[RDD] Please fix this bug...

Patrick patrick at scnv.net
Wed May 17 10:08:04 EDT 2017

We have VPNs into our station from remote locations and I can bring up a VPN on my laptop if I’m
traveling. From there I can use ssh with X11 forwarding or start a VNC session.

Other than that, the internal network is pretty much hidden from the public internet.

Running pfSense on your choice of hardware is your best friend.

> On May 17, 2017, at 6:57 AM, Tom Van Gorkom <tomvangorkom at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I'm curious as to whether any of you have a way to log into your airplay machines or other boxes on Riv at night or weekends from home if something isn't right?  I use TeamViewer and it has saved me lots of time when I get a call that something isn't sounding right or shouldn't be playing on the weekend. Without an internet connection, I would have to make trips to the studio. What do you all do?
> Tom Van Gorkom
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> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:33 AM, Cowboy <curt at cwf1.com <mailto:curt at cwf1.com>> wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 May 2017 08:25:38 am Rob Landry wrote:
> > Myself, I prefer
> > the second approach, not fixing what isn't broken.
>  Which I've been advocating for many, many years.
>  Sometimes Rob and I disagree.
>  Through his entire post, this is not one of 'em !
>  Some of you know that I wrote Spam-O-Matic to be an artificially
>  intelligent self-training maintenance free anti-spam machine back
>  in 2004.
>  The prototype machine has been running since then, with two disk
>  replacements and one motherboard replacement since then, total
>  down-time about ten minutes on Slackware 9.1.
>  Eventually, we are drug kicking and screaming into an update.
>  Spam-O was recently "up"graded to a dual-core atom 64 bit processor
>  in an ImageStream TS-1000 chassis largely just because.
>  As a result I was forced to upgrade to a 2.6.27 kernel, because the
>  2.4.x kernel simply can't do SATA drives.
>  It's still running the same Slackware 9.1 with only the kernel and modules
>  updated to accommodate the hardware.
>  Why ?
>  If it isn't broken...
>  I fully expect this arrangement to last the rest of my lifetime with no
>  further updates.
>  Spam-O does what it does very, very well. There will be no "features"
>  added. No functionality expansion of any kind. There will be no need.
>  Rivendell is a little different. Features are added. Functionality is expanded,
>  to meet needs. Therefore some updates are necessary.
>  Being a rather large beta site, we get them before you do.
>  Sometimes, that is NOT a good thing ! ( well, it's a good thing FOR YOU ! )
>  And yes, there have been updates to CentOS that have rather badly
>  broken some aspects of Rivendell on occasion.
>  We strive that what is released to you, is exactly what it purports to be.
>  Sometimes we do miss something.
>  Known bug squashing is on the list, but that doesn't mean it'll happen today !
>  Just because Red Hat has updated the OS doesn't mean we're gonna rush right
>  out and apply it today. In fact, we rather deliberately don't.
>  Sometimes, things break.
>  When it works for me, you'll get it.
>  Meantime, if it were my revenue stream, I'd be doing as I do, as Rob is advocating.
>  Test it thoroughly on a redundant machine, or leave well enough alone.
>  ( preferably, both )
> --
> Cowboy
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> argument on any topic, against any opponent.  People know this, and
> steer clear of me at parties.  Often, as a sign of their great respect,
> they don't even invite me."
>                 -- Dave Barry
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