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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Well, OpenBSD has no problem bringing le0 up with the same cord and hub and everything, but Solaris 9 thinks there is "no carrier" and can't ping the gateway. ifconfig le0 up doesn't help. Think I might be at a dead end here, already.

    Oh, another mark of insanity to scare you away: insane version numbering. Solaris was SunOS. Solaris got added later, after they converted from BSD to SysV (wtf?!). Versions started at 1 again in Solaris so the thing had two different names and versions. But then they re

  • I commented above that the thing installed by default to run software which I know to be vulnerable. I was able to get the network interface up though I'm not exactly sure how. Bringing the interface up from the console rather than letting the rc.d scripts and the installer's work do it was part of it. So, now it's time to patch. MacOSX, Windows, and various Linux distros have little daemons that run that check the vendor site for critical patches and either install them automatically or nag you to agre
  • An off-topic dose of pedantry: SCO never actually turned into a bastardization. The SCO of now is not the same company as the SCO of old.

    The SCO of old sold that brand and its assets. They changed their name to that of another product of theirs, Tarantella (a Citrix-like terminal server/client affair). They would eventually be bought by SUN in 2005.

    The company that’s now called SCO is the dunderhead club that used to be called Caldera, who were all about bundling Linux with commercial software and

    • Aristotle, never go anywhere. I know, twice now (I think) I've told you to piss off (in far less uncertain terms) but I very much regret that... er, those. I love you, man. Thanks... thanks for keeping me company. I really need that =|

      -scott