KEY EXPERIENCE The sys admin's daily grind: Single-packet authenticationAug 26, 2008
Conventional, woodpecker-style port knocking is open to sniffing and brute force knocking attacks. Sending an encrypted packet with an access request to the server is safer and more modern. Learn more about Firewall Knock Operator, a.k.a. Fwknop.more »
Remote Terminal Service with NX Lean terminal services with NXJun 20, 2008
NX provides fast terminal services, even over slow connections.more »
Rdesktop Windows terminal services in Linux with RdesktopJun 20, 2008
Windows terminal services in Linux with Rdesktopmore »
AuFS Configuring the AuFS filesystem for terminal clientsJun 19, 2008
AuFS offers a painless filesystem for a thin client, and FS-Cache provides a persistent cache.more »
Sun Microsystems has now released a management solution following its Xen-based virtualization solution, XVM.more »
Load Average Understanding load averages and stretch factorsOct 26, 2007
What is the real meaning of those little “load average” values in the output of shell commands like procinfo and uptime, and what can you do with these numbers?more »
Setting Up a Quake Server Configuring a Quake3 Arena serverSep 26, 2007
You don’t have to be an expert to set up your own Quake 3 game server.more »
Version 3.00 of the free logfile analyzer W3Perl has just been released, and includes a number of enhancements. Among other features, the program now supports weekly and monthly statistics with the same granularity as daily reports, and can email the results if needed.more »
Kernel king admits his tone has alienated volunteers, but says the demands of the process require directness.
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.