Issue #60 / Nov 2005
Cover Theme: Knoppix Tricks
DVD: Knoppix 4.0.2
KNOW-HOW: Squid proxy serverImplementing a home proxy server with Squid
A proxy server provides safer and more efficient surfing. Although commercial proxy solutions are available, all you really need is Linux and an old PC in the attic.
KNOW-HOW: OpenVPNWorkshop: A quick and simple private tunnel with OpenVPN
Firewalls sometimes prohibit everything but everyday surfing, leaving users with no hope of running IRC or streaming servers through the firewall, unless they use a virtual private networking tool like OpenVPN.
KNOW-HOW: Hardware DetectionBash-based hardware detection for PCI and USB
If you need fast answers for what's inside, you can use a Bash script to obtain an inventory of hardware on your Linux system.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Tor
Some people don’t mind leaving traces of their IP address wherever they go, others prefer to use a tool like The Onion Router.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: NTPInsider Tips: Network Time Protocol
Networks often require very accurate timekeeping. The Network Time Protocol provides the time with precision.
SYSADMIN: Secure ProgrammingStudies in secure programming for admins
Like a poison apple, a Web program that is tasty on the surface may contain a highly dangerous core. Admins who do their own programming need to follow secure programming practices to avoid the bitter taste of insecurity.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: A Gaim PluginGet the news from perlmonks.com with a Gaim plug-in
The Gaim project offers an instant messenger client that speaks a large number of protocols. We’ll show you how to extend Gaim with Perl plugins.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KBarcodeLabel Printing with KBarcode
Having trouble creating price tags, address labels, or business cards? Help is at hand with the KDE program KBarcode.
LINUXUSER: deskTOPia: WindowLabThe lean WindowLab window manager
If you are looking for a functional and fast desktop environment, try WindowLab. This minimalist window manager concentrates on what’s important and does without superfluous gadgets.
LINUXUSER: F-SpotThe F-Spot image manager
Chaos is inevitable when your hard disk fills up with digital photos. The F-Spot image man agement program helps you manage your photo archives effectively and without time consuming sorting.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.