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21st of September, 2017

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Training

It’s almost like vacation. Doing the Training this week, checking out the various services and security issues that confront your everyday Linux admin. For example, there’s “Creating your own Certificate Authority in 2 easy steps”:

  1. openssl genrsa -new something-or-other blah
  2. make thisthinghere && then that otherthing

Easier than it looks, I tell you, I’m gonna ace this exam.

And then there’s some stuff you put into /etc/hosts.allow. Or hosts.deny. The kids today apparently like to put them all in file, so they can more finely tune the filtering order. In that case, you get rules like, “*.cracker.org: ALL: DENY” in hosts.allow, which is confusing for an old-timer like me, who remembers when if it didn’t run under inetd you didn’t need it, anway, now get off my lawn.

Poking ever more knowledge into my age- and alcohol-addled brain may sound like a risky proposition. But The Company can be assured that, as long as free food is involved, I will make whatever efforts are necessary. And there is free food involved here.

Comments

Jim - PRS

I understand way more of the words in Sistaweb than I do here.

;-)

thebastidge

Yeah, recently got back on the study horse myself. Blech. I should just take the plunge into management. Then I wouldn't have to know anything.

agent bedhead

Rube, do you still have that video with the marmoset discussion? I sincerely hope this is the last time that I'll refer to that bizarre day.

If so, could you zip and email it to me?

agent bedhead

I see no search function. What sort o' blog do you run around here lately?

Seriously, youtube it or something. That should be available for posterity.

agent bedhead

If I told you why I was asking about this clip, you'd never believe me.

Thank you, Rube. I owe ya.

Cappy

Give me a full screen editor, or give me back my Crayolas. I WILL NOT use vi edit!

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