Issue #69 / Aug 2006
Cover Theme: How to Write a Rootkit
DVD: Ubuntu 6.06 ‘Dapper Drake’
KNOW-HOW: MySQL 5Stored procedures, triggers, and views in MySQL 5
We’ll show you how some new features of MySQL 5 will improve software design and boost application performance.
KNOW-HOW: Kernel TipsRebuilding the kernel for non-experts
Worried about a recent security exploit? Want to take advantage of a new hardware feature? You don’t need to be a Linux expert to patch and compile the Linux kernel. We'll show you how to get started.
KNOW-HOW: Ask Klaus!...
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Dnsgraph
A partly overloaded DNS server can slow down all the workstations on the network. Dnsgraph is an early warning system that gives administrators a graph of critical values. Your Dnsgraph charts will help you keep your systems serving names.
SYSADMIN: Bot_AttackAn insidious spam botnet attacks Charly
While going about his normal duties, Linux Magazine author Charly Kühnast was hit with a mean attack. Charly’s separate anti-spam server, which sits in front of his mail server, saved him from the mail storm.
SYSADMIN: Apache ModSecurityBetter protection with Apache’s ModSecurity module
The Apache ModSecurity module provides extra protection for your web server. We'll show you why this optional application firewall is quickly becoming a favorite of webmasters and security experts.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Plotting GPS DataPutting GPS data on maps
Perl hackers take to the hills with a navigation system that provides a graphical rendering of a hiking tour.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KFlickrManaging photos on Flickr.com with KFlickr
The Flickr service is an easy way to publish your photos, and Kflickr is a handy Flickr interface. We'll show you how to use Kflickr to manage an Internet photo site from your KDE desktop.
LINUXUSER: KeyJnoteImpressive presentations with KeyJnote
KeyJnote is a PDF viewer with a difference, adding stylish 3D effects and powerful scripting to support impressive presentations
LINUXUSER: Command Line: dd and mkisofsCreating ISO images with dd and mkisofs
Whether you are creating backups, rescuing data, or burning bootable CDs, dd and mkisofs help you handle the job in style.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.