Linux Journal Contents #177, January 2009
Linux Journal Issue #177/January 2009
It's a battle as old as time: good vs. evil. Fortunately, Linux and FOSS are on our side as we wage the battle against those who try to steal our secrets and invade our systems. Checking your system's security is best done sooner rather than later. Test the locks with our article on security verification; find out how to use PAM to help secure your systems; use MinorFS and AppArmor to implement discretionary access control; learn more about Samba security in part III of our series; use Darknet to help detect bots and secure your systems; use the Yubikey to increase your site's security; and don't forget to lock the doors, because a cold boot attack could render your security useless if somebody has physical access to your computer. But, we're not just about sowing the seeds of fear. We also show you how to use memcached in Rails, how to manage multiple servers efficiently, how to deploy applications easily with Capistrano, how to manage your videos with MythVideo, how to mix it up a bit (your audio that is), and even play a few games.
by Dirk Merkel
Learn how to increase system and on-line security.
Cold Boot Attack Tools for Linux
by Kyle Rankin
Use open-source tools to dump and scan RAM from a target system for encyption keys and other goodies.
PAM—Securing Linux Boxes Everywhere
by Federico Kereki
How to implement Linux security checks.
Testing the Locks: Verifying Security in a Linux Environment
by Jeramiah Bowling
Four checks for a more secure network.
by Rob Meijer
A set of user-space filesystems for enhanced discretionary access control.
by Grzegorz Landecki
Using Darknet to secure environments from threats in the wild.
MythVideo: Managing Your Videos
by Michael J. Hammel
Too many videos in your MythTV menu? With a little planning, finding your favorite movies can be a breeze
by Dan Frost
Simplify application deployment.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Memcached Integration in Rails
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Evil Agents under the Bed and Other Scary Things that Go Boom!
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Special Variables I: the Basics
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Samba Security, Part III
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Manage Multiple Servers Efficiently
Kyle Rankin and Bill Childers'
Small Laptops vs. Large Laptops
Doc Searls' EOF
The Power of Definitions
Mixing It Up with the Behringer BCF2000
by Dan Sawyer