Links for 13 Jan 2008 - 27 Jan 2008
Links of interest for 13 Jan 2008 - 27 Jan 2008:
- Transactional ZFS Upgrades on Nexenta - This is pretty impressive usage of ZFS. Once Solaris officially supports ZFS boot, this is a fantastic feature that could be added to patching and live upgrade.
- Mystery web infection grows, but cause remains elusive - Pity no one seems to have been able to pin-point an underlying OS for the affected web servers. If something like Solaris, FreeBSD or OS X are involved, DTrace could be used to work out what's going on.
- Fixing ptrace(pt_deny_attach, ...) on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard - Adam Leventhal discovered Apple's crippling of DTrace and this appears to be a possible way of circumventing Apples attempts at stopping DTrace from tracing apps like iTunes.
- Mac OS X and the missing probes - DTrace crippled on OS X - In a way, this isn't really surprising, but it is very disappointing. What's more, the circumvention appears to be quite trivial. I think the most annoying part is that Apple's crippling of DTrace means a lot of d scripts that rely on tick counts are now
- Hacking The Interwebs - Router UPnP vulnerability - I think we're going to be seeing the affects of this for a long time to come. The average home user hardly remembers to change the default password, let alone regularily update the firmware.
- SimCity Source Code Released to the Wild! - I never thought I'd see the day. Whilst it's not the current release of SimCity, it is a sign of the times. Who knows, maybe SimCity 4 will be open sourced one day.