MySQL replication health

Tuesday, 30. 09. 2008  –  Category: sw

It’s possible for MySQL’s statement-based replication to get out of sync. I’ve yet to see a real example myself, perhaps because the DB abstraction layers I encounter not creating the “dangerous” queries that can make this happen. Still, other than monitoring replication health with SHOW SLAVE STATUS and friends I’ve sometimes been concerned about whether […]

Firewalls

Friday, 5. 09. 2008  –  Category: vague

Ace quote from Bruce Schneier’s book Secrets and Lies: The first firewalls were on trains. Coal-powered trains had a large furnace in the engine room, along with a pile of coal. The engineer would shovel coal into the engine. This process created coal dust, which was highly flammable. Occasionally the coal dust would catch fire, […]