Admin Workshop: X Window Insider Tips: The X Window SystemSep 01, 2005
Thanks to automatic hardware detection, today’s admins rarely need to configure the X window system manually. But if you want to use X11’s excellent networking capabilities and tuning options, you will certainly benefit from some background knowledge.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: PortfwdSep 01, 2005
Incoming TCP connections do not always end up where they are supposed to. A freely configurable redirector points digital debris in the direction of a new and better place.more »
Admin Workshop: Documentation Insider Tips: Documentation in Unix and LinuxAug 01, 2005
System admins routinely refer to documentation for help with obscure command line options. In this month’s Admin Workshop, we examine the programs and formats behind the command line documentation you read everyday.more »
Bacula Better backups with the daemon-based Bacula backup systemAug 01, 2005
When backup jobs become too challenging for a script, the daemon-based free backup tool Bacula may be the answer.more »
Wine Running Windows Programs with the Wine APIAug 01, 2005
The Wine compatibility layer lets Linux users run Windows programs. Unfortunately, configuring Wine is anything but trivial, and it helps if you enjoy experimenting.more »
ARP Spoofing ARP spoofing and poisoningJul 01, 2005
Any user on a LAN can sniff and manipulate local traffic. ARP spoofing and poisoning techniques give an attacker an easy way in.more »
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.