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Linux News for May 05, 2003

  • LinuxWorld: Time for a New Installation Paradigm, Part 4 (May 05, 2003, 23:30)
    "If developers and packagers flesh out the details of these suggestions, modify them to iron out wrinkles and then adopt the practices, most if not all Linux software installations will be trouble-free and distribution-agnostic..."

  • SOT Linux Advisory: zlib (May 05, 2003, 23:29)
    "The function gzprintf within zlib, when called with a string longer than Z_PRINTF_BUFZISE (= 4096 bytes), can overflow without giving a warning..."

  • O'Reilly: Unfinished Business: The One Missing Piece (May 05, 2003, 22:00)
    "...there is one piece of [Linux'] complete adoption in the enterprise that's still missing--a not so little piece still to be done: integration and interoperability with Active Directory (AD)..."

  • SCO OpenLinux Advisory: tcp_sec (May 05, 2003, 20:25)
    "Allowing TCP packets with both the SYN and FIN bits set significantly improve an attacker's chances of circumventing a firewall..."

  • iTweb: Hack Binge on SA Linux Sites (May 05, 2003, 19:00)
    "A hacker successfully hacked into 53 South African Web sites on Friday, says IT security and e-commerce attorney Reinhardt Buys..."

  • LinuxPlanet: SCO Plans To Stay In UnitedLinux, Despite IP Beef (May 05, 2003, 17:30)
    "In spite of a heated intellectual property (IP) spat with IBM, SCO Group will stay on as a UnitedLinux member, according to Thor Christianson, SCO's director of ISV/IHV relations. Meanwhile, the vendor is now pushing ahead with SCOx, a newly rolled out common Web services framework for its Linux, UnixWare, and OpenServer platforms..."

  • eWeek: 2.6 Kernel to Push the Envelope (May 05, 2003, 16:00)
    "The 2.6 kernel, expected to be released by late next month, will move Linux further into the enterprise, though it will still have a ways to go to meet the demands of the largest enterprise database applications, said Tim Witham..."

  • KernelTrap: Exec Shield Overflow Protection (May 05, 2003, 14:30)
    "Ingo Molnar has announced a new kernel-based security feature for Linux/x86 called 'Exec Shield...'"

  • LinuxSecurity: Days of the Honeynet: Attacks, Tools, Incidents (May 05, 2003, 13:00)
    "While placing a network IDS outside one's firewall might also provide a similar flood of alerts, a honeypot provides a unique prospective on what will be going on when a related server is compromised used by the intruders..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Two on Linux/OSS Support (May 05, 2003, 11:00)
    SEL continues its series on support for Linux and Open Source software.

  • O'Reilly: OSCON Keynotes (May 05, 2003, 09:00)
    "I've had people asking me what's up with OSCON this year--is anything interesting happening or can they skip it and watch 'Alias' reruns instead..."

  • developerWorks: Put Virtual Filesystems to Work (May 05, 2003, 07:00)
    "A virtual filesystem (VFS) is an abstraction with surprisingly productive uses. Several popular languages now support VFS constructs, and Cameron Laird shows you what they are good for..."

  • GNUe Traffic #78 by Arturas Kriukovas and Peter Sullivan (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: The latest news from the GNUe project.

  • Wine Traffic #168 by Brian Vincent (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: The latest message traffic for Wine development.

  • Release Digest: KDE, May 4, 2003 (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
    This weekend's KDE apps: Arrowmatcher 1.1, KFLog 2.1, and noteedit 2.1.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, May 4, 2003 (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Atlantis 0.0.9, Grubconf 0.5, Epiphany 0.6.0, StarDict 2.0.0, General Applet Interface Library 0.4.1, GAI Blob 0.1, GAI Leds 0.2, GAI Pager 0.1, GAI Pal 0.2, GAI Visual Audio 0.1, Mihai's BlueCPU 0.1, Mihai's MemFree 0.1, GNOME-Applets 2.3.2, gThumb 2.1.2, Quick Lounge 1.1.4, Eye of Gnome 2.3.1, gnome-panel 2.3.1, gnome-session 2.3.1, and gnome-desktop 2.3.1.

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.69 (May 05, 2003, 01:54)
    Changelog, links within.