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PGP v3 key support to be dropped from Debian keyring

About this time last year there was some concern over the security of SHA-1 and the beginnings of a move to stronger keys using SHA-2. I wrote a mail to d-d-a[0] indicating that keyring-maint was in favour of moving to strong hashes, and in particular was keen to remove all the legacy v3 keys that […]

Penetration Testing with Google’s Skipfish (Debian/Ubuntu)

I recently had the time to test Google’s Skipfish. It is a fully automated penetration testing tool and was just published some weeks ago.

How to save Photos and Video from Webcam in Ubuntu / Debian Linux : Cheese

Cheese is a very good Utility for the GNOME Desktop which used for take photos, videos, and anything else you can think of with your webcam.

delegation for the Debian auditor

I’m happy to announce that we have a new victim^W enthusiastic volunteer for the Debian auditor role, which is currently vacant.

delegation for the DSA team

I’ve been asked to clarify the delegation for the DSA team, so here it goes. First it comes the formal delegation text (between full-length dashed-lines), then a few informal comments.

Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian Lenny

FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier. Using different methods, it analyzes the content and properties of images to distinguish between normal mails (ham) and spam mails.

Keeping 1000 devs focused: new Debian leader speaks

Zacchiroli, a post-doctoral fellow at a university in Paris, thus has a fairly tough task ahead as he begins his term. He took some time out to speak to iTWire about his plans for the year.

Stop brute force attacks with these iptables examples

So as you can see, we have two “types of brute force attacks” those which use dictionary and those that does not. With this technique we will be protected from both of them.

Tightening PHP Security on Apache 2.2 with ModSecurity2 on Debian Lenny Linux

In this article you’ll learn how I easily installed and configured the ModSecurity 2 on a Debian Lenny system.

Processing 10000 Pictures Using Many Computers With Oropo (Debian/Ubuntu)

Have you ever had a lot of data to process ? In such a moment after a while of processing we realize that it will take ages to complete. It would be faster if we could use two or three or even more computers. Let’s use some computers – you think it is a lot […]

Welcome to our 2010 Debian Google Summer of Code students!

Hello everyone! I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our selected students for the 2010 Debian Google Summer of Code.

Debian Linux apt-get package management cheat sheet

Both Debian and Ubuntu Linux provides a number of package management tools. This article summaries package management command along with it usage and examples for you.

DebConf10: Final Call for Contributions!

Calling all potential contributors to DebConf10! One more week until the final submission deadline!

Bits from the 3nd Debian Groupware Meeting

As last year the Debian Groupware Meeting was held in the LinuxHotel, Essen, Germany[1]. This is a short summary what happened during the weekend:

Debian Doesn’t Love Me!

Debian doesn’t love me. I dunno what I did to incur such defiance, but one thing is for sure: I’m very grateful for the folks at Mepis, and Canonical, Sidux, and others who can tame Debian and make it usable by ordinary folks.

Freshly Squeezed Debian: Installing from Live DVD

A graphical, wizard-like installer (like Ubuntu’s) is not available; the installer runs in a terminal. (Other than nice anti-aliased fonts, there’s not much difference between the current graphical installer and the traditional ncurses-based installer anyway, so you’re not missing much.)

Kontron ThinkIO-Solo Embedded IPC and Debian Linux Desktop Distribution

Kontron introduced the ThinkIO-Solo embedded IPC and the Debian Linux desktop distribution for the Kontron ThinkIO-Duo/-Solo.

Upgrading a SE Linux system to Debian/Testing (Squeeze)

Debian/Squeeze (the next release of Debian) will be released some time later this year. Many people are already upgrading test servers, and development systems and workstations that are used to develop code that will be deployed next year.

Mini DebConf in Berlin, Germany, June 10th/11th

Hi everyone! I hope you all have already seen at least parts of our preparation for a Mini DebConf in Berlin this year. There are various posts on planet, some mails on -project and -events-eu and — as I saw just today — even identi.ca is not spared. If you haven’t heard of it, this […]

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Install and Configure snmpd Service

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a protocol used for network management. How do I install SNMP server under Debian or Ubuntu Linux to configure various monitoring service?

A Slimline Debian Install: It’s Easier Than You Might Think

I’m taking about machines with maybe 256MB-512MB of memory and a CPU around the 600MHz mark. My new thing in these situations is to deploy the latest Debian in a slimmed down form.

The Debian Democracy

Debian has a Constitution and well-defined leadership roles. It also has well thought out rules of engagement, problem resolution and overall structure. I sincerely applaud the creators and successors who’ve pushed Debian into the mainstream for the past 17 years. Yes, 17 years–can you believe it?

bits from the (newbie) DPL

Hello, world!, 48 hours into this new DPL term, here are my first ever “bits from the DPL” with kudos, directions, and some practical information.

Debian Project elects Stefano Zacchiroli as next Project Leader

In accordance with its constitution[0] the Debian Project has elected Stefano Zacchiroli as Debian project leader for the 2010/2011 term. Stefano has been a Debian Developer since March 2001 and is a long-term contributor to several core services such as Debian’s Package Tracking System and its Quality Assurance Team.

mips / mipsel buildd status update

Hi, to keep you informed on the mips* buildd status: Prior to the breakage of ftp-master things looked pretty well. Mipsel had not only no backlog, but enough spare cycles to start building experimental packages.

2 Click Update For Ubuntu / Debian Based Systems [Bash Script]

2clickUpdate is a bash script which automates the update process on Ubuntu / Debian systems. The script doesn’t just simply install the updates, but also cleans the downloaded packages (also removes orphaned packages) and so on.

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Debian Lenny

This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Debian Lenny system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.

Debian Project Leader Election 2010 Results

Hi, The winner of the election is Stefano Zacchiroli. His term will start on April 17th, 2010.

Debian kFreeBSD in QEMU-KVM

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is a port that consists of GNU userland using the GNU C library on top of FreeBSD’s kernel, coupled with the regular Debian package set.

DPL 2010: Final call for votes

Hi, The voting period for the Debian Project Leader election 2010 is almost over. You still have about 26 hours from the time of this writing.

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