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Jun
8
comment What's the best way to set up a backup transfer?
I know, but corruption after transit is also a concern (I have a mechanism in place for re-checking the MD5 hashes periodically, to make sure the backups haven't somehow gotten corrupted later on).
Jun
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Jun
8
revised How can I use SSH as an arbitrary channel through a bastion host?
partial solution
Jun
8
asked How can I use SSH as an arbitrary channel through a bastion host?
Apr
9
comment What's the best way to set up a backup transfer?
I'd considered that, but part of my backup scheme is to calculate an MD5 hash of the original file before sending it over the network, to reduce the (admittedly highly unlikely) chance of corruption in transit. So it would go: create tar on A, calculate MD5 hash on A, copy both files down to B, delete files from A.
Apr
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accepted What's the best way to set up a backup transfer?
Apr
9
comment What's the best way to set up a backup transfer?
I'd considered this exact idea, actually, although possibly by invoking the tarball command remotely when B calls A, rather than prepping it in advance. (It's a once a month kinda thing.) And yeah, scp would be the way to go. This does seem the most plausible, relatively simple solution. Thanks.
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asked What's the best way to set up a backup transfer?
Mar
23
comment Is there a file format equivalent of Wireshark?
Yeah, I know about file ;-) You wouldn't need to pull in every library, just the one(s) needed for whatever the current format is. But point taken about the relative fungibility of file formats versus wire protocols. That's probably why the program I want doesn't exist yet. (I wasn't explicitly concerned with image formats, those were just examples.)
Mar
23
comment Is there a file format equivalent of Wireshark?
I know all about file, but what I'm looking for is something that actually lets me explore the data in the file, rather than just telling me what kind of file it is.
Mar
23
asked Is there a file format equivalent of Wireshark?
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accepted Why is . not in the path by default?
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asked Why is . not in the path by default?
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Jan
21
answered Pidgin cannot connect to jabber.org - SSL error
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asked Pidgin cannot connect to jabber.org - SSL error
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accepted Expanding our home network
Jan
12
comment Expanding our home network
This is more or less what I had in mind; the only question at this point is whether the wireless router we have now (DI-524) can deal with having numerous machines off a single port. I read through the entire manual and didn't see any limitation on how many IPs it's willing to send through that port, but I can't think of any reason why it would particularly care. My wife admin'd a small business network and they had a problem where you couldn't request more than 4 IPs through a single port on a router or it would blow up, but that was ten years ago.