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Protecting Nagios From Zero-Day Exploits

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Protecting Nagios From Zero-Day Exploits with ModSecurity

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RELEASE: Gentoo Linux LiveDVD 11.0 http:

March 10, 2011 1 comment

RELEASE: Gentoo Linux LiveDVD 11.0

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Nagios V-Shell Review and Mike Guthrie Interview

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Nagios V-Shell Review and InterviewThe V-Shell offers Nagios users an interface with simplicity and tactical focus. Mike Weber from has reviewed the Nagios Virtual Shell and interviewed Mike Guthrie who is the lead developer of the Nagios Virtual Shell (V-Shell) project. Mike’s review touches on some first impressions and important visual points while the interview digs deep into the functions, advantages, and future plans Nagios has for the new PHP interface.

Read the Nagios V-Shell Review and Interview.

Categories: Server Admin

OpenSUSE 11.3 Released

July 15, 2010 1 comment

OpenSUSE 11.3 Default DesktopWhether you use OpenSUSE or not you undoubtedly have heard what today is. And if not, it’s the release of OpenSUSE 11.3! OpenSUSE uses the KDE desktop but presents a nice version of GNOME, XFCE, and for the first time in version OpenSUSE 11.3 you’ll find a LXDE version. Before you install OpenSUSE 11.3 you’ll need to download or buy OpenSUSE 11.3 on DVD or CD. XFCE is only available on the OpenSUSE 11.3 DVD release. During Installation you’ll find a new feature that allows the use of the the BtrFS filesystem which is a cutting edge option with several high end features and advantages. BtrFS is a highly experimental feature however, so use it with caution.

Here’s a list of the other popular features you’ll find in OpenSUSE 11.3:

  • GNOME 2.30.1
  • KDE SC 4.4.4
  • Btrfs filesystem
  • Netbook support
  • the 2.6.34 Linux kernel
  • SpiderOak file syncing
  • Rosegarden audio editor
  • Mozilla, Firefox, GoogleCL and Thunderbird Updates
  • And Much More. (Read the official Release Announcement)

You can find a full OpenSUSE 11.3 Review over at EasyLinuxCDs. Don’t forget to share your comments and opinions about OpenSUSE 11.3 in the box below.

Categories: Desktop User, Releases

Shared Wire Connection in Ubuntu

March 25, 2010 2 comments

In today’s increasingly connected world, sharing an internet connection has made the jump from helpful to imperative in many situations. Luckily, sharing a wired connection within Ubuntu can be done with minimal hassle by creating an ad-hoc wireless network.

To successfully share your connection you’ll need to set up the ad-hoc wireless network from scratch. Besides an active wired internet connection at the time of setup, here’s what you’ll need:

Network Manager 0.7 or later release
dnsmasq-base installed; a DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server

NetworkManager comes pre-installed with all Ubuntu releases since 8.10 so the only installation requirement should be that of dnsmasq-base; you can install easily by using this command:

sudo aptitude install dnsmasq-base

Once you’ve confirmed installation of both Network Manager and the dnsmasq-base package you’re ready to move on. Access the network management screen by clicking on the Network Manager icon and select “Create New Wireless Network” to begin setting up your ad-hoc wireless network. Enter the network name and choose the wireless security level when prompted to complete the network creation. Once you finalize the settings you should see a new available SSID, enabling you to share your connection with no further customization or network settings needed.


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