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Linux News for Sep 01, 2008

  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Fedora 9 (2008-09-01 20:02:32)
    HowtoForge: "In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Fedora 9 system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule."

  • Complete Kickstart: How to Save Time Installing Linux (2008-09-01 16:02:32)
    Linux Magazine: "If you have to perform a lot of Linux installs, there’s a fast and easy way to do so quickly and efficiently without having to babysit the installation process each time. By making use of Kickstart, you can save time and effort by setting up a Kickstart server and spend your time getting more useful work done."

  • Dell Puts Linux and Atom in Vostro PCs for Emerging Markets (2008-09-01 12:02:32)
    Computerworld: "Dell unveiled this week two new laptops and two desktops in its Vostro range designed to meet the needs of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), governments, and educational institutions in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe."

  • Online Encyclopedia Shell Script For Linux And Unix (2008-09-01 08:02:32)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today's Linux/Unix bash shell script is a follow up (and the finishing touch, I hope ;) to a whole slew of scripts we've written to mine the knowledge on tap at reference.com."

  • 2008 Open Source CMS Award Finalists Announced (2008-09-01 04:02:32)
    Packt: "Following six weeks of intense voting, Packt can now exclusively reveal the Content Management Systems that have made the final of the four different categories. With the final voting stage opening on September 1, the competition is likely to be strong with new CMS's joining some of the more established names in each category to compete for a share of the $20,000 prize money."

  • Novell and SCO Agree on Interest, Trust Amounts; Final Judgment Still in Dispute (2008-09-01 02:02:32)
    Groklaw: "What do I get from all this? SCO is frantic to get a final judgment, so it can file an appeal, and so it's trying to get all standing issues resolved."

  • How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Mandriva 2008.1 (2008-09-01 00:02:32)
    HowtoForge: "This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Mandriva 2008.1 server."