News Category: Networking

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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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A Beginners Guide To Cron Jobs

Cron is one of the most useful utility that you can find in any Unix-like operating system. It is used to schedule commands at a specific time. These scheduled commands or tasks are known as “Cron Jobs”. Cron is generally used for running scheduled backups, monitoring disk space, deleting files (...
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KubeCon
Lots of exciting announcements at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen. Sean Michael Kerner's reporting this week will keep you in the know.

This Week in Open Source News: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Facebook to Open Source AI tools & More

This week in open source and Linux news, an update on all the happenings this week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, Facebook announces plan to open source its AI tools, including Translate, and more!  1) Sean Michael Kerner shares an onsite update on all the happenings at KubeCon +...
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How to Install Let’s Encrypt with NginX on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04

This is a step-by-step instruction on how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL with NginX on your Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 (both are popular LTS releases). I will try to describe several useful settings that will make configuration easy and smart. Where I will use different commands to be executed due...
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