My Storage Problem
Storage is cheap, or so we're told. Amazon will sell me storage for
$0.055/GB/month in “the cloud”; 3.5" hard drives are hovering
around $0.06/GB. However, my laptop has a little 250GB SATA drive that
is (a) slow and (b) getting full. So I desire to replace it with a fast
little SSD. But that raises the question of what to do with my stuff.
I'm asking you, Internet. Details below the fold.
I have a VM slice that I use to run DNS, a bzflag server, and a few
other incidental things. This is what I see on it right now:
12:05:13 up 450 days, 15:17, 5 users, load average: 1.93, 1.35, 0.60
It's currently running Debian lenny, but I decided that I wanted
to get with the times and upgrade it to squeeze. As expected the
upgrade was fairly painless (took me a bit to figure out that booting by
label was broken and I needed to boot by disk UUID), but it's kind …
I picked up a new "computer" last week. A virtual one, that is. I ran
into this site called prgmr which offers very low-cost, bare virtual
private servers. So far, so good. Got Debian set up all the way I like
it. Now just to find something fun to do with it. :-)
Sorry readers, no *nix Tip of the Day today. Just a brief word about
the recent Debian OpenSSL vulnerability.
I'm sure you've heard about Debian's OpenSSL
"Disaster". The short of it is that while fixing a questionable line
in the OpenSSL/OpenSSH key generator, the Debian maintainer accidentally
removed most of its entropy generation ability. Debian users with
OpenSSL and/or OpenSSH keys should go regenerate them now. I'll wait.
Anyhow, the other interesting thing I wanted to post about was this.
It's some interesting math showing why you shouldn't be using DSA keys
Oh yeah, and I'm done …