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by jepo
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Severe issues with systemd
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: Severe issues with systemd

There are a number of other troubling misconceptions in your post but.. No, please enlighten me, I've got time. As somebody who literally contributed code to systemd and may do so in the future, I think I should be informed about my misconceptions about this particular software, that would be of gr...
by jepo
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's with `root` logins?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: What's with `root` logins?

However, that doesn't explain matters (correct me if I'm wrong): 1. If root running a programme = root logging in, then root should have logged in multiple times today No. The "root" is only referring to the effective User-ID attached to those processes, they run with an effective UID of 0. Therefo...
by jepo
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint Security
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: Mint Security

Sorry I don't have time (and tbh also not the motivation) to read through those links right now. Compared to other Distros Mint is so-so. The operating core itself: As long as you keep your kernel up-to-date, it's about as secure as any other distro which doesn't ship a Linux kernel with additional ...
by jepo
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Severe issues with systemd
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: Severe issues with systemd

Look, I feel lied to as a user and as an admin because systemd was sold as an init service This is a heavy accusation. Please tell us who lied to you and when he did that. The developers describe systemd as follows: "systemd is a suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system". A suite of buildi...
by jepo
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2528

Re: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?

A big problem with PPAs is that even experienced users sometimes don't seem to be aware of the situation. I don't know how often I read statements like 'you have to be careful with PPAs' or 'personally I'm very careful about which PPAs I use' or 'you better check PPAs twice' or 'I'd only use very po...

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