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Sudo: Setting Up Intelligent Security Policies Part Two

In Part One we went over the basics of sudo, what it is, why we use it, and how it is used properly.  In this article we are going to take it a step further and look at specific use cases for sudo.  The key thing to remember though, is…

Sudo: Setting Up Intelligent Security Policies Part One

What is Sudo? Prior to sudo whenever you wanted to run a command as a specific user then you would su (switch user) to gain access to a shell for that user.  This of course required that you knew the password for that user, and it would spawn a new…

Shore Up New Jersey: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

I wanted to take a few minutes and let all of you know about an organization I had the pleasure and honor of working with recently.  I have worked with similar organizations previously however there was something truly special about this organization.  This organization was Heavenly Driven Disaster Relief website…

Adventures in ZFS: Crucial M4 Firmware SMART Issue

Let me preface this article by stating that this issue is NOT a ZFS issue or a Solaris issue.  Previously I documented a issue in which the Crucial M4 SSD would “hesitate” causing ZFS to see it as faulted.  This was promptly fixed in v0002 of their firmware.  That issue…

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