VP is demanding admin access to PC to install apps - What is a good containment strategy?view story

http://serverfault.com – I'm an IT manager in a small company (40 employees). We have a decent IT security policy in place, but it is about to be circumvented. I am in a situation where a VP is demanding admin privileges to his PC so that he can install apps without going through the typical channels. (HowTos)

Tony Abbott touts Coalition cyber safety pushview story

http://www.itwire.com – Coalition leader Tony Abbott has announced plans to set up an Online Safety Working Group  to develop the Coalition's online safety policy. (IT news)

IPTables + SSH dynamic port forwarding = BLOCKEDview story

http://serverfault.com – IPTables is running on my web server. I really need SSH dynamic port forwarding, but my IPTables DROP any INPUT/OUPUT connection, only allow some ports. For FORWARD chain, I wrote these rules: Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination DROP tcp -- tcpflags:! (HowTos)

[SOLVED] Mini 9 (Inspiron 910) hibernates on pulling power cableview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 (Mint) on my Mini 9.... Found that whenever I pull the power cable, it estimates remaining time as about 5 minutes, despite being >95% charge. This triggers Gnome 3's power management - which then hibernates the netbook immediately. (Hardware)

processing of Group Policy failed only on 2008 Servers and Name Resolution failure on the current domain controllerview story

http://serverfault.com – Spent last 3 months doing a upgrade from 2003 domain to a 2008R2 domain. our last DC was rebuilt (5 total) and brought up on line. After it was put on line we have some 2008 and 2008R2 servers (10 now) getting these errors in the event logs. ERRORS Description: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the user name. (HowTos)

Linux multipathing issue...view story

http://www.unix.com – Hi folks. When issuing a multipath -ll on my server, i see something that is bugging me... Code: [root@servername ~]# multipath -ll 2000b0803ce002582 dm-10 Pillar,Axiom 600 size=129G features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw |-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=50 status=active | |- 0:0:0:4 sdd 8:48  active ready running | `- 1:0:0:4 sdn 8:208  active ready running `-+- policy='ro (HowTos)

Centos 6.2 crashes (restarts) when I restart network serviceview story

http://serverfault.com – I connect remotely using ssh (putty). 90% of the time I tried to run a network related command, the server restarts. It becomes unavailable for few minutes and then back again. I noticed the first problem when I tried to svn checkout. I tried to restart the network service, but putty keeps giving me "Network error: Software caused connection abort". (HowTos)

how to download a package with all required dependencies?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I want download ghc6. But, when I type sudo apt-get install ghc6 sudo apt-get -f install ghc6 sudo apt-get install --reinstal ghc6 it gives same error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. (HowTos)

Group policy for accessing sound settingsview story

http://serverfault.com – On a customer site, a "normal" (i.e. non-administrative) user cannot access the sound settings (mmsys.cpl) of the computer, whereas an admin can. From the error message the user receives, my impression was that a group policy causes the problem. Do you know which group policy can do so (the customer's admins do not know that...)? (HowTos)

Why is Ubuntu permissive with outgoing connections by default?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I am pretty newbie to Linux, as most of computers for resources in my school use Linux, I just installed Ubuntu to learn. By default iptables and ufw sets policy as under: IPTABLES -P INPUT DROP IPTABLES -P FORWARD DROP IPTABLES -P OUTPUT ACCEPT ufw default deny (default incoming). In both cases, Linux all distros trust all applications including fames ftp, smtp, SSH, mail and all others allo (HowTos)