|Newsfactor tells us about
"Snort is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It uses protocol analysis and content matching to detect attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes and others. Snort also boasts real-time alerting capabilities for Syslog, user-specified files, or via other means."
( Permalink: Snort Intrusion Detection Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 22, 2003 )
|Big Changes Ahead for Red Hat|
|Linux Planet reports on
"Massive changes are coming to a red fedora near you. For a number of reasons, Red Hat Linux is now moving to a more open development model with less focus on boxed sets and more focus on community involvement. The announcement, which was partially leaked this weekend, was made official Monday morning by an announcement from Red Hat's Bill Nottingham."
( Permalink: Big Changes Ahead for Red Hat Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 22, 2003 )
|IBM and Generic Beowulf Clusters on Linux|
|Many organizations have assembled Intel (and other) processor-based servers into clusters of various types. Proprietary solutions such as Microsoft Wolfpack and HP/Compaq Alpha TruCluster compete for mind share with the generic Beowulf clusters on Linux Intel boxes. Beowulf, in fact, was the outgrowth of NASA researcher Donald Becker's solution to the problem of creating a supercomputing resource without having a supercomputing budget. It is the latter type of cluster that will be addressed in this paper. (Article is in PDF - Noel)|
( Permalink: IBM and Generic Beowulf Clusters on Linux Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jul 22, 2003 )
|Java Reflection for Wicked Command Lines|
|Command line argument processing is one of those nasty chores that seems to keep coming around no matter how many times you've dealt with it in the past. Rather than writing variations of the same code over and over, why not use reflection to simplify the job of argument processing? This article outlines an open source library that makes command line arguments practically handle themselves.|
( Permalink: Java Reflection for Wicked Command Lines Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 21, 2003 )
|"This white paper outlines what Trojans are and why they pose a danger to corporate networks. As early as 2001, an eWeek article reported that tens of thousands of machines are infected with Trojans." article|
( Permalink: Trojans Submitted by Dr.T Mon Jul 21, 2003 )
|Evolving the Wireless Robot|
|This article is one of the first to discuss wireless robotics from an integrated approach. It explains the ins and outs of wireless robots: their components, their shortcomings, and how they can interact in a competitive or cooperative team within professional environments. Learn how smarter robots can relieve us of the most tedious -- and dangerous -- tasks.|
( Permalink: Evolving the Wireless Robot Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 21, 2003 )
|Overview of Linux Printing Systems|
|Linux Journal brings us:
Overview of Linux Printing Systems.
"This article presents a brief overview of the main printing systems in use on most Linux systems, with an introduction to the concepts and procedures at the core of UNIX printing. We will finish by approaching the future of Linux printing, and how it is quickly improving."
( Permalink: Overview of Linux Printing Systems Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 21, 2003 )
|Graphics Tricks from the Linux Command Line|
|There's nothing quite like command-line tools for handling large batches of tasks, and image manipulations are no exception. Web developers and administrators will appreciate the ability to handle large numbers of files easily, either at the command line or in scripts. This article presents the ImageMagick suite, a Linux toolkit for sizing, rotating, converting, and otherwise manipulating images, in a huge number of formats, whether one or a hundred at a time.|
( Permalink: Graphics Tricks from the Linux Command Line Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jul 18, 2003 )
|Review of SCRIBUS 1.0|
|OSNews features an interesting review of the newly released Scribus 1.0, a free DTP alternative for Unices and Linux.|
( Permalink: Review of SCRIBUS 1.0 Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jul 18, 2003 )
|FreeBSD Forked: DragonFly BSD|
|An announcement to freebsd-hackers said "For the last few months I have been investigating and then working on a new approach to the BSD kernel. This has snowballed into a far more ambitious project which is now ready for wider participation." Matthew Dillon's DragonFly BSD uses a light-weight kernel threading (LWKT) model and SMP works.
Read more about it at www.BSDnewsletter.org.
( Permalink: FreeBSD Forked: DragonFly BSD Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jul 18, 2003 )
|State of the Onion 2003|
|Perl.com brings us:
State of the Onion 2003.
"But what you really want to know about is the future state of Perl. That's
nice. I don't know much about the future of Perl. Nobody does. That's part
of the design of Perl 6. Since we're designing it to be a mutable language, it
will probably mutate. If I did know the future of Perl, and if I told you,
you'd probably run away screaming."
( Permalink: State of the Onion 2003 Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 18, 2003 )
|Unix Review tells us about
"CheckInstall will create packages in RPM, Slackware, and Debian format. However, you actually have to have the appropriate packaging system installed to be able to create packages in other words, you can't create Debian packages on a Red Hat system, unless you've installed dpkg and you won't be able to create RPMs on a Slackware or Debian-based system unless you've installed rpm."
( Permalink: CheckInstall Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 18, 2003 )
|Interview with Dr. Moshe Bar|
|Linux Journal talks to
Dr. Moshe Bar.
"Behind openMosix technology, we can find the work of many intelligent and hardworking people. Recently, I had the chance to interview Dr. Moshe Bar, openMosix project leader, by e-mail. He spoke about his educational background, his interest in computer science and, of course, his work on the openMosix project. Here is the text of our interview."
( Permalink: Interview with Dr. Moshe Bar Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 17, 2003 )
|Encrypted Tunnels with FreeS/WAN|
|Linux Journal tells us how to make
encrypted tunnels with FreeS/WAN.
"Many types of tunnels can be used and VPNs can be put together in many ways, but the IPsec implementation of Linux (FreeS/WAN) is by far the most secure and compatible way to do it. In this article, I explain how to establish LAN-to-LAN tunnels using the x509 patch and only one static IP address. I also tell you two ways to get around the four tunnel inconvenience."
( Permalink: Encrypted Tunnels with FreeS/WAN Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 17, 2003 )
|Kernel Trap interviews
Matthew Dillon about FreeBSD. (Turns out this is old and I did not notice before I put it up. - Noel)
"One thing to keep in mind is that FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD feed off each other. When one distribution develops something good, like the new dirpref algorithm and openssh, the others pick it up. We picked both those items up and we also dish out a number of things too, such as filesystem fixes, softupdates, and our ports system. What duplicated work there is (mainly in the kernel core) simply serves to give us multiple test environments to test things on. If one project does something that makes a big difference, believe me the others hear about it and often adopt the code in question!"
( Permalink: Matthew Dillon Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 17, 2003 )