News Category: Networking

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Linux Foundation Networking
LFN's membership continues to grow as Sprint comes aboard.

This Week in Open Source News: Sprint Joins LF Networking Fund, Blockchain Consolidation Predictions & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf predicts blockchain consolidation, Sprint joins LFN and ORAN Alliance, AGL is furthering the connected car movement in new and comprehensive ways, and more! 1) Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf "predicts the industry will begin to...
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What Is a Blockchain?

So, what is a blockchain? It's a complicated question because the inventor of Bitcoin, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, didn't use the term in the original Bitcoin paper. For many, “the blockchain” is nothing more than a shorthand for "how Bitcoin works." But more usefully, the blockchain is a...
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People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML. On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old...
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SDN
Wendy Cartee, Nick McKeown, Guru Parulkar, and Chris Wright discuss the first 10 years of software defined networking at Open Networking Summit North America.

The First 10 Years of Software Defined Networking

In 2008, if you wanted to build a network, you had to build it from the same switch and router equipment that everyone else had, according to Nick McKeown, co-founder of Barefoot Networks, speaking as part of a panel of networking experts at Open Networking Summit North America.  Equipment was...
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3 Useful Things You Can Do with the IP Tool in Linux

It has been more than a decade since the ifconfig command has been deprecated on Linux in favor of the iproute2 project, which contains the magical tool ip. Many online tutorial resources still refer to old command-line tools like ifconfig, route, and netstat. The goal of this tutorial is to share...
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Blacklisting Modules on Linux

The Linux kernel is modular — composed of modules that work together but are largely independent of each other. New functionality can be added when a kernel module is loaded, but there are times when you might need to block functionality because modules interfere with each other or leave a system...
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Survey Shows Linux the Top Operating System for Internet of Things Devices

The results are in from the latest IoT Developer Survey and again this year, Linux is by far the most used operating system for Internet of Things devices. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Linux rules the roost in all areas of computing, so why should IoT be any different? The online survey is...
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OpenVPN
Learn how to build a proper virtual private network with OpenVPN in this tutorial.

Build a Real VPN with OpenVPN

Learn how to set up your own VPN in this tutorial from our archives.  A real, genuine, honest-to-gosh virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted network-to-network virtual tunnel that connects trusted endpoints. It is not a HTTPS web portal that trusts all clients. Let us build a proper strong...
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Introduction to Security and TLS

IoT (Internet of Things) is all about connecting to the internet and even more about security. Without security and encrypted communication, everyone can possibly see what I send or receive. And this is especially bad if passwords or user names are sent in an unencrypted way. So, encryption and...
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VPN
Konstantin Ryabitsev shows how to use VPNs and Firejail to protect your Internet traffic and how to test whether your setup is sufficiently secure.

How and Why to Secure Your Linux System with VPN and Firejail

We have previously discussed VPNs and Firejail here on Linux.com, but here’s a quick refresher to help you remember why you would want to use these tools: VPNs help protect your Internet traffic from prying eyes -- such as those of your ISP, the wi-fi provider you happen to be using, or any...
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