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2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every week we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.

2.5 Admins 163: Two Factors One SPOF
A network breach teaches us all a valuable lesson about threat models, Allan and Jim’s TV setups, and picking the right external storage solution.   Plugs Support us on patreon   News/discussion How Google Authenticator made one company’s network breach much, much worse Amolith’s wiki page about passwords   Feedback Allan’s TV remote control   […]
Thu, October 5, 2023
2.5 Admins 162: Irresponsible Disclosure
Google and Apple do a bad job of disclosing a pretty serious vulnerability, why hard drives aren’t physically bigger, and setting up a distributed backup system with a group of friends.   Plugs Support us on patreon   News Submit your ideas or articles – Incomplete disclosures by Apple and Google create “huge blindspot” […]
Thu, September 28, 2023
2.5 Admins 161: 5PiB Coffee Mug
The future of archive storage using lasers and ceramics, self-hosting an Internet archive, more on Windows 11 Home, and setting up storage inside VMs.   Plugs Support us on patreon Jim and Allan host Klara’s latest Webinar: OpenZFS Data Replication   News/discussion Cerabyte roadmaps ceramic nano-memory storage   Feedback Archivy ArchiveBox   Free Consulting We […]
Thu, September 21, 2023
2.5 Admins 160: Diss Unity
Unity causes a stink with its new pricing model, running out of disk space causes a very expensive problem, how one-off promotional domains can come back to bite you, and picking the hardware and software for a router.   News Unity has changed its pricing model, and game developers are pissed off Unity rushes to […]
Thu, September 14, 2023
2.5 Admins 159: Dirty Install
The user experience on fresh installations of Windows and Edge is terrible and we get to the bottom of why. Unfortunately the reason isn’t exclusive to Microsoft’s offerings – it’s a pattern that we’ve seen from numerous companies, even Mozilla. Plus why it’s a bad idea to power your server on and off regularly.   […]
Thu, September 7, 2023
2.5 Admins 158: It Doesn’t Go to 10
Dropbox once again proves that there is no such thing as “unlimited” anything, Intel isn’t going to support WiFi 7 on Windows 10 (but it doesn’t really matter), managing ssh keys, setting up data storage for containers, and more on IPMI for Raspberry Pis.   Plugs Support us on patreon   News Dropbox limits ‘all […]
Thu, August 31, 2023
2.5 Admins 157: Lincoln’s HDD
CNET’s SEO attempts once again show that nothing lasts forever, why the reports of the death of the mechanical hard drive are greatly exaggerated, and home-made IPMI on the cheap.   Plugs Support us on Patreon   News/discussion The Internet is not forever after all: CNET deletes old articles to game Google Coughlin: SSDs will […]
Thu, August 24, 2023
2.5 Admins 156: SanDisk Extreme Fail
Why fully remote work is on the wane as Zoom drags employees back to the office and Bluejeans is shut down, the Sandisk SSDs that keep failing, and how and why you should use ECC RAM in your home server if you can.   Plugs Support us on Patreon   News Zoom has “Zoom fatigue,” […]
Thu, August 17, 2023
2.5 Admins 155: Dialup Memories
Allan and Jim reminisce about the early days of connecting to the Internet, and what inspired them to become sysadmins in the first place. Plus recovering old versions of files, and an exciting announcement about the show.   Plugs 2.5 Admins is now part of the Late Night Linux Family. Support us on Patreon   […]
Thu, August 10, 2023
2.5 Admins 154:
Why the increasing trend of charging for public IPv4 addresses won’t change much, Google trials restricting its employees’ Internet access, and operating systems uploading firmware to devices at boot.   Plugs Support us on patreon Klara 2023 Recommended Summer Reads – FreeBSD and Linux   News New – AWS Public IPv4 Address Charge + Public […]
Thu, August 3, 2023
2.5 Admins 153: Robots.nope
Updating the robots.txt standard for the AI era, the US government implements an IoT certification and labeling system, and the issues with fully encrypting a server.   Plugs Support us on patreon 3 Advantages to Running FreeBSD as Your Server Operating System   News/discussion Google suggests updating the robots.txt standard Robots.txt is not the answer: […]
