Archives de l’auteur : me

Huge /var/log/lastlog file and BackupPC backup

After enabling AD authentication on a server you might end up with a « huge » /var/log/lastlog file that in my case did not played nice with my BackupPC with rsync xfer method: it resulted in a 300 GB lastlog file! The … Continuer la lecture

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Quick benchmark of Gzip and Gnupg throughput

Testing Gzip and Gnupg throughput for compressing and encrypting large files on-the-fly on Intel Core i5-6200U @2.30 GHz. gzip vs. pigs: gzip –best : 23,8 MB/s pigz -p 2 –best : 51 MB/s pigs -p 4 –best : 60 MB/s … Continuer la lecture

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« realm join » returns with error « Server not found in Kerberos database »

Trying to join an AD domain (Sama 4 AD DC) from a specific (Ubuntu 20.04) server would fail with a « Server not found in Kerberos database » error: It turns out that this problem was that the IP address of the … Continuer la lecture

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Notes to self for future breakage involving `intel-microcode` updates

The latest update of intel-microcode package on Ubuntu broke some systems (mine in particular), and was the occasion to learn a bit more about initrd images and Ubuntu boot procedure. So, here are some notes of things that may be … Continuer la lecture

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Configuring Linux VM with french MacBook Pro keyboard and VMware Fusion

At last, I found the right keyboard mapping for Linux VMs runing in VMware Fusion with a french MacBook Pro keyboard! [FR] $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration Modèle du clavier : « PC générique 105 touches (intl) » Pays d’origine du clavier : … Continuer la lecture

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Siara Systems leaking CPE’s MAC addresses?

After a DSL/network outage, I launched a tcpdump on the ethernet interface to see if pppd was renegotiating the PPPoE session, and I saw all these LCP Term-Request frames that seems to come from other customers’ equipments (given the various … Continuer la lecture

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Building a Netgear DM111Pv2 firmware without scfgmgr

Lately you found that your DSL modem/router was wide open, and you want to fix it. Looking for a way to close this « back » door, I noticed that most of Netgear’s firmwares source codes are available from their site http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2649. … Continuer la lecture

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Netgear DM111P backdoor?

After reading @elvanderb‘s tweet about a backdoor in his Linksys WAG200G, I checked my Netgear DM111P DSL modem (running firmware V2.00.27_WW) and found that TCP/32764 was opened and responding in a similar way. The admin’s HTTP password is also exposed … Continuer la lecture

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Problème de connexion à eurosportplayer.fr avec Safari ?

Si vous n’arrivez pas à vous connecter au player Eurosport avec Safari sur Mac OS X (vous retournez sans cesse sur la page de login), et que vous avez un nom/prénom avec un (ou des) accent(s), le problème peut venir … Continuer la lecture

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Il est toujours aisé d’être logique. Il est presque impossible d’être logique jusqu’au bout. Le mythe de Sisyphe, Albert Camus

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