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FreeBSD Install Issue `timeout on slot 13 port 3`

ahcich timeout on slot X port X Mac install workaroundMy attempts to install FreeBSD resulted in failures with `timeout on slot 13 port 3`, there are many search results regarding this but none relevant to the installation procedure. The workaround was to enable Safe Mode mode in the boot options - sharing this simple solution so that it saves frustration and time for the next victim of this issue. If this has helped comment or follow me on twitter @danielsokolows.

`rsync` freezes and hangs on large files

rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (... bytes received so far) [sender]I have regular server backups which transfers large files over 500GB+ and have --append-verify or --checkusm over ssh parameters specified. What I have found upon analysis is that once the client side completes it's file checks then the server side checks start. Which means while the server is doing it's checks the client side will appear hanged and frozen - run htop on the server to rsync working away.On related note, this very LONG wait would trigger SSH timeout and a rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (254 bytes received so far) [sender] error message, solution is to add below settings to your /etc/ssh/sshd_config. # This will make the server send the clients a “null packet” every 120 seconds and not disconnect them until the client # have been inactive for 720 intervals (120 seconds * 720 = 86400 seconds = 24 hours). ClientAliveInterval 120 ClientAliveCountMax 720 Both issues are likely a non iss…

CPU Basd Hashcat Cracking

Setting up Hashcat for CPU Hacking on DebianHashcat for CPU hacking turned out to be an adventure that almost failed, this is a quick post of the steps needed as a referece if I need to repeat this process again.One could setup run John The Ripper (simpler setup) however I decided to use Hashcat as it's GPU cracking is faster compared to JtR and so down the line I won't have to re-learn.I've have tried the Intel OpenCL 5.0 and 18.1 runtimes but they are not supported on our CPU Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400Install Hashcat direclty AMD OpenCL CPU package, it has been discounteued but you can get it here.tar xvfj AMD-APP-SDKInstaller-v3.0.130.136-GA-linux64.tar.bz2./ -b --forceIf the above clinfo or hashccat64.bin fail see, and confirm `/etc/` is proper, and also you might need to set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH and LIBRARY_PATH…

Debian/Ubuntu Bitcoin Daemon Startup Script

`bitcoind` init.d startup scriptThe Debian bitcoind package does not install or contain any init.d scripts, and net search failed to return any decent examples so I had to crate my own.If this has helped please comment or follow me on twitter danielsokolows - be great. #!/bin/sh ### -*- mode:shell-script; indent-tabs-mode:nil; sh-basic-offset:2 -*- ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: bitcoind # Required-Start: $network $remote_fs $local_fs # Required-Stop: $network $remote_fs $local_fs # Default-Start: 2 3 4 5 # Default-Stop: 0 1 6 # Short-Description: Bitcoin Deamon # Description: Bitcoin Deamon ### END INIT INFO # modified by Daniel Sokolowski # Install by typing update-rc.d defaults PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin DESC=bitcoind NAME=bitcoind PIDFILE=/var/run/ USER=root DAEMON=/usr/bin/bitcoind #DAEMON_ARGS="-pid=$PIDFILE -datadir=/mnt/M=ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z,S=Z840PWH2/bitcoind-datadir -debuglogfile=/var/log/bitcoind.log" DAEMON_ARGS="-daemon -pid=$PID…

Disable Website Notifications in Chrome and Opera Browsers

... or I can't do it since the 'Websites' tab is missing!Information on the Internet is now outdated and incorrect, there is no longer Website settings tab that allows you to disable these annoying push notification requests both in Chrome, Opera and other Webkit based browsers.I was finally able to find a workaround however and it is to add a wildcard notification block filter. Posting this for your benefit so if this has helped you please comment or follow me @danielsokolow. InstructionsOpen SettingsSearch for notificationsOpen Content settingsClick on NotifciationsIn the Block section add two filters: https://*, and http://*Confirm blocking has worked by visiting