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The Inevitability of Cybersecurity Breaches: A Reflection on the XZ/LibLZMA Vulnerability

Thursday, April 4, 2024

The recent revelation of a significant vulnerability within xz’s liblzma library has brought to light a critical truth in cybersecurity: It’s not a matter of if a security breach will occur, but when. This incident serves as a poignant reminder that, despite rigorous security measures and proactive risk management strategies, vulnerabilities can and will be discovered within the… Read more »

The Rising Tide of Cyber Crime Targeting Small Businesses

Friday, March 22, 2024

Cybersecurity has become a paramount concern for organizations worldwide. As larger enterprises have fortified their defenses against cyber threats, small businesses have emerged as more vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. This shift is primarily due to the limited resources small businesses can allocate to cybersecurity measures compared to their larger counterparts. The implications of this trend… Read more »

Convert RedHat to CentOS And Save Money Today!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Discussing how to convert RedHat to CentOS has been an increasingly common topic with IBM’s acquisition of RedHat. Many organizations are reviewing their RedHat agreements and asking themselves what they get from their RedHat licensing and support dollars. RHEL resellers are also concerned that their biggest competitor and RedHat reseller (IBM) is now in complete… Read more »

Disaster Planning & Overnight FedEx Added To Our Off-Site Backup Service

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A-Team Systems is excited to announce two excellent improvements to our off-site backup service! Not only does our service outperform Amazon S3 by over 4x, we now offer more than just backup storage and operations. These additions advance our off-site backup service into a full fledged disaster recovery system. Disaster Planning We now include full… Read more »

FreeBSD 11.0 Deployment Soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FreeBSD 11 was formally released last month and we’re very excited to start rolling it out to our clients in the coming weeks. FreeBSD 11.0 brings a host of new features and improvements including: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots virtually any FreeBSD and Linux version and now includes a native… Read more »

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Using tcpdump and Wireshark – Linux & FreeBSD Network Capture and Analysis Guide

Network Capture and Analysis Guide A common go-to when troubleshooting network issues is to use a packet sniffer. However running Wireshark directly on a headless server with no GUI, potentially hundreds or thousands of miles away, presents problems. The good news is you can create pcap files with tcpdump which you can then download to… Read more »

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Gitlab Project Access Token “You are not allowed to download code from this project.”

We ran into an issue where a Gitlab Project Access Token simply would not work when trying to clone a repository it definitely had permission to, it would report this error: You are not allowed to download code from this project. It turns out that Project Access Tokens in a private repository will not work… Read more »

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Understanding NginX’s sendfile Parameter and Its Implications with NFS

In the world of web servers, NginX has emerged as a robust, high-performance option, powering some of the most trafficked sites on the internet. It’s praised for its scalability and its myriad of features, which allow for fine-tuned optimization. One such feature is the sendfile directive, a parameter within NginX’s configuration that can significantly affect… Read more »

Friday, September 8, 2023

ZFS failed to read pad2 area of primary vdev

There are number of issues that can lead to this error when trying to boot a FreeBSD server with ZFS as root / zroot: ZFS failed to read pad2 area of primary vdev There can be a few reasons for this error, but check these in order: “Phantom” Pool: Make sure you haven’t added any… Read more »

Monday, August 21, 2023

FreeBSD OS Update Mirroring (freebsd-update)

Currently there is unfortunately no official way to mirror the OS updates that the freebsd-update downloads, however we have just open sourced our tool, free for anyone to use! See and get the tool on GitHub here: This, in conjunction with a web server such as NginX, will allow you to locally mirror the… Read more »

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