Thu, July 27, 2023
2.5 Admins 150: Red Hate
Red Hat wants to limit redistribution of RHEL source code. We discuss their history with CentOS and the likely knock-on effects of taking direct aim at its customers’ GPL rights. Plus browsers doing port scans, and OpenWrt vs OPNsense.   Plugs Support us on patreon Practical ZFS   News Red Hat’s new source code policy […]
Thu, July 6, 2023
2.5 Admins 149: Three Year Warning
WD disks “warning” that they have been running for 3 years, a modern replacement for IMAP that no one seems to be using, the potential issues that arise when PC games require an SSD to run, alternatives to VMware, and verifying your backups.   News/discussion “Clearly predatory”: Western Digital sparks panic, anger for age-shaming HDDs […]
Thu, June 29, 2023
2.5 Admins 148: API Ultra 7 Pro for Workstations
Reddit fails to see where its true value lies, Intel makes its consumer CPU lines confusing, and Microsoft’s “next generation” filesystem.   News What Reddit Got Wrong Reddit CEO tells employees that subreddit blackout ‘will pass’ Intel has new labels for its next major CPU architecture   Free Consulting We were asked about Microsoft’s “next […]
Thu, June 22, 2023
2.5 Admins 147: EPYC Fail
Sloppy practises by Gigabyte reveal one of the problems with UEFI, why Slack refuses to implement end to end encryption, a familiar bug ruins people’s uptime, and XFS vs ext4.   Plugs Support us on patreon FreeBSD or Linux – A Choice Without OS Wars   News/discussion Millions of Gigabyte Motherboards Were Sold With a […]
Thu, June 15, 2023
2.5 Admins 146: VisionForge
We are unimpressed by Apple’s new headset, a particularly bountiful watering hole attack, misdirection from the AI industry, and connecting hard disks via a PCIe card.   Plugs Support us on patreon OpenZFS, Your Data and the Challenge of Ransomware   News Apple Vision Pro Hololens dev Twitter thread (archived version) Some Curseforge accounts might […]
Thu, June 8, 2023
2.5 Admins 50: Optimal Airtime
Huge improvements for WireGuard on Windows, and a brief update on the Framework Laptop. Plus why RAID is not a backup, when to use bare metal vs VMs, choosing database types, and more.   Plugs Let’s Talk OpenZFS Snapshots Support us on patreon   News New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows Framework’s lightweight modular […]
Thu, August 5, 2021
2.5 Admins 49: Cuddle the Pegasus
Why the Pegasus spyware isn’t really anything new, a Windows vulnerability sends Jim and Allan down memory lane, what to do with old hard disks, your feedback, and more.   Plugs FreeBSD TCP performance system controls Support us on patreon   News Leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon This World of Ours New Windows […]
Thu, July 29, 2021
2.5 Admins 48: PR Problem
Jim’s hands-on with the modular and upgradeable Framework laptop, the details of Muse Group’s latest controversy, and when backing up to a Pi in your friend’s basement sometimes makes sense.   Plugs Managing Boot Environments Support us on patreon   News Framework Laptop Audacity’s new owner is in another fight with the open source community […]
Thu, July 22, 2021
2.5 Admins 47: ZFS Rules, LTO Drools
The current and future states of system performance across the whole stack, and backing up to tapes. Plus your feedback about clustered filesystems, a ZFS success story, and IPv6 devices.   News/Discussion Computing Performance: On the Horizon   Free Consulting We were asked about backing up to magnetic tape.       Linode Simplify your […]
Thu, July 15, 2021
2.5 Admins 46: Not Actively Supported
Windows 11 has been announced but some key details are still unknown, why you shouldn’t connect consumer-grade network storage devices to the Internet, optimizing Windows guests on KVM hosts, and how to get started with Sanoid.   Plugs History of FreeBSD: Net/1 and Net/2: Path to Freedom Support us on patreon   News WD My […]
Thu, July 8, 2021
2.5 Admins 45: Weapons grade insecurity
Potentially serious vulnerabilities in military systems, a new ZFS feature that’s mostly for home users, and IPv6 on your LAN.   Plugs FreeBSD Performance Observability Support us on patreon   News/Discussion Vulnerabilities in Weapons Systems ZFS fans, rejoice—RAIDz expansion will be a thing very soon   Free Consulting We were asked about identifying devices with […]
