Systems Administration

SUSE Linux Enterprise turns 15: Look, Ma! A common code base

The Register - 5 hours 15 min ago
If you're wondering about versions 13 and 14, ask superstitious folk

SUSE today announced the impending release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, featuring a boatload of new toys and a leap in version numbering.…

Opera 53.0.2907.106 - High-performance Web browser.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 17 min ago

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.

Version 53.0.2907.106:
  • DNA-69112 SDs can be doubled
  • DNA-69281 SDs images are not refreshed
  • DNA-70189 Snapshot captures only currently visible area when scrolling

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Monday... Oracle DB corrupted

Sysadmin - 5 hours 24 min ago

What a Monday. I don't really work anymore as a sysadmin but I'm still responsible for production servers that I took over from my colleague that left. He was also the only Oracle guy in the company.

My colleagues know that I worked as a sysadmin and they asked me to look into it. No problem, I know Oracle enough for basic debugging. And I still love to do some sysadmin stuff!

First what I found out: Noone knows the credentials for the sys user. After that problem was solved I found out that the database is corrupted and needs to be recovered?! Well... good thing that there are redo logs! Oh... But guess what.... those are also corrupted! After talking to an actual Oracle specialist he told me what I kinda knew: The only thing is to do a restore from a backup. No problem. Then it just takes some time longer to restore.

Lets call our responsible colleague in IT on the other side of the world where the server is and ask him about the backup: 'Sure thing', he said. Hours later... he has almost 5pm and didn't call or write me yet so I called to tell him, that he can't get home until the restore is complete.

And now, this is the best part of the story: There is no backup for the server. Somehow the backup system stopped working and the old backups were deleted.

I hope you all had a better start into the week :)

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How can you delete duplicate files automatically?

Sysadmin - 5 hours 25 min ago

This user's files weren't syncing between his HD and the network. He should have all his files in his network folder, stored on the network. For some reason there was several gigabytes worth of data not transferring to the network.

I tried syning each one but it looks like I did something wrong because now the document folder on the network is 12GB compared to 7.3GB on his document folder. I looked on the network and there was 12GB.

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phpMyAdmin 4.8.2 - Manage MySQL databases via the Web.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 27 min ago

phpMyAdmin is intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can:

  • Create and drop databases
  • Create, copy, drop, and alter tables
  • Delete, edit, and add fields
  • Execute any SQL-statement, even batch-queries
  • Manage keys on fields
  • Load text files into tables
  • Create and read dumps of tables
  • Export data to CSV values
  • Administer multiple servers and single databases

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

Version 4.8.2:
  • The phpMyAdmin team is pleased to announce the release of phpMyAdmin version 4.8.2. Among other bug fixes, this contains an important security update and it is highly recommended that all users upgrade immediately.
  • The urgent vulnerability allows an authenticated attacker to exploit a phpMyAdmin feature to show and potentially execute files on the server. PHP open_basedir restrictions mitigate the effect of this flaw. For further details, see the PMASA announcement .
  • A second flaw was also fixed allowing an attacker to use a specially crafted database name to trick a user in to executing a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack in the Designer feature .In addition to the security fixes, this release also includes these bug fixes as part of our regular release cycle:
  • WHERE 0 clause causes a fatal error
  • Fix missing "INDEX" icon

  • OS X 10.1 or later
  • MySQL 5.5 or later
  • PHP 5.3 to 7.0

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IP Camera Recorder 6.39 - Video surveillance for IP cameras.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 33 min ago

IP Camera Recorder 6 is a video surveillance solution for Mac, PC and iPhone.

It lets you keep an eye on your home and business. Monitor one IP Camera or dozens installed at different sites, seamlessly. Review recorded video and incidents effortlessly using one-click replay. Use companion iPhone app or a Web Browser to monitor your place from anywhere. Download free trial to see why users say "extremely easy to use" and "no other Mac program in camera management comes close".

  • Monitor IP cameras from many manufacturers (Axis, Foscam, Panasonic and many more).
  • Record video on your Mac from up to 20 IP cameras simultaneously.
  • Watch multiple cameras on the same screen.
  • Visually create camera groups and different layouts to quickly switch between your home/office cam groups, etc.
  • Auto-detection for many camera models, so you do not even need to know the address of your camera to add it.
  • Records video always or on schedule or only when motion is detected.
  • Records video on internal hard drive, or any attached or network hard drives.
  • Visually shows when video was recorded. You can see all motion events in the time line.
  • Advanced iPhone/iPad app lets you control the recorder, receive motion events, and more.
  • You can connect to the Recorder from another Mac, from a PC, or from iPhone/iPad. HTTPS is available for secure connections.
  • Advanced HTML5 Web client allows you to connect to your recorder remotely without installing any software/plugins.

Version 6.39:
  • Added support for ONVIF2 cameras

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Independent Research Firm Names VMware a Leader in 2018 Report for Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced that VMware is positioned as a Leader in "The Forrester Wave: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q2 2018." According to Forrester's report, VMware achieved the highest possible score in the cloud monitoring, product vision, market approach and partner ecosystem criteria....(read more)

Critical Updates 1.60 - Notification of background updates.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 36 min ago

Critical Updates keeps you informed of when a background update of the listed components occurs. These are controlled by the command-line softwareupdate tool and by App Store preference settings in System Preferences.

