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Nov
4
asked How to reduce the size (disk space) of Windows 8
Oct
8
comment SSD AES-256 hardware encryption - how to configure?
maybe man hdparm will yield some results. I am not sure but there are two parameters mentioned there: One is --security-unlock PWD and the other --security-set-pass PWD. Also bear in mind that by trusting the AES in your drive you trust the company which made the product. With a modern AES_NI enabled intel cpu you might at a slight expense be able to have a maybe more trustworthy protection. Of course all depends on the value of your data :)
Oct
8
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Oct
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Oct
8
revised Create .img of a disk from command line?
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Oct
8
answered Create .img of a disk from command line?
Oct
8
comment Why bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp?
@DevSolar Your suggestion about the option for an individual partition provokes an additional reason for the OP's question. /tmp might reside on a faster device as the / root filesystem (and by this also the /var directory) and the of the given fstab line wanted to have any temporary data using the same (i.e. faster) device as /tmp. Possibly there are still some other conceivable reasons we have not thought about. If you can find one that is in very closely linked to the /var/tmp and /tmp directories I'd be glad to learn.
Oct
8
comment Why bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp?
@DevSolar Of course the answer is only one suggested motive for bind-mounting /var/tmp to tmp. The /etc/fstab code of the OP contained the nosuid,noexec and nodev flags and this suggested the motive which I presented as one potential reason. Consider that /tmp and /var/tmp are likely places where attackers might have write access. Therefore bind-mounting the directory can tighten security a bit more. This is why I used bind-mounts.
Sep
23
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Sep
23
answered Why bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp?