The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

Slashdot - h, 2014-09-22 13:57
HughPickens.com writes Ernesto reports at TorrentFreak that despite its massive presence the Pirate Bay doesn't have a giant server park but operates from the cloud, on virtual machines that can be quickly moved if needed. The site uses 21 "virtual machines" (VMs) hosted at different providers, up four machines from two years ago, in part due to the steady increase in traffic. Eight of the VM's are used for serving the web pages, searches take up another six machines, and the site's database currently runs on two VMs. The remaining five virtual machines are used for load balancing, statistics, the proxy site on port 80, torrent storage and for the controller. In total the VMs use 182 GB of RAM and 94 CPU cores. The total storage capacity is 620 GB. One interesting aspect of The Pirate Bay is that all virtual machines are hosted with commercial cloud hosting providers, who have no clue that The Pirate Bay is among their customers. "Moving to the cloud lets TPB move from country to country, crossing borders seamlessly without downtime. All the servers don't even have to be hosted with the same provider, or even on the same continent." All traffic goes through the load balancer, which masks what the other VMs are doing. This also means that none of the IP-addresses of the cloud hosting providers are publicly linked to TPB. For now, the most vulnerable spot appears to be the site's domain. Just last year TPB burnt through five separate domain names due to takedown threats from registrars. But then again, this doesn't appear to be much of a concern for TPB as the operators have dozens of alternative domain names standing by.

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Must-have GNOME extension: gTile

LinuxToday - h, 2014-09-22 13:30
Kategóriák: Linux

A CipherShed lehet a TrueCrypt utódja

HWSW - h, 2014-09-22 13:11
A CipherShed nevű kezdeményezés töltheti ki a TrueCrypt által hagyott űrt a titkosítási szoftverek között. A program ismerős felülettel érkezik, és Windows, OS X és Linux platformokon is elérhető lesz.

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Workload deployment tools for OpenStack

LinuxToday - h, 2014-09-22 12:30
Kategóriák: Linux

Összeolvadásról tárgyalt az EMC és a HP

HWSW - h, 2014-09-22 11:52
A Wall Street Journal szerint felvásárlásról, összeolvadásról tárgyalt több céggel is a tárolópiac vezető gyártója. A HP és az EMC közel álltak a megegyezéshez, végül az árban nem tudtak megállapodni, így megszakadtak a tárgyalások.

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Eladó : Linux és egyéb szakkönyvek

HUP adás-vétel - h, 2014-09-22 11:50

(A sorok, hogy érthetőbb legyen, szerző, cím, oldal/nyelv, isbn szám)

Egyben a köv. kettő 1000 ft:
Harley Hahn, Henry McGilton, Rachel Morgan
UNIX Haladóknak Könnyen is lehet

Harley Hahn, Henry McGilton, Rachel Morgan
UNIX Bevezetés Könnyen is lehet

1000 ft:
William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin, Aviel D. Rubin
Firewalls and Internet Security

1000 ft:
Ravi Malhotra
IP Routing

400 ft :
Uday O. Pabrai
UNIX Internetworking

400 ft:
Gary Novosel, Kurt Hudson, James Michael Stewart
TCP/IP Exam 70-059

400 ft:
Ed Tittel, Kurt Hudson, James Michael Stewart
Hálózati Ismeretek 70-058

1000 ft:
Michael D. Bauer
Building Secure Servers with LINUX

1000 ft:
Daniel J. Barrett, Richard E. Silverman, Robert G. Byrnes
LINUX Security Cookbook

1000 ft:
Graig Hunt
TCP/IP Network Administration

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Eladó : icybox NAS-4220B

HUP adás-vétel - h, 2014-09-22 11:13

Eladó egy Icybox NAS-4220B (a táp új) - ára: 15k huf.


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09/15 OpenMediaVault 1.0.20

DistroWatch - h, 2014-09-22 11:00
Kategóriák: Stuff

Vrvana's Totem HMD Puts a Camera Over Each Eye

Slashdot - h, 2014-09-22 10:50
The Verge reports that Montreal startup Vrvana has produced a prototype of its promised (and crowd-funded) VR Totem headset. One interesting aspect of the Totem is the inclusion of front-facing cameras, one over each eye, the output of which can be fed to the displays. Reviewer Mike Futter has worn a prototype, and seems to be generally impressed, writing at Game Informer: Vrvana’s device offers 1080p resolution and features 90-degree field of view (the same as the Project Morpheus, but less than the Oculus Rift's 100-degree FOV), an OLED display, and adjustable lenses that can compensate for lens prescription. The HMD is usable by glasses wearers, but the tuning provides an option for those that don't want to wear corrective lenses while in VR. The system connects via HDMI to any source, and can model 3D (side-by-side) from game consoles as virtual reality right now. The Totem is currently compatible with all Oculus developer kit 1 applications, and Vrvana is working on getting DK2 experiences working. The prototype I wore was a good proof of concept, but didn't yet feature the OLED screen. This led to increased persistence due to the LCD. The head tracking also wasn't perfect, requiring some software tuning to prevent drift (something easily surmountable down the road). The clarity was impressive, rivaling some of the best experiences I've had with a Rift or Morpheus.

