KEY EXPERIENCE The sys admin's daily grind: Single-packet authenticationAug 26, 2008
Conventional, woodpecker-style port knocking is open to sniffing and brute force knocking attacks. Sending an encrypted packet with an access request to the server is safer and more modern. Learn more about Firewall Knock Operator, a.k.a. Fwknop.more »
Remote Terminal Service with NX Lean terminal services with NXJun 20, 2008
NX provides fast terminal services, even over slow connections.more »
Rdesktop Windows terminal services in Linux with RdesktopJun 20, 2008
Windows terminal services in Linux with Rdesktopmore »
AuFS Configuring the AuFS filesystem for terminal clientsJun 19, 2008
AuFS offers a painless filesystem for a thin client, and FS-Cache provides a persistent cache.more »
Sun Microsystems has now released a management solution following its Xen-based virtualization solution, XVM.more »
Load Average Understanding load averages and stretch factorsOct 26, 2007
What is the real meaning of those little “load average” values in the output of shell commands like procinfo and uptime, and what can you do with these numbers?more »
Setting Up a Quake Server Configuring a Quake3 Arena serverSep 26, 2007
You don’t have to be an expert to set up your own Quake 3 game server.more »
Version 3.00 of the free logfile analyzer W3Perl has just been released, and includes a number of enhancements. Among other features, the program now supports weekly and monthly statistics with the same granularity as daily reports, and can email the results if needed.more »
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.