i6000 Arrival

Submitted by gpmidi on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:00

The i6000 arrived yesterday. It's unpacked, off the skid, and in the garage. After putting a few bolts back in (holds the two chassis together) and bolting a few other things back on it's powering up and robotics are on. It shows as online.

However the drives aren't showing up. The UI indicates a few issues probably related to the CAN bus. That all seems connected though. So I'm not sure what's up right now.

Scalar i500, i2000, and i6000 Security - Service Account

Submitted by gpmidi on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:51

If you're using a Quantum, Dell, or ADIC Scalar product you should check to see if the password of the GUI's 'service' account is static. If it is then there is a pretty trivial way to get into the system using the vendor's maintenance account. The one system I have access to, an i2000, has a login of service:10101100. 

Scalar i500, i2000, and i6000 Security - Service Port

Submitted by gpmidi on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:51

If you're using a Quantum, Dell, or ADIC Scalar product you need to make sure the 'service port' isn't remotely accessible. If it is then there is a pretty trivial way to get into the system as 'root'. The port is explicitly listed in the manual as not for "normal" use. 

tl;dr If you aren't plugging in stuff you shouldn't (per manual) then the risk isn't that bad. 

The Gibson

Submitted by gpmidi on Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:44

Thanks to my sister and her husband my tape libraries will now be the "Gibsons". I think I'll go with gibson2 and gibson6 for hostnames. Non-sequential just to mess with people...

Mirrors Are Back Up - Sorta

Submitted by gpmidi on Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:08

My yum mirrors are back up and stable. Although they're 100% on my home infra atm. Long term I plan to use an OVH-Virgina set of VMs to act as caching proxies before hitting my home.

  • https://mirror.gpmidi.net
  • https://mirrors.gpmidi.net
  • https://mirror.yourmom.xxx
  • https://mirrors.yourmom.xxx

Protocols Supported: HTTP & HTTPS

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Tape Library: Why Tape?

Submitted by gpmidi on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:44

While discussing my new tape library a friend asked "why tape?" 

The answer is pretty simple: 

  • LTO-6 is $7.58/TiB
  • 8TB HDs are $24.83/TiB

At the end if the day I can get tape for 1/3 the price of hard drives. While the upfront cost of tape is higher ($4500 for tape vs $1500 for disk), it becomes worth it pretty quick to me.