Thu, July 1, 2021
2.5 Admins 44: ZF yes!
Supply chain problems causing a rise in counterfeit chips, busting the myth about ZFS and RAM, gold VM images, and x86 routers.   Plugs Introduction to ZFS replication Support us on patreon   News Chip shortages lead to more counterfeit chips and devices   Free Consulting We were asked about how much RAM ZFS needs, […]
Thu, June 24, 2021
2.5 Admins 43: Find my bandwidth
A potential order of magnitude increase in HDD sizes, Amazon Sidewalk, dying SSDs, planning new systems, ssh vs VPN logins, and more.   Plugs History of ZFS: Part 2: Exploding in Popularity Support us on patreon   News/Discussion Ultra-high-density hard drives made with graphene store ten times more data Amazon devices will soon automatically share […]
Thu, June 17, 2021
2.5 Admins 42: Guru Medication
Fastly’s recent outage, how attackers probably breached the Colonial Pipeline’s network, crypto mining in anti-virus software, and setting up a box at your friend’s house to watch Netflix while abroad.   News Fastly broke the Internet for an hour The 503’s heard around the world Fastly Summary of June 8 outage Colonial Pipeline Chief Says […]
Thu, June 10, 2021
2.5 Admins 41: Swiss cheese security
Synology and Btrfs, backing up low-end Linux laptops, vulnerability management, FreeBSD hypervisors, and more.   Plugs Building Customized FreeBSD Images Support us on patreon   Feedback Things we mentioned: Barracuda I couldn’t break Synology SHR+btrfs (yet) Our subreddit   Free Consulting We were asked about AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting), backing up low-end Linux laptops, […]
Thu, June 3, 2021
2.5 Admins 40: Crown Prince of Freenode
The complex tale of the recent IRC drama, Microsoft kills Windows 10X, and why we think a WordPress site was pwned.   News Microsoft puts Windows 10X variant on the back burner Freenode IRC staff resign en masse after takeover by Korea’s “crown prince”   Free Consulting We were asked why a WordPress site had […]
Thu, May 27, 2021
2.5 Admins 39: Cacophony of starts
Testing failing disks and why they don’t work over a certain altitude, and your feedback about ZFS snapshots, authentication, community discussion platforms, Docker and ZFS, and more.   Plugs Basics of ZFS Snapshot Management Klara articles RSS feed Support us on patreon   Feedback Things we mentioned: zrepl authelia r/25admins Using bind mounts docker-vackup   […]
Thu, May 20, 2021
2.5 Admins 38: Wires FTW
The importance of VPNs when using Wi-Fi, the complexities of chip node size, and whether appliance NAS devices make any sense.   Plugs Getting the most out of ARM64 Support us on patreon   News FragAttacks: Security flaws in all Wi-Fi devices IBM creates the world’s first 2 nm chip   Free Consulting We were […]
Thu, May 13, 2021
2.5 Admins 37: Exchanging shells
Authorities trying to remove malware from people’s servers, turning your sysadmin hobby into a career, cloud backups, config management, and more.   Plugs Why you should consider the BSD license Support us on patreon   Feedback Cloud backups with Rclone and alternatives, MikroTik network gear, server security, and config management.   News Brit authorities could […]
Thu, May 6, 2021
2.5 Admins 36: Minnesota shower
GUI Linux apps on Windows, Linux kernel development is pen-tested, ZFS and Docker, and converting a Windows installation to a VM.   Plugs FreeBSD IOStat EuroBSDCon 2021 CfP Support us on patreon   News Graphical Linux apps are coming to Windows Subsystem for Linux Linux kernel team rejects University of Minnesota researchers’ apology “Full disclosure” […]
Thu, April 29, 2021
2.5 Admins 35: More free consulting
We answer a bunch of your questions about server hardening, managing ZFS snapshots, Docusign, SSL certs in air-gapped networks, and automating updates.   Plugs EuroBSDCon 2021 Call for Papers Support us on patreon     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT […]
Thu, April 22, 2021
2.5 Admins 34: Free consulting
We answer a bunch of your questions about firewalls, best practices for backups, learning ZFS, QoS, SSH key management, backing up Google Drive, and more.   Links to things mentioned Unix Haters Handbook Allan’s FreeBSD Journal Article Dummynet: The Better Way to Build FreeBSD Networks Jim’s ZFS 101 Allan’s book   Plugs Customizing FreeBSD Ports […]
Thu, April 15, 2021
2.5 Admins 33: Delete C:
Thousands of students learn about backups the hard way, why securing all of DNS isn’t practical, and how to protect Internet-facing services running at home.   News Victoria University of Wellington accidentally nukes files on all desktop PCs Root Server Operators’ Statement on DNS Encryption [pdf]   Free Consulting We were asked about the best […]
