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Creating a virtual disk to "hide" files

Posted 02-02-2011 at 09:32 PM by binary_pearl

One of the many neat things you can do in Linux is to create a "virtual disk" (which is really just a file), and you can add other files to it. We use this at work to store an xml file into a virtual disk that are xen virtual machines use when booting to configure themselves. But you could also use this as a way
to more-or-less hide files.

So first: Create the virtual disk (The exmaple creates a 10MB disk) :
`dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/name_of_virtual_disk...
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I can hear that train a'comin'

Posted 02-01-2011 at 03:42 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

A few months ago the execs where I work gave me a new project. I was to take Version 4.0 of our flagship product and gather all of the performance data collected since 2003 (the beginning of time, as far as Version 4.0 is concerned) so I can run reports on it. Most importantly, I could run reports on *recent* performance data...and give the report to exec.

Ok, I'm cool with that. I have nothing to hide. I work late hours to finish up the report, and it's a smashing success. So...
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hwmp proactive mode required

Posted 01-31-2011 at 11:38 AM by iftikharicp

I use HWMP implementation for NS 2.33. All is working fine, but donít work
proactive mode. I tried to uncomment line #define ROOT_INDEX (4). But it
doesnít change anything. Maybe someone can help, I donít know what I doing
wrong. Maybe I need define some MP to broadcast messages? my email is
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My blog here has a new home on Blogspot

Posted 01-30-2011 at 10:18 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

For those of you who haven't seen my blog on LQ, I have decided to fork it over to here. The reason why I am choosing to bring my blog here is because (1) I want to have more control over my blog, (2) I want to get less criticism, and (3) The LQ blog was created at a time when I was less mature.

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Updates & stuff. (WRT life)

Posted 01-30-2011 at 09:41 PM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)

Well, lots of curveballs have been coming down the pike lately and its made me (whom already is indecisive) a bit leery of what to do with my life. My Dad (for the time being) has decided to take a job in California and will be leaving March 15th (if all goes as planned). Now, the good side to this is that he says he can make 3 or 4 times more money than he makes here in Oklahoma. I also don't like Oklahoma, so it would be nice to finally leave this forsaken place. We'd also be moving to a big(ish)...
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