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I'm going to do an upgrade of the host the bsd.network instance is on. Estimating 30-60 min of downtime.

I just committed this to #OpenBSD -current:

Back in the history of time, IPv4 had classes of addresses. This was widely acknowledged as a failure. At the same time IPv4 classes were declared a
failure, #IPv6 decided to add
them back because using a mac address for IP address configuration was easy.

Now that we have RFC7217 support we can remove this artificial limitation: allow non-/64 prefixes to be configured by SLAAC.

#networking #ietf

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Taking down bsd.network in ~10 minutes, to try to fix things. Hope the downtime isn't too bothersome.

#mastoadmin

OK, I'm moving off mastodon.social to make room for more folks.

Follow me to @mwlucas!

In my Home timeline I see that I can set "Hide boosts from XYZ" for users of remote instances, but not for those on my own instance. Is that only for remote accounts? My instance is running v2.1.3.

#mastoadmin @Gargron @Support

If you are interested in the MELTDOWN/SPECTRE stuff the talk at Real World Crypto is being streamed live at 11:45 CET (GMT+1).

youtube.com/watch?v=WblYqtR8fz

Does someone in want a piece of my dismantled modular 19" ? @gonzalo maybe you wanna stash a machine or two in your new flat? mastodon.social/media/xmhchl4h mastodon.social/media/zBLoO-0a

Hey BSD folk. Looks like our good friend Peter Hansteen (@pitrh) is in the market. Now's a great time to hire a great guy, pf expert, mail guru and real Unix systems admin. twitter.com/akpoff/status/9512

Welp, just saw the headline "10 Video Games That Mock You For Playing On Easy Mode".

Shouldn't that be worded "10 Devs That Don't Deserve a Penny Of Your Money"?

fun conspiracy about #meltdown/#spectre Show more

Hey red teams & pen testers? What's the most frequently misconfigured common Unix component? PAM! You should learn PAM, because #sysadmins don't.

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(h/t @mulander ) bsd.network/media/gJJjr6_zGfNo

Hi all

I'm moving my main account to @phessler, so update your follow settings if you desire.

Are the standard documents for #WPA3 available? #OpenBSD has an interest in creating a not-shite implementation for our #wifi.

Looking to do a firmware update to install the #Meltdown microcode, but don't have Windows?

On #OpenBSD: pkg_add geteltorito; geteltorito -o bios.img firmware-update.iso; then dd bios.img onto a usb stick.

Words for the day:

Complex: inherently tricky. Heart surgery and rocket launches are complex; you have to get a lot of things right or none of it works. Antonym: simple.

Complicated: made needlessly baroque. A Rube Goldberg machine is a complicated solution to a simple problem. Antonym: elegant.

The hardest part of senior engineering is finding the elegant solution to complex problems. Anyone can find a complicated solution.

Apparently the VMware afd service failed to start, or started and immediately stopped, and it's the service every other vmware service depends on. So Windows just failed on starting almost every aspect of VMware center and gave up.

Let's all say it together: "My industry is a cesspool."