Thu, April 8, 2021
2.5 Admins 32: Unifail
Our first look at the next generation of Arm, alarming claims about a recent Ubiquiti breach, and setting up a FreeBSD file server.   Plugs Customizing the FreeBSD Kernel Check out Joe’s albums Support us on patreon   News Containerize all the things! Arm v9 takes security seriously ARM Morello Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”   […]
Thu, April 1, 2021
2.5 Admins 31: HD bit flips
How we’ll get to 100TB hard disks by the end of the decade, the potential dangers of flipped bits in network traffic, how to organize multiple copies of your backups, and managing dynamic DNS.   Plugs Understanding Network Performance Support us on patreon   News Seagate: 100TB HDDs Due in 2030, Multi-Actuator Drives to Become […]
Thu, March 25, 2021
2.5 Admins 30: Hot storage
The OVH data center fire and related tales, drama with WireGuard in FreeBSD, why you should plug your flash drives in regularly, and more.   News OVH data centre destroyed by fire in Strasbourg OVH outlines recovery plan as French data centres smoulder OVH founder says UPS fixed up day before blaze is early suspect […]
Thu, March 18, 2021
2.5 Admins 29: Supply pain
Why it’s so hard to build a PC these days, finding help for ZFS issues, getting started with a homebrew router, and more.   Plugs The history of ARM and FreeBSD Support us on patreon   Discussion We talk about why it’s so hard to find PC parts and peripherals at the moment. Jim wrote […]
Thu, March 11, 2021
2.5 Admins 28: Cluster fsck
Why hard disks will be around for ever, bad news for VR, slowdown from disk I/O, and when clustering isn’t necessarily the best solution.   Plugs Register for Open Source 101 OpenZFS: dRAID is coming Support us on patreon   News Seagate: Why SSDs will not kill disk drives Google Cardboard is no longer for […]
Thu, March 4, 2021
2.5 Admins 27: Learning to say no
Where we draw the line when supporting friends and family, monitoring SSL certs, ZFS on single drives, Chromium finally cleans up its act, and more in this feedback-filled episode.   Feedback Chromium finally fixes its DNS issue, a Samba AD server called Zentyal, firewalls, Unraid and SnapRAID, xCloud, and Nagios plugins.   Free consulting We […]
Thu, February 25, 2021
2.5 Admins 26: RISCy acquisition
Bad news for LastPass users, why Nvidia probably won’t buy Arm, what happens to our servers if we disappear, and using the cloud to avoid bottlenecks.   Plugs FreeBSD Jails – The beginning of Containers Support us on patreon   News Changes to LastPass Free Nvidia wants to buy CPU designer Arm—Qualcomm is not happy […]
Thu, February 18, 2021
2.5 Admins 25: Fiat gaming
Stadia and game streaming, Bitcoin and Linux quirks in your feedback, and building a home server for more than just storage.   Plugs Simple and Secure VPN in FreeBSD – Introducing WireGuard Support us on patreon   News/discussion Focusing on Stadia’s future as a platform, and winding down SG&E   Feedback Follow-up on Bitcoin, and […]
Thu, February 11, 2021
2.5 Admins 24: Stonk amplification
Reddit trolls Wall Street, bad news for Parler’s new host, why you should learn iptables, and backing up S3-compatible buckets.   Plugs History of FreeBSD Part 4: BSD and TCP/IP Support us on patreon   News Understanding /r/wallstreetbets DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler   Free Consulting We were asked about firewall managers […]
Thu, February 4, 2021
2.5 Admins 23: Bitcoin hundredaire
The Bitcoin price is booming again so we take the chance to laugh at Allan for selling too early, then we discuss some of your emails including Arm/x86 combos, switching to Ubuntu, and the importance of using a UPS.   Discussion The world’s cryptocurrency is now worth more than $1 trillion   Feedback Reproducibility, Arm […]
Thu, January 28, 2021
2.5 Admins 22: Unexpected migrations
Why Parler is unlikely to come back any time soon, free RHEL, and using a VPS to subvert VPN limits.   Plugs Exploring Swap on FreeBSD Support us on patreon   News Amazon cuts off Parler’s Web hosting following Apple, Google bans CentOS is gone—but RHEL is now free for up to 16 production servers […]
Thu, January 21, 2021
2.5 Admins 21: Reproducible errors
The merits of ECC RAM, why reproducible builds are a good idea, and where to buy used equipment.   Plugs Webinar: Introducing OpenZFS 2.0 Support us on patreon   News/Discussion Linus Torvalds rails at Intel for ‘killing’ the ECC industry Why don’t PCs use error correcting RAM? “Because Intel,” says Linus You don’t need reproducible […]
