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vSphere Customization Specification and Ubuntu 17.10

Has anyone noticed issues with #vSphere Customization Specification and #Ubuntu 17.10 (GNU/Linux 4.13.0-25-generic x86_64) – Now that the network settings are located in: /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml, I’m back to manually updating IP information (Server Naming still works). Although the traditional /etc/network/interfaces reflects the information provided by the customization process, the host still acquires a DHCP issued address. After some digging […]

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News: Canonical Releases Ubuntu Kernel Updates for Meltdown / Spectre

No need to go into the back story on this.  If you are reading this, there is a chance you’ve already read other reports on what Meltdown / Spectre and the perceived risks. Cononical made a public statement last week to provide a patch for supported Ubuntu releases against Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and the first […]

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Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerabilities

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer.  Malicious programs can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs obtaining passwords, logon details and what was once thought to be […]

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Network Wide Ad & Malicious Website Blocking | Pi-Hole

For a few months now I have used the software package named Pi-Hole as an internal network DNS server to prevent ad sites in addition to malicious websites from being accessible form compute resources on my home network. Pi-Hole is a small install that can be installed on any Linux system and it works like […]

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Change Screen Resolution for a Ubuntu Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Just finished installed Ubuntu as a Windows 10, Hyper-V guest.  I went to modify the video settings and noticed them to be locked in place.  After some searching; Thank you Google… Found the solution that worked for me. Ref: Ben Armstrong’s Virtualization Blog Steps to change screen resolution: Open Terminal Type: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Find the […]