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August, 2011


August 19, 2011  10:01 PM

The EXT file system – Part 2

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

The still short version of what happens when you need locate a file on the system is the following;

  • The SuperBlock is read, to collect information about the file system.
  • Next to the Group Descriptor Table (After the SuperBlock on the disk), collection of information about the...

August 16, 2011  11:34 PM

The EXT file system – Part 1

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Partitions are just fine, but how does the system get to a file on the disk? On a EXT based system, the short answer is the information is stored in the Inode Table. That really does not mean much if you don't have understanding of what the filesystem looks like. A little explanation is...


August 16, 2011  11:07 PM

File systems – PC Partitions

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

I have been doing a lot of work in the last few weeks dealing just with file systems, how they are structured and how they work. Ext3 like NTFS and FAT uses DOS partitions.  Basically there is a maximum of 4 partitions, going beyond that you need extended partitions.  Each of those may only...


August 9, 2011  12:13 AM

More lulz

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

It appears after Topiary was picked up the http://lulzsecurity.com site is down for the count.  This also seems to be directly linked to viral being picked up. There is more information here on him, 


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