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Hardening OpenBSD Internet Servers

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OpenBSD/NetBSDRead at BSDatwork.com:

GeodSoft has a how-to that covers the hardening of an OpenBSD 2.9 Server. It introduces the concept of:

  • Hardening the operating system
  • Users, Files and Auditing
  • Removing Unneeded Services
  • Removing Files, CD-ROM as System Lock
  • Building a Custom Kernel
  • Imutable Files, Securelevels, Read Only Filesystems, Mount Options
  • Logon Banners to Warn, Not Help Intruders
The complete how-to can be found here.
 
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UNIX Security Checklist v2.0

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SecuritySeen on BSDatwork.com:

"The Australian CERT has published a paper that details steps to improve the security of Unix Operating Systems. We encourage system administrators to review all sections of this document and if appropriate modify their systems accordingly to fix potential weaknesses."

The full paper can be found here.

 
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XP is here, and so are the patches

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WindowsThe day after XP was launched with much ado, there's already 20 Mb worth of updates waiting for you over at the Windows Update web site. This is ofcourse if you opted for manual download of patches when installing XP. If not, MS may already have pushed these updates in your direction and installed them on your computer.

Some of these patches are bugfixes, some plugs security holes and some bring new functionality.

Read it all on cnet.com.
 
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Setting up a streaming audio server on a LAN with litestream

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FreeBSDBy Torfinn Ingolfsen

What if you have a nice collection of your MP3 files on one of your file servers, and are tired of ftp'ing them over to whatever workstation you are using at the moment?

Is there a better way? The answer is, of course, yes.

 
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Microsoft shuts out non-IE browsers from MSN

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NewsIf you attempt to access msn.com with anything but Internet Explorer or some versions of Netscape Navigator, you are told in unambigious terms that you own a lesser browser. Even Opera, acclaimed for being standards compliant - aren't let past the browser check. The reason, according to the Redmond Circus, is "Opera does not support the latest standards, such as XHTML". What all this is good for, I leave for you to figure out. The Bald Arm-Flailer now not only have us by the balls, he have begun squeezing too.

There are articles about this on zdnet.com and (the same article) on cnet.com.

Update 27.10.2001 20:07: An article on newsforge.com says Opera users are back in! -twa
 
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Five reasons to avoid Windows XP

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WindowsWindows XP hits all of us today. Brian Livingston of the "Windows Secrets" books fame, explains why he will neither write a "Windows XP Secrets" book, nor change to XP on his office network.
 
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bin Laden and the toilet of doom

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SecurityApparently, there's a new Outlook-only mass mailer virus out there, named after the infamous Saudi badboy/playboy. It comes to your inbox sporting subjects like "Bin Laden toilette paper!!", "Sadam Hussein & BinLaden IN LOVE" or "Is Osama Bin Laden BAD-LOVED?".
 
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Linux 2.4.13 is out

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GNU/LinuxLinux kernel 2.4.13 is out and declared stable. Get a copy of it here, and be sure to read the changelog. Also, you might want to read The Linux Installation HOWTO if your first compiler run with the Linux kernel is going to be one of these days. Mine is coming up soon :-)
 
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Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S.

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GNU/LinuxSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc will launch a Linux-enabled version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market, an executive from the company said Monday.

In the opening keynote at the Rambus Developer Forum here, Shin'ichi Okamoto, senior vice president and chief technical officer said that although he couldn't provide a U.S. release date yet, "we'll be able to announce it soon."

A kit allowing the PlayStation 2 to run Linux was announced for the Japanese market in May, with a launch scheduled for June. At that time, company executives had not solidified plans for a U.S. launch of the kit.

IDG.net has the full story.
 
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Fujitsu to bring Transmeta laptop to U.S.

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NewsTransmeta got some welcome news Monday as Fujitsu announced it is bringing to the United States a notebook PC using the latest low-power Crusoe processor from the struggling chipmaker.
Full story at news.com
 
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