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Web Filtering with Open Source
Linux Journal talks about Web Filtering with Open Source.
"One is Dan's Guardian, which I mentioned above; the other is squidGuard, a plug-in for the Squid web proxy. Squid and squidGuard are offered under the GPL, and they are free as in beer as well. I'm getting some funny looks, I know; you'll see why in a minute. Both are apt-gettable for Debian fans. Mandrake folks can get them from the club site; or, do as Red Hat folks have to do, and compile it from source."

( Permalink: Web Filtering with Open Source      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 18, 2003 )

MySQL Rides Open Source Wave Into DBs
Linux World interviews Marten Mickos, MySQL's chief executive officer.
"Marten Mickos, MySQL's chief executive officer, sat down with IDG News Service for an interview at the company's first user show last week in San Jose, California. He talked about how businesses can use MySQL, its competitors, and why the Nordic region might be a cradle for open-source products."

( Permalink: MySQL Rides Open Source Wave Into DBs      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 18, 2003 )

Intel's Jump to 800MHz FSB: The Linux Side
Linux Hardware brings us: Intel's Jump to 800MHz FSB: The Linux Side.
"The Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz processor with an 800MHz FSB and Hyper-Threading will soon be available and we have one along with Intel's D875PBZ desktop board featuring the new 875P chipset. In this article, we run it through the Linux compatibility gambit and then take a look at this new processor's performance verses Intel's previous leader and AMD's Athlon XP 3000+. But first, let's get started by going over what the new chipset offers and what a faster front-side bus could mean. "

( Permalink: Intel's Jump to 800MHz FSB: The Linux Side      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 18, 2003 )

Fundamentals of UNIX Companion Guide
As mentioned on the book's front cover, this is the only authorized textbook for the UNIX curriculum of the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
"We have reviewed a number of great Cisco Press security titles, including "Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System" and "Web Security Field Guide", but this time one non-security related title hit my desk. As mentioned on the book's front cover, this is the "only authorized textbook for the UNIX curriculum of the Cisco Networking Academy Program".

( Permalink: Fundamentals of UNIX Companion Guide      Submitted by LogError Thu Apr 17, 2003 )

Take it to the Next Level with Metaclasses
Most readers are already familiar with the concepts of object-oriented programming: inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism. But the creation of objects of a given class, with certain parents, is usually thought of as a "just so" operation. It turns out that a number of new programming constructs become either easier, or possible at all, when you can customize the process of object creation. Metaclasses enable certain types of "aspect-oriented programming," for example, you can enhance classes with features like tracing capabilities, object persistence, exception logging, and more. Do you want to push object-oriented programming to the next level? This article will get you there.

( Permalink: Take it to the Next Level with Metaclasses      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Apr 17, 2003 )

Total Computer Newbies Meet Debian
OSNews hosts the second part if the real world usability study: a Debian user helps out his neighbors with their (first ever) computer, they decide to put Linux on it, and now in the second part the author describes what happened after the installation took place and after the users had a bit of time to actually use their Debian system.

( Permalink: Total Computer Newbies Meet Debian      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Apr 17, 2003 )

Rubrica and DOSBox
Unix Review take a look at Rubrica and DOSBox.
"This month, I'm going to talk about two programs that I've found interesting. One is a standalone addressbook called Rubrica, and the other is a DOS virtual machine/emulator called DOSBox."

( Permalink: Rubrica and DOSBox      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 17, 2003 )

How to Install Another Hard Disk
Linux World brings us this introduction to installing a new hard disk.
"If you're not familiar with fdisk usage, it's pretty simple. Enter an m, and it will list all the commands available to you. The first command I entered was p, to print the current partition table. Because the drive was brand-new, nothing was displayed. Then I entered n to create a new partition, p to make it a primary partition, and 1 for the partition number. Easy as pie, and we're almost halfway through."

( Permalink: How to Install Another Hard Disk      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 16, 2003 )

The Future of the Linux Kernel
Linux Magazine talks about the future of the Linux kernel.
"One very late addition to the kernel was a new cryptographic API that supports a number of encryption and hashing algorithms. This marks the first time that cryptographic code has been integrated into the standard kernel (one can only hope that the legal environment remains friendly enough that the crypto capability can stay there). The first use for the new API is to support a brand-new IPSEC implementation."

( Permalink: The Future of the Linux Kernel      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 16, 2003 )

Cheap IP Takeover
On Lamp brings us: Cheap IP Takeover.
"Directing traffic to one of several machines is fairly straightforward when using round-robin DNS. But what happens when one of those servers becomes unavailable? Here's one scheme for monitoring the health of another server, and standing in for it if it fails."

( Permalink: Cheap IP Takeover      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 16, 2003 )

Cryptographic File Systems
Security Focus continues its look at Cryptographic File Systems.
"This is the second article in a two-part series looking at cryptographic filesystems. The first article in this series covered the background on cryptographic filesystems from the underlying concepts to some of the mechanics of those systems. This article will cover implementation. The focus will be on implementing the Microsoft's EFS under Windows 2000 and the Linux CryptoAPI."

( Permalink: Cryptographic File Systems      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 16, 2003 )

Novell Adopts Linux
Computer World reports that Novell is adopting Linux.
"Faced with the reality of a steadily falling share of the network operating system market, Novell Inc. today answered the NetWare migration question. And the answer is Linux."

( Permalink: Novell Adopts Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 16, 2003 )

Book Review: Hacker's Challenge 2
There is a number of ways to write a security related book, and from my perspective the authors did a great job. By combining both the technical security issues with nifty situation descriptions, they created a book so interesting, that you won't be able to put it down.


( Permalink: Book Review: Hacker's Challenge 2      Submitted by LogError Tue Apr 15, 2003 )

Red Hat Linux 9 Release and Interview
Red Hat Linux 9 has been released to the official mirrors, brace for impact! Additionally, OSNews features an interview with Red Hat Linux's manager, Matt Wilson and they discuss everything from mp3/dvd playback, to Randr, dependancy policies and more.

( Permalink: Red Hat Linux 9 Release and Interview      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 15, 2003 )

The State of Linux in Maine
Desktop Linux tells us about Linux use in Maine's classrooms.
"David Trask tells DesktopLinux.com that Maine is not the technological backwater state that many might perceive. And Trask, an open source advocate and the Technology Teacher/Coordinator for the Vassalboro Community School should know -- he is leading the charge to bring Linux into Maine's classrooms."

( Permalink: The State of Linux in Maine      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 15, 2003 )

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