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Chrome: 72 hours to update or delete your browser.
  • The article says that’s what the government is telling employees since there were several critical vulnerabilities found in chrome. It is very convenient that these vulnerabilities were patched in the same update that manifest v2 is removed though

  • Using Ubuntu may give off hipster vibes to the average PC user, but within the Linux community its has the opposite effect.
  • Ubuntu was my first Linux desktop distro and I’ve been using it for 4ish years. I really liked it but I no longer feel like I can trust canonical after the whole ‘secretly install Firefox snap when installed with apt cli’ thing. It wouldn’t have even been a big deal if they just said it was only available as a snap but the execution pissed me off to the point of switching

  • How my morning is going...
  • Are you sure? Discover does have free identity monitoring and I get emails every month saying whether they found anything or not. I have never gotten an email saying they found my ssn though so can’t say for sure if this is legit. Either way I would still check through the app or their website without opening the link.

  • How do you track security vulnerabilities?
  • You can watch rss feeds to follow all CVEs like Microsoft’s https://api.msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/rss

    NIST used to have an rss feed for CVEs but deprecated it recently. They still have other ways you can follow it though https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/data-feeds

    Or if you just want to follow CVEs for certain applications you can host/subscribe to something like https://www.opencve.io/welcome which allows you to filter CVEs from NIST’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

  • I7-14700 and Asrock z690 extreme - can't figure out PCIE passthrogh
  • It looks like it should be possible as both your cpu and motherboard support Intel VT-d

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/236781/intel-core-i7-processor-14700-33m-cache-up-to-5-40-ghz.html

    https://download.asrock.com/Manual/Z690 Extreme.pdf

    PCIe pass through isn’t enabled by default in Proxmox and requires some manual changes to the bootloader (grub or systemd-boot) as well as loading some kernel modules. You may also need to enable VT-d in your BIOS. You can read proxmox’ guide for enabling PCIe pass through here:

    https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/PCI(e)_Passthrough

  • Microsoft Edge is apparently usurping Chrome on people’s PCs
  • I had to deal with the same thing in outlook. A user was complaining that their password manager wasn’t working when opening links from outlook and didn’t even notice it was opening in edge instead of chrome.

  • Planning on setting up Proxmox and moving most services there. Some questions
  • From what I read disk wear out on consumer drives is a concern when using ZFS for boot drives with proxmox. I don’t know if the issues are exaggerated, but to be safe I ended up picking up some used enterprise SSDs off eBay for that reason.

  • What are some things that Linux can't do, but Windows can?
  • Sure if it fails completely it will, but it doesn’t catch everything. Here’s a related story I have:

    At work we had a bunch of Lenovo X1 Carbons running windows that would have the usb-c ports die seemingly randomly on users which was a big problem since that’s also the charging port. There never seemed to be any similar root cause connecting the incidents and Lenovo’s support wasn’t any help. Our entire company is remote but luckily we had onsite support so for a while they would just come by and replace the whole motherboard each time.

    Finally one day while scheduling a repair the support guy I was talking to just said, “Oh I’ve seen this before. It’s just a bad update and resetting the CMOS battery by putting a paper clip in this hidden hole fixes it.” We had the user try it out and the ports worked fine again. Apparently they had run some windows updates that failed silently and were causing the hardware issues.

    From then on any time a user has had a hardware issue we can’t figure out we just have them try the reset and it has worked every time. This only happens probably 3-4 times a year but we only have less than 40 of these machines so not an insignificant amount.

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    Qestions about eSATA vs USB3.0 for a drive enclosure connected to Proxmox

    I am trying to figure out the optimal way to connect an 8 bay drive enclosure to a Dell Optiplex 7040 Micro. The end goal is to have the drives made available to a Proxmox cluster and kubernetes cluster. This is all for learning experience as well as to run services for personal use.

    The cluster will be made up of 2x Optiplex 7040 and 2x Optiplex 3040. All have i7-6700t CPUs, the 3040s have 16GB DDR3 and 1TB SATA SSD each, and the 7040s each have 32GB DDR4 and 2TB NVMe drive with an additional empty SATA port on the motherboard. The enclosure is a MediaSonic ProBox with USB3.0 and eSATA interfaces available

    I have heard that you shouldn’t use USB to connect to storage so I have been trying to figure out a way to use eSATA even though the Optiplex does not have an eSATA port. I found some SATA to eSATA cables on eBay, would that enable me to connect the enclosure directly to the free SATA port on the Optiplex?

    Would this setup work? Is it worth it to sacrifice the additional SATA port on one of the 7040s in order to avoid using USB? I would like to maximize stability and speed.

    I have not yet decided how I want to configure the drives but was planning to look into either a ZFS pool or ceph. All drives in the enclosure will be for media storage (movies/tv/music, was planning to keep pictures and documents elsewhere) and passed to LXCs and kubernetes cluster I plan to run on Proxmox.

    Any guidance on the connection setup, storage configuration, or my plans in general would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    Qestions about eSATA vs USB3.0 for a drive enclosure connected to Proxmox

    I am trying to figure out the optimal way to connect an 8 bay drive enclosure to a Dell Optiplex 7040 Micro. The end goal is to have the drives made available to a Proxmox cluster and kubernetes cluster. This is all for learning experience as well as to run services for personal use.

    The cluster will be made up of 2x Optiplex 7040 and 2x Optiplex 3040. All have i7-6700t CPUs, the 3040s have 16GB DDR3 and 1TB SATA SSD each, and the 7040s each have 32GB DDR4 and 2TB NVMe drive with an additional empty SATA port on the motherboard. The enclosure is a MediaSonic ProBox with USB3.0 and eSATA interfaces available

    I have heard that you shouldn’t use USB to connect to storage so I have been trying to figure out a way to use eSATA even though the Optiplex does not have an eSATA port. I found some SATA to eSATA cables on eBay, would that enable me to connect the enclosure directly to the free SATA port on the Optiplex?

    Would this setup work? Is it worth it to sacrifice the additional SATA port on one of the 7040s in order to avoid using USB? I would like to maximize stability and speed.

    I have not yet decided how I want to configure the drives but was planning to look into either a ZFS pool or ceph. All drives in the enclosure will be for media storage (movies/tv/music, was planning to keep pictures and documents elsewhere) and passed to LXCs and a kubernetes cluster I plan to run on Proxmox.

    Any guidance on the connection setup, storage configuration, or my plans in general would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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