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LXer: Top 5: Terminal games for Linux, GnuCOBOL, and more

Saturday 25th of June 2016 06:06:21 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight terminal games for Linux, the still-alive-and-kicking COBOL, a few obscure and minor Linux tools, cross-platform methods and tools, and chess Android apps.Top 5 articles of the week5. 7 open source Android apps for chess playersread more

LXer: How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

Saturday 25th of June 2016 04:40:35 AM
This tutorial describes the installation of SuPHP on centOS 7.2 from source as there are no SuPHP packages available for CentOS 7.2. SuPHP is an apache module that allows PHP to under a different Linux user than the apache user. This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

LXer: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

Saturday 25th of June 2016 03:14:48 AM
a bit more detail about the powerful ps command and how it can help you discover information about your processes. There’s more to learn about parent processes, filesystems, and more...

Reddit: My Experience with Linux

Saturday 25th of June 2016 02:59:36 AM

I am a Windows user from forever i have all versions of Windows from 95 till win 10. So far the only problems i had with Windows is viruses and performance decrease over time.

So i gave xubuntu 16.04 a try i must say it was good to use,fast and snappy, but the thing is that it is too big of compromise for a Windows user who have access to plethora of programs and other thing i am used to Windows .Another problem is that the problem arises too much in xubuntu/Linux and the solution to very is Google search and copy pasting commands in terminal . Yeah windows also have problems but they didn't happens too constantly.

Tl:dr- liked linux but too much used to using windows so can't change now

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LXer: General Mills Granted A Design Patent On A Tortilla Bowl Because Why Even Pretend Anymore?

Saturday 25th of June 2016 01:49:02 AM
The idea is that the "invention" in the case of design patents are supposed to be unique outputs of what might otherwise not be unique inventions that are then said to act as some sort of single-source invented thing. Honestly, the whole concept smells of a workaround on the actual purpose of patent law and it tends to function that way as well. How else do you explain the design patent granted on a toothpick with some lines carved into it, for instance? Or Apple's design patent on the animation of turning a page within an ebook? Rewarding exclusivity to these types of "inventions" that barely work up the sweat of an "inventor" should seem absurd to you, as should the frequency with which the public is left wondering where exactly the "invention" is in any of this.

Reddit: Bye Ubuntu

Saturday 25th of June 2016 01:47:01 AM

Never been a fan of the Red Hat/yum distros. But Fedora 24 and Gnome have changed my mind. Easiest linux distro I have ever used and incredibly functional. Great job guys.

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LXer: tinyMediaManager catalogs your movie and TV files

Saturday 25th of June 2016 12:23:16 AM
The trouble with video files is that they are not easily parseable. How can your computer tell whether that 8 GB file in your ~/Movies folder is the latest superhero movie, or your daughter's soccer game?read more

LXer: How Salesforce Secures Docker Containers

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:57:30 PM's lead information security engineer discusses container security at DockerCon 16.

TuxMachines: IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions?

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:38:45 PM

A recent survey by the Uptime Institute of 1,000 IT executives found that 50 percent of senior enterprise IT executives expect the majority of IT workloads to reside off-premise in cloud or colocation sites in the future. Of those surveyed, 23 percent expect the shift to happen next year, and 70 percent expect that shift to occur within the next four years.

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Reddit: User management/admin platform.

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:34:36 PM


I am trying to find some good vendors that have off the shelf products for user management. I really need it for auditing user privileges/access requests.

It would need to be pretty flexible/configurable. I work in a tech company and things are always changing, i.e. adding databases, new server space, networking, web tools/space, user portals, etc.

Ideally this would be an enterprise solution as my firm is growing nad have hundreds of users with multiple requests for privs and employees coming and going. Finally, it needs to have good auditing. My industry is regulated and we'll need to be able to succinctly describe how we control our users/access if we were audited.

Thanks in advance for good recommendations.

Also, to tie this into Linux...I'd prefer a platform which is linux based as well.


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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:33:35 PM
  • Teardrop Attack: What Is It And How Does It Work?

    In Teardrop Attack, fragmented packets that are sent in the to the target machine, are buggy in nature and the victim’s machine is unable to reassemble those packets due to the bug in the TCP/IP fragmentation.

  • Updating code can mean fewer security headaches

    Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.

    In its latest annual state-of-the-developer report, Devops software provider Puppet found that by better integrating security objectives into daily work, teams in "high-performing organizations" build more secure systems. The report, which surveyed 4,600 technical professionals worldwide, defines high IT performers as offering on-demand, multiple code deploys per day, with lead times for changes of less than one hour. Puppet has been publishing its annual report for five years.

  • Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing

    Over half of the world's most popular online services have misconfigured servers which could place users at risk from spoof emails, researchers have warned.

    According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:32:55 PM

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TuxMachines: OSS in the Back End

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:30:40 PM
  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO

    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.

  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations

    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event.

    The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.

  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out.

    The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.

  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics

    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.

  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides

    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.

  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos

    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.

  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises

    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds.

    Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

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Reddit: HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store!

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:07:02 PM

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OSS Leftovers

  • DataBasin - object inspector and updates
    First, the underlying DataBasinKit framework got an important update.
  • In-demand dev skills, understanding licensing, and more open source news
  • Higher ed systems expanding access to open-source materials
    Open-source learning technology is at the core of higher education for institutions that want to reach broader audiences with very strict ideas about how convenient learning should be. But developing these initiatives does not happen quickly or easily. It requires strong leadership in information technology, expertise to determine which solutions work best for a campus, and a financial commitment to making sure the technology is sustainable.
  • Proxmark Pro Proxmark3 Standalone Open Source RFID Tester (video)
    Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more. The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers.
  • ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language
    The D programming language is just the latest to have support for Vulkan alongside C++, Rust (via Vulkano, if you missed that project), Go, and many other modern languages getting bindings for this Khronos Group high performance graphics API. Should you not be familiar with the D language, see Wikipedia.

Leftovers: Security