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    Re: Virtual encryption fs

    So its not really encrypted but if somebody reads the data it looks to be encrypted? That's kind of silly. So it's like psuedo-secure. What do you mean read encrypted? What would be reading it. ...
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    Re: any experience building a FVWM "desktop"?

    Nice video above showing some of the basic things about the window manager. Don't know too much about fvwm, although I've used openbox, fluxbox, and enlightenment before. Wish the enlightenment...
  3. Thread: Retirement Woes

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    Re: Retirement Woes

    It's nice you actually posted this here in the forums since such topics are usually not discussed. I suspect what happened, was that the guy promised you everything, but didn't send your financial...
  4. Re: How to have system email me if no data is written to a specific dir in x-time fra

    I'd set up a cron job that references a particular script. With cron you could make the script run on whatever time interval you wanted -- every ten minutes, not a problem.

    Within the script...
  5. Re: Moving Ubuntu Partition To Another Computer

    It's totally possible to do this. In fact creating the partitions on the winxp side and moving the data over is very easy. You could go Clonezilla, but it would be easier if you could like plug in...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Looking to build low power Ubuntu home server

    I appreciate your endeavor here, however just to simply things -- don't you have access to some old desktop system that could function as your server -- or are you limited by size and space of the...
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    Re: How to secure Ubuntu?

    I definitely start with setting up a firewall first prior to jumping into AppArmor -- which is very complicated. If you don't plan on running any server applications, you might not even need a...
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    Re: How to increase my parition?

    Partitions can't be mounted when you resize them, so hence you can't use the /dev/sda1 partition when you are trying to resize it. Please back up everything prior to do this. Honestly what I found...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Adding extra commands to rsync

    Ok -- I'm no rsync export -- but its funny. I just wrote a script that would run rsync but would globally skip all Cache directories or files with cache or Cache in the name.

    I first ran a...
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    Re: Thoughts on a very one-sided viewpoint.....

    I read the article -- well about half of it. One thing I've learned in life is that complaining has its purpose but after about 4-5 complaints the audience stops listening to the diatribe. I'm just...
  11. Just discovered fcron -- Why have I not been using fcron all these years???

    OK I feel stupid, but I recently discovered a few things and found some new packages. logrotate is a great package that will once a day rotate various logs, compress them, etc. I found this to be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mac mini 2014 questions

    I guess you always could try Ubuntu in a VM. Yea its not like native, however if it doesn't run natively, then I don't know of another option
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    Re: App Armor vs. chroot jail

    I'm no VM expert -- only done it once. However using the VM Virtual Machine, the setup is a GUI. I don't think setting something like a window manager like awesome or OpenBox would take that many...
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    Re: Default Full Disk Encryption insecure? SHA1

    I'm not too certain why SHA-1 was chosen, however although there have been some discovered vulnerabilities -- or more aptly put -- the chance of discovering a collision -- or two sets of data...
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    Re: Default Full Disk Encryption insecure? SHA1

    SHA-1 is a hash function, not an encryption tool. You usually encrypt with something like AES-256 which is the default now-a-days although there are others which may be faster -- blowfish, twofish,...
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    Re: App Armor vs. chroot jail

    Hey guys -- just set up my first virtual machine with VB (Macbook running arch)-- YEA!! Just a quick question on this point -- if you don't set up the VM to have access to the host machine files ---...
  17. Re: Car Rental + Good Family Vacation Locations in LA?

    Car rentals in California are wide open -- if you want to go Ultracheap where you would provide the insurance in case of an accident and get maybe a 2-3 year old model -- Fox rent a car is the way to...
  18. Re: Too much distrohopping becomes a chronic disease

    I just pretty much stick with Ubuntu and Arch. Ubuntu LTS seems so rock stable its boring -- which is good for a server environment. For daily use, Arch gives me plenty to play with. Argh --...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Is Pidgin going to be updated from 2.10.9 to 2.10.11 in repositories soon?

    To address the original post -- I would say know is the time to actually learn how to compile and install a package from source. There a guides how to do this and it's not very difficult. I would...
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    Re: Opinion on GPG-Agent

    That link: https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...kups-on-ubuntu isnt going to work very well. It just puts the passphrase in a file. I specifically need some agent solution for the password.
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    Opinion on GPG-Agent

    I really don't use any gpg-agents historically, however now I'm in need of a gpg-agent solution for a process that automatically makes an encrypted offsite backup utilizing gpg keys using ssh(sftp)...
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    Poll: Re: What online backup service do you use?

    I looked into Crashplan last night. Tell me if I'm wrong - but this just work with a folder sync -- correct?

    I personally seem to be more interested in a remote backup server offering rsync, ssh...
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    Poll: Re: What online backup service do you use?

    Why specifically do you need an online solution? Why not run a homespun computer with ssh where you could back up things for example like rsync? I know this seems very low tech, but its platform...
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    Re: Backup/sync and NAS at home

    Couple of things to think about in terms of back up scheme --

    1. Where are your backups going to be stored?? Locally on the LAN like on a server, or network attached device or remotely? If...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Firewall Log Traffic - Port 50100?

    In looking up things, the 50100 port is used by the game Fighter Ace II. Is someone playing this on your network? By looking at your logs, the DST 1.1.1.1 would make me think its some broadcast...
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