[mythtv-users] Jarod's Guide / atRPMs general questions

Dan wolf mboverload at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 11:10:15 UTC 2004

Horrible?  I don't know about you, but I ran only a hardware firewall
with a WINDOWS machine for at least 2 months and never got a virus. 
When I finally got a software firewall, it has never detected any
attack attempts.  Maybe it is because I run a very tight shop, but I
have never had a problem with security.

No spyware, either (Firefox).  Maybe my IP block is just not popular
with hackers or someting....  Don't take my message as a sign of
ignorance, because it is most certainly not, but the last time I got a
virus that ran or did any damage was on Windows 98.  Hell, I didn't
even get Blaster or any other of the big recent ones.  I keep my
computer on 24/7 on an always-on connection, which makes my story seem
even more impossible, I suppose.

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 02:05:27 -0800, David Rees <drees at greenhydrant.com> wrote:
> Dan wolf wrote, On 12/30/2004 2:33 PM:
> > As far as security goes, I dont think you need to worry about that.
> > With Linux behind a router/firewall you are almost invincible.
> Are you kidding?  That's horrible advice to give.
> > On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 00:50:16 -0500, Harry Orenstein <holists at v92net.com > wrote:
> >>
> >>1. After my initial install using Jarod's Guide for FC3 I changed atRPMs in
> >>apt from stable to testing.  This upgraded my ivtv driver from 100zz to
> >>0.2.0rc3a.  Under 100zz I didn't seem to get any errors in /proc/interrupts.
> >>Now I get about 2% errors for the ivtv interrupts.  This apparently doesn't
> >>affect the quality of my captures, but it is puzzling.  Anyone else have this
> >>problem?  Is it any cause for concern?
> Not sure, but I do see a good number of ERRORs on my setup as well (FC3
> with ivtv-0.2.0rc3a).  Recordings are working very well except if large
> amounts of IO occur while recording at which point I get messages like this:
> ivtv: ENC IRQ OVERFLOW: #0 Stealing a Buffer, 256 currently allocated
> When this happens a recording will continue to record OK, but for some
> reason myth will think that the recording is extremely long, for
> example, 8 hours long instead of 1.  This will make doing things like
> skipping forward and backward work strangely.
> >>2. How often should I do an apt-get upgrade?  It seems like I could do at
> >>least 10's of MBs per week in upgrades if I wanted to stay absolutely
> >>up-to-date.  As far as security updates this would seem to make sense.  I
> >>don't know if it makes sense in general to do so much updating if my system
> >>is stable and doing what I want it to.  Any opinions?  One update which I
> >>would like to make is avidemux2 since the atRPMs version (2.0.28) seems to
> >>have some problem that the dag version (2.0.34test2) doesn't, but I would
> >>have to uninstall avidemux2 to make the update unless I do a complete apt-get
> >>upgrade.
> I suggest that you write a cron script to email you what packages are
> available to upgrade on a nightly basis.  Then you will know what
> updated packages are available and you can update as necessary.
> -Dave
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