Issue #91 / Jun 2008
Cover Theme: Expert Security
DVD: Knoppix 5.3.1
COVER STORY: Access Control ListsWorking with Access Control Lists
The ancient Linux permission system is often insufficient for complex production environments. Access Control Lists offer a flexible alternative.
COVER STORY: SE LinuxMandatory Access Control (MAC) with SELinux
SELinux provides a safer system through the powerful concept of mandatory access controls.
REVIEWS: Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3The next generation: Mozilla Firefox 3
The next major release of Firefox promises changes to the user interface and serious speed benefits. Firefox 3 seamlessly integrates the Gtk environment and offers a plethora of new features.
KNOW-HOW: FreenetFree communications on the Freenet network.
The Free Network Project provides a safe environment for free speech – even for users who fear censorship.
KNOW-HOW: Liferay CMSEnterprise Collaboration with Liferay
Liferay is a powerful and easily customizable CMS that is ideal for community collaboration – once you get it configured.
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: email@example.com
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin's daily grind: RSyslog
Well-used services write reams of log information to disk, which is not only bothersome from a storage perspective but also pushes grep and the usual group of statistics tools to their limits. Will hitching the syslog daemon up to a database help?
SYSADMIN: Configuring a Virtual Web ServerDynamic DNS with a virtual web server
A virtual server with a dynamic DNS service might just be the easiest way for a home user to implement an Internet website.
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.