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Build a Secure Logging Server With syslog-ng

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HowTos

Managing Linux system and application logging is important and a bit tricky. You want to capture important information, not bales of noise. You need to be able to find what you want in your logs without making it your life's work. For this we have the next-generation Linux logger, syslog-ng.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I'm a young Linux developer from Serbia and Montenegro and a big fan of networking under Linux. Most of my favorite tools help with Linux networking and data security.

Frugalware 0.4 what a nice distro!

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Frugalware is almost an unknown distro (at least for me) but when I read a while about Frugalware 0.4 I feel yeaah....this is a distro what I looking for.
Then I go to my friend who has a broadband internet connection and download Frugalware 0.4 DVD vrsion.

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Where to Use Regular Expressions

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This article describes some applications that support regular expressions and some simple ways of usage. A few interesting extensions for different types of applications are mentioned. Just thinking about them can give a good approximation where one might find them and possibly use them.

Interview: Bill Hilf, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Platform Strategy

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In recent times, the icy divide and the tremendous animosity between users of Microsoft's products and those who use open source products has thawed greatly. Earlier this month, a Microsoft executive delivered a keynote at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston for the first time ever. Hilf recently sat down with internetnews.com to talk about a number of contentious issues.

Roadmap for Linux distribution Fedora Core 6

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After a nine months of development for Fedora Core 5, the Fedora Project plans to finish the next version of its open Linux distribution within six months.

Users: Oracle Linux would be optimal

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Linux

Oracle Corp. customers are intrigued by recent musings from Larry Ellison, the company's chief executive officer, suggesting Oracle might offer its own Linux distribution. Users would welcome the tighter integration a complete Oracle software stack of operating system, database, middleware and applications could provide, they said in interviews this week.

"FOSS 101" - A Reality Check on Linux and Open Source in Higher Education

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Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) enjoy a reputation for ubiquitous use in educational settings. While FOSS openness and low acquisition costs resonate with the approach and needs of academia, it's proving difficult to establish a clear adoption trend.

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The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME

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Texstar has announced that a new version of PCLinuxOS is available for downloading and testing. But don't expect the same distro you might be used to. No, this version is a scaled down version of 287 mb called interestingly enough: The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME. It consists of a 2.6.15-oci3 kernel, Basic KDE 3.5.2 desktop (kdebase and kdelibs only) , PCLOS Control Center, and the Synaptic Software Installer.

Security: Unpatched and Doing Fine?

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Linux

It's been a year since the Honeynet project published the results of their study, which concluded that Linux systems can last much longer than Windows systems unpatched on the Internet. I am sure that to some extent this remains true, but I wonder when I see things such as statistics that claim the highest percentage of attacks are seen on Linux systems and the number two reason they are attacked is because they are unpatched. I took a gander at some patching methods for several different platforms.

Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison

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There are a lot of Linux filesystems comparisons available but most of them are anecdotal, based on artificial tasks or completed under older kernels. This benchmark essay is based on 11 real-world tasks appropriate for a file server with older generation hardware (Pentium II/III, EIDE hard-drive).

From Weblog to CMS with WordPress

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This article describes how we used one blogging package (WordPress) to replace a traditional content management system (phpWebSite) to run a community website. As a result, ordinary people in the community can now maintain the site, the site has all sorts of new features such as RSS feeds, and the webmaster can do more useful things (such as hacking WordPress plugins).

Wikis in the workplace

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Software

Meet an effective, low-cost way to share knowledge and collaborate--ideal for project management and content management. Managers may fear a wiki will disrupt workers and their workflow and prove a distraction from "real" work. Or they look at wikis as a fad that will end up costing time and labor (mostly in the IT department).

OpenDocument group 'optimistic' on certification

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The recently formed OpenDocument Format Alliance is expressing its confidence that the file format will be approved by the International Organisation for Standardisation next month.

AMD cuddles with Linux

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Hardware

AMD apparently wants to set up a research group in Dresden not only to optimize Linux for its own processors, but also to integrate the requirements of the open operating system in the development process for future processor generations.

Linux System Administration: First Tasks

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Linux

You might know how to write code or build applications, but do you know what is required of a good Linux sysadmin? Linux system administration has a place of its own in the hierarchy of information technology specializations. Some people excel in special areas of free software technology but haven't needed to learn system administration.

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