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NetSaint - a network monitor

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FreeBSDFreeBSD Diary has a very good (IMHO) article about setting up NetSaint for monitoring your network. Read the article, and don't forget to read the comments!
 
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FreeBSD 4.4 is released

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FreeBSDFreeBSD 4.4 was released on Thursday, 20 Sep 2001. Amongst many other fixes and enhancements are better support for laptops. One example is that you can now boot the install CD on IBM Thinkpads. For more, see the announcement. Remember, still no support for CardBus PC (PCMCIA) cards.
 
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A LAN tarpit perhaps?

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NetworkingEvery one of you that are on the net 24/7 via xDSL, Cable or otherwise, have surely been subject to scanning from the Code Red worms. At least that is true for me. It's annoying. Now, there's a tool out that puts a strangle on whatever thread from a nearby infected server happens past your port 80 - open or not. I'm talking about LaBrea. While not actually a security tool, it can at the very least give you comfort and a soothing feeling only elsewhere found in some Cognac produce.

So, get back on that steenkin' Code Red worm, and jail a worm today!
 
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Linux 2.4.10

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GNU/LinuxLinus Torvalds released Linux 2.4.10 sunday. Some major amount of changes in there. Get your new Linux kernel today!
 
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Zimmermann's woes

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Seems like Phil Zimmermann - the original author of PGP - have gotten his share of hate mail after the incidents in New York some time ago, an article in Washington Post says. And with that, the debate on encryption is back to square one.

Next someone will dig up the remains of the Wright bros. to slap them hard on the face for making aviation possible in practice. And finally BIC will be sued royally for making cigarette lighters weapons of war. Sigh.
 
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Your meta tags are too good

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The most popular search term on Lycos for the week ending september 15, was "Nostradamus" (Yes. It's that old French drivel-ish guy). If you search for him on Lycos, you get quite a few hits. Now, try clicking on the site that shows up at the top of the list. This webmasters meta tags were simply too good. Doh!
 
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Party with a peace of mind

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The party is on. People have shown up in the dozens. You have been relegated to a corner watching the crazed-out slobs skating around on your hard-to-find CDs. The Jensen Wireless Internet Audio Transmitter is your lifesaver. Problem: only available in the U.S. of A. Anybody know where to find such a gadget so that we 240V-people with no access to the 900MHz-band can invite people to frag our apartments while the vinyl and laser stuff are safely under lock and key? Please?
 
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Patching and securing IIS4

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SecurityBy Tor Willy Austerslått

MS Internet Information Server v4 is plastered with security holes out of the box. The amount of patching you need to do after a new install is staggering. Where to begin?
 
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FreeBSD: native driver for nVidia (beta)

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FreeBSDBSDVault reports that nVIDIA finally has a FreeBSD native driver for their graphic chips:
Finally the long anticipated release of a beta FreeBSD NVIDIA driver.
 
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