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What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:15:54 PM
Network monitoring is a critical IT function for businesses of all sizes. The goal of network monitoring can vary. For example, the monitoring activity can be part of long-term network provisioning, security protection, performance troubleshooting, network usage accounting, and so on. Depending on its goal, network monitoring is done in many different ways, such as […]Continue reading...The post What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line in real time What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Toyota Joins Tesla In Freeing A Bunch Of Key Patents

Friday 9th of January 2015 11:18:43 AM
Last June, Elon Musk and Tesla made some news in freeing up Tesla's patents, hoping to jumpstart the market for electric cars. As we pointed out at the time, this highlighted how patents can, and often do, hold back innovation -- and we hoped that others might take notice. It's taken a while, but at CES this week, Toyota also announced plans to free patents, focusing on the 5,680 patents (including pending patents) it has on fuel cell drive systems. The details still matter, but Toyota says that the patents are all available, "royalty free."

Distraction-Free Writing with FocusWriter

Friday 9th of January 2015 10:21:32 AM
A short review of FocusWriter, a nice distraction-free word processor.

Another Day, Another Bogus Set Of DMCA Takedowns Based Solely On Keywords (This Time Hiding Legit GitHub Projects)

Friday 9th of January 2015 09:24:21 AM
For many years we've seen DMCA takedowns that were clearly based on little more than quick keyword searches. There are so many of these cases that it's difficult to keep track of them, but a few examples: Fox demanded a takedown of an article on the SF Chronicle's website... because Fox owns the rights to the movie Chronicle.

Enigma-Dev A Linux Game Engine, Compatible With GameMaker Scripting

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:27:10 AM
Enigma-Dev is a fully featured game engine that compiles natively for Linux! Enigma is completely compatible with GML (the GameMaker Language), as well as C and C++. It is developed and written in Java, and can cross-compile to Linux, Mac, and Windows. It is a "work in progress" currently, but can compile full games.

The power of Docker and open source ecosystems

Friday 9th of January 2015 07:29:59 AM
Reading through the latest list of top 10 open source projects on has been a reminder of what a great year 2014 has been for open source. Established projects like OpenStack and Mongo have continued to break new records in adoption and usage.

Thieves Jackpot ATMs With 'Black Box' Attack

Friday 9th of January 2015 06:32:48 AM
Previous stories on KrebsOnSecurity about ATM skimming attacks have focused on innovative fraud devices made to attach to the outside of compromised ATMs. Security experts are now warning about the emergence of a new class of skimming scams aimed at draining ATM cash deposits via a novel and complex attack.

Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 Accelerates Fuel Plugin Deployment

Friday 9th of January 2015 05:35:37 AM
Mirantis today released it OpenStack 6.0 cloud platform, providing new capabilities for cloud server administrators to rapidly deploy clouds with new services. Among the key enhancements are improvements to Mirantis' Fuel system for plugin deployment.

SUSECon 14 report

Friday 9th of January 2015 04:38:26 AM
We catch up with the SUSE execs at SUSECon 2014 and find out that everything is open

Firefox switch may have caused drop in Google’s share of searches

Friday 9th of January 2015 03:41:15 AM
Mozilla recently switched the default search engine in its Firefox browser to Yahoo from Google, and it appears that the switch may have caused a significant drop in Google’s share of search users.

Harman brings Linux-based IVI to entry-level cars

Friday 9th of January 2015 02:44:04 AM
Harman’s Linux-based IVI system for entry-level cars integrates Aha Analytics, and supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink connectivity. A year ago at CES, Harman announced a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment system featuring an HTML5 development environment, a type 1 hypervisor, and integration with driver assist functions. Now the company is offering a simpler IVI system […]

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Friday 9th of January 2015 01:46:53 AM
David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linuxafter he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicumdefines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystemcapabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has somecontroversy surrounding it.

Build your own cloud-based two-factor authentication service using WiKID and Packer.

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:49:42 AM
WiKID is a dual-sourced two-factor authentication server that uses software tokens (PC/smartphone) to transmit PINs and one-time passwords encrypted with public key encryption. These keys are generated on the device and server and exist only there - unlike most shared-secret based solutions.

Pono Is Here, High Def Open Source Codec (Sort of) & All

Thursday 8th of January 2015 11:52:31 PM
A more problematic issue has to do the the openness, or lack thereof, of the music codec being used. Although Pono utilizes the Free Lossless Audio Codec or FLAC, which is licensed under the GPL and BSD licenses, reported last August that the files won’t play with full fidelity on anything but a Pono device.

Linux Mint 17.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

Thursday 8th of January 2015 10:55:20 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' KDE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. The previous version of Linux Mint used KDE 4.13. In this release, KDE is upgraded to version 4.14. Support was added in MDM and in the session for the KDE wallet to be fully integrated with Linux Mint. Although a Wallet Manager is present for configuration purpose, no interaction is needed for the KDE wallet to work. The wallet is created automatically with your first login, and it opens automatically in the background with every new session. The Update Manager now groups packages together according to their source package.

Crowdsourcing a new edition of a Bach masterpiece

Thursday 8th of January 2015 09:58:09 PM
New works of art usually enter the public domain through a process involving death and patience. It is a rarer occasion that living people set about to make a resource public domain, and even rarer so when that effort involves thousands of people collaborating and pooling their time, energy, and money. That's what's happening on with the first public review of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier score, a new edition of J.S. Bach's musical masterpiece (BWV 846-869).read more

CES 2015: Intel Compute Stick Is a Back-Pocket PC That Runs Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

Thursday 8th of January 2015 09:00:58 PM
The Intel Compute Stick, a small full-fledged PC running Ubuntu and Windows 8.1, has been announced at CES 2015. You've seen small PCs before, but this one is the size of a Chromecast and it's much more powerful.

Linux Mint 17.1 KDE released

Thursday 8th of January 2015 08:03:47 PM
In today's open source roundup: Download Linux Mint 17.1 KDE. Plus: A look at Manjaro Linux 0.8.11, and Steam Machines might launch at GDC 2015.

LG Shows Off WebOS Smartwatch at CES

Thursday 8th of January 2015 07:06:36 PM
LG's next-gen smartwatch will ditch Google's Android Wear for webOS, according to various reports.

No More updates for Fedora 19

Thursday 8th of January 2015 06:09:25 PM
As of this Tuesday, 6th January 2015 there will be no more updates provided for Fedora 19 (aka End Of Life). This includes all security, bugfix and enhancement updates, so […]

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