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xfs still in heir(7)

Brett Mahar-2
Hi Misc,

Since xfs is in the attic, should it be removed from the hier(7) man page?

Brett.

Index: src/share/man/man7/hier.7
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/share/man/man7/hier.7,v
retrieving revision 1.110
diff -u -p -u -r1.110 hier.7
--- src/share/man/man7/hier.7    20 Aug 2013 09:14:12 -0000    1.110
+++ src/share/man/man7/hier.7    5 Sep 2013 09:33:14 -0000
@@ -288,8 +288,6 @@ System C include files (kernel data stru
  C include files for UFS (the U-word File System).
  .It uvm/
  C include files for the virtual memory interface.
-.It xfs/
-C include files for the XFS file system.
  .El
  .Pp
  .It lib/

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Re: xfs still in heir(7)

Jason McIntyre-2
On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 07:43:42PM +1000, Brett Mahar wrote:
> Hi Misc,
>
> Since xfs is in the attic, should it be removed from the hier(7) man page?
>
> Brett.
>

yes, and i've just done it. thanks for the mail,
jmc

> Index: src/share/man/man7/hier.7
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/src/share/man/man7/hier.7,v
> retrieving revision 1.110
> diff -u -p -u -r1.110 hier.7
> --- src/share/man/man7/hier.7    20 Aug 2013 09:14:12 -0000    1.110
> +++ src/share/man/man7/hier.7    5 Sep 2013 09:33:14 -0000
> @@ -288,8 +288,6 @@ System C include files (kernel data stru
>   C include files for UFS (the U-word File System).
>   .It uvm/
>   C include files for the virtual memory interface.
> -.It xfs/
> -C include files for the XFS file system.
>   .El
>   .Pp
>   .It lib/

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Re: xfs still in heir(7)

James Osborn
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Greetings,

I have some security-related questions; admittedly of a rather elemental
nature.  I hope that is not a problem.

The first question I wanted to ask, is what is the opinion of people on
this list, concerning an ideal umask for general use?  I have not
changed the root umask on my own system, but for my own use, after some
research on the Web and my own thinking, changed the umask of my
unpriveleged account to 077.  Do people here actually consider that too
extreme, or is it appropriate?

I also wanted to ask people here, for information about the preferred
configuration of sudo.  After again attempting to investigate on the
Web, my own sudo configuration currently has four credentials; username,
unique (non-wheel) group name, machine address, and password.  Is that
a reasonably secure setup, or is there something more than that, which
some of you usually do?

My third question is a little more sensitive.  I have read about claims
in the media recently that there may not be any form of cryptography in
existence which is unbreakable by...certain parties.  Given that I am
less than a novice in the subject myself, I wanted to ask if there were
any particularly robust algorithms that could be recommended for
keeping certain files private.

My thanks in advance.

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Some general security questions

James Osborn
In reply to this post by Jason McIntyre-2
I got the subject of the message I just sent wrong.
My apologies; it was intended to be some general
questions.  I simply hit reply to thread, as a means
of automatically providing the address in the send
field.  If possible, please disregard it from the "xfs still in heir"
thread.

Greetings,

I have some security-related questions; admittedly of a rather elemental
nature.  I hope that is not a problem.

The first question I wanted to ask, is what is the opinion of people on
this list, concerning an ideal umask for general use?  I have not
changed the root umask on my own system, but for my own use, after some
research on the Web and my own thinking, changed the umask of my
unpriveleged account to 077.  Do people here actually consider that too
extreme, or is it appropriate?

I also wanted to ask people here, for information about the preferred
configuration of sudo.  After again attempting to investigate on the
Web, my own sudo configuration currently has four credentials; username,
unique (non-wheel) group name, machine address, and password.  Is that
a reasonably secure setup, or is there something more than that, which
some of you usually do?

My third question is a little more sensitive.  I have read about claims
in the media recently that there may not be any form of cryptography in
existence which is unbreakable by...certain parties.  Given that I am
less than a novice in the subject myself, I wanted to ask if there were
any particularly robust algorithms that could be recommended for
keeping certain files private.

My thanks.

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Re: Some general security questions

Martin Schröder
2013/9/8 Petrus <[hidden email]>:
> My third question is a little more sensitive.  I have read about claims
> in the media recently that there may not be any form of cryptography in
> existence which is unbreakable by...certain parties.  Given that I am
> less than a novice in the subject myself, I wanted to ask if there were
> any particularly robust algorithms that could be recommended for
> keeping certain files private.

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/09/the_nsa_is_brea.html

Best
   Martin

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Re: Some general security questions

Alexander Hall
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Petrus <[hidden email]> wrote:
>I got the subject of the message I just sent wrong.
>My apologies; it was intended to be some general
>questions.  I simply hit reply to thread, as a means
>of automatically providing the address in the send
>field.

Please don't. You implicitely add various reference headers fucking up threading. Using thunderbird, you might have noticed.

/Alexander