Version 1.0.0 of the free Stress program has just been released. The test tool generates configurable loads for the CPU, memory, I/O and drives of Posix-compatible systems.more »
Detecting Intruders Intro Looking for signs of a network attackMar 31, 2007
If you think your systems are too obscure for an attacker to worry about, think again. Today’s intruders are happy for any victim.more »
Blocking Spam Intro Facing down the masterminds of unsolicited Internet mailFeb 28, 2007
Spammers charge real money for their dubious services, and hundreds of advertisers are willing to pay. We’ll show you some innovative techniques for controlling and containing spam, including strategies for slowing down spam bots, keeping spammers from getting your address, and separating spam from legitimate email.more »
Commercial Mail Servers Testing the Axigen, Kerio, and Merak commercial mail serversNov 30, 2006
They run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, cost money, and juggle email messages: these three commercial mail servers aim to convince admins they are worth the price.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: ZsyncOct 31, 2006
Zsync handles a special case: large volume download files that change frequently but not drastically. Charly shows how this handy file fetcher can save you time and bandwidth.more »
BOINC Building distributed applications with BOINCSep 30, 2006
Grid computing lets little PCs work on big problems. You can use the grid system of the famous SETI@home project to build your own grid computing solutions.more »
Both projects help organizations build their own containerized systems.
Mark Shuttleworth has resumed the position of CEO of Canonical.
Microsoft's open source code hosting platform CodePlex will come to an end after a more than 10-year stint.
Comes with Gnome 3.24
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.