[rescue] Replacing Linksys WRT54GS with a Netra T105

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Mar 25 09:35:08 CDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:31:46AM -0400, Ray Arachelian wrote:

> Zones are very useful on a desktop/laptop for security reasons.  Run
> your web browser in a zone and you can avoid stuff running loose on your
> files.  Whatever exploits are available would be contained to just that
> zone and what it can access, and nothing else - even that's too much for
> my taste.  Right now, you'd have to switch accounts, or attempt to run
> the browsers chrooted.  I haven't tried running Firefox chrooted on OS X
> in a while, but when I did try I never got it to work.

Zones for applications do sound handy.  Right now some people have a web
browsing VM, but on most machines that seems too much of a waste of
> As for ZFS, snapshots, data integrity, compression, encryption, and all
> the rest is quite nice on any kind of machine.  It's useful even on a
> single hard drive in a notebook.

I agree that at least in theory ZFS is very appropriate for laptops and
sometimes desktops (hey, it is hard to get a file server to provide the
sort of speed that high speed SCSI or SATA attached to the workstation

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