Re: Looking for an intern to play with a Linux-powered robot fleet

2015-08-01 Thread Dan Garthwaite
Forwarded to a local head of a first robotics team. On Aug 1, 2015 10:23 AM, Paul Beaudet inof...@gmail.com wrote: By the looks of it I would assume Joshua's company is offering paid work. That type of, even green talent is fairly sought after. Plus unpaid is actually very legally sketchy

Re: Virtual machine host provider recommendations

2015-07-15 Thread Dan Garthwaite
I second Linode.com. Been a fan for years. ___ gnhlug-discuss mailing list gnhlug-discuss@mail.gnhlug.org http://mail.gnhlug.org/mailman/listinfo/gnhlug-discuss/

Re: Nagios External Commands

2015-10-30 Thread Dan Garthwaite
Things to check: command_check_interval=-1 command_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd Make sure command_file is readable by nagios user. What does the nagios log say? /var/log/nagios/nagios.log (or somesuch) Usually it is a permissions error. On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Kenny

Re: Nagios External Commands

2015-10-30 Thread Dan Garthwaite
If you are on debian or ubuntu: less /usr/share/doc/nagios-common/README.Debian On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Dan Garthwaite <d...@garthwaite.org> wrote: > Things to check: > command_check_interval=-1 > command_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd > > Make sure com

Re: Opinions on Tor?

2015-09-11 Thread Dan Garthwaite
I think the concern is that it was a tor node - and nefarious bits would be embedded in the packets and no one would know. On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Thomas Charron wrote: > On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 4:43 PM, jsf wrote: > >> I believe TOR, although

Re: New malware at work? Fake referrer 11m.php and trying various .asp URLs.

2015-12-02 Thread Dan Garthwaite
afraid.org is a community-driven dynamic DNS provider. You can donate domain names to it and they make subdomains of those domain names available to everyone. That said - it is certainly abused by bad guys, too. -dan On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Joshua Judson Rosen

Re: What Language for a kid

2015-12-23 Thread Dan Garthwaite
Python is the defacto intro language at colleges now. I'm not sure what step one is to learn python but step two is http://pythontutor.com Click 'python' on the first page and then on each of the sample apps press 'Forward' until completion. That is pretty much all of computer science 10[0-9].

Re: Weird keyboard problems....

2016-02-07 Thread Dan Garthwaite
No. That is strange. Try both control keys at the same time. The keyboard controller will do a story if soft reset. (Ancient trick) On Feb 7, 2016 3:55 AM, "Joshua Judson Rosen" wrote: > So, this may be only marginally on-topic at best..., but > > I've got this weird

Re: iptables confusion.

2016-02-16 Thread Dan Garthwaite
There is a place for webmin - especially when you need to hand over a system to users as a contractor. For iptables everything got easier when I started using iptables -S which displays the existing rules in the same manner that you specify them instead of the constant mental context switching.

Re: Data recovery

2016-02-16 Thread Dan Garthwaite
dd if=/dev/sda2 | gzip > /mnt/external/mydrive.img.gz Or my pref: apt-get install pv pv -peat -B 10240 /dev/sda2 | gzip > /mnt/external/mydrive.img.gz On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Matt Minuti wrote: > I did the same thing for the first time last spring and actually

Re: Amber screen?

2016-04-26 Thread Dan Garthwaite
I'm a fan of f.lux and redshift (the linux equiv). Was he running vintage terminal emulator Cathode? http://www.secretgeometry.com/apps/cathode/ Looks like the glass screen of a VT420 (in my experience) and friends. https://www.jwz.org/images/cathode2.jpg On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:53 AM,

Re: Need advice on domain management and transfer

2017-08-10 Thread Dan Garthwaite
I switched to AWS. http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/registrar.html $12/yr and and their business model isn't based on domain registration gimicks. I also opted for the 50cent/mo DNS hosting. Comes out to about $1.51/mo to host a static website on S3, all inclusive.

Re: L-o-n-g delay for rc.local in systemd on Ubuntu.

2017-08-08 Thread Dan Garthwaite
+1 Tom. Not to detract in any way from his answer - he is spot on and everyone should learn systemd if they are using systemd. If it isn't a daemon and just something that's gotta be done once after a power outage I've used CRON's @REBOOT. Especially for non-root users.

Re: What's the strategy for bad guys guessing a few ssh passwords?

2017-06-12 Thread Dan Garthwaite
If you can change the port number it does wonders against the script kiddies. Just remember to add the new port, restart sshd, then remove the old port. :) On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Ted Roche wrote: > Thanks, all for the recommendations. I hadn't seen sshguard

Re: Need to copy a 200GB directory

2017-06-26 Thread Dan Garthwaite
Ditto Ken on two points: 200GB isn't that large (I've worked in an animation studio) and rsync is restartable. I'd go with rsync. It has a dizzying array of options and even more finer points. You don't need the rsync daemon. Try to use full paths. Include trailing slashes if copying

Re: What's the strategy for bad guys guessing a few ssh passwords?

2017-06-13 Thread Dan Garthwaite
e--more hostile than any network where > `hiding in a non-standard port' could ever be useful. > > > >> On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Bruce Dawson <j...@codemeta.com > <mailto:j...@codemeta.com>> wrote: > >> > >> I have to second this suggestion - chang