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Beépített fejhallgatóval érkezik a legújabb Oculus

HWSW - h, 2014-09-22 10:49
Megérkezett a legújabb Oculus-prototípus: a virtuálisvalóság-headset legfrissebb, Crescent Bay névre hallgató változata már saját fejhallgatót is kapott, továbbá könnyebb és ergonomikusabb lett. A vállat emellett bejelentette a platform első alkalmazásboltját, és a Samsung saját VR-szemüvegéhez szánt mobil SDK-ját is.

Kategóriák: Napi hírek

Faster snapshots packages synch

OpenBSD Journal - h, 2014-09-22 10:09
td>p,td>ul,td>blockquote,td>font {margin-left:0.5ex;} a:visited {color:#303030!important;} p {margin-top:1ex;margin-bottom:0;} blockquote>p:first-child {margin-top:0;} blockquote>p:last-child {margin-bottom:0;} blockquote { background-color:#e0e0e0; padding:0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex; margin:0 0 0 3ex !important; } p+ul,p>ul {margin:0.5ex 0 0 0;} pre {margin:0;} tt {background-color:#f0f0f0; padding:0px; font-weight:500;} .bqcode { background-color: #ffffff; border:1px solid #999; padding: 0px; padding-left: 1em; } Marc Espie (espie@) wrote to tech@:
I've just committed changes to pkg_create that will help mirrors synch by using much less bandwidth.
Kategóriák: *BSD

6db FBDIMM modul (2GB, 667MHz) 73GB és 147GB 2.5" SAS 2.0 diskek eladóak!

HUP adás-vétel - h, 2014-09-22 09:58

Lehetőleg egyben eladnék 6db 667MHz 2GB -os (összesen 12GB) FBDIMM memória modult. Tartalékban voltak, fiókban tartva. Alkatrész beszámítás lehetséges!

Harmincadik születésnapját ünnepli az Elite

HWSW - h, 2014-09-22 09:45
A hétvégén ünnepelte harmincadik születésnapját a videojátékok történetének egyik klasszikusa, az Elite, amelyet 1984. szeptember 20-án kezdtek árulni.

Kategóriák: Napi hírek

Eladó : Canon EOS 300D + tartozékok

HUP adás-vétel - h, 2014-09-22 08:47

Eladó egyben (22e huf):
1 db Canon EOS300D típusú tükörreflexes fényképezőgép + 18-55 alap Canon OBI, eredeti Canon nyakpánt.
1 db samsonite professional fotóstáska
2 db Li-ION battery (hamar merülnek, lehet újat kell venni)
CF kártyák :
1 db kingston 512M, 1 PQI 512M, 1 ADATA 2G
1 db sky1A M58 szűrő
1 db töltő
Infó a gépről: http://pixinfo.com/fgep/Canon_EOS-300D
ajándék könyv: Richard Keating - Enczi Zoltán : Fotózásról kezdőknek is utazóknak, nyaralóknak. (eredeti ár: 2290)

Külön: (14e huf) :
1 db Canon 90-300 táv OBI 58"
1 db UV390 szűrő
Ajándék könyv: A digitális fotozás műhelytitkai - 2006 kiadás Cannon (eredeti ár 3e )

Külön: (5e huf) :
1 db 3 lábú teleszkópos, vízmértékes fényképezőgép állvány (maximális magasság kb. 1.5m)

Az árak fixek. PM. :)

Kérésre javítva.
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Researchers Propose a Revocable Identity-Based Encryption Scheme

Slashdot - h, 2014-09-22 07:49
jd writes Identity-based public key encryption works on the idea of using something well-known (like an e-mail address) as the public key and having a private key generator do some wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff to generate a secure private key out if it. A private key I can understand, secure is another matter. In fact, the paper notes that security has been a big hassle in IBE-type encryption, as has revocation of keys. The authors claim, however, that they have accomplished both. Which implies the public key can't be an arbitrary string like an e-mail, since presumably you would still want messages going to said e-mail address, otherwise why bother revoking when you could just change address? Anyways, this is not the only cool new crypto concept in town, but it is certainly one of the most intriguing as it would be a very simple platform for building mostly-transparent encryption into typical consumer apps. If it works as advertised. I present it to Slashdot readers to engender discussion on the method, RIBE in general and whether (in light of what's known) default strong encryption for everything is something users should just get whether they like it or not.

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Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Slashdot - h, 2014-09-22 04:53
An anonymous reader writes Yelp has, for the past year or so, garnered a reputation for extorting businesses into paying for advertising on their site. Allegations include incessant calls for advertising contracts, automatic listing of a business, and suppressing good reviews should a business decide to opt out of paying Yelp for listing them. One small Italian trattoria, however, may have succeeded in flipping Yelp's legally sanctioned business practices in its favor. The owners of Botto Bistro in Redmond, CA, initially agreed to pay for advertising on Yelp one year ago apparently because they were tired of getting calls from Yelp's sales team. But even after buying advertising, the owners claim that they kept receiving calls. So they started a campaign to get as many one-star reviews as they could, even offering 25% discounts to customers. As of this writing they have 866, and a casual perusal of them reveals enthusiastic tongue-in-cheek support for the restaurant. One-star reviews, once Yelp's best scare tactic, is now this particular business's badge of quality. And they didn't even have to pay Yelp for it.

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