Debian Hotplug Extending hotplug on Debian, SLES 9, and RHAS 4Sep 30, 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 4May 31, 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 4Apr 30, 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: EthtoolMar 31, 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 patchFeb 28, 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-ExplorerJan 31, 2006
SSL-Explorer provides an easy, web-based interface for configuring a virtual private network.more »
Traffic shaping with Trickle Accelerating downloads with TrickleDec 31, 2005
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 WLANNov 30, 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 »
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.
New release marks the arrival of AMD’s unified driver strategy.
A new study by IDC charts big changes in the big hardware market.