Thu, January 14, 2021
2.5 Admins 20: Free money, claim it now!
A cruel but necessary phishing test, ancient standards in brand new legislation, using Windows when it makes sense, and commissioning and decommissioning servers.   Plugs Webinar: Introducing OpenZFS 2.0 Klara: Routing and Firewalling VLANS with FreeBSD Support us on patreon   News GoDaddy Employees Were Told They Were Getting a Holiday Bonus. It Was Actually […]
Thu, January 7, 2021
2.5 Admins 19: nOauth? No gmail!
Why Google services like Gmail went down recently, the potentially promising future for RISC-V, and using ZFS for home and root.   News Google Mail outage Google incident report New RISC-V CPU claims record breaking performance per watt Seagate working on RISC-V SoCs   Free consulting We were asked about using ZFS for root and […]
Thu, December 24, 2020
2.5 Admins 18: False sense of privacy
Potentially improving DNS privacy, the big new ZFS release, and the best way to automate Linux installations.   Plugs Webinar – Best Practices For Optimizing ZFS – Part 1 Support us on patreon   News Improving DNS Privacy with Oblivious DoH in OpenZFS 2.0 release unifies Linux, BSD and adds tons of new features […]
Thu, December 10, 2020
2.5 Admins 17: CPU change
How Intel and AMD have fought it out over the years, Apple changes the industry with their M1 SoC, and we repeat the mantra that RAID is not a backup.   Plugs Support us on patreon. If enough people do, we will go weekly.   News A history of Intel vs. AMD desktop performance, with […]
Thu, November 26, 2020
2.5 Admins 16: TANSTAAFL
Google proves that “unlimited” anything doesn’t exist, GitHub shenanigans, Apple’s new Arm computers, and which distro to start with as a sysadmin.   Plugs Allan’s ZFS Webinar – Nov 18th, signup soon Support us on patreon. If enough people do, we will go weekly.   News Arm Macs announced Google Photos is the latest “Unlimited” […]
Thu, November 12, 2020
2.5 Admins 15: Fixed it for ya
We wade through Cloudfare’s marketing fluff, forced WordPress plugin updates, a bunch of your questions, and the shocking revelation that FreeBSD actually has graphics drivers.   Plugs History of FreeBSD, Part 2   News Introducing Cloudflare One Introducing Cloudflare Browser Isolation beta WordPress deploys forced security update for dangerous bug in popular plugin   Free […]
Thu, October 29, 2020
2.5 Admins 14: Not a database
How not to store test results, AMD firmly on top of the desktop space, what moving to remote work means for corporate networks, and deduplication of disorganized data.   Plugs Allan’s summary of the OpenZFS Devsummit 2020 All Things Open Support us on patreon. If enough people do, we will go weekly.   News Why […]
Thu, October 15, 2020
2.5 Admins 13: bs=1mebibyte
Intel almost catching up to AMD with Tiger Lake, the .uk fiasco, and why you shouldn’t be using dd.   Plugs OpenZFS Developer Summit All Things Open 2020 Support us on patreon. If enough people do, we will go weekly.   News Hands-on with Intel’s i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake prototype laptop Intel’s run at the GPU […]
Thu, October 1, 2020
2.5 Admins 12: 5400 cyber RPMs
Cyber insurance for ransomware, more confusing WD specs, the truth behind the return of the Gateway brand, and managing config files.   News Ransomware accounted for 41% of all cyber insurance claims in H1 2020 Western Digital is trying to redefine the word “RPM” We found out who makes Walmart’s new Gateway laptops, and it’s […]
Thu, September 17, 2020
2.5 Admins 11: Monitoring the Internet
How Internet standards are decided, what a new one means for the Web, a surprising “feature” of Chrome, and the best ways to monitor your systems.   News WebBundles Harmful to Content Blocking, Security Tools, and the Open Web RFC8890: The Internet is for End Users A Chrome feature is creating enormous load on global […]
