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Thanks guys now I'm just going to live in a cave because the last thing I want is people at Intel (and then later the NSA) getting a laugh at the goofy faces I make when I self massage.
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I think you're referring to that "processor within a processor" story that was going around slashdot et al?

I doubt Intel will bother listening to any petition and more likely just ignore the complaints. Unless AMD says they don't have that and decides to make a whole thing around it. I don't know that they don't have something equivalent or if they're that smart and/or that woudl talk anybody into going AMD over intel.

Anyway, I listen to a podcast called Security Now! in which the host explains what this "processor within a processor" actually is and some reasoning behind why it probably won't be going away and it will be "nearly" impossible to reverse engineer, at least by "civilians".

As I write this, the transcript/download links for episode 565 isn't on the page yet. But it should be some time today I believe. If you're interested an in over-detailed explanation of what I and/or we are talking about:
https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm

Way over my head with that talk. The basic gist I get is that its a different architecture processor(s) hardcoded to the overall system and since Intel made it a requirement for the normal CPU to function we're basically screwed. And as for the reason it won't be going away; is that when they joked about the system admins cry for "easy security"?
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Hey Rookie, thanks for bringing this up as I think it is a hugely important issue as well as one that AMD could likely exploit. Let's not forget the Intel CPU serial number fiasco and how public uproar killed that little mess.. I don't care if Purism's petition is a marketing ploy, I'm in! So many companies get away with such detrimental stuff just because of consumer apathy and lack of concern sorta like "You don't miss your water until your well goes dry"

People need to be aware BEFORE catastrophe occurs since it is so much easier to fix before it gets a foothold and has big bux invested. Intel will back off as soon as they can see it will hurt them more than help them.

For those not familiar with how "under the radar" and evil this whole ME thing is I suggest you force yourself to watch this video.

x86 Security,. the Future, and You


I know she is a tad dry and sometimes difficult to understand but she is also one of the foremost security experts in the world and thankfully she is on your side if you give a hoot about FOSS and the future of open Source.. If your concern or attention span can't handle it FF thru to around 8mins in.

Well, she's made me interested in this QubesOS. (which supposedly the Purism guys are supporting) But I'm not sure what I can do outside of being an activist as coding just keeps falling further outside of things I need to know to feed myself (which makes me sad for some strange reason). I just wish we could find a way to convince all the people I shared business classes with how much better things would be if they didn't sell products with backdoors. Sadly, they only care about "best", "easy to use", and, when they're in the company office, how to make the most money regardless of anything else.
     
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Devuan should definitely be in this list, for those who like simplicity.
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Well, she's made me interested in this QubesOS.

The Qubes design manifesto is actually a really interesting read with some excellent diagrams to make the concepts comprehensible, unfortunately for the finest feature (abstracting the network stack) you need hardware with IOMMU support which is unfortunately not that common mad.gif
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This should be really simple but i can't get it working for whatever reason. Transmission doesn't seem to have permission to create new files/directories. I changed the location of the download location, gave it 777 permission, added my user to the same group transmission runs under. Even rebooted and i still get the no permission error in transmission.
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drwxrwsrwx.  2 cones  transmission         6 Aug  3 15:03 Torrents
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This should be really simple but i can't get it working for whatever reason. Transmission doesn't seem to have permission to create new files/directories. I changed the location of the download location, gave it 777 permission, added my user to the same group transmission runs under. Even rebooted and i still get the no permission error in transmission.
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drwxrwsrwx.  2 cones  transmission         6 Aug  3 15:03 Torrents

First question:
What's the output of `stat /path/to/directory`? This has a full permissions readout giving the User ID, Group ID and the full chmod (0,1,2xxx instead of just xxx)
Second question:
What user is transmission itself running as (and is it running a daemon and connecting to that, and if so what user is the daemon running as)?
Third question:
Is that user a member of the transmission group?

Generally for shared download directories I use chown -R [noshell username]:[groupname] and then chmod -R 2660. The logic here is this:
The "2" says to give all files in that directory the same GID as the directory (read here, it's kinda complicated: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setuid)
The first 6 says that the owner can read and write, and the second says members of that group can read and write. The last digit being 0 means that anybody that isn't either the owner of the file or belonging to the group cannot access it at all. This makes it so you can effectively make all files in that folder available to a new user for reading and writing by adding them to the group.
This also allows you to run your torrent client (a potential security hole) as a separate user which will limit damage in the case that user account is compromised. Furthermore it prevents other service's user accounts from doing damage to this directory should they become compromised. You may wish to use 2664 so that anybody can read but only the members of the group can write to it. Just depends on your personal preference and desired access to other accounts. (For example if you have a dedicated samba account you wish to have Windows users connect using you could not add that user the group and give it read only permission using that 4)
    
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post #3886 of 4043
Never heard of stats before. It's Centos running the daemon, I just use its web interface. Should be its own user, transmission. My user should be in the same group, or I added that user to mine can't remember which.
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File: ‘/home/cones/Torrents/’
  Size: 6               Blocks: 0          IO Block: 4096   directory
Device: fd02h/64770d    Inode: 1610614108  Links: 2
Access: (2777/drwxrwsrwx)  Uid: (  991/transmission)   Gid: (  987/transmission)
Context: unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0
Access: 2016-08-03 15:20:37.159830205 -0500
Modify: 2016-08-03 15:03:33.255876521 -0500
Change: 2016-08-03 19:05:19.813079104 -0500
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Tried it and still getting permission problems.
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post #3888 of 4043
if you installed transmission via the package manager then the username might be something other than transmission.
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cat /etc/passwd | grep trans

to confirm what the exact username is, then for a sanity check try
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chown <transmission-user> <download-dir>

to see if that is the issue not something else
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Looks to be transmission when I run that, just transmission with nothing added to it. That is also the user top shows for the process. I'll retry what Xaero said on a new directory, I might have messed with the one to much. I might be able to just symlink the old directory to a new one also but figured I'd still have permission errors.
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I run transmission-daemon as well and having a folder owned by the transmission user within my main user home directory works, I don't remember if this was exactly the issue but I also had permissions issues on setup and vaguely remember that transmission had some specific demand...
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