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Just a quick announcement: Heartland will be going down for essential maintenance in a few minutes.

It should only be down for a couple of minutes, but during that time the site will be unavailable.

The update & subsequent reboot will be to patch GHOST - a newly discovered security hole in the software running on the Heartland servers:

https://community.qualys.com/blogs/laws ... nerability
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...and we're back :!:

All done, and ghost-proof :)
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sisterswiki.org has also been patched.
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Well done! :notworthy:

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mh wrote:Well done! :notworthy:

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Seconded
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:lol: ;D
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This is one advantage of running a bleeding-edge Arch Linux system. I'm on glibc 2.20 and have been since December. The vulnerability was apparently fixed by 2.18, released August 2013.
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Fwiw:

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Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release:	12.04
Codename:	precise

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ldd (Ubuntu EGLIBC 2.15-0ubuntu10.10) 2.15
Upgraded according to these instructions:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... nerability

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
followed by a reboot.
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mh wrote:Well done! :notworthy:

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Quiff Boy wrote:sisterswiki.org has also been patched.
Perfect!... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...

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Quiff Boy wrote:Ubuntu
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IIRC Ubuntu is Swahili for "can't configure Debian" :P
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markfiend wrote: blah blah blah Arch Linux system. I'm (on) glib blah blah blah.
This is a common failing in Linux users at my workplace. (I'll get my coat).

Seriously though, I don't understand any of the posts on this thread but am very grateful to those who do :notworthy:
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markfiend wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:Ubuntu
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IIRC Ubuntu is Swahili for "can't configure Debian" :P
yes please....two sugars. ta. :innocent:
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:
markfiend wrote: blah blah blah Arch Linux system. I'm (on) glib blah blah blah.
This is a common failing in Linux users at my workplace. (I'll get my coat).
:lol: fair enough. I'm not really being serious anyway. ;D

And I believe the traditional response to linux distro-wars is Nah, I'm not really into Pokémon.
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