Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: smapJul 09, 2008
On a trip to Berlin, Charly discovers that the nmap port scanner has a new cousin who enjoys spying on phones – smap scans networks for VoIP devices.more »
Hewlett-Packard has now completed the acquisition of Neoware. The thin client computing and virtualization solution provider will add value to HP's Linux portfolio.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: ArpalertNov 30, 2006
Corporate policies prohibit the unauthorized connection of hardware to the company network, threatening dire consequences in the case of non-compliance. Fair enough, but how do you actually go about catching somebody trying to plug an illegal laptop into your Ethernet?more »
Squid Bridge HTTP proxy with caching and content filtering on a bridgeOct 31, 2006
Caching proxies remember web pages and serve them up locally, saving both money and time. The most intelligent members of this family also remove dangerous content and provide transparent bridging.more »
Charly's Column TUNNELING THE DUTCH BEACHESSep 30, 2006
What does Charly’s recent two-week vacation in Holland have in common with an SSH session? Nothing at all, at first sight. And therein lies a tale.more »
BOINC Building distributed applications with BOINCSep 30, 2006
Grid computing lets little PCs work on big problems. You can use the grid system of the famous SETI@home project to build your own grid computing solutions.more »
Hotplug Hacks Intro Extending the Linux hotplug systemSep 30, 2006
Hotplugging is invisible and automatic – if you want it to be. But a close look at the Linux hotplug system reveals interesting opportunities for customization.more »
Ivman Building in hotplug with IvmanSep 30, 2006
Better knowledge of the Linux hotplug system opens the door to to innovation and automation. We’ll show you a custom backup solution for laptop computers.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.