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IT Management Linux News for Oct 23, 2009

  • Linux-based route server battles BGP attacks (2009-10-23 21:02:55)
    LinuxDevices: "IP Infusion announced a Linux-based networking server package based on its ZebOS carrier-grade middleware. The ZebOS Internet Route Server enables service providers to remotely view, monitor, filter, and track networking routes, identifying and avoiding Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking and other denial-of-service attacks..."

  • Forwarding a Postfix Virtual Alias to /dev/null (2009-10-23 20:02:55)
    Tip of the Trade: "It's poor practice to send out email from email addresses that don't resolve, and may mean your mail ends up in a spamtrap. But sometimes you want to use a "do-not-reply" type of email address, and you don't want to have to mass-delete the mailbox at intervals."

  • EvriChart: A Linux Success Story (Case Study & Podcast) (2009-10-23 18:32:55)
    Tech Broiler: "Tony Maro, CIO of EvriChart, a hospital records management and archiving business, successfully migrated his company's Windows-based line of business document management extranet application and his employees' 40-odd Windows-based desktops to a 100 percent Linux-based server and desktop infrastructure."

  • Asset scanning with nmap and ndiff (2009-10-23 05:02:55)
    Ghacks: "Having a tool that can quickly, and regularly, take snapshots of your network landscape is critical to keeping tabs on your PCs. Of course you can shell out some budget dollars for a proprietary tool, but why bother when you can fire up a Linux machine and use the trusty Nmap tool for the job."