|ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. ZABBIX offers excellent reporting and data visualisation features based on the stored data. This makes ZABBIX ideal for capacity planning.
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( Permalink: ZABBIX installation on Debian Submitted by david23 Thu Aug 17, 2006 )
|Unix shell shotcuts|
|Programmers, system administrators, and other UNIX computer professionals have their tricks and all kinds of specialized tools. Learn how to leverage the many shortcuts that the UNIX shell provides. With a little practice, you'll work smarter, not harder.|
( Permalink: Unix shell shotcuts Submitted by Anonymous Thu Aug 17, 2006 )
|Security Testing your Apache Configuration|
|This tutorial will show you how to set up the free web server security scanner tool, Nikto. This tool will probe your Apache set-up for vulnerabilities, so you can get an idea of what holes may exist in your configuration. This tutorial will get you so far as installing the tool, and running your first scan.|
( Permalink: Security Testing your Apache Configuration Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Aug 14, 2006 )
|Setting up a DNS zone with Bind9|
|Bind is a well known Unix name server, it is a powerfull piece of software which is used by the majority of nameservers.
This article will go though setting up a local area network that can be used at home or inside a small company.
In this article, we suppose that we are going to set a DNS zone for the domain: debuntu.foo, this is a fictionnal zone which is going to be used as a local network domain such as an intranet.
Set up a DNS zone with bind|
( Permalink: Setting up a DNS zone with Bind9 Submitted by chantra Mon Aug 14, 2006 )
|Take a closer look at the most secure Unix OS Open|
|OpenBSD strives to be the most secure UNIX derivation. Design principles, such as code auditing, extensive use of encryption, and careful configuration choices, combine to ensure OpenBSD's secure by default philosophy holds true. This article gives you a close look at the operating system so secure that it was once banned for use in a DEF CON competition, where crackers go after each other's systems.|
( Permalink: Take a closer look at the most secure Unix OS Open Submitted by Anonymous Mon Aug 14, 2006 )
|So many open source projects depend on MySQL that it's almost impossible for administrators and other open source enthusiasts to avoid working with at least one MySQL database. MySQL's command line interface is easy enough to use, but if you don't feel like reaching for a five-pound MySQL reference book or Googling for proper SQL syntax, phpMyAdmin is a great alternative to learning MySQL commands by heart.
Read more at NewsForge.
( Permalink: Using phpMyAdmin Submitted by lh8 Mon Aug 14, 2006 )
|SLED 10 Is a Linux Distro Windows Users Can Love|
|This is a nice review of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.|
"Review: Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is a strong contender to Windows on corporate clients, with a well-thought-out desktop environment and some innovative features. " SLED 10 Is a Linux Distro Windows Users Can Love
( Permalink: SLED 10 Is a Linux Distro Windows Users Can Love Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 11, 2006 )
|Steve Wozniak in Founders At Work|
|Great interview with the Woz.|
"I also knew how to combine low-level software to build a program that was immense. I didn't know anything about computer languages except a friend of mine had gone to MIT and, while he was there, he would Xerox pages out of books that were good topics, and he had sent me a lot of pages back from compiler design books. So I had actually read some compiler design books. I hadn't taken a course, I hadn't had a teacher, but I had some ideas of some of the parts involved in parsing a computer language.
" Steve Wozniak in Founders At Work
( Permalink: Steve Wozniak in Founders At Work Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 11, 2006 )
|SCALE 5x Issues Call For Papers|
|Preparing for its 5th annual event, SCALE 5x, the Southern California Linux Expo has issued a call for papers. SCALE 5x will be held on Feb 10-11, 2007 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. Past speakers have included Chris Dibona, Jon "maddog" Hall, and Andrew Morton. If you are working on an interesting open-source / Linux related project, or just want to address the community SCALE welcomes you to submit a presentation proposal.|
( Permalink: SCALE 5x Issues Call For Papers Submitted by Ilan Rabinovitch Fri Aug 11, 2006 )
|Building cheat sheets in Eclipse V3.2|
|Cheat sheets are a great way to guide users of your Eclipse plug-ins or Eclipse-based products through the steps they must follow to use your software. Eclipse V3.2 enhances cheat sheet technology to make them easier to build and more versatile for users. This article gives you a short overview of what's new for cheat sheets in Eclipse V3.2, including the composite cheat sheets feature, and gives good examples of how to use them.|
( Permalink: Building cheat sheets in Eclipse V3.2 Submitted by Anonymous Fri Aug 11, 2006 )
|Apple - Mac Pro|
|Wow! Quad Procs! Well effectively, I want one.|
"Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor
Apple - Mac Pro
Ushering in a new era of outstanding performance, Mac Pro introduces the 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon Woodcrest processor to the Mac lineup. A state-of-the-art processor, it makes Mac Pro one of the fastest desktop computers on the planet. From day one."
( Permalink: Apple - Mac Pro Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 11, 2006 )
|Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMware|
|This tutorial is meant for Linux newbies who want to try and build a Ubuntu server box as a webserver and torrent client. It is a step by step instruction on how to do this in VMware on Windows XP to get the feel of it.|
( Permalink: Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMware Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Aug 10, 2006 )
|The adventure continues: SELinux|
|Nice article about using SELinux.|
"Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of mandatory access control in the Linux kernel using the Linux Security Modules framework. This is in opposition to a regular Linux implementation, where a discretionary access control model is used. Mandatory access controls allows for more granular control of what users and processes can do on a system. SELinux implements role-based access controls, which helps to define particular functions that roles can do, making it somewhat easier to administrate (versus having to define a profile for every user on your system)." Unix Review > Security: The adventure continues: SELinux
( Permalink: The adventure continues: SELinux Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 10, 2006 )
|Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad|
|Great news for Linux.|
"On August 4th, we found out that Lenovo Group, the company that has taken over IBM's Personal Computing Division, had made a deal with Novell Inc. to preload SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) on its ThinkPad T60p mobile workstation.
" Desktop Linux breakthrough: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad
( Permalink: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 10, 2006 )
|Take Control in the Bash Shell|
|Get an introduction to the Bash shell, which you can use on nearly any UNIX-based operating system. Bash is a mature, powerful, yet easy-to-use shell that is freely available. This tutorial provides an overview of Bash, as well as how to work at a command prompt, with files and directories, customizing, and job control all within the Bash shell. Also learn more about the UNIX file system.|
( Permalink: Take Control in the Bash Shell Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Aug 10, 2006 )