Michael Boelen announced today a new release of his tool called Lynis dedicated to UNIX specialists. Michael is also the developer of RootKit Hunter. Quote from the homepage: “Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related
Cisco Routers : Penguins Inside?
It has been officially announced by Cisco: Application eXtension Platform (AXP) enhances the capabilities of the Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) by enabling a tighter integration between the branch network, IT and application infrastructure. Ok, what does it mean? High-end routers were already able to run TCL scripts. Now, thanks
All UNIX flavors have a command scheduler called cron. Each user can schedule repetitive tasks at regular interval. Example: files cleanup, backups, data synchronization or web sites checks. User space commands are provided for this purpose: crontab to easily schedule your tasks and at to schedule a one-shot command. A
Debian apt-get upgrade exception
Quick tip to help you to manage packages on a Debian distribution: How to perform an upgrade (apt-get upgrade) without upgrading one or more critical packages? I’m running a Debian server with a Groundwork monitoring tool. Groundwork requires specific MySQL packages that cannot be upgraded. # cat <<END | dpkg
Fasten your seat belts!
top – 13:52:52 up 4 days, 21:06, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 Tasks: 92 total, 1 running, 91 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu0 : 0.0% us, 0.0% sy, 0.0% ni, 100.0% id, 0.0% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.0% si Cpu1 : 0.0% us, 0.0% sy, 0.0% ni, 100.0%
OpenBSD 4.2 is out!
Theo de Raadt has just announced the availability of OpenBSD 4.2.
Solaris zones default gateway
Assume the following setup: A Solaris 10 box with a zone Zone1. The global zone is connected on 10.0.0.0/24 thru NIC bge0. The default gateway is 10.0.0.1. Zone1 is part of a DMZ (192.168.0.0/24) and has a dedicated NIC bge1. The DMZ default gateway is 192.168.0.1. A Solaris zone cannot
OpenBSD on Compaq nx7010
My notebook HD died yesterday (Linux was installed). Today I decided to test OpenBSD on it.
APOC (A Point Of Control) is a framework for centralized management of configuration settings for Gnome and beyond. APOC, originally developed for JDS (the Gnome implementation of Sun Microsystems) and StarOffice, is part of Solaris as Open Source software. In a standard Solaris installation, APOC is not enabled: # svcs
New Solaris live-CD – BeleniX
There are more and more Solaris Live-CD available. I already tested SchilliX a few months ago. Yesterday, a colleague talked about BeleniX, a new one, based on OpenSolaris. I burned the latest iso image and tested on a HP notebook nx7010. Everything was detected without problems! (FastEthernet, Wifi (802.11g), DVD-burner,