It presents a security issue with luks. Actually quite a potentially big one given an adversary with the right tools effort and time. They can reduce the key space of aes and others down to a point where it can be broken due to the discarded blocks
Elomsoft also broke luks lol plus they had a 2021 or 2022 article discussing how trim makes it far easier to do so. Im trying to find it but search engines are shit these days
What models are you using? I think I saw a video where you mentioned using it on a Dell.
From what I’ve seen, Dell or Edgecore are/will be the most viable 2nd-hand but it’ll still be some years before they start going out of warranty and hitting ebay in a big way. I see some relatively affordable models now but not enough variety in port configurations to build a whole rack.
I got some 5248 and 5212 that had bricked themselves because of dell license games… dell has since toned it down but I spent less than $1k on these and now these same switches are selling for $crazy
The only reason I risked it for the production ones was it was for a non profit that was willing to roll the dice and knock on wood their datacenter deployment hasn’t had any trouble. The 5212 are part of a San and deployed in pairs so you update each half at a time.
I’ve been meaning to redeploy dells os since they said they’d give me a non expiring license lol
For the 5200 series (or any Dell I suppose), is there a way to discern airflow direction from photos? I think there’s a lot of confusion over “front-to-back”, whether that is front/back of the rack or front/back of the switch so I don’t necessarily trust the ebay listings.
Also, how possible/easy is it to buy rack mount parts from Dell?
Alright figured out how to get Windows to ‘fess up. If you run the “Optimize Drives” utility it will tell you if Wndows thinks the drive is solid state. Ran it on a test VM with WS 2016 and it correctly identified the virtual hard drive as being backed by an SSD. All the corporate boxes I have control over return hard drive though.
I understand that when you get your DIA, there is sometimes the option of having higher bandwidth to cloud providers. So you could get 1gb public, and 10gb to aws or something (arbitrary example). But do any cloud providers charge differently for egress over that connection?
I suspect this isn’t an option with Linode because of their simplified payment model, but using their pricing as an example, you have $5/tb egress unless the connection is within the same datacenter in which case it’s free. Is there any way to get an unmetered, fixed-bandwidth pipe into the provider’s datacenter or metered at dramatically lower cost?
My colo is currently hosting a lot of offsite backup/archive/replication and DIA bandwidth is the primary cost. If dedicated bandwidth to a cloud provider is cheaper and the egress from the provider is free or inexpensive, I could use it as a gateway and cut costs.
My current DIA is about $200 per 100mb/s with some burst (Northeast US).