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Linux on a floppy, an intro to mini Linux distributions

Author: JT Smith John Gowin writes, Linux Orbit has posted and introduction to single floppy Linux distribtuions. 'If you've purchased a Linux distribution off the shelf, then you know that Linux distributions come in all shapes and sizes. Lately, it seems that with each new distribution release...
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Crypto-Gram for March 15

Author: JT Smith LinuxSecurity Contributors: "In this issue SNMP vulnerabilities, "Responsible Disclosure" by the IETF, Terrorists, Cryptography and Export Laws, and info on Bernstein's Factoring Breakthrough." http://www.linuxsecurity.com/articles/cryptography _article-...
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Sunday 17 March: Install Fest thrown by GNU/Linux One graduates in Brooklyn USA

Author: JT Smith The Graduates of NYLXS' GNU/Linux One Class are proud to throw their first Install Fest. The Fest will start at noon Sunday, 17 March, 2002. No one knows when the Fest will end. The Fest will be on the second floor of 1600 East 17th Street Brooklyn USA which is three blocks from...
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Open Source flaw threatens MS code

Author: JT Smith ZDNet story: "A security flaw in open-source software used by Linux and Unix systems for compression may affect some Microsoft products that also use the code ... A flaw in the zlib software-compression library could leave much of the systems based on the open-source operating...
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Back Orifice for Unix flaw emerges from obscurity

Author: JT Smith From The Register: "A vulnerability involving an obscure UDP protocol might permits crackers to obtain remote control of Unix workstations, security experts have warned. Security firm ProCheckUp has issued an advisory warning that anonymous XDMCP connections allow remote attackers...
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Note-it Mozilla sidebar tab updated

Author: JT Smith From LinuxPR: LiveSidebar is proud to announce the new version of the Note-it, our Post-it style tab - an application for Mozilla's My Sidebar. As the traditional Post-it, the Note-it is intended at quick annotations but with an advantage, it is integrated with the browser. The...
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Analysts: Security flaws won't undermine Linux

Author: JT Smith ComputerWorld .com has a story talking about two recent security vulnerabilities related to Linux. Analysts and corporate IT types say the security issues don't change their minds about the general security of Linux. One manager of network services said "he found the Linux...
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Bynari provides Exchange emulator for backend Linux systems

Author: JT Smith LinuxPlanet has the review: "Bynari software's new InsightConnector is a Windows-side utility that does the magic necessary to enable any IMAP4 (Internet Mail Access Protocol, Version 4) mail server to look and work like an Exchange mail server, supporting Outlook email,...
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Darwin Streaming Server beats Real, Windows Media

Author: JT Smith Slashdot readers discuss a shootout at NetworkComputing.com comparing free, Open Source Darwin Streaming Server to Real and Windows Media. The Slashdot intro says Darwin Streaming Server "edged out costly and closed source Windows Media & RealVideo streaming systems. Well, it...
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New configuration management system

Author: JT Smith From Avogato: "Apparently Compaq/Digital have been working on something called Vesta, a configuration management system, for about 10 years. It's been ported to Linux and LGPL'd. It's quite a bit different from CVS/etc." Category: Linux
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