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May
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asked Passing a parameter to a dstat plugin
May
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Apr
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Apr
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comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
@Erathiel I believe CentOS is largely similar to RHEL, it is even managed by Red Hat. So probably apart from proprietary management tooling in RHEL there is probably little difference. Another example: Oracle Linux used to be an exact copy of RHEL and still largely identical including the identifiers in /etc/issue and probably /etc/os-release (didn't check the latter one). Red Hat is not amused by the fact that Oracle is copying their efforts and selling premium support to former RH customers. So no, there is very little to nothing 'extra' special about enterprise readiness.
Apr
7
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
@Erathiel In my opinion CentOS is not an enterprise-grade distribution. I certainly won't approve it in my employer's datacenters, not while I'm in charge of UNIX/Linux landscape. There is no commercial support, there is no way to prove to customers that I did everything in my power to prevent unscheduled unavailability.
Mar
24
comment Apache / OpenSSL configuration keywords `SSLProtocol` vs. `SSLCipherSuite`
This was helpful: Why doesn't the TLS protocol work without the SSLv3 ciphersuites?
Mar
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asked Apache / OpenSSL configuration keywords `SSLProtocol` vs. `SSLCipherSuite`
Mar
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Jan
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comment How to restore a Fat32 filesystem under Linux
Didn't check the article in detail, but I've done something similar like this: andremiller.net/content/… Better safe than sorry, make a temporary copy of your file for experimenting.
Nov
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comment Should all other versions of BASH be uninstalled after patching with the latest version?
It is not so much if you need to uninstall old versions, you do have to figure out why the old version is still called while a new version is already available on your system. I am unfamiliar with your distribution, but removing software that is in active use can be dangerous.
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Oct
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Sep
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revised What does env x='() { :;}; command' bash do and why is it insecure?
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revised What does env x='() { :;}; command' bash do and why is it insecure?
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Sep
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Sep
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comment What does env x='() { :;}; command' bash do and why is it insecure?
Nice explanation. This question is receiving a lot of views (probably not everybody being as proficient in bash as the others) and I believe no-one yet spent a couple words on what { :;}; actually says. That would be a nice addition to your answer in my opinion. May explain how you get from your example to the original command in the question?
Sep
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Sep
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comment What does env x='() { :;}; command' bash do and why is it insecure?
Up until this moment there has not been an accepted answer. I'll probably wait for another couple days before accepting one. The downside of this answer is that it doesn't break down the original command, nor discusses how to get from the original command in the question to the commands in this answer, showing they are identical. Apart from that it is a good explanation.
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