Linux News for Apr 29, 2001
UnixReview.com: Enhanced Software Technologies BRU-Pro
(Apr 29, 2001, 23:26)
"Everybody needs to do backups. Nearly everyone who has ever
worked with or owned a computer has heard the refrain, "Make sure
you do a backup." So, why is it so hard to get people to do regular
backups? Could the backup experience be all that painful? Take
heart, gentle reader, because it doesn't have to be."
Agenda Delayed Again, This Time Until May (Apr 29, 2001, 23:15)
The final, consumer-ready release of the Agenda VR-3, a
Linux-based handheld computer, has been delayed again, this time
UnixReview.com: IBM Small Business Suite [Review] (Apr 29, 2001, 22:30)
In this review of IBM's Small Business Suite, author Joe
Brockmeier gives the software generally high scores, but notes
limited support for various distributions and some snags in the
LinuxPR: An Open Invitation to an Open Sourced Florida. Brought to you by SLUG.
(Apr 29, 2001, 22:12)
"It is our pleasure to announce that we have once again been
invited to host the Linux booth at CTS (Computer & Technology
Showcase) on May 30 and 31, 2001, at the Harborview Center in
Clearwater, Florida. This time we want to make it even more
spectacular -- and since we've been given much more floor space and
have some incredible speakers lined up, the opportunity is
Immunix OS Security Advisory: gftp (Apr 29, 2001, 21:33)
"Richard Johnson has found a format string problem in the
version of gftp that ships with Immunix 6.2 and 7.0."
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: gftp update (Apr 29, 2001, 21:31)
"A format string vulnerability exists in all versions of gftp
prior to version 2.0.8. This vulnerability has been fixed upstream
in version 2.0.8."
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: rpmdrake update (Apr 29, 2001, 21:28)
"A temporary file vulnerability exists in rpmdrake. This updated
rpmdrake corrects the problem."
freshmeat: Who pays the developers? (Apr 29, 2001, 21:02)
"Who pays the developers? The company they work for, right? But
what about those developers who develop Open Source software after
hours, on their own time and equipment? Who pays them? Many say no
one does and no one should. After all, it's Free Software. You
don't get paid for Free Software. Before we develop such a closed
attitude, let's take a look at what one of the founders of the Free
Software movement has to say."
GNOME Launches Packaging Project (Apr 29, 2001, 19:13)
GNOME has launched a binary packaging project headed up by
Gregory LeBlanc. Designed to help users test upcoming beta releases
of GNOME 2.0, the project will initially focus on providing RPM's
and Debian packages.
Rock Linux 1.4.0 (stable) Released (Apr 29, 2001, 16:00)
Speaking of Rock Linux, the newest version of the "admin
friendly" distro is out today. New features include Linux Kernel
2.4.3, XFree86 4.0.3, GNOME 1.4, ALSA drivers, and initial support
LinuxGazette: A Private Home Network
(Apr 29, 2001, 15:00)
This article covers a no-compromise approach to securing a home
network intended to provide no services to the outside world while
also tightening down internal services. The author deals with not
only the old stand-bys such as securing inetd more thoroughly, but
how to lock down services such as X.
Slashdot: Free Software Law in Argentina (Apr 29, 2001, 14:00)
"There's presently a law being discussed at the Congress in
Argentina, that would make mandatory the use of and migration to
Free Software when possible."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #88 by Paul Emsley (Apr 29, 2001, 13:00)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for the previous week.
CNET News: Piranha or Monkey? Open source clustering with LVS
(Apr 29, 2001, 12:00)
"With so many commercial Linux clustering products on the
market, administrators may be surprised to learn that high-quality,
open source clustering solutions can provide functionality similar
to that of commercial clustering products at little or no
Community: Houston LUG Installfest Saturday May 5th (Apr 29, 2001, 11:30)
"The Houston Linux Users Group is having an installfest Saturday