Issue #143 / Oct 2012
Cover Theme: Intrusion Prevention
DVD: Mageia Linux
KNOW-HOW: Surveillance with NASNetwork-attached storage keeps an eye on your stuff
Take advantage of the low watt per operation compute power offered by modern NAS to monitor your cameras.
KNOW-HOW: OpenSSL with BashUsing the OpenSSL toolkit with Bash
Cryptography is an important part of IT security, and OpenSSL is a well-known cryptography toolkit for Linux. Experts depend on OpenSSL because it is free, it has huge capabilities, and it’s easy to use in Bash scripts.
SYSADMIN: Security Lessons: Database SecurityProtecting your database
Your database can be one of the most vulnerable elements in your organization. We share some tips for detecting and preventing attacks.
SYSADMIN: Perl: HerokuPushing web applications live with Heroku
If you want to put together a web application in your favorite language and publish it for free, you will find Heroku a convenient helper. The service even allows you to bring your own web server.
KNOW-HOW: Password ToolsCreating secure passwords and testing their quality
Create secure passwords with the help of a password generator and check for quality at the same time.
SYSADMIN: Charly's Column: GeoIP LookupThe sys admin’s daily grind – GeoIP lookup
The global village is big enough to want to find out where your friend and enemies have set up camp. Charly offers a quick IP-based introduction to geography.
KNOW-HOW: Flash FilesystemsFlash filesystems for Linux
Whirring machines with rotating stacks of disks are out. The elegant tablets and smartphones of today’s digital generation house flash memory that saves space and energy. We explain the characteristics of flash chips and suggest appropriate Linux filesystems.
KNOW-HOW: Ask Klaus!Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions
Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of 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: HTTPS ProxyUsing a Squid proxy with HTTPS
How do you monitor the network when your client systems are connecting to secure web servers through HTTPS? We’ll show you how to keep watch using the Squid proxy server and share some inventive certificate tricks.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: Editing xorg.confAn introduction to editing xorg.conf
Understanding xorg.conf makes it easy to tweak your graphical display setup.
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.