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Issues with hardened-sources-2.6.28-r9

I recently upgraded kernel on one of my servers from hardened-sources-2.6.28-r7 to hardened-sources-2.6.28-r9 and immediately had problems after reboot. Rebooting that server, I was greeted with the following message: Booting ‘Gentoo (bzImage-2.6.28-hardened-r9)’ root (hd0,0) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage-2.6.28-hardened-r9 root=/dev/sda4 [Linux-bzImaeg, setup=0x2a00, size=0x165990] Decompressing Linux… Parsing ELF… done. Booting the kernel.… Continue reading Issues with hardened-sources-2.6.28-r9

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Recent package updates are making me nervous (Snort and Mod_Security)

A few weeks ago, I saw that snort needs to update to 2.8.4.1 (up from 2.6.1.3-r1), but with this update, it no longer has support for snortsam. This sucks! I posted a thread about this on the Gentoo forums, but no response yet. Because of this I’m not updating my production boxes, that use snortsam… Continue reading Recent package updates are making me nervous (Snort and Mod_Security)