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  1. mudmanc4


    Locations may have changed w/ IOS since 2011, thanks for updating the thread!
  2. Currently using an AC-3100 which has worked fine up until now. I should say has been getting beat up the more that is added to the network. Added 4 x Sonos Play:5 devices several days ago, I suspect this in combination is chewing through processor time and slowing everything to a crawl. Everything you can think of is attached to this network, a dozen iPhones and or iPads, half dozen TV's, cameras, the pool, pool/ garage outdoor-lights, Alexa, Slingbox, Chromebooks, on and on, and on. Instead of chewing through walls to wire access points, which would be optimal the AC-3100 has enough range for this 3200+ sqft home, I'll add a second device, and segregate into subnets and wireless networks to be organized via a Netgate AC-3100 appliance. Therefore I need you all to help me by your experience, as to what wireless router would be good to add to this network. Thank you!
  3. mudmanc4

    Virtuzo ISP Amazon Fire

    Summary: A client has network issues regarding access to an internal device (remote) While I'm investigating, I notice the external IP of the Amazon Fire belongs to Virtuzo -----While connected through the Wireless network. They say they have no 'data', or the device is not connected through a cellular service. First thought would be a cellular service, or a proxy of some sort. Anyone seen this on an Amazon Fire I'll be on site in an hour or so either way.
  4. These attacks can be performed using a nearby external speaker or through the target system's own built-in speakers by tricking the user into playing a malicious sound attached to an email or a web page. In their experimental set-up, the researchers tested acoustic and ultrasonic interferences against various HDDs from Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital and found that ultrasonic waves took just 5-8 seconds to induce errors. However, sound interferences that lasted for 105 seconds or more caused the stock Western Digital HDD in the video-surveillance device to stop recording from the beginning of the vibration until the device was restarted. The researchers were also able to disrupt HDDs in desktops and laptops running both Windows and Linux operating system. They took just 45 seconds to cause a Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop to freeze and 125 seconds to crash when the laptop was tricked to play malicious audio over its built-in speaker. Source
  5. Thoughts? /////////////////////////////////////////////////// Evolving Chrome's security indicators Thursday, May 17, 2018 Previously, we posted a proposal to mark all HTTP pages as definitively “not secure” and remove secure indicators for HTTPS pages. HTTPS usage on the web has taken off as we’ve evolved Chrome security indicators. Later this year, we’ll be taking several more steps along this path. Users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they’ll be warned when there’s an issue. Since we’ll soon start marking all HTTP pages as “not secure”, we’ll step towards removing Chrome’s positive security indicators so that the default unmarked state is secure. Chrome will roll this out over time, starting by removing the “Secure” wording and HTTPS scheme in September 2018 (Chrome 69). Chrome treatment for HTTPS pages Previously, HTTP usage was too high to mark all HTTP pages with a strong red warning, but in October 2018 (Chrome 70), we’ll start showing the red “not secure” warning when users enter data on HTTP pages. Chrome 70 treatment for HTTP pages with user input We hope these changes continue to pave the way for a web that’s easy to use safely, by default. HTTPS is cheaper and easier than ever before, and unlocks powerful capabilities -- so don’t wait to migrate to HTTPS! Check out our set-up guides to get started. Posted by Emily Schechter, Product Manager, Chrome Security Source
  6. mudmanc4

