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Month: September 2014

Server goes virtual

After relocating to a new appartment, I found myself somewhat cramped for space. As I already had a Proxmox server running, I decided to virtualize the webserver (which was still a physical server). This would be a nice Proxmox exercise, would save me some space under the desk, and help me cut down on my electricity bill.

So, this website now resides on a virtual machine, more precisely, a Linux KVM machine, running on Proxmox VE 3.3 server. This server has following specs:

Part Proxmox server
CPU Intel Core2 Duo E8400
CPU speed 3.00 Ghz
Memory 8.0 GB DDR2
Chipset Intel Q35
Storage 800 GB

You can find out more about Proxmox VE here.

Shellshock fixes (Bash updates)


Thanks to the recently discovered “Shellshock” bug, a few new Slackware packages are available.

Update 06-Oct: these patches keep coming, already at patch 30 now.

To test your system, you can simply run this one liner below to find if you’re vulnerable:

curl https://shellshocker.net/shellshock_test.sh | bash

Enjoy 😉