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    Re: Is using Bluetooth bad for security ?

    Maybe check the list of LAN devices and DHCP leases in regular intervals, e.g. on your router: it should be able to produce a list of that. Are you 100% sure all devices listed there are yours? :-k ...
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    Re: Is using Bluetooth bad for security ?

    Bingo!! :shock:


    Also works quite nicely at boring company meetings, e.g. you find that the meeting you're stuck in could use some "sprucing up" ... and one of the speakers boring you to death...
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    Re: Is using Bluetooth bad for security ?

    Short answer: Yes. :evil:

    More detailed answer: Think about it? You're at a hacker conference. There are thousands of people around you, anyone of them could be a hacker and someone with the...
  4. Thread: Linux "image"

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    Re: Linux "image"

    :lolflag:
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    Re: Linux "image"

    Oh? Wasn't aware of that. I changed jobs in 2019 (before 20.04 was released) so I wouldn't know that ...


    Yes, I can imagine. :lolflag:

    Don't get me wrong. Puppet is absolutely powerful. And...
  6. Thread: Linux "image"

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    Re: Linux "image"

    At one of my previous employers we used Cobbler for this.
    https://cobbler.github.io/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobbler_(software)

    Further customisations were then done with Ansible ......
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    Re: Is using Bluetooth bad for security ?

    Yes. At least in theory, absolutely yes. The Bluetooth protocol isn't exactly known for being "very secure" and there's little your OS can do about it. BUT ...

    What are your chances of actually...
  8. [lubuntu] Re: Copying system setup from on machine to another?

    Then why not just tell "dpkg" to do that for you? Let the packet manager handle that.

    On the original installation you do this:

    copy /etc/apt/sources.list to the target computer ... this...
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    Re: How do we launch a program at startup

    You could define your own system service?

    Create a service definition in /etc/systemd/system ... you need to be superuser "root" to do this. So you need to use "sudo" + an editor, e.g.

    sudo...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Failed to download repository information. Check internet connection

    What repository mirror are you connecting to? Could be that this mirror is the problem, in which case you could just wait and the problem will fix itself in a few days. Or if you can't wait: Switch...
  11. Re: when i install the matlab2016a on the ubuntu16.04.7,when i type ./install on the

    Did you check the log it tells you to check?
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    Re: Mounting drive as an existing folder

    Yes, I'd recommend to do that. I've been using ZFS since at least 2007 on good old SUN/Oracle Solaris. The fact that it was ported over to Ubuntu is one of the best things ever, it was the one thing...
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    Re: Mounting drive as an existing folder

    Also take a look at ZFS snapshots. Do you have many of those?

    sudo zfs list -r -t snapshot -o creation,space -s creation

    If left unchecked then these snapshots can take up lots of space over...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Centrally managed full disk encryption

    Well, since you asked ... maybe take a look at this:

    Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business ADVANCED


    it's not "just an anti-virus", it can do a lot more (e.g. asset management, hardware...
  15. Thread: mssql support

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    Re: mssql support

    Where I work now (since 2019) we still have a few installations with Red Hat Advanced Server 4, Debian 5.x "Lenny" and Ubuntu 8.04 up and running ... ](*,). And lots of other EOL stuff like RHEL 5,...
  16. Thread: mssql support

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    Re: mssql support

    Why not? RHEL offers 10 years of patches, upgrades and support whereas Ubuntu LTS releases only offer 5. And if you don't want to pay for Red Hat's / IBM's support you could use one of the free...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Centrally managed full disk encryption

    You can also regularly collect all that information (e.g. have the "setup" module run regularly) and create pleasantly looking web-based reports with all that information:...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Centrally managed full disk encryption

    I know of various software suites that can do that (e.g. former employers and/or customers in the telecom sector made use of them) ... but they are all commercial + non-free and quite pricey $$$.
    ...
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    Re: Screen sharing using command line

    I will very likely be heavily criticised for this ... but are commercial + free-for-private-use solutions an option for you? I think at this point something like AnyDesk would be easier for you to...
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    Re: Screen sharing using command line

    See my post above. GNOME is using "vino", which is essentially a VNC server.


    > apt info vino
    Package: vino
    Version: 3.22.0-5ubuntu2.2
    Priority: optional
    Section: gnome
    Origin: Ubuntu...
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    Re: Screen sharing using command line

    Totally NOT RECOMMENDED method because this relies on an unsafe and easy hackable protocol (VNC), but if you have the GNOME desktop you can try this command:

    /usr/lib/vino/vino-server --display=:0...
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    Re: Screen sharing using command line

    Can't confirm this at all, I use it daily. Did you properly configure both sides (e.g. "x2goserver" is installed + running on the Linux side) and e.g. select a desktop environment that's installed...
  23. Re: Trying to fully switch to Linux, need info please!

    That's something you could test with an Ubuntu Live-USB stick or Live-CD/DVD. While the live session is running, plug-in the USB cable that is attached to your phone (which should be set to...
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    [lubuntu] Re: How to change network seed

    To simulate e.g. a dial-up network or something like that? I'd use something like "wondershaper" for such a task.

    https://vitux.com/how-to-limit-network-bandwidth-in-ubuntu/
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    [lubuntu] Re: How to change network seed

    Sorry but why would you want to do that? If I remember right Ethernet has auto-negotiate capabilities and e.g. a device communicating at 1 Gbit/s will automatically lower its speed if another device...
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