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Read below how I added PoE-capability to RIPE Atlas v3 probes - cheap and easy!
The Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and a number of Dutch security companies have recently published a report on IPv6 security test methodologies.
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Has RIPE NCC ever tried to contact the manufacturers of the USB sticks we are harping? There could be reasons why the USB sticks behave this way, and I think it just to ask the other side of the story.
For instance, a USB stick consists of a flash storage array, and a controller that maps the storage pages to disk sectors to allow wear levelling. An encrypted filesystem may play havoc with the controller. Anybody ever tried endurance of an encrypted filesystem, versus a non-encrypted filesystem containing encrypted files?
Actually, there was a ticket system before the hostmaster one mentioned in the article - I remember having used 'req' (remember that one? ) at least in 1993. But that was for technical matters, not for hostmaster matters - they had more complex requirements.
It is too bad that we keep accepting service from non IPv6-capable suppliers. Like security, it simply should be a must-have in the selection process...
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