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Paranoid pragmatic security type; I helped develop the AppArmor mandatory access control system. If AppArmor isn't a good fit for your security requirements, please consider running TOMOYO, SMACK, or SELinux.

For more information about me, including an abridged book list, see my careers2.0 profile. Or if you're old-school and want to see all my LaTeX skills on display, my old-fashioned resume is also available.


Jul
24
comment usb keyboard messages
The xev tool under X or showkey program under Linux console will report this information.
Jun
2
comment Snort install issue on debian 6 with libpcre - libpcre library not found
Can you compile a simple executable against pcre like this? int main(int argc, char* argv) { return 0; } -- gcc -o hello hello.c -lpcre
May
31
comment “Reroute” traffic using a Debian VPN server
Are you running a local DNS server such as PowerDNS or BIND? Which one?
May
31
comment c:\windows\regedit.exe copy fails
Any details on why they won't run if copied elsewhere?
May
30
comment c:\windows\regedit.exe copy fails
Why are you trying to copy regedit.exe in the first place? How did you try to move it?
May
18
comment Microsoft Word-safe fonts
If someone is willing to open Word files from complete strangers, they're certainly braver than I am.
May
4
comment Does the target in ln -s have to be a full path?
Hehe, I'm glad you think so :)
May
3
comment Does the target in ln -s have to be a full path?
Ah, then MPI has your answer. Please take this as a learning opportunity to copy and paste what you actually tried, not just what you think you tried. :)
Apr
18
comment Unable to open a tar.gz file
.. and what does file tell you about the archive, once you've unpacked only it?
Apr
12
comment will boot command params acpi=off or acpi=noirq ruin my hardware?
@Josh: did acpi=off work for the Mint installer or the Ubuntu installer?
Apr
1
comment Execute a Terminal command based on receiving an email in Thunderbird on a Mac?
Ah, I see. Perhaps another site on the stack exchange network would be more useful.
Apr
1
comment Execute a Terminal command based on receiving an email in Thunderbird on a Mac?
What does your code currently look like for receiving emails?
Mar
24
comment TP-Link WN722N usb NIC
Okay; edit your posting and include the message.
Mar
23
comment TP-Link WN722N usb NIC
It can take a bit of experience to figure out which messages are just normal noise and which messages are indicating the source of the problem, especially since there are multiple pieces that could stop a machine from getting on the network if they aren't configured just right. Start by looking for messages within a few seconds of the disconnect that mention wireless, wired, tcp/ip network stack, arp, dns, dhcp, etc.
Mar
23
comment can't replace ? in csv file?
You might need to include some screenshots of data and dialog interaction before this will make sense to someone else.
Mar
23
comment TP-Link WN722N usb NIC
Check your event viewer to see if there are interesting log entries. Check your router's log viewer to see if there are interesting log entries.
Mar
22
comment Ping to router not possible from ssh connected machine
Collect the output of ip addr and ip route both when the connections work and when they fail. Check logs in /var/logs/ for messages that might indicate problems.
Mar
14
comment Directory transfer from Linux -> Windows; 255 Character limit error
Have you tried rsync(1) yet? Neat tool.
Feb
13
comment Where can I get the C code for the bash login?
How are you calling login(1)? Are you running it with euid == root? (Or are you expecting to start a new session as your current user account?)
Feb
4
comment What to do if kill -9 doesn't work?
You wouldn't need to kill launchd's parent unless launchd was also a zombie. But launchd's parent is init(8), and you probably cannot kill init(8). (At least the Linux kernel will only deliver signals to init(8) that it is explicitly prepared to handle. I suspect Darwin will do the same.) Even if init(8) did restart for you, your process would still remain unreaped by launchd, the task that is at fault here.