@kev @murtezayesil @JodiFOSSter They make a difference just in benchmarks and some special case scenarios (eg copy a bunch of really large files). In generic real life usage you hardly notice the difference (not enough "pressure" on them). But, since prices keep falling there is no reason not to "upgrade" to NVMe, especially since you usually go bigger, if budget is not an issue πŸ˜‰

@ferds Check if thegood.cloud provides what you are looking for (it's a privacy oriented free/commercial nextcloud instance).

@Gina Did you try using 'hplip' software? (AFAIK, it is available in all major distributions). Also, try the web interface if it is network-connected πŸ˜‰

@mike I don't think putting your hardware before the firewall/gateway is a good idea security-wise, loosing control over which ports/services are accessible externally. If you want to avoid managing "one-more computer" (eg pfsense) you have to buy another router..

This was meant to be a comment to @lasombra 's post about "Facebook threatening to leave Europe"..

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@celia @fatboy You may want to give it a last shot by entering "about:config" in the URL bar and changing the "network.dns.disableIPv6" setting to "true". This used to be a thing in the past..

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This show is goddamn terrible.

@pcrock Well, just found where my 1st proposal for the fosstodon donation will go! πŸ‘ fosstodon.org/@cooper/10433253

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Just discovered this, sounds freaking incredible.


is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk over and over, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it. You can copy many iso files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them. Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. 200+ ISO files are tested.

@VikingKong @hund Fortunately, a lot of people are working at the exact opposite direction! 😊

If you want to offer app functionality, please do so to those who asked for it. If in your first visit to a website you are "greeted" with this kind of message we all know what kind of "app logic" is behind it! πŸ™„

@kev So, are you going for a bigger bike, as you analyse in kevq.uk/how-to-tour-on-a-small ?

How about a blog post about it? πŸ˜‰

@kev Have you decided which bike you'll buy? πŸ˜‚

@mike I wish you'll feel great again after a good night sleep! :)

You're right that 0-day vulnerabilities is +1 in favor of a port knocking implementation.

I am trying to think of a relatively simple/robust way for my port-knocking service to communicate the periodically or rule-based changing pattern to several potential consumers (human operators, automated services, scripts etc) and can't come up with one; not implying there isn't. @pcrock

@mike Then we 're adding a little bit of complexity (communicate the pattern). Security is not worse in any case, as you point out, but the main threats that port knocking is good at (brute force attacks and denial of services) are also easily handled by other means (fail2ban, LIMIT firewall rule).

Is there another strong point in favor of port knocking I am missing?

@mike Maybe because it is susceptible to the same weakness as knocking with a pattern on an actual door. Nearby "listeners"! πŸ‘‚

Sure it is an extra measure against certain categories of attacks but not a generic one.

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