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July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Urgent exploit found in BIND

    A DoS (denial of service) security bug has been found in BIND, and the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is recommending that users upgrade immediately. BIND, which stands for Berkeley Internet Name Domain is the most widely used and accepted DNS server. Most Linux and other Unix-like server run BIND, and …

  • 21 July

    Microsoft embraces the GPL

    For years Microsoft has moaned about the evils and dangers of Linux, the GPL, and free and open source software in general. CEO Steve Ballmer notably once called Linux a “cancer”. That was in 2001. Since then, Linux’s share of the server market has grown, chipping away at the old …

  • 16 July

    What's in a password?

    Phishing is on the rise, and with more services moving online, web fraud is a serious concern. Most people are pretty confident that their passwords are safe from cybercrime, but are they really? For your Twitter account, maybe you are not that concerned if your password is your daughter’s name, …

  • 9 July

    SSH Remote access to your website

    While FTP is the most common method of transferring files to your website, there many be times when you want a secure method of manipulating your files directly on the server. Secure Shell or SSH is one method of accomplishing this. It was design as a secure replacement for Telnet …

  • 7 July

    Virus protection on a Linux server

    Whether you are running a virtual private server (VPS) or a full dedicated box, you have undoubtedly considered the security precautions it will entail. If you have not, now might be a good time to start. Most Linux server security involves patching the kernel, preventing rootkits, and hardening the firewall. …

June, 2009

  • 19 June

    Linux web site tips: File structure

    Many web servers run Linux, and there are numerous benefits to choosing it. If you have made the decision to host your website on a Linux server but are used to working in a Windows environment, there are a few things you should know about Linux file management that differ …

  • 10 June

    Fedora Linux 11 Released

    Fedora, a free and open source Linux-based operating system that powers many of the world’s web servers, has released a new version. Among the highlights are its new virtualization features that make it easy for users to switch between the host operating system and the virtual operating system. They have …

May, 2009

  • 27 May

    MySQL after the Sun sets

    For web applications, those based on PHP and other scripting languages, no rival is even close to MySQL. Over the past several years, it has become the standard for web databases, and a component of the now famous LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) software stack. When Oracle announced last month …

  • 12 May

    What to look for in a Linux server

    If you have decided to move your company’s web sites to a dedicated server, there is a good chance that you have chosen a Linux-based operating system to run on it. Linux, a free and open source alternative to proprietary operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or variants of UNIX, …