Get rid of root - or: PSARC/2008/321

An interesting PSARC case got it´s approval: PSARC/2008/321 - No Root Login: It has been suggested that Solaris should permit "root" to be a no login account. [...] Add a...

New storage from Sun: J4200/4400/4500 and X4540 Storage Server

Sun announced some new storage components today: At first we announced the J4200 and J4400 disk arrays. They are JBOD´s, just bunches of disks. The J4200 has up to 12...

links for 2008-07-09

Intel's Larrabee GPU based on secret Pentagon tech, sorta (tags: Intel CPU GPU Larabee)

Vertical Multiteleconferencing

While writing the article about the UltraSPARC T1 on the train ride back to Hamburg yesterday afternoon, i had an idea for a solution to save large amount of time...

About some rumours surrounding the UltraSPARC T1/T2

Every once in a while a blogger, sales rep of a competitor or a misinformed journalist write “The UltraSPARC T1/T2 cores are just UltraSPARC II cores running at 300 MHz”....

No Atomstrom for my Wohnhome

Momentan versucht ja die CDU uns wieder die Atomkraft schmackhaft zu machen, obwohl es eigentlich seit Tschernobyl gesellschaftlicher Konsens ist, das die die Auswirkungen einer Katastrophe so massiv sind, das...

Der Fehler sitzt immer vor dem Monitor

Da habe ich mich schon seit Monaten darueber gewundert, das mich einige Mails nicht erreichen … hatte meinen Spamfilter in Verdacht … den Viruscheck. Naja … eben habe ich sie...

747 crashes at start

On May 25th a 747 of Kalitta Air breaked in parts after a rejected take off after shooting over the end of the runway. It looks like Kalitta Air has...

Hard Landing

Mit besten Gruessen an meine Schwester Taz und meinen Bruder Florian, mit denen ich im August nach London fliege. Fuer beide ist es der erste Flug…evilgrin: </param></param></embed>

Nessun Dorma

Ich finds ja auch gut, das die Werbung der Telekom Paul Potts entdeckt hat …. das ist jener Typ der bei Britain got talent eine gute Version von Nessun Dorma...

History repeating

This is the english translation of an article i wrote to answer an strange blog article in another german blog. While answering it, i found a case of “History Repeating”....

CMT? Klar. Nur nicht auf dem Niveau von 1994!

Der werte Herr Siering hat ja in seinem Blog angemerkt, das ich wieder mal Pseudoargumente fuer CMT finde. Ich habe mich dort in einem kurzen Kommentar ausgelassen, nichts ahnend welche...

Good hotel in New York?

I travel to New York end of this month for one week. Does anybody knows a good and affordable hotel in New York? I know, both for itself is not...

links for 2008-07-05

Screenshoot blurry in OS X? | creativebits (tags: apple osx mac screenshots png screenshot terminal tutorial jpg)

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 15: Using flash archives for recovery

You can´t use flash without any further thinking for system recovery. As i wrote before, the new system is cloned and has a new personality, it´s not a copy. But...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 14: Using flash archives

As i stated before, the installation mechanism of Jumpstart Flash is quite different from a normal installation. So i will start with a new template on a new server to...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 13: Deep dive to post installation

As i told you before much of the configuration takes place after the installation executed by the orignal Jumpstart mechanism. We used several modules of the JET toolkit so far,...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 12: Automatic hardening with SST

It´s a best practice to harden a system before you place it into your production network to reduce possible attack vectors. Sun developed the Solaris Security Toolkit for this task...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 11: Mirrored boot disks

Okay, in enterprise computing you wouldn´t use a system without redundant boot disks (at least, when you haven´t an application that can survive a loss of computing nodes without a...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 10: A polished basic installation

Okay, now we´ve done a basic installation. But mostly we do a standard set of customizations on every system we touch, like installing a few essential tools or integrating the...