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    How To Make A Menu Entry

    Originally Posted by XenaneX View Comment
    Nice tutorial. Write some more

    I will when I find another good topic and solution.
    Posted 05-19-2016 at 10:15 PM by Ztcoracat Ztcoracat is offline
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    ExTiX 16.2, Build 160508, with KDE 4.15 together with KDE Frameworks 5.15.0

    A "review" of ExTiX 16.2 KDE is now on the front page at I guess this will dramatically increase the number of downloads. (As usual).
    Posted 05-18-2016 at 09:36 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Exploit permissions?

    Code: - - [16/May/2016:12:09:58 -0700] "\x16\x03\x01\x01"\x01" 200 8329 "-" "-" - - [16/May/2016:12:10:07 -0700] "USER test +iw test :Test Wuz Here" 400 0 "-" "-"
    failregex = ^<HOST> .* ".*?\\x16\\x03\\x01\\x01\\.*?"
                ^<HOST> .* ".*?test.*?"
    Posted 05-16-2016 at 02:37 PM by Habitual Habitual is online now
    Updated 05-16-2016 at 02:39 PM by Habitual
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    Posted 05-15-2016 at 02:46 PM by exton exton is offline
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    Posted 05-09-2016 at 10:50 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Reputation System: How I'm Using it.

    How would one know what reply, comment, question or other post would have been down-voted? It would be nice if the rep system required the user to give input as to why bad rep was given. How does one improve without constructive criticism? How does one get to know why they have bad rep?
    Posted 05-09-2016 at 08:04 AM by loadedmind loadedmind is offline
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    Exploit permissions?

    Originally Posted by maples View Comment
    You're not the only one.

    These are just a few entries from the web server running in my basement, not any kind of production server or anything with something desirable on it.
    Code: - - [19/Aug/2014:11:22:41 -0400] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 404 487 "-" "ZmEu" - - [17/Aug/2014:12:29:53 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.1" 404 530 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/6.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)" - - [30/Aug/2014:20:46:28 -0400] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 400 506 "-" "-" - - [06/Sep/2014:07:56:46 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.1" 404 452 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/35.0.1916.114 Safari/537.36"
    And lots of people searching for PhpMyAdmin (all_access.log is the combined logs from about the past year). Unfortunately for them, it's buried in a directory somewhere that's protected by a .htaccess password (as well as the standard database passwords):
    $ grep -i "GET /PhpMyAdmin" all_access.log | wc -l
    $ grep -i "GET /pma" all_access.log | wc -l
    Also people searching for /cgi-bin, which I don't even have.
    $ grep -i "cgi-bin" all_access.log | wc -l
    The "usual" scan for low-hanging fruit.

    Originally Posted by maples View Comment
    And does anyone have any idea what's going on with this? Google doesn't seem to like it.
    Code: - - [17/Aug/2014:13:09:13 -0400] "POST /cgi-bin/php4?2D64+61%6C%6C%6F%77%5F%75%72%6C%5F%69%6E%63%6C%75%64%65%3D%6F%6E+%2D%64+%73%61%66%65%5F%6D%6F%64%65%3D%6F%66%66+%2D%64+%73%75%68%6F%73%69%6E%2E%73%69%6D%75%6C%61%74%69%6F%6E%3D%6F%6E+%2D%64+%64%69%73%61%62%6C%65%5F%66%75%6E%63%74%69%6F%6E%73%3D%22%22+%2D%64+%6F%70%65%6E%5F%62%61%73%65%64%69%72%3D%6E%6F%6E%65+%2D%64+%61%75%74%6F%5F%70%72%65%70%65%6E%64%5F%66%69%6C%65%3D%70%68%70%3A%2F%2F%69%6E%70%75%74+%2D%64+%63%67%69%2E%66%6F%72%63%65%5F%72%65%64%69%72%65%63%74%3D%30+%2D%64+%63%67%69%2E%72%65%64%69%72%65%63%74%5F%73%74%61%74%75%73%5F%65%6E%76%3D%30+%2D%6E HTTP/1.1" 404 492 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0)"
    translates to
    allow_url_include=on -d safe_mode=off -d suhosin.simulation=on -d disable_functions="" -d open_basedir=none -d auto_prepend_file=php://input -d cgi.force_redirect=0 -d cgi.redirect_status_env=0 -n
    see also

    Good Stuff.
    Posted 05-04-2016 at 11:41 AM by Habitual Habitual is online now
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    Posted 05-03-2016 at 09:44 AM by exton exton is offline
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    [MYSTERY SOLVED] What does "echo ???????????????" really do?

    It would probably have been more obvious if I hadn't had the impression that it was somehow echoing history entries, for some reason.
    Posted 04-28-2016 at 08:01 AM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    How To Make A Menu Entry

    Nice tutorial. Write some more
    Posted 04-26-2016 at 05:15 AM by XenaneX XenaneX is offline
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    Is there any accurate way to rank distros?

    Originally Posted by frankbell View Comment
    what rocker357 said
    As I age I feel more and more this way every day =)
    Posted 04-24-2016 at 09:52 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Is there any accurate way to rank distros?

    First, great post, because it provokes thought. Thank you.

    In addition to what rocker357 said, there is also this:

    Distros--well, computer OS's--can be used for so many different purposes that I think a single ranking scale is whistling in the wind.

    There are not just server and home use.

    There are business servers, web servers, and file servers. They are all servers, but they serve(r) different purposes and would be evaluated using different criteria. There is also office use (documents and general business), office use (accounting), office use (engineering and design), audio-visual and/or graphic creation and editing, general home use (email, web, some documents, photo editing), and those are just the ones off the top of my head. Each usage would necessitate a different weighting of metrics.

    And, frankly, it's not so much the distro that matters as the application suite, because every distro still has the Linux kernel at its core.

    Distrowatch's method is sort of a popularity poll and doesn't pretend to be anything more. It's meaningless fun, like a carny game.

    Just my two cents.
    Posted 04-24-2016 at 09:08 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
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    Is there any accurate way to rank distros?

    If you figure out a way to remove response bias (any bias, honestly) you would likely win some awards and worldwide recognition. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that since no one has solved this one yet, odds are pretty good we'll be dealing with bias for many, many years to come.

    Not to say the ideas presented are without merit, of course =) Your first duty would be to define "ranking" very precisely so you have some hope of achieving a goal instead of floundering about some vague concept of "better".
    Posted 04-24-2016 at 12:13 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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