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Off the Beat * Bruce Byfield

How Reliable is a Wikipedia Citation? "I don't trust it," someone wrote when Wikipedia and its reliability was discussed on Facebook recently. I was surprised by these old school sentiments, having imagined that familiarity had years ago blunted contempt, and Wikipedia now had at least a reluctant acceptance.

When Happens if Crowdfunding Free Software Reaches Saturation? Suddenly, every other free software project seems to be crowdfunding – and those that aren't will probably be trying tomorrow.

Productivity Sauce * Dmitri Popov

Picturo: Simplified Photo Publishing In many ways, Picturo is similar to many other simple photo publishing web applications. It requires only a web server with PHP and the GD library in order to run, and it's supremely easy to deploy. Dynamic DNS Service DynDNS's recent decision to cancel its free plan sent many users scrambling to find alternatives to this popular dynamic DNS service. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from, including the newly-launched service.

Paw Prints * Jon "maddog" Hall

Standards Bodies and Free Software: We get by with a little help from our friends I have a friend who needs a little help…he needs access to four of the twelve volumes of the ISO/IEC documents describing ISO SQL and SQL/PSM.


Graphite By Jens-Christoph Brendel

Graphite is hierarchically structured, real-time graphing system.

Combining Directories on a Single Mountpoint By Jeff Layton With some simple tuning, SSHFS performance is comparable to NFS almost across the board. To get even more performance from SSHFS, we examine SSHFS-MUX, which allows you to combine directories from multiple servers into a single mountpoint.

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Malware Analysis By David J. Dodd

Dig deep to find hidden and covert processes, clandestine communications, and signs of misconduct.

IPv6 Tables By Eric Amberg

Design a basic set of ip6tables rules for an IPv6 firewall.

KVM Security By Tim Schürmann

A common misconception posits that software cannot cause mischief if you lock the system away in a virtual machine, because even if an intruder compromises the web server on the virtual machine, it will only damage the guest. If you believe this, you are in for a heap of hurt.


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