|Lance Spitzner askes:
Honeypots: Are They Illegal?
"As honeypots and their concepts have grown more popular, people have begun to ask what legal issues could apply. The purpose of this paper is to address the most commonly asked issues. The concepts covered here will be focusing on US statutes, not international, mainly because I'm only familiar with US law. However, these concepts most likely also play some role in the international community."
( Permalink: Honeypots: Are They Illegal? Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 16, 2003 )
|Privacy and Anonymity in Email|
|On Lamp talks about
privacy and anonymity in email.
"As convenient as email is, it leaves much to be desired in terms of
protecting the privacy of messages. There are two aspects to the
limitation. On the one hand, email messages are very susceptible to
interception and tampering by a variety of parties (ISPs, hackers,
government, spammers, and others). On the other hand, email does not
directly provide for anonymous communication (an important bastion of
freedom of expression)."
( Permalink: Privacy and Anonymity in Email Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 13, 2003 )
|Linux at the (Server)Beach|
|Linux Planet brings us:
Linux at the (Server)Beach.
"And yet, when ServerBeach makes such a claim, it actually does go a bit beyond the ho-hum, another day, another Tux convert. Because what this ISP is doing with Linux realizes some of the full potential of the operating system not just as a network administration platform but also as a configurable resource."
( Permalink: Linux at the (Server)Beach Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 13, 2003 )
|Planning for Survivable Networks|
|Slashdot reviews the book:
Planning for Survivable Networks.
"It's a practical book, but also a surprisingly uplifting book, considering its technical content. I truly enjoyed reading about the adaptable human spirit that enabled managers and workers to keep their businesses going after the 9/11 attacks."
( Permalink: Planning for Survivable Networks Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 13, 2003 )
|Did SCO Open Unix Source Code?|
|CNet talks about the
"But Moglen disagrees with SCO's position. "I find these statements from SCO irresponsible," he said. The act of packaging, advertising and marketing a Linux product means SCO's actions were anything but inadvertent, he said. What SCO is arguing seems instead to be that it didn't know what it was packaging."
( Permalink: Did SCO Open Unix Source Code? Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 13, 2003 )
|Improving the Ultimate Linux Box|
|Linux Journal tells us how they
improved the ultimate Linux box.
"Things were similar in the random read department; I ended up with a 3.70 to 2.17 advantage at 8 threads. At only 2 threads, though, the advantage wasn't much. SCSI still owns the random writes department with a steady 30something mb/sec rate--until you get to 8 threads. Then, the ULB edges out at 21.87 to 18.76; this is a drastic improvement over the 10-13mb/sec rate achieve with the old configuration."
( Permalink: Improving the Ultimate Linux Box Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 13, 2003 )
|Using Slackware Linux as a Live CD Toolbox|
|OSNews features an article showing how you can create a Live CD with Slackware Linux.|
( Permalink: Using Slackware Linux as a Live CD Toolbox Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jun 12, 2003 )
|Linux Access in State and Local Government|
|Linux Journal brings us:
Linux Access in State and Local Government.
"This year, Oregon and Texas legislators introduced house and senate
bills respectively supporting open-source software. Both legislative bills made their way to committee hearings, but the results differed
significantly. Oregon's HB 2892 died. In Texas, SB 1579 found favor in
the Committee and remains pending due to a walkout by approximately 50
members of the House."
( Permalink: Linux Access in State and Local Government Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 12, 2003 )
|James the Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server|
|These articles form a two-part series on the Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server, also known as James. The first article provides a high-level overview, briefly touching on the Apache group's design objectives, and describes how to install and configure a workable development environment. In the second article, you will be taken beyond the basic James infrastructure and implement a practical application for flagging users as available or unavailable, and for automatically sending custom messages to senders from users who chose to make themselves unavailable. These articles lay a foundation for understanding James and for developing server-side e-mail applications. |
( Permalink: James the Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jun 12, 2003 )
|Unix Review talks about
"This month, I'm going to talk about a nifty program I found on Freshmeat not long ago. rpmrebuild. This is one program that I wish I'd had years ago. As the name suggests, it's a tool for rebuilding RPMs, which it does by reconstructing the package from files installed on your system and information in the RPM database."
( Permalink: Reconstructing RPMs Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 12, 2003 )
|SEGA Dreamcast into a Linux Firewall|
|Linux Devices tells us how to
turn the SEGA Dreamcast into a Linux firewall/router.
"This highly detailed 101-page how-to article provides the necessary background and procedures to turn a SEGA Dreamcast gaming console into a Linux-based software router with firewalling and virtual private networking capabilities. The article explains how to create the necessary toolchain for compiling both programs and the Linux kernel, and shows how, starting from scratch, you can build a Linux operating system that runs entirely in memory."
( Permalink: SEGA Dreamcast into a Linux Firewall Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 12, 2003 )
|"Scanning helps one to know what services are running on a machine. This will show the open ports on which services are listening for connections.
First we will determine whether the target machine is alive or not. This can be done by sending a icmp echo request packet to the server. The server would respond with a icmp echo reply showing that itís alive. The process to do this on a range of hosts or ipaddresses is known as ping sweep. Of the many methods used, we will look on ICMP ping and echo port ping. "
( Permalink: Scanning Networks Submitted by Dr.T Wed Jun 11, 2003 )
|Embedded Systems, Linux, and the Future|
|O'Reilly brings us:
Embedded Systems, Linux, and the Future.
"Predicting the future is a tricky endeavor, and an often-failed one, at that. So I won't try to predict the future in this article. Instead, I will present how the traditional players of the embedded systems field are currently positioned, what impact Linux is having, and what forces will decide where the field is going."
( Permalink: Embedded Systems, Linux, and the Future Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 11, 2003 )
|Opera is Better Than Godounov|
|Linux World talks about
"Opera is $39 if you want to buy it. It's not worth purchasing just to get rid of its embedded banner ad, but Our Hero thinks it is well worth the money for other reasons."
( Permalink: Opera is Better Than Godounov Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 11, 2003 )
|Introduction and History of Darwin|
|OSNews features an article introducing the Darwin, where it came from, the technologies used behind it, the Open Darwin and Gnu Darwin distributions, how the Darwin architecture is evolving and where it is going.|
( Permalink: Introduction and History of Darwin Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jun 11, 2003 )