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May
18
comment What does “WHIRLPOOL size ;-)” mean?
@Alexander I have to agree with jpa. Even getting two files with different content, but the same md5 hash, is exceedingly unlikely. This would normally require an engineered attempt of some sort. Having "hundreds of false matches", is simply inconceivable. Add to that, that in the case above, portage has already checked three separate hashes, and the use of the size check gets even smaller.
May
5
comment Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /
And what happens next time the system boots without enough disc-space once you've instructed it not to create a tmpfs? I think your advice is dangerous and incorrect for the vast majority of users/cases.
Feb
17
comment How do I layer compression on top of encryption on top of BtrFS, per-file?
I think I'm similarly confused as Celada. If we for a moment ignore the attempt at vertical likeness, are we in agreement that compression must happen first, follow by encryption? One can't meaningfully compress encrypted data, since, as you point out in the question, it's indistinguishable from random data.
Feb
16
comment How to import secret gpg key (copied from one machine to another)?
Ok, I've re-titled the original question so it more specifically fits with the answer. That way I can ask a separate question the trustdb. Thanks for the help. :)
Feb
16
comment How to import secret gpg key (copied from one machine to another)?
@Celeda, thanks, with --edit-key and and the trust command I managed to get the key trusted. Since my original question was how to copy the key from one machine to another, I think it would be appropriate to add something about that to your answer. I'd prefer not to edit your answer myself, and you seem to know a lot more than me about this.
Feb
16
comment How to import secret gpg key (copied from one machine to another)?
Any chance you'd also know why gpg2 -e -r [ID] says "There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user"? I wish I had included it in the original question, but I noticed it only later.
Oct
29
comment Start a service on a network request (socket activation)
@CameronNemo If it was my application, or if I had access to the source, that would be an option. Currently however, it is not. :)
Oct
28
comment Start a service on a network request (socket activation)
@richard I'm aware of systemd, that's actually where I got the idea from to begin with, I'd prefer not needing to rip out the interals of my distro though. ;) I'll take a look at inetd.
Oct
6
comment How to non-invasively test for write access to a file?
Of course! I should have thought to check test's man page. Thank you.
May
15
comment How do I find out what my ssh-key's finger print is?
Thanks, just what I was looking for. I've removed the mention of server from the question, so you can simplify the answer. :)
Jan
26
comment Is there a way to monitor progress of a btrfs rebalance?
Thanks, turns out that in my case btrfs doesn't appear to consider the current operation a balance, as that returns nothing, but I see there's also a "replace status", which I could probably have used, had I used the replace command. Good answer regardless.
Jan
15
comment How do I decrypt a message using openssl's CLI?
I tried your added base64 command, and unfortunately I get the same error. file says data about the decoded file. I assume that your answer is correct and that something is wrong on my end. Possibly I've corrupted the input or similar. I'll try to work that out and get back.
Jan
15
comment How do I decrypt a message using openssl's CLI?
If I've understood my instructions correctly, my file is base64 encoded (It looks like base64 as well, though that's no guarantee of course). But I've tried passing it through base64 -d [input] > [output] and then openssl [cipher] -d < [output] as well as deciphering the file as is, and I get the same "bad magic number" in both cases.
Jan
15
comment How do I decrypt a message using openssl's CLI?
Trying that, after entering the passphrase, I get "bad magic number". Not sure how to interpret that.
Jan
15
comment How does xrandr identify/choose which resolutions to offer?
@maurelio79 Done
Dec
12
comment How to forward one port to another (on the same machine)?
That sounds right. If my question is unclear on that point, please suggest an improvement. :) I'll give this a try and report back.
Nov
18
comment Is mainline Linux kernel capable of GPGPU programming?
While that's not at all how I read the title, based on the "reworded question", I believe they want to know if the kernel itself is capable of using GPUGP. That is, "Given a large list, can we farm out the sorting of it to the GPU?". In which case I believe the answer is definitely no.
Jun
13
comment Applying changes to xorg.conf without restarting
Ctrl + Alt + Backspace isn't disabled "by Ubuntu", but was disabled by default in X, I believe back with the 1.5 release. One needs to explicitly enable it, so it's probably rare these days. If you want it to work, search man xorg.conf for the "DontZap" option.
Jun
13
comment Can I make “There are stopped jobs” harder to kill?
I updated the question to reflect this, but after reading the linked to answer, I'm wondering if use of "terminal" should have stayed in some places. Obviously you could update the text yourself to make it better. :)
Jun
13
comment Can I make “There are stopped jobs” harder to kill?
Actually, maybe the error didn't matter.