IPv6, Software, NTFS encryption, Security, PEP 557
- Sometimes small things are very annoying. Like UpCloud Windows Server 2016 and 2019 configuration, which is by default broken on IPv6 configuration. You'll have to take every time manual steps to fix the broken configuration. Let's see, if the next image version they'll provide would be finally fixed. Most annoying part of this, that everything seems to be ok, until it breaks down bit later. So if you just check that everything is ok, it's ok. Until boom. - Yet another thing, which is more like trolling. Make it seem like it would work. - No this isn't about MLD. This is about IPv6 Privacy and Temporary Addressing. - Of course temporary addressing would be fine, if they wouldn't filter the traffic out from temporary addresses.
- On one Windows 10 computer NTFS encyrption was disabled. I found that there are at least three ways to deal with that, Group Policy, Registry and fsutil behavior set disableencryption 0. Interesting. I just wonder why the encryption would have been disabled by default? I guess the reason would be users enabling encryption, without backing up the keys (?). Yet, that doesn't matter if you've got proper backups, encrypted with alternate key, which you've got, of course. - Yet after trying all of those, we concluded that any of those didn't make any difference. Encryption still didn't work. There's also "device encryption" option in control panel which needs to be enabled.
- In one case, corporate security as usual. Somebody ring doorbell, somebody opened door, that guy walked somewhere, picked up something, when someone asked what's happening, he said, "I'm getting some laptops for service" and went out. That's so awesome. People are so worried about virtual security, but also the physical security is often practically 100% failure. It also helps a lot if you've got targeted info about what to pickup from where, so "looking for target" won't take too long. If you seem to know where you're going and doing, nobody's going to care. Because nobody knows what's where, it makes figuring out what's missing very hard. It might take quite a while to figure out what's a miss, if it's even ever figured out.
- Python PEP 557 Data Classes- At first I were like, ahh. More 'features', where are the actual benefits? But sure, it's nice to have a compare and hash predefined, that's a real benefit. Also having option for frozen is nice feature and sort_index. Reducing boilerplate good. Yet the dotted notation isn't a big deal, because you could do that with dictionaries extended sub classed and little of python magic.
""" Dictionary supporting .dot.notation, for setting and getting values """
def __getattr__(self, k):
def __setattr__(self, k, v):
def __delattr__(self, k):
ddict = dot_dict()
ddict.it_just_works = 'with.dot_notation'
ddict.it_just_works # If run using interactive mode, prints out the value set above
Usable and it just works, if you've got lot of dictionaries to work with, and don't like the normal way of dealing with traditional key name ['stuff'].