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LXer: Linux Security Fundamentals Part 6: Introduction to nmap

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:44:28 PM
In last week’s tutorial, we tried out tcpdump and wireshark, two of the most useful tools for troubleshooting what is happening as network traffic is transmitted and received on the system. nmap is another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network...

Reddit: Rspamd 1.5 has been released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:34:58 PM

Reddit: Wireless Driver Issues with kali

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:12:18 PM

Hello Friends , Question : I cant seem to get my kali linux Virtual Machine to use my wirelless driver . When i put it on monitor mode , it gives nothing ... I have the host connected via cable , and wanted to use my wirelless card for my VM . Does anyone know why ? This is my Xth attempt of trying to learn Kali on a VM but it always gives me networking issues . Details : Thanks Guys

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[link] [comments] Faster Data Center Transfers with InfiniBand Network Block Device

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:00:30 PM

The storage team of ProfitBricks has been looking for a way to speed transfers between VMs on compute nodes and physical devices on storage servers, connected via InfiniBand, in their data centers. As a solution, they developed the IBNBD driver, which presents itself as a block device on the client side and transmits the block requests to the server side, according to Danil Kipnis, Software Developer at ProfitBricks GmbH.

“Any application requiring block IO transfer over InfiniBand network can benefit from the IBNBD driver,” says Kipnis. 4 Security Steps to Take Before You Install Linux

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:54:29 PM

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Systems administrators who use a Linux workstation to access and manage IT infrastructure -- whether from home or at work --  are at risk of becoming attack vectors against the rest of the infrastructure.

Phoronix: NVIDIA 375.27.13 Linux Driver Released To Fix SteamVR

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:40:01 PM
NVIDIA released their new Vulkan beta driver on Monday to support the new Vulkan 1.0.42 extensions but that ended up breaking the SteamVR Linux support, which relies upon Vulkan. NVIDIA has now corrected this support...

LXer: Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:35:50 PM
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the tiny $10 computer, the latest from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. As the Software Supply Chain Shifts, Enterprise Open Source Programs Ramp Up

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:30:00 PM

Today’s software supply chain is fundamentally different than it was only a few years ago, and open source programs at large enterprises are helping to drive that trend. According to Sonatype’s 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain enterprises are both turning to existing open source projects to decrease the amount of code they have to write, and increasingly creating their own open source tools.

LXer: How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:27:13 PM
If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t have to start an FTP session or log into the system.

TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:19:12 PM

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LXer: Why a Chrome OS and Android merger isn't what we really need

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:18:36 PM
If you're a Chromebook user, you might have momentarily longed for an Android app or two for ChromeOS. Here's why this might not be such a good idea.

Phoronix: Initial Open-Source Accelerated Support Comes To Nouveau For GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:16:57 PM
The patches are now out there for having initial accelerated support in the Nouveau DRM driver for the GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 series "Pascal" graphics cards. The signed firmware is being released and will allow these consumer graphics cards to now have hardware-accelerated support via the open-source driver...

TuxMachines: F2FS Feature Work For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:08:38 PM

The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel.

F2FS for Linux 4.11 is making use of a separate thread for discards to avoid latency problems during checkpoints and fstrim, some prep work for open-channel SSD support, on-disk bitmaps are being introduced, and various other changes.

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TuxMachines: Q4OS 1.8.3, Orion

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:05:56 PM

New update of stable Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered, as well as improvements of the native Q4OS update manager application. All the changes are available for existing Q4OS users via the automatic update process.

Work on the next major version, Q4OS 2.3 'Scorpion' continues as the Debian Project also nears end of development cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 9 'Strech' operating system, upon which Q4OS 2.3 will be based. The release date is preliminarily scheduled at about the turn of April and May 2017. Q4OS 'Scorpion' will be supported at least five years from the official release date.

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Reddit: Just installed Deepin 15.4

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:03:42 PM

It is exactly like OSX but shitter. But it is the best DE I've used in any linux distro. Only problem I have is with the settings sidebar. Why can't I open it on a window like a sane person?

Thank you.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:00:25 PM

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:59:24 AM

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Red Hat News

openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

So, to summarize: openSUSE Tumbleweed is a good, solid, stable Linux distribution with a wide range of desktops available. It is not anything particularly exotic or unstable, and it does not require an unusual amount of Linux expertise to install and use on an everyday system. To make a very simple comparison, in my experience installing and using Tumbleweed is much less difficult and much less risky than using the Debian "testing" distribution, and it is kept much (much much) more up to date than openSUSE Leap, Debian "stable", Linux Mint or Ubuntu. I don't say that to demean any of those other distributions. As I said at the end of my recent post about point-release vs. rolling-release distributions, if your hardware is fully supported by one of those point-release distributions, and you are satisfied with the applications included in them, then they are certainly a good choice. But if you like staying on the leading edge, or if you have very new hardware which requires the latest Linux kernel and drivers, or you just want/need the latest version of some application (in my case this would be digiKam), then openSuSE could be just what you want. Read more Also: Google Summer of Code 2017

Graphics in Linux

  • 17 Fresh AMDGPU DC Patches Posted Today
    Seventeen more "DC" display code patches were published today for the AMDGPU DRM driver, but it's still not clear if it will be ready -- or accepted -- for Linux 4.12. AMD developers posted 17 new DC (formerly known as DAL) patches today to provide small fixes for Vega10/GFX9 hardware, various internal code changes, CP2520 DisplayPort compliance, and various small fixes.
  • libinput 1.7.0
  • Libinput 1.7 Released With Support For Lid Switches, Scroll Wheel Improvements
    Peter Hutterer has announced the new release of libinput 1.7.0 as the input handling library most commonly associated with Wayland systems but also with Ubuntu's Mir as well as the X.Org Server via the xf86-input-libinput driver.
  • Nouveau TGSI Shader Cache Enabled In Mesa 17.1 Git
    Building off the work laid by Timothy Arceri and others for enabling a TGSI (and hardware) shader cache in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as well as R600g TGSI shader cache due ot the common infrastructure work, the Nouveau driver is now leveraging it to enable the TGSI shader cache for Nouveau Gallium3D drivers.