Debian Hotplug Extending hotplug on Debian, SLES 9, and RHAS 4Oct 01, 2006
Debian hotplug is designed for little more than loading drivers and configuring devices. The collection of scripts discussed in this article helps Linux to respond when a network cable is plugged in or when a cellphone is in the vicinity. Read on for more on how to define custom hotplug events.more »
Samba 4 A first look at Samba 4Jun 01, 2006
A technical preview version of Samba 4 became available at the end of January. We took a look at what’s coming in the next version of the Samba file and print service suite.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Nmap 4May 01, 2006
Many tools keep growing with each new version, but Nmap 4.00 has lost weight thanks to the Diet-Nmap project. The latest incarnation of Nmap is not only quicker, it is also more frugal with memory.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: EthtoolApr 01, 2006
A touchy LAN that plays like a movie diva can spoil any admin’s day. Ethtool to the rescue!more »
Netfilter L7 Blocking protocols at Layer 7 with the L7 patchMar 01, 2006
If you need a tool for filtering protocols that doesn’t depend on the port, try L7, an IPTables patch that operates through regular expressions.more »
SSL-Explorer Test: An easy VPN with SSL-ExplorerFeb 01, 2006
SSL-Explorer provides an easy, web-based interface for configuring a virtual private network.more »
Traffic shaping with Trickle Accelerating downloads with TrickleJan 01, 2006
Is your Internet connection groaning under the load of too many simultaneous downloads? If so, try Trickle, a simple application that gives you more granular control over network traffic.more »
Wlassistant Wlassistant helps you attach to a WLANDec 01, 2005
Laptop users who move among wireless networks need a simple and practical means for getting connected. A KDE tool titled Wlassistant helps you find the signal.more »
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.