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Book Review - Cisco Networking Simplified
"This book, just as the name implies, was written to present and explain the complicated world of Internet/networking in easy-to-understand words. The book allows the reader to quickly get familiar with various topics concerning networking, such as security, wireless, VPNs and many more, due to its clear language and plenty of supporting graphics." eBCVG Network

( Permalink: Book Review - Cisco Networking Simplified      Submitted by Danny Tue Sep 30, 2003 )

Catapult MySQL with Pogo Linux
Linux Planet tells us about MySQL and Pogo Linux.
"If you're an enterprise looking to start using open-source and Linux solutions in your company, the hassles of systems configuration and administration might make you hesitate. Pogo Linux has come up with a solution that will take even these minor concerns away. Now anybody can set up a MySQL server on Linux using commodity hardware recently released by Pogo Linux, the DataWare 2600."

( Permalink: Catapult MySQL with Pogo Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 29, 2003 )

Sebek2 - A Kernel Based Data Capture Tool
Sebek is a piece of code the lives entirely in kernel space and records either some or all data accessed by users on the system. This paper is a detailed discussion of Sebek, how it works and its value. (Article is in PDF - Noel)

( Permalink: Sebek2 - A Kernel Based Data Capture Tool      Submitted by LogError Mon Sep 29, 2003 )

Sun's Software Revolution
I finally realized the revolution is on after reading about the Java Enterprise System in Fortune. I'd thought Sun's new software strategy was just the latest of the company's attempts at figuring out how to make money from Java. But there are three threads that together change the whole game. First is a practical, functional Linux desktop aimed at the business customer from a big and respected company. Second is a simple, attractive pricing model. Third is Sun's intention to commoditize enterprise end-user software. No matter how successful the Java Desktop System turns out, this last point ensures permanent change in the computer industry.

( Permalink: Sun's Software Revolution      Submitted by Dr.T Mon Sep 29, 2003 )

Exploring RSA Encryption in OpenSSL
Linux Journal takes a look at RSA encryption.
"The RSA encryption method often is used to hide your credit card number from would-be thiefs on the Internet, because it uses a public key to hide your information and a private key to reveal it. This article banishes the mystery surrounding RSA encryption and explains how a realistic implementation of RSA works in the OpenSSL library."

( Permalink: Exploring RSA Encryption in OpenSSL      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 29, 2003 )

Fighting Spam with Qmail
Lateral Opinion tells us about fighting spam with Qmail.
"Spam is one of the annoying facts of Internet life in the 21st century. So, decreasing the amount of annoying spam one gets is a worthy goal, if one can do it without too much effort.In this article, I will explain how you can fight spam by making your qmail server filter your messages through spamassassin."

( Permalink: Fighting Spam with Qmail      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 28, 2003 )

Mobile Game Applications Need Scripting Too!
The author, a Mobile game developer, believes that scripting for wireless devices is important for proficiency sake. And with the need to scale mobile applications across so many different platforms, proficiency is everything. Read the authorís thoughts on scripting, as well as his ideas on wireless application development's future.

( Permalink: Mobile Game Applications Need Scripting Too!      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Sep 27, 2003 )

Migrating OS/2 Machines to Linux, OpenLDAP + Samba
Many banks and financial institutions relied on OS/2 for much of their infrastructure. IBM has released a draft redbook explaining how to migrate those servers to Linux. The book uses Samba 3 (currently version is Samba-3.0.0 RC4) and OpenLDAP 2.1.21. It contains some useful REXX scripts to aid in the migration.

( Permalink: Migrating OS/2 Machines to Linux, OpenLDAP + Samba      Submitted by Anthony Barker Fri Sep 26, 2003 )

Interview with Jeremy Hogan of Red Hat
In an interview with LinuxQuestions.org Jeremy Hogan, Manager of Community Relations at Red Hat, explains what the Fedora project is (and isn't), the importance of OEM for Linux, how Red Hat has managed to become profitable, what direction Red Hat is headed in and what his take is on being called the "MS of Linux".

( Permalink: Interview with Jeremy Hogan of Red Hat      Submitted by jeremy Fri Sep 26, 2003 )

Maximum Linux Kernel Performance
Anyone interested in squeezing maximum performance out of their GNU/Linux operating system and willing to compile a new kernel will be interested in this KernelTrap article about Andrew Morton's -mm patchset. The patchset currently offers better stability and performance than the mainline 2.6.0-test kernel, as well as containing numerous functionality enhancements. Much of the additional functionality is described, as well as providing simple step by step installation instructions. Reading this article, one can certainly understand why Linux creator Linus Torvalds has chosen Andrew to soon become the 2.6 maintainer.

( Permalink: Maximum Linux Kernel Performance      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 25, 2003 )

Slackware 9.1 Preview
OSNews tried and tested the latest Slackware 9.1 released today (RC-1). The author found the latest Slackware to be extremely stable, fast and simple to learn to use. The new Slackware sports Gnome 2.4, KDE 3.1.4 and other latest packages.

( Permalink: Slackware 9.1 Preview      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 25, 2003 )

Sendmail Trouble
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in Sendmail OpenSSH, Pine, saned, MySQL, gtkhtml, and Solstice AdminSuite.

( Permalink: Sendmail Trouble      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 25, 2003 )

Moving to Linux
Unix Review takes a look at the book Moving to Linux.
"Moving to Linux is definitely a beginner's book. It's a big fluffy puppy of a book that will help ease new users into Linux without scaring them with tons of commands to know. In fact, the book is almost wholly devoted to life at the GUI, which means that Windows and Mac users should feel fairly comfortable with the switch."

( Permalink: Moving to Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 25, 2003 )

Source Based Distributions
Distrowatch takes a look at some source based distributions.
"Andrew Fries has taken to the task of investigating the often overlooked source-based distributions - Sorcerer, Source Mage GNU/Linux, Lunar Linux and Onebase Linux. His conclusion: try Source Mage and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised."

( Permalink: Source Based Distributions      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 24, 2003 )

KernelTrap Interview With Rusty Russell
KernelTrap has interviewed Rusty Russell, a humorous and productive contributer to Linux Kernel development. Author of ipchains, netfilter/iptables, futexes, per-cpu counters, hot pluggable CPU support, and the new in-kernel module loading code, Rusty's efforts have had a significant impact on the upcoming 2.6 kernel. For a humorous sample of Rusty's wit, one only needs to look at his email signature which reads, "Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell."

( Permalink: KernelTrap Interview With Rusty Russell      Submitted by Jeremy Andrews Wed Sep 24, 2003 )

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