Critical Updates refreshes the Components table on launch, and about once every 60 minutes, if left running; it polls the App Store for security updates on launch, and about once every 10 seconds while running. Critical Updates has a very low energy and resource footprint, and can be left running with virtually no impact on system resources.

  • Newly-updated components are colored red in the table
  • An alert appears in the window when a security update needs to be installed manually
  • Click the yellow warning triangle next to the alert message text to open the App Store
  • Click the ‘x’ button to hide the alert message
  • Double-click any component’s name to reveal it in the Finder
  • Click the App Store icon in the window to immediately open the App Store preference settings

Version 1.60: Improved:
  • Replaced some old code that could trigger an authorisation request when running on versions of macOS greater than 10.13.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Perl Version 5.28.0 Now Available, Linus Torvalds' "Small Rant" on rc2 Release Statement, Ubuntu's First User Data Report and More

Linux Journal - 5 hours 36 min ago

News briefs for June 25, 2018.

Perl version 5.28.0 has been released. According to, highlights of this release, which was 13 months in the making with approximately 730,000 lines of changes, include "Unicode 10.0 support, string- and number-specific bitwise operators, a change to more secure hash functions, and safer in-place editing." See the full list of changes here.

Linus Torvalds took issue with kernel developers this weekend regarding "fixes" in his rc2 release statement: "So please, people, the 'fixes' during the rc series really should be things that are _regressions_. If it used to work, and it no longer does, then fixing that is a good and proper fix. Or if something oopses or has a security implication, then the fix for that is a real fix." He went on to say, "But if it's something that has never worked, even if it 'fixes' some behavior, then it's new development, and that should come in during the merge window. Just because you think it's a 'fix' doesn't mean that it really is one, at least in the 'during the rc series' sense." Other than that, regarding the rc2 release, he said "Things look fairly sane, it's not really all that scary."

Systemdv239 was released last week. LWN reports that "A new system.conf setting NoNewPrivileges= is now available which may be used to turn off acquisition of new privileges system-wide (i.e. set Linux' PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS for PID 1 itself, and thus also for all its children). Note that turning this option on means setuid binaries and file system capabilities lose their special powers. While turning on this option is a big step towards a more secure system, doing so is likely to break numerous pre-existing UNIX tools, in particular su and sudo."

Ubuntu started collecting user data with version 18.04 (users can opt out during the install), and the first report is now available. According to the report, 67% of users opt in, installation takes 18 minutes, most people are installing from scratch instead of upgrading and having a single CPU is most common. In addition, the report reveals that although the US has the highest concentration of users, Brazil, India, China and Russia also are big Ubuntu users.

Oracle has started charging for Java SE and support. According to The Register, the cost for the "Java subscription" is "$25 per processor per month, and $2.50 per user per month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time." The article notes that "If you like your current Java licences, Oracle will let you keep them." But also that "come January 2019 Java SE 8 on the desktop won't be updated any more...unless you buy a sub."

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Automatically log into L2TP VPN?

Is there a way to create a task to automatically log into (or at least seelect) an L2TP VPN?

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ExifTool 11.03 - Manipulate image, audio, and video metadata.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 37 min ago

ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

Version 11.03:
  • Added support for new Exif 2.31 for XMP tags
  • Added support for another FujiFilm X-T1 firmware version
  • Decode more Panasonic tags

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Perl 5.004 or later

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Best antivirus/antispyware for XP 32bit?

Sysadmin - 5 hours 41 min ago

Hey guys, we have some legacy systems that are still on XP 32bit (restricted internet access). But have no security.

Are there any good antivirus/antispyware tools out there I can use for these systems?


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Vade Secure Launches the First Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that's fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence. ...(read more)

RHCSA/RHCE Study Group

Sysadmin - 5 hours 44 min ago

Hi, this maybe out of sub context. but i'd like to know if there is any active study group for rhcsa/rhce, a discord server for example and if such a thing doesn't exist, i'd like to know who is interested to join if we made one ?

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WebKit 233124 - Open-Source Web-browser engine.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 45 min ago

WebKit is an Open-Source Web-browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications. WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.

Version 233124:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • macOS 10.13 or later

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Why aren't startups working? They're not great at creating jobs... or disrupting big biz

The Register - 5 hours 47 min ago
We've been living a lie!

If you think we're living in the Golden Age of the Entrepreneur, think again.…

Flinto 25.8 - Comprehensive prototyping.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 48 min ago

Flinto is a comprehensive app prototyping tool that allows you to create anything from simple tap-through prototypes, to comprehensive prototypes with impressive interactions. We've carefully designed Flinto to minimize complexity. There's no programming or timelines. It's the prototyping tool designers have been waiting for.

Version 25.8:
  • Support Sketch version 51 (public beta).

  • OS X 10.12 or later

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Dolphin 5.0-8221 - Cross-platform Open-Source Gamecube/Wii emulator.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 48 min ago

Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and even more!

Version 5.0-8221:
  • DSPTool: Minor cleanups.

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Xcode
  • MacPorts
  • nVidia Cg libraries
  • Direct3D10/OpenGL3
  • SDL framework

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