involved when things go wrong in production.

Comment Re:Oh yeah, this is just what I want (Score 2, Insightful) 71

Overreacting much? You still have a choice on HOW you store your data in the cloud. I keep a backup of my personal data in Amazon S3, but I'm using Duplicity, which encrypts my data with GPG.

And solved for 30 years? Really? I don't recall having a backup service like this 30 years ago with such uptime, and certainly not in my own home.

Comment Re:Down side (Score 4, Informative) 141

If I recall correctly, the USB issues have been fixed for quite a while now. Only the first-gen Pi's suffered from this, I think. I have a working wifi adapter on my Pi, and it never gives me issues.

Since the model B was upgraded to 512Mb, I think the Model A will upgraded too.

Comment Please consider both sides... (Score 3, Interesting) 139

Basically, there are two sides to implementing SPF and DKIM:

- Outgoing mail: yes, it's probably a good idea to set up SPF and DKIM on your outgoing mail-servers and DNS. You'll less likely end up in the "junk" folder of Hotmail or GMail. Setting up SPF and DKIM is actually not as hard as some people seem to think. There are enough free services on the Internet that will check if your config is correct. While you are at it, make sure your mailserver is configured to use the STARTTLS SMTP command. Most spammers don't use TLS over SMTP, so it's a little extra that can give you an advantage in anti-spam filters.

- Incoming mail: this is where most of the problems arise. There are a lot of mail servers out there that don't implement it, or don't implement correctly. For my personal mail setup (which runs on PostFix), I decided to implement them as they should be (SPF softfail/hardfail according to sender DNS records etc...). If you run a business, this might result in loss of business mail, so might want to ignore SPF and DKIM

TL;DR: Configure it for your outgoing email, ignore it for incoming mail. ("Be Strict with Yourself and Lenient Towards Others" - Fan Chunren )

Comment Re:It's not the knife... (Score 1) 118

Sure, but a programming language should not work AGAINST the programmer, and this is exactly what PHP does.

Take a look at this page, and no, it's not an anti-php rant, but an overview of actual facts about PHP:

I made a few PHP projects myself, but since I discovered Python and Django Framework, I would never go back to PHP again.

Comment Re:Belgians and Congo... (Score 1) 453

And why do you assume that the aliens are any better than us?

Q: Why would an alien civilization contact us in the first place?
A: Because they need something from us.

We already know that providing modern technology to civilizations that are not on the same level as us, is not a good idea. Since an alien civilization is more advanced than us (I mean, they are able to visit earth, while we are not capable of visiting other inhabitable planets yet), they already know that too.

So the only reason they would contact us, is if they need something from us, and they need it very badly. And they will probably take it by whatever means necessary.

An alien civilization that contacts us, means big trouble, no matter what...

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