I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

April, 2011

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April 25, 2011  8:23 PM

Linux From Scratch Premier

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

I'm going to start a new series here, one that I hope is very informative. But, first, I would like to give a little bit of real-world ideals as to how this will be beneficial. This series is going to focus on Linux From Scratch (LFS), and how to build up from LFS to BLFS (Beyond LFS), and then...

April 18, 2011  3:47 PM

Misconceptions of DoS Attacks

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

There was an article I read titled "Chrome Shields Websites From Denial-Of-Service Attacks". Right away, from the title I was intrigued. While I know end-users can cause a DoS attack...


April 14, 2011  9:59 PM

New Naming Scheme for Linux Devices

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

In the recent May 2011 magazine Linux, page 64 offers an article about Fedora wanting to redo the Fedora device naming scheme, saying that it will be based on the device's ID and not the name anymore (which is also referred to biosdevname in Fedora's documents). Now, first off, I will say that I...


April 11, 2011  10:56 AM

The Start of a Penguin

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

I wasn't going to write about this just yet, because I don't believe April is Linux's birthday, since Linus didn't post on the MINIX newsgroup until August 26, 1991 (but did started working on Linux in April 1991).  But, since everyone is calling this the Linux Birthday Month basically, I thought...


April 6, 2011  12:58 PM

Does Storage Virtualization Have a Purpose?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Earlier today, the IT Watch Blog posted an article, Storage: Virtualization's wallflower?, which brought up how IT...


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