Linux Journal Contents #129, January 2005
Staying Current with Your Distribution's Security Updates
by Jeremy Turner
Many attacks go after software for which a fix is already available. Get the new version working fast.
Point-and-Click E-Mail Crypto
by Roy Hoobler
These tools make encrypted mail almost as easy as the easily snoopable kind.
Networking in NSA Security-Enhanced Linux
by James Morris
SELinux is already in some cutting-edge distributions, so it's time to learn it.
Encrypt Your Root Filesystem
by Mike Petullo
Get high-grade security for all your data even when you can't lock up the hardware.
How I Feed My Cats with Linux
by Chris McAvoy
Why stay home to feed the cats when you have the Internet, a Linux box and some handy hardware?
Application Defined Processors
by Dan Poznanovic
Here's how a general-purpose Linux system gets a speed boost from reconfigurable logic.
Finding Stubborn Bugs with Meaningful Debug Info
by John Goerzen
When a user reports a bug you can't duplicate, make the program help diagnose itself.
Using Webmin—By the Book
by Frank Conley
This Web-based tool lets you manage your system and keep a log of other sysadmins' actions.
Counting with uniq
by Brian K. Tanaka
Tame your server logs and other big data files with these command-line tools.
A Memory-Efficient Doubly Linked List
by Prokash Sinha
Use this twist on a standard data structure to trade a little time to save what could be a lot of space.
At the Forge
Bloglines Web Services
by Reuven M. Lerner
The Linux Test Project
by Nigel Hinds
Cooking with Linux
by Marcel Gagné
Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Linux Security
by Mick Bauer
Linux for Suits
Grass Roots vs. Giant Roars
by Doc Searls
441 Reasons to Go Linux
by Brooke Partridge
Network Security Hacks
by Alex Weeks
HP Compaq nx5000
by Don Marti
Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and
Intellectual Property Law
by Don Marti
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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|The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database||Jul 29, 2016|
|Stunnel Security for Oracle||Jul 28, 2016|
|SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager||Jul 21, 2016|
|My +1 Sword of Productivity||Jul 20, 2016|
|Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!||Jul 19, 2016|
|Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)||Jul 18, 2016|
- The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
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