Security walkthroughs for Solaris 11.1

You can find a number of nice tutorials around a number of Solaris 11 security features in Glenn Fadens blog: Oracle Solaris 11.1 Security Lab: This set of exercises is...

Solaris Technical Day in Vienna - revisited

A few days ago i linked to Karoly Vegh blog entry announcing the Solaris Technical Day on May 23rd. There is now a link to register for this event. That...


Könnte mal jemand der gesammelten Medienlandschaft in Deutschland mitteilen, das es bei dem NSU-Prozess nicht darum geht, den Medien Plätze für möglichst komfortables Arbeiten zu ermöglichen, sondern einen Prozess durchzuführen,...

Just a thought

Take an old Sun X4500 chassis. Rip out all the 48 disks. Keep the trays. Rip out the SATA controllers, put in multiport NIC chips. Use otherwise the same backplane....

Shore of the baltic sea

Waiting for data corruption to happen

Many people believe that computers are exact devices. That data stored on disk will get back to you unharmed. That data you send over the network can be assumed as...

::linkbuf for 24-Apr-2013

Solaris 11 provides smooth, scalable performance on SPECjbb 2013 (Jim Laurent's Weblog)

Oracle Solaris event in Vienna

On May 23rd an Oracle Solaris event will take place in Vienna. You will find further information about this event in the Oracle Systems Blog Austria: “Solaris Technical Day on...

PCI DSS with Solaris 11

Interesting whitepaper about the compliance to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) with Solaris 11: “Oracle Solaris 11 and PCI DSS”

Contrails 2

::linkbuf for 21-Apr-2013

Chris's Wiki :: blog/solaris/ZFS4KSectorDisks (tags: zfs )


Amazing how far you can see contrails. Was just looking out of my roof window and saw a contrail in the distance while thinking about a problem. An Airbus 340-600...

::linkbuf for 18-Apr-2013

Holy Coding Error, Batman - (tags: austerity excel economics ) Reinhart-Rogoff coding error: Austerity policies founded on bad coding. (tags: bug )

::linkbuf for 17-Apr-2013

This is BIG: Java on ARM Cortex-M3/M4 | Across the Universe (tags: java ARM embedded ) The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - Bruce Schneier - The...

IDC about T5/M5

Interesting read: Oracle Launches T5 and M5 Servers : A New Generation of Oracle’s SPARC/Solaris Servers


Solaris 11 SRU naming convention

As explained by Gerry Haskins in “Solaris 11 SRU naming convention change” the naming convention for Solaris 11 has been changed. An example: A SRU that would be called “Oracle...

::linkbuf for 13-Apr-2013

A non-mathematical explanation of one way functions | John Graham-Cumming (tags: cryptography )

Less known Solaris features: Defaults for useradd

One of the lesser known features of useradd command is the ability to set defaults for the creation of users, nevertheless is featured prominently on the man page. When you...

::linkbuf for 11-Apr-2013

Massive Solaris Scalability for the T5-8 and M5-32, Part 3 (Steve Sistare's Blog) (tags: T5 M5 SPARC Solaris )