    PGP s/MIME vuln

    An important warning for people using widely used email encryption tools—PGP and S/MIME—for sensitive communication. A team of European security researchers has released a warning about a set of critical vulnerabilities discovered in PGP and S/Mime encryption tools that could reveal your encrypted emails in plaintext. What's worse? The vulnerabilities also impact encrypted emails you sent in the past. PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, is an open source end-to-end encryption standard used to encrypt emails in a way that no one, not even the company, government, or cyber criminals, can spy on your communication. S/MIME, Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, is an asymmetric cryptography-based technology that allows users to send digitally signed and encrypted emails. Sebastian Schinzel, computer security professor at Münster University of Applied Sciences, headed on to Twitter to warn users of the issue, and said that "there are currently no reliable fixes for the vulnerability." Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has also confirmed the existence of “undisclosed” vulnerabilities and recommended users to uninstall PGP and S/MIME applications until the flaws are patched. So, until the vulnerabilities are patched, users are advised to stop sending and especially reading PGP-encrypted emails for now, and use alternative end-to-end secure tools, such as Signal. EFF has warned users to immediately disable if they have installed any of the following mentioned plugins/tools for managing encrypted emails: Thunderbird with Enigmail Apple Mail with GPGTools Outlook with Gpg4win It should be noted that researchers have not claimed that the flaws reside in the way encryption algorithm works; instead, the issues appear in the way email decryption tools/plugins work. The full technical details of the vulnerabilities will be released in a paper on Tuesday at 7 am UTC (3 am Eastern, midnight Pacific time). Source
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  8. Several of you have already heard the very sad news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Venky. He was Mr. DPDK to many, a nod to his invention and creation of DPDK about ten years ago (before it was called DPDK.) Of course his footprints across the industry and literally across the globe are everywhere. If you know what ATCA is, well, Venky had his hands and inventions deeply into the creation of that PICMG spec and many of the first revision products. He touched on and gave guidance to projects spanning Linux/netdev, DPDK, Intel QuickAssist Technology, BSD stacks, OVS, OPNFV, FD.io, all-things-virtualization (KVM, Xen, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.), ETSI, IETF, containers, and so many other arenas that my brain can't remember at this dark moment. If you knew him and engaged him, especially on deep technical discussions, you knew you were talking to someone with the rare combination of skills that went incredibly deep both on the hardware, silicon side of platforms but also on the software, networking side of the platforms. Rarely did I find a topic that Venky wasn't well versed on. And by I mean everything from football to photography to history to politics and many other subjects well beyond the technical realm our day jobs find us in. Conversations with Venky were a treat. Traveling with him was an adventure. Debating with him was a lesson. I will so miss all of him. Below are some details on a memorial service this Sunday in Oregon and also a GoFundMe page. If you're in Oregon or close by please join the service. Venky left behind a wife, Priya, and two young girls, Adhiti and Namrata. While I'm sure they are overwhelmed with sadness and grief at the moment they can use our support. Please consider supporting the GoFundMe memorial fund for his family. Lastly, my network extends through this distribution list. But Venky's network was one hundred times broader. Please share this sad news through your own networks. Thanks, Jim From: A message from Sandra Rivera Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:58 AM Subject: Follow-up: A loss for our NPG organization All, We have an update on the memorial service plans in celebration of Venky Venkatesan's life. The service will be held on Sunday, April 8th at our Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC) in Hillsboro, OR from 2-4PM, and is open to all who would like to join. Venky's family will plan to attend, as well as friends and others who have worked closely with him over the years. Please note that this is not an Intel-sponsored event and therefore any travel or expenses related to attending need to be managed personally. Many of you have asked about donations, and we have helped setup a GoFundMe account for his family which will be used to fund scholarships for his children. https://www.gofundme.com/venky-venkatesan-memorial-fund If you have any questions about the service, please contact Udayan Mukherjee. Thank you all very much for your support during this difficult time. Sandra https://dpdk.org/ml/archives/announce/2018-April/000183.html
  9. mudmanc4

    Samsung 30TB SSD

    Solid state drives are much faster than mechanical hard drives. From a capacity perspective, however, the old-school hard drives typically offer more storage space. It is for this reason that many individuals and businesses still rely on hard disk drives for larger backups. Today, Samsung throws all logic out of the window by announcing it is mass producing a solid state drive with monstrous capacity. The "PM1643," as it is called, offers an insane 30.72TB of storage space! This is achieved by using 32 x 1TB NAND flash. "Samsung reached the new capacity and performance enhancements through several technology progressions in the design of its controller, DRAM packaging and associated software. Included in these advancements is a highly efficient controller architecture that integrates nine controllers from the previous high-capacity SSD lineup into a single package, enabling a greater amount of space within the SSD to be used for storage. The PM1643 drive also applies Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8Gb DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages, totaling 40GB of DRAM. This marks the first time that TSV-applied DRAM has been used in an SSD," says Samsung. The company further says, "In addition to the doubled capacity, performance levels have risen significantly and are nearly twice that of Samsung’s previous generation high-capacity SAS SSD. Based on a 12Gb/s SAS interface, the new PM1643 drive features random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, and sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, respectively. These represent approximately four times the random read performance and three times the sequential read performance of a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD." While we know it is being mass-produced now, we don't yet know when exactly it will be available for sale. Pricing is also unknown, but it will surely be very expensive. Because it is intended for the enterprise and uses the Serial Attached SCSI interface, it is unlikely that it will be sold in any consumer retail channels. Source
  10. mudmanc4

    Is There A Problem With The GB Server?

    Hi @kingandsona , Chances are there were more than one servers selected, likely worldwide in the multi-thread testing area. Glad you got this sorted!
  11. mudmanc4

    PC Experts! Need some assistance.

  12. mudmanc4

    Old dog needs new tricks

    This sounds as more along the lines of local QOS setting might be useful. When you say : Does this mean you cannot use the laptop to stream or even brows the web while casting from the iPad to the TV, or you cannot cast from laptop to TV? Why would you not stream from the TV instead of casting from the iPad? Leaving wireless bandwidth open. What wireless device (router - built in modem router ect) is the network using?
  13. mudmanc4

    Continuous testing

    I could understand a connectivity ping, with email notifications of downtime or latency anomaly. Out of curiosity, what are the benefits from running a perpetual test, or what data are you seeking with this type of data gathering?
  14. mudmanc4

    Charleston East End Gang

    @flash103 , When you say : Are you insinuating when you go to the main TestMy.Net website, or when you begin a test file?
  15. Working in an area which is confined, where a residential 200 AMP service fires a breaker panel, clearances for service are obvious, as the following diagram explains: Where NEC 11.26(A)(2) states a 30" working / access clearance width (as wide as equipment or 30" whichever is greater) Panel door hinge must open a minimum of 90 degrees. I've placed low voltage equipment starting at the 30" mark to the right standing facing the panel. However there are low voltage lines running within that 30" against the wall. I'm being told (by the local electrical contractor) the door hinge on the breaker panel must swing out/ open 180 degrees, and no low voltage equipment can penetrate the 30" threshold. So the ultimate question I have is what are the code(s) regarding low voltage clearances regarding a 200 AMP breaker panel. Or how far away does a low voltage line need to be from a high voltage box.
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