Jeff Darcy

Never 'ssh' Into Production?

Yea or nay?

I've been involved in an interesting discussion about enabling (or not) ssh on production machines, starting here.

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OK, yeah, I get it, it's an anti-pattern. Something to avoid. I'm 100% on board with that. On the other hand, whether or not you can/should make an absolute prohibition depends a lot on what kind of system . . .

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November 13, 2018

Smashed Stacks

In the context of the news that the Linux kernel finally getting rid of variable-length arrays, I figure I should finally write about one of the more difficult bugs I've worked on over the last three decades.

This one was at Revivio, where I worked from 2002 to 2006. We started having these problems with machines sporadically hanging. . . .

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October 29, 2018

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