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VPNs Illustrated: Tunnels, VPNS, and IPsec -- A Book Review

  • Linux Journal; By Geoff Baker (Posted by dcparris on Apr 17, 2006 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Practical, well-documented advice that can help secure your system.

Little Penguin Delivers With Linux Live CD

If you really like what you see, Kororaa has just released version 0.2 of the Live CD with a complete installer, so you can have all that 3D loveliness on your hard drive. In case you're wondering, a Kororaa is a small Antipodean penguin. Tux the penguin is the symbol of Linux.

Open source vs. proprietary management tools

  • IT Managers Journal; By Ranga Rangachari (Posted by dcparris on Apr 17, 2006 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In deciding between open source and proprietary management tools, an organization may have to decide whether it's willing to forgo some niche features in exchange for a less costly tool that does 80% of what its proprietary counterpart does equally well. Large enterprises will typically pay for all the added features and functionality because they may actually use them. But the real sweet spot for open source management tools is the mid-market companies that want to manage things in a reliable way with a tool that's reasonable to set up, configure, and maintain, without a hefty price tag. With the advancement of open source management solutions, quality is becoming just as important a differentiator as value.

10 Infamous Moments In Security Research

  • InformationWeek; By Larry Greenemeier (Posted by dcparris on Apr 17, 2006 2:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is simply a list of some major security issues. The real story is here.

10th anniversary of Croatian LUG

On wednesday, Croatian LUG (HULK) will celebrate 10th anniversary of existance. Event will take place at Boogalo in Zagreb and it will start in 20:00, 19th of April. Specially for this event, LUG engaged DJ Pytzek who will play EGOBOO.bits and other music from artists who publish their work under Creative Commons license. Event is organized during DORS/CLUC conference (you can still sign in for the conference), so you can meet some conference speakers too. Celebration event is open to everyone, so if you are near Zagreb, don't miss this opportunity to get free beer (free as a beer ;) ).

Hands-on testing of the new Linux virus

Thanks to one of our readers, NewsForge has obtained a copy of the widely reported Windows/Linux cross-platform "proof of concept" virus. News reports thus far on the code have contradicted themselves: some reported the virus can replicate itself on both Windows and Linux, others saying it has a viral nature only on Windows. Testing by both NewsForge staff and Hans-Werner Hilser may reveal why the confusion.

Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism

  •; By Poul-Henning Kamp (Posted by incinerator on Apr 17, 2006 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
D-Link delivers wifi-routers with badly configured NTP server lists. Despite violating service agreements and effectively DDos'ing these servers, D-Link denies any compensation.

CLI Magic: Is that CD still fresh?

Ever wonder if that ISO or backup CD or DVD you burned last year is still good? This week we'll take a look at a small command-line utility called cdck that checks the condition of data on the media and let you know if it's still good.

2006 Install Fest

Last weekend, April 15-16, 2006, the third Install Fest was organized by Free Software Macedonia, at the facilities of “Narodna Tehnika” in Skopje. This year’s edition, in addition to installation of free software for the visitors, indluded several other activities: workshops, lectures, debates...

Fedora Weekly News Issue 42

New GNOME Does Search Right

Review: GNOME Version 2.14 adds compelling refinements to the Linux desktop, including desktop search.
For years now, the Linux and open-source desktop has had the benefit of multiple software projects pushing forward to create nicer-looking, more useful environments. One of the most prominent of those projects, GNOME, recently underwent one of its twice-yearly updates, and the result is a compelling set of refinements.

Tutorial: Synchronizing your Linux Laptop and Desktop

If your laptop computer is a complement to your desktop machine, you're probably well aware of the need to synchronize data between the two. This article from Jem Matzan will show you two ways to accomplish this on GNU/Linux-based machines.

Chinese no OS ban may open way for Linux

The Chinese Government ban on the sale of naked computers (computers without pre-installed software) may open the way for Linux distributions loaded with open source applications to increase its penetration of the massive Chinese market.

Open Solaris a source of contention

LINUX distributor Novell has taken a shot at open-source rival Sun, saying the company's moves to open the code on its Solaris operating system had added little to the open-source community.

Will Google and Linux make Microsoft yesterday's company

Back in the mid 1980s, it would have been hard to imagine anyone breaking the IT market dominance of the mighty IBM. Big Blue was seven times as big as the number two player. Then along came Microsoft, changed the rules of the game and usurped the throne. Now along comes Google and the open source movement and the rules have changed again. In an era of open source, web services, wireless connnectivity and converged communications, can Microsoft maintain its market grip going forward?

Fedora Frog brings the bling to Fedora

Fedora Core 5 users now have a way to install and update games, productivity software, and multimedia support applications all at one time, much as Ubuntu users can do with Automatix. The script is called Fedora Frog, and it is available at

The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 5

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Apr 17, 2006 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
This is a detailed description how to set up a Fedora Core 5 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Solved! Setting Up Roaming SMTP Service

  •; By DC Parris (Posted by dcparris on Apr 17, 2006 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
  LXer Feature: 15-Apr-06

Many ISPs block smtp connections from outside their networks, which is great for stopping spam, but it also makes things a little difficult for laptop users who need to send e-mail from another network. Initially, Don Parris found some workarounds, such as setting up his e-mail client to use Google's smtp server, but had difficulty getting the correct settings for Evolution.

Lic Chooses Red Hat To Power IT Infrastructure

LIC, India's largest life insurance company, will deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux across its 2,048 branches, 100 divisional offices, seven zonal offices, head office, subsidiary offices and overseas locations.

New Linux look fuels old debate

The use of closed-source software to give Linux slick graphics is keeping a thorny legal and philosophical dispute alive.

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