Debian Hotplug Extending hotplug on Debian, SLES 9, and RHAS 4Oct 01, 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 4Jun 01, 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 4May 01, 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: EthtoolApr 01, 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 patchMar 01, 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-ExplorerFeb 01, 2006
SSL-Explorer provides an easy, web-based interface for configuring a virtual private network.more »
Traffic shaping with Trickle Accelerating downloads with TrickleJan 01, 2006
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 WLANDec 01, 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 »
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
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.