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Shirish Agarwal: Faster DHCP, network-test and APG.

Hi all, This would be about few things I have been wanting to document about my debian configuration for sometime now. Let me start by quoting Enrico Zini’s quote (a free software Developer and a DD) :- I refuse to be bound by software I cannot trust and negotiate with. – Enrico Zini Years before […]

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Colin Charles: Congratulations Ubuntu, for the wide choice!

Inspired by Yngve Svendsen’s post, I too think it makes absolute sense to congratulate Ubuntu on the 14.04 LTS release (some server notes - MySQL has a section dedicated to it). Ubuntu users have a lot of server choice today (that’s from all major MySQL ecosystem vendors):

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Colin Charles: SSL and MariaDB/MySQL

With the recent Heartbleed bug, people are clearly more interested in their MariaDB/MySQL running with SSL and if they have problems. First up, you should read the advisory notes: MariaDB, Percona Server (blog), and MySQL (blog).

Next, when you install MariaDB (or a variant) you are usually dynamically linked to the OpenSSL library that the system provides. Typically on startup of MariaDB 10.0.10 on CentOS 6.5 (packages from the MariaDB repository), you can check what your status of SSL is.

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