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Name that NIC

Did you know the IEEE is responsibe for the MAC (machine address) of your network card? Click here and punch in the first 6 hex digits of your card (3 bytes) to see the manufacturer. On a related note, you can also have your card use a different MAC address ifconfig eth1 hw ether deadbeef0001(this...
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Elfstone Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas Elfstone Linux is a highly stable Linux distribution specifically designed for programmers, engineers and network administrators. This distro is a networking specific OS and perhaps the most Unix-like of all commercial distributions. Keeping it simple, thin, and...
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Best Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas The Best Linux operating system is easy to install with no complicated options. Graphical installation goes smoothly, either on a new computer or beside another operating system. Selecting which operating system to start is simple thanks to an advanced graphical...
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Libranet

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas This top-notch distribution features a rich desktop environment complete with popular applications. Designed for experienced and new users alike, Libranet delivers the promise of a GNU/Linux desktop today. This distribution will bring the best of GNU/Linux to...
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Exploiting Amazon Web Services via PHP and SQLite

Author: Michael Stahnke A few weeks ago a friend asked me how my book, Pro OpenSSH, was selling on Amazon.com. I was tracking the sales by going to Amazon.com and viewing the book page to examine the sales rank. The only data displayed about history information was today's Sales Rank and Yesterday'...
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Exploiting Amazon Web Services via PHP and SQLite

Author: Michael Stahnke A few weeks ago a friend asked me how my book, Pro OpenSSH, was selling on Amazon.com. I was tracking the sales by going to Amazon.com and viewing the book page to examine the sales rank. The only data displayed about history information was today's Sales Rank and Yesterday'...
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Corel Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas Experience Linux® performance built specifically for the desktop with Corel® LINUX® OS. Based on Debian, this powerful system delivers an incredibly easy-to-use, four-step graphical installer that automatically detects most PCI hardware. Featuring a KDE-based,...
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Legal bungling sank SCO Group's investigation against DaimlerChrysler

Author: Chris Preimesberger NewsForge has determined that The SCO Group, which purports to have ownership of all Unix System V code, was actually fishing for usage of its proprietary code in Linux systems when it filed a lawsuit March 3 against multinational automaker DaimlerChrysler. The lawsuit...
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Crackers and honey: An irresistible combination for network security

Author: Mayank Sharma Denial of service (DoS) attacks aim to take down Web servers and other Internet resources, often by swarming them with repeated requests, which knocks them out. LaBrea is honeypot software that cooks up a fake machine with virtual ports with virtual vulnerabilities for a...
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Virtual Machines and the OS

As a recent ACM Queue article observes the evolution of computer language is toward later and later binding and evaluation. So while one might quibble about the virtues of Java or the CLI (also known as microsoft.net) it seems inevitable that more and more software will be written for or at least...
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