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by addw
2019/11/18 17:44:49
Forum: CentOS 8 - Security Support
Topic: pinentry-tty
Replies: 1
Views: 713

pinentry-tty

Please can we have this. I want, when using gpg, to get an in-line prompt in much the same way as with su or passwd.
Popping up a curses based dialogue (or even a graphical one) just get in the way.

Thank you
by addw
2019/10/29 00:04:24
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: Alternative desktop environment?
Replies: 20
Views: 26564

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

At the risk of just saying 'me too' - I find gnome3 almost unusable. I am using Mate where gnome3 is the default offering.
by addw
2018/10/18 16:59:25
Forum: CentOS 7 - Security Support
Topic: What 3rd party repos can I trust
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: What 3rd party repos can I trust ?

I looked at the wiki, it doesn't address my issue. How to ascertain the the 'good intent' of sources of software that are not in the standard list.

I do use the priorities plugin; although the purpose is to solve a different problem - a 3rd party repo not 'overwriting' a CentOS one.
by addw
2018/10/18 14:39:49
Forum: CentOS 7 - Security Support
Topic: What 3rd party repos can I trust
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

What 3rd party repos can I trust

I want a package that is not in a 'standard' CentOS repo. I can see it at rpmfind.net & centos.pkgs.org; but how much should I trust these sites ? I am looking at it from the point of view of security, ie that the RPMs have not been 'cooked' to contain some extra code to do something nasty like inst...
by addw
2017/04/12 17:37:25
Forum: CentOS 6 - Networking Support
Topic: openvpn failing after recent update
Replies: 7
Views: 17870

Re: openvpn failing after recent update

Thanks ... part of the problem with openvpn (indeed SSL in general) is that there are many files, sometimes with the same suffixes, and hard to work out which is what. Different bits of documentation seem to give them slightly different names/descriptions. I doubt that there is anything wrong with i...
by addw
2017/04/11 19:54:00
Forum: CentOS 6 - Networking Support
Topic: openvpn failing after recent update
Replies: 7
Views: 17870

openvpn failing after recent update

I have some machines connected with openvpn, it has been happily working for several years. With the update to centos 6.9 it broke. It did not like the cipher that I was using, not enough bits, so I replaced: cipher BF-CBC with: cipher AES-128-CBC Now: every 2 seconds the server is telling me (date,...
by addw
2014/07/08 23:40:36
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Desktop tweaks: How to set up a number of workspaces
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

Desktop tweaks: How to set up a number of workspaces

I have it running under KVM under centos 6. I needed to reset the display height to avoid having an up/down scroll bar in vncviewer. I find that I needed to give it 2GB to get snappy performance. One thing that (for me) is a must have is a fixed grid of workspaces so that I run certain tasks in fixe...
by addw
2014/01/09 15:25:23
Forum: CentOS 6 - General Support
Topic: Help needed on hardware change
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Help needed on hardware change

Thanks, the 'nomodeset' boot option fixed the problem. The machine now boots without problem. I have updated /boot/grub/grub.conf and it boots without intervention. I then fell to puzzling how to ensure that the 'nomodeset' option was included on the kernel line when future kernels are installed. I ...
by addw
2014/01/07 17:08:26
Forum: CentOS 6 - General Support
Topic: Help needed on hardware change
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Help needed on hardware change

I moved hard disks into a new machine. Previously when I have done this I just booted off CD, ran mkinitrd in a chrooted file system to make a new initrd in /boot. I did that, rebooted and straight after the grub prompt expires (ie the kernel loaded) the monitor is put into some graphics mode (no ch...
by addw
2013/07/10 14:28:52
Forum: CentOS 6 - Software Support
Topic: [SOLVED] vsftpd cannot get to work with ftps
Replies: 3
Views: 4980

Re: vsftpd cannot get to work with ftps

The missing incantation was:

ssl_enable=YES

Also, since it is encrypted the kernel module nf_nat_ftp cannot help to temporarily punch holes in the firewall, thus I needed to add
pasv_min_port=41200
pasv_max_port=41300
and allow those ports in through the firewall.

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