Issue #99 / Feb 2009
Cover Theme: VoIP Security
DVD: openSUSE 11.1
COVER STORY: HpingSecurity testing with hping
Don't let intruders crash your dance. We'll show you how to test your firewalls and intrusion detection systems with hping.
REVIEWS: Puppy PoweredLightweight Productivity with Puppy Linux
If you are looking for tools that are fast and don't take up too many resources, you ought to take a closer look at what Puppy Linux has to offer.
REVIEWS: Minix 3Minix 3 and the microkernel experience
Minix is often viewed as the spiritual predecessor of Linux, but these two Unix cousins could never agree on the kernel design. Now a new Minix with a BSD-style free license is poised to attract a new generation of users.
KNOW-HOW: Zenity and KDialogAdding graphic elements to your scripts with Zenity and KDialog
Zenity and KDialog let you integrate your scripts with the native KDE or Gnome environment.
KNOW-HOW: Offline FSStaying in sync with a network filesystem
Tired of copying and recopying files from your laptop to the office file server? Maybe you need an automated offline filesystem, such as OFS.
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
COVER STORY: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin's (and the professor's) daily grind: Do-it-yourself antispam blacklists
At the Niederrhein University future admins implement spam defense mechanisms by attracting the attention of the Viagra Mafia. The results are pertinacious blacklists and expert knowledge of methods for combating the menace.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsCross-site scripting request forgeries
Sometimes, even ING, YouTube, The New York Times, and Google get it wrong.
SYSADMIN: Surviving NFS 3NFS 3 and the specter of the spoof attack
Host-based authentication is easy to configure, but it doesn't do much to stop uninvited guests.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
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.