Interesting Tidbits

Perusing through some links today, I discovered a tripwire-type system in OpenBSD called mtree (man mtree) which looks really kewl. You cang generate a profile for your system and then compare your filesystem against that profile and detect any changes that have been made. Lots of interesting options there, something I’ll definitely have to play with later.

Couple of other interesting notes, you can set additional attributes on files called flags (man chflags), which, when enabled, can stop even the superuser from deleting or modifying a file. The flags can be reset, but only when you drop the system down into single user mode.

And finally, for some more good reading, check out the definitions for each of the securelevels (man securelevel). Good in case you were ever wondering what that sysctl variable was used for :-)

Greetings From Fairfax, VA!

Hey everyone, just wanted to give a quick hello from my new place here at Fairfax. I unfortunately as for this point in time still do not have a home phone, or a home internet connection, so I’m still pretty much out of the loop, but they’re coming (hopefully sooner than later).

Life’s been pretty crazy the last few days here, I’m trying to move through the motions as fast as I can here so I can get down to the nitty-gritty stuff, but it’s been somewhat slow going. That, and getting my apartment set up has been a trip in and of itself.

Anyway, yes, I’m still alive, yes, I’m doing ok, if you need to get ahold of me, drop me an email, or if you need it, I can give you my number here at work. Hope everyone else is doing well, and I’ll see you online as soon as I can!