Thu, September 3, 2020
2.5 Admins 10: Mini-PCs and HDDs
Low power x86 vs Arm boards, hard disk failure rates, and the intricacies of ZFS snapshots.   Plugs OpenZFS Developer Summit Support the podcast on Patreon   News Seeed Studio’s Odyssey is a mini-PC for big projects and small wallets Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2020   Free consulting We were asked about ZFS on […]
Thu, August 20, 2020
2.5 Admins 09: Horrible hosts
Intel’s 7nm woes, hosts files, Mozilla’s VPN service, and automating ssh between remote hosts.   News Heads roll at Intel after 7nm delay Intel’s 7nm is busted, chips delayed, may have to use rival foundries to get GPUs out for US govt exascale super AMD is now following Moore’s Law: More chips, more money, more […]
Thu, August 6, 2020
2.5 Admins 08: Energy assisted drive recovery
New types of hard disks, recovering data from dying drives, AMD makes Jim reach for the calculator, and what to do with obscure software that you need.   Plugs FreeBSD Fridays: A Series of 101 Classes Joe’s podcast consulting   News Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives Tales From The Sysadmin: Impending Hard […]
Thu, July 23, 2020
2.5 Admins 07: Fail dumpster fire
Initial Arm Mac benchmarks are out and they aren’t terrible, getting the best transfer speeds over USB, and rolling our own home routers.   Plugs FreeBSD Bug Squash Support the podcast on Patreon   News First benchmarks surface for Apple’s ARM-based Developer Transition Kit UASP makes Raspberry Pi 4 disk IO 50% faster   Free […]
Thu, July 9, 2020
2.5 Admins 06: BFYTW
Jim bought the worst laptop in the world, a quick update on SMR drives, learning the basics of ZFS, and updating air-gapped servers.   Plug Support the podcast on Patreon   News We bought Walmart’s $140 laptop so you wouldn’t have to Lawsuit vs. Western Digital wants to end any use of SMR in NAS […]
Thu, June 25, 2020
2.5 Admins 05: IPv6 when?
When the world will move to IPv6, WD SMR drives put to the test, raw vs qcow2 on ZFS, and erasing SSDs.   Plug Support the podcast on Patreon   News It could be ‘five to ten years’ before the world finally drags itself away from IPv4 We put Western Digital’s dreaded SMR Red drive […]
Thu, June 11, 2020
2.5 Admins 04: Zooming from pets to cattle
Zoom’s new encryption, podcasts in walled gardens, and servers as pets vs cattle.   Plug Support the podcast on Patreon   News Zoom to require users to upgrade to 5.0 after May 30th Zoom bought Keybase in early May Joe Rogan will move his podcast to Spotify   Free consulting Eduardo asked us to dive […]
Thu, May 28, 2020
2.5 Admins 03: Apache’s Btr than you think
Why Apache is still relevant in 2020, and the differences between ZFS and Btrfs.   Plugs Allan’s BSDCan Homelab panel Allan on Support the podcast on Patreon   Apache vs Nginx Apache 101   Free Consulting Several people including Emil have asked us to discuss the differences between ZFS and Btrfs. Jim recently wrote […]
Thu, May 14, 2020
2.5 Admins 02: Updating to Arm
Our thoughts on DNS-over-HTTPS, whether Arm is about to take over, HDD advice, and automatic updates and reboots.   Plugs Help us keep the lights on by supporting us on Patreon. Watch Allan’s Homelab panel recording for BSDCan 2020 on May 5th, 2pm EDT (18:00 UTC) Check out Joe’s light-hearted podcast The New Show Jim […]
Fri, May 1, 2020
2.5 Admins 01: ZFS love-fest
In our first episode, Allan Jude, Jim Salter, and Joe Ressington discuss Amazon cutting affiliate rates, SMR hard drives, and setting up off-site backups on the cheap.   News Amazon reportedly planning drastic cuts to affiliate commission rates   Buyer beware—that 2TB-6TB “NAS” drive you’ve been eyeing might be SMR Seagate says Network Attached Storage […]
Fri, April 24, 2020
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