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Problems and Challenges with Honeypots
Security Focus brings us: Problems and Challenges with Honeypots.
"In most cases you want your honeypots to avoid detection. Honeypots are growing in use and we have already begun to see tools and techniques released to counter and detect them. One of the more unique examples is the commercial tool Honeypot Hunter, used by the Spamming industry to identify honeypots. Here is a tool developed and released for the sole purpose of identifying Spam-catching honeypots. Other tools have been developed to identify virtual honeypots, and papers have been published that identify potential issues ."

( Permalink: Problems and Challenges with Honeypots      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 22, 2004 )

LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites
Linux Journal reports on LAMP development at Public Sector web sites.
"The DOD decision [to use open-source software] will result in widespread changes in software development and acquisition throughout the federal government and with government contractors. The challenge for many departments is that right now the new policy has raised more questions than answers in a fast-growing segment of the technology industry."

( Permalink: LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 22, 2004 )

Writing Portable and Efficient C Programs
Linux gazettee brings us: A Guide Writing Portable and Efficient C Programs.
"This guide is intended for reference by software developers working in small to large projects using the C language as their primary coding language. This will also be useful for any person who is aspiring to be a professional developer in systems-side programming. It would also help those who are working on compilers and user level libraries. Further it will be a starting point for those who are making a move from college level projects to industrial level real-world projects."

( Permalink: Writing Portable and Efficient C Programs      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 22, 2004 )

My Sun Ultra 5 And Me: A Geek Odyssey
An intro article about the Sun OSNews series of articles, what the series will entail, a bit of Ultra 5 history, and some memories. The Ultra 5 is the best selling UNIX workstation in history, and there's a reason for it.

( Permalink: My Sun Ultra 5 And Me: A Geek Odyssey      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 22, 2004 )

The Biometrics Myth
Help Net Security tells us about the The Biometrics Myth.
"Once registered with the system, the prints become a series of binary digits, just like everything else on the computer. There is nothing to prevent a hacker recording the ‘fingerprint’ as it goes up and down the wire."

( Permalink: The Biometrics Myth      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 21, 2004 )

Enhanced 802.11g NeedToKnow
Tom's Networking brings us: Enhanced 802.11g NeedToKnow.
"The Atheros Super-G Need To Know took an in-depth look at the controversy that Broadcom has attempted to stir up over what has now become not just a potential wireless LAN killer (at least if you believe Broadcom), but a first-to-market competitor to Broadcom's own technology. In this article, we'll take a look at GlobespanVirata and Broadcom's entries into the battle to soup up your 802.11g network's speed."

( Permalink: Enhanced 802.11g NeedToKnow      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 21, 2004 )

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Server Watch reviews SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
"SUSE lasted as long as it did, and probably attracted new parent Novell's attention, because of its remarkable attention to detail. SLES is no exception to this tradition, providing a solid installer and good configuration and management tools. Much of the value here is not so much in the software itself (YaST excepted), which is common across most Linux distributions, and more around the way that SUSE has packaged it all up and integrated it smoothly."

( Permalink: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 21, 2004 )

The Future of IP Is Now
Linux World tells us that the future of IP Is now!
"... the IETF defined IPv6 to fix the problems in IPv4, and added many enhancements to cater the future Internet. This article addresses the problems in IPv4 that lead to the design of IPv6, presenting the IPv6 design philosophies and IPv6 features, as well as a technical tutorial to enable IPv6 support on your Linux machines."

( Permalink: The Future of IP Is Now      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 21, 2004 )

SpamAssassin for Evolution on FreeBSD
kaeru has written a tutorial on setting up SpamAssassin for Evolution on FreeBSD.
"It will already work by default. SpamAssassin works as a standalone script, or as a client/server. On multiuser systems, and for heavier use it is recommended to run the server spamd, and access it with spamc. In this article, we will set it up as client/server."

( Permalink: SpamAssassin for Evolution on FreeBSD      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 21, 2004 )

A Survey of XML Standards: Part 1
The world of XML is vast and growing, with a huge variety of standards and technologies that interact in complex ways. It can be difficult for beginners to navigate the most important aspects of XML, and for users to keep track of new entries and changes in the space. In this series of articles, the author provides a guide to XML standards, including a wide range of recommended resources for further information.

( Permalink: A Survey of XML Standards: Part 1      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jan 21, 2004 )

Can Linux Save IT Jobs in America?
As computer jobs have been diluted in the U.S. with lay-offs and being sent away to other countries, the implementation of Linux has hardly slowed down. Linux, originally of foreign origins, is quickly becoming the operating system to keep jobs in America.

( Permalink: Can Linux Save IT Jobs in America?      Submitted by Douglas Chick Tue Jan 20, 2004 )

Linux delivers for U.S. Postal Service
Network World Fusion brings us: Linux delivers for U.S. Postal Service.
"The Postal Service has used penguin power since 1999 to streamline the "snail mail" process. More than 900 Linux machines currently sort in excess of 670 million pieces of mail per day in the Postal Service's 250 mail-sorting sites around the country."

( Permalink: Linux delivers for U.S. Postal Service      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 20, 2004 )

Mars Linux Software Developer
Linux Devices talks to Stewart Hall, the principal developer of the Linux-based Mission Control Software and Mission Planning Software for the European Beagle-2 Mars lander project.
"The Mission Control Software and Mission Planning Software runs on PCs using the SuSE 8.0 distribution of Linux, at the Lander Operations Control Centre (LOCC) (National Space Centre, Leicester, UK) and the Lander Operations Planning Centre (LOPC) (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)."

( Permalink: Mars Linux Software Developer      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 20, 2004 )

BZFlag
O'Reilly takes a look at the game BZFlag.
"Another demo became the precursor to BZFlag, allowing the user to move throughout a simple 3D-graphic environment. Schoeneman never finished this demo, but another Cornell student suggested that he turn it into a game. So he added tank models for the player to control, incorporated code where the tanks could be made to shoot one another on a LAN, and named the result BZ."

( Permalink: BZFlag      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 20, 2004 )

HOWTO Install NetBSD 1.6.1 on an iBook
A detailed step-by-step HOWTO install NetBSD 1.6.1 on your iBook has been posted to the NetBSD port-macppc mailing list. More information about this port is available from the NetBSD/macppc website.

( Permalink: HOWTO Install NetBSD 1.6.1 on an iBook      Submitted by Jan Schaumann Tue Jan 20, 2004 )

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