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  1. Well that is something. I look forward to seeing your guide. I have to say with Linux this isn't much of a problem because the /home partition is separate and you can upgrade to a new computer and reinstall the OS without losing everything. You do have to install all your programs again but the settings are in /home so no need to reconfigure everything from scratch.
  2. [WTS] Google Apps Domains

    I'd like to point out that you can no longer create separate email accounts at custom domains (aka secondary domains). More information here.
  3. I'm having trouble PMing you. Please see my inventory on my website and contact me via the contact form here:


    1. Blockheads88


      Contacted via your site.

  4. Running a FreeBSD server with jails

    How would you rate freeBSD jails compared to other OS level virtualization in terms of security? For example compared to LXC/docker and OpenVZ
  5. VPN Security

    See this site: https://www.browserleaks.com/webrtc Click on what about device ids
  6. VPN Security

    If they want to fingerprint you they could just use the unique hash of the audio device that chrome also provides :)
  7. Strange Forwarding Issue (Gmail)

    mark em as spam and they will cease hitting your inbox.
  8. ICC Cricket WorldCup 2015

    It's going to be either Australia or New Zealand this year. I think NZ is more likely which would be about time for them since they keep going to semi finals and then crashing out. India unfortunately lacks bowlers. The conditions are not favourable to sub-continent teams.
  9. VPN Security

    I don't know why everyone on the web keeps saying this only affects Windows users. It does affect linux users as well.
  10. What are people using for domain registrations now?

    They are cheap.
  11. SOA DNS error help

    You basically have to give your server a "hostname". Usually this is subdomain.example.com where "example.com" is one of your domain names and "subdomain" is anything that you like. So first set the hostname under the hostname tab in solusvm. Then enter the same name (subdomain.example.com) for your IP's reverse DNS under the network tab. Finally make sure that your A record for subdomain.example.com returns your IP address. This is called a forward lookup. If you can't figure it out tell us the name of one of your domains and we'll guide you.
  12. Hello you are wrong about the parts in the brackets. The entire idea is that what is encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted with the private key and vice versa. So you can make your public key public. People encrypt with it and transmit that encrypted data along a public medium like the web or email secure in the knowledge that only the person with the private key can decrypt it. Message signing is taking a hash of a message and encrypting that hash with your private key and attaching it along with the message. The recipient also takes a hash of the message and then he tries to decrypt your encrypted hash using your public key. If the hashes match then it shows that 1. the message is unaltered and 2. that you sent it because only you have your private key and can encrypt the hash in such a way that it would decrypt with your public key. If you want to both sign and encrypt you sign with your private key and encrypt with the recipient's public key.
  13. How To Contact Support, Properly.

    We should also offer tribute to the support gods so that they may smile on us and show us the light.
  14. Employee owned business?

    I read that one of the contributing factors behind the financial crisis was stock options for executives. It motivated them to think short term so that the stock price would go up and they could make money that way. That is why they took undue risk and started lending to people who couldn't pay the bank back. Entrepreneurs bear risk and that is what they do. If you start asking your rank and file employee to bear risk then at best it's a distraction.
  15. Shell scripting 101

    If you go through that tldp guide you'll see that there are like 5 different types of if statements in bash. What evaluates to true or false also varies. Sometimes 1 is a true and sometimes it is a false depending on the construct you use. It's confusing as hell.