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The AWS Outage: The Cloud's Shining Moment

In short, if your systems failed in the Amazon cloud this week, it wasn’t Amazon’s fault. You either deemed an outage of this nature an acceptable risk or you failed to design for Amazon’s cloud computing model.

via The AWS Outage: The Cloud’s Shining Moment – O’Reilly Broadcast.


Oops, e-mail security?

In a story just dripping with irony, e-mail security vendor, McAfee, has accidentally sent the contact details of more than 1400 conference attendees in a spreadsheet attached to a thank you message.

via Oops, e-mail security vendor McAfee spills 1400 private names – data leaks, data loss, Data Loss Prevention, e-mail – Computerworld.

System Software Notes Unix Notes Web Serving

Making ipfw make them go away

sudo ipfw add deny src-ip,

That should do the trick.