Issue #80 / Jul 2007
Cover Theme: Bluetooth Hacks
DVD: Ubuntu 7.04 ‘Feisty Fawn’
REVIEWS: BooksLinux System Administration The Linux Programmer’s Toolbox Building a Monitoring Infrastructure with Nagios...
REVIEWS: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 “Etch”A look at Debian’s new version 4.0 “Etch” release
You’ll find a new graphical installer and plenty of intersting tools in the latest from the famous Debian Project.
KNOW-HOW: WiresharkPractical uses for the Wireshark traffic sniffer
If you know your way around network protocols, you can get to the source of a problem quickly with Wireshark.
KNOW-HOW: 3D AnimationMaya 8.5
Realistic computer-animated movie scenes have been around for years, but hair, water, and fire are still difficult for 3D programs to handle. The new Maya 8.5 stands above the crowd.
KNOW-HOW: PartimageBacking up partitions with Partimage
Protect your system and preserve your configuration with this powerful backup tool.
KNOW-HOW: ASK KLAUS!
Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of the LinuxTag expo. He currently works as a teacher, programmer, and consultant. If you have a configuration problem, or if you just want to learn more about how Linux works, send your questions to: klaus@linux-magazine. com
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin’s daily grind: P3Scan
Checking email for viruses is typically the domain of the SMTP gateway or a server directly downstream of it. In this month’s column, Charly decides to move this protection to the other side – that is, to the client connections
with their SMTP and POP servers.
SYSADMIN: Zeus Load BalancerExploring the Linux-based Zeus load balancer
On today’s networks, distributing requests in a cluster of web servers requires more than just assigning the requests in a round robin. The Zeus ZXTM 7400 appliance demonstrates the technical finesse necessary to keep busy websites running.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Uninterruptible Power SupplyPower through power outages
An uninterruptible power supply can help get you through a short power outage without losing data or damaging hardware. A Nagios script written in Perl checks UPS health and initiates a controlled powerdown if the unit exhausts its battery capacity.
LINUXUSER: WiFi-RadarManaging wireless connections with WiFi-Radar
The fast and easy WiFi-Radar is a handy Python-based tool for finding and automatically launching wireless connections.
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.