Links of the Day: June 25, 2008

Marcus Ranum – The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security Read this some time back but a mailing list post reminded me of it. “Let me introduce you to the six dumbest ideas in computer security. What are they? They’re the anti-good ideas. They’re the brain damage…”

Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle, by R.P. Feynman Estimates range from 1:100 to 1:100,000. Higher from engineers and lower from management. 1:100,000 would imply a Shuttle up each day for 300 years expecting to lose only one. “What is the cause of management’s fantastic faith in the machinery?”

Simulating the Cisco 7200 Router with PC Hardware “Well, rejoice in the power of open source, as there is a project that will let you simulate the 7200 series on a normal server. Dynamips is a GPL-licensed emulator that uses standard IOS releases to simulate 7200, 3600, 3700 and 2600 series routers. ”

VMWare ESX – How to clear a hung VM guest OS. “I’m guessing that most ESX administrators have experienced at least one time where a VM decides to hang leaving them unable to shut down or restart it.”

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