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Ultimate Unification: CrunchBang

Posted 12-10-2010 at 05:01 PM by caieng

Ultimate Unification: CrunchBang 10 December 2010

This week we examine three new arrivals on the scene:

a. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Lite
b. Unity 32 and 64 bit versions of edition 10-2
c. CrunchBang 10, "Statler", 32 and 64 bit versions using both XFCE and OpenBox.

All three work, some better than others.

Reminder of the task used in this testing algorithm:
Internet Radio Station, presupposes an operating...
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Slow Intel video performance on Netbooks with EEEUBUNTU or JOLICLOUD [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:27 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:34 AM by angelo.fonzeca

The Story...

In the last few days, I choose to upgrade my Asus EEEPC 900 to EEEBUNTU NBR 3.0 (based on Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Jaunty).

After the installation, it was unbelievable how it worked badly...

The mouse pointer was tilting (as the mouse ball was unclean since 1990... Amiga like style!)...

Anyway all the system was very very very SLOOOOWWWWWWwwwww.

Oh My God!!!!!

Well, the solution was behind the corner......
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 1 ) - Modify the configuration file [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:23 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:29 AM by angelo.fonzeca

Introduction

OpenSSH is a daemon (a "service" in Unix environments) which helps system administrators to manage server remotely.
The SSH daemon is "similar" to "telnet" in the sense that it provides a remote shell for accessing Unix or GNU/Linux systems.
The main difference is that the latter doesn't use encryptation during the session, so it's easily to intercept the content of the communication between two machines (typically a client/server...
PerseusGuard Developer
Posted in Linux Security
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 2 ) - How to use RSA/DSA Keys [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:19 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:30 AM by angelo.fonzeca

[Note: This is a draft version of the post; it'll be revised as soon as possible]

Introduction

In my previous post, I explained you how to configure OpenSSH for improving its security. By the way, if your SSH service is available on the Internet and accessible by any IP address (e.g. You connect your client on the internet with a dynamic IP address and/or you want reach your server from anywhere...), it can be more exposed to brute force attacks! So a new "hardening...
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Posted in Linux Security
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 3 ) - Setup a chroot enviroment on CentOS with JailKit[ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:16 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:31 AM by angelo.fonzeca


[Note: This is a draft version of the post; it'll be revised as soon as possible]


Introduction - What is a chroot?


"A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent disk root directory
for the current running process and its children. A program that is
re-rooted to another directory cannot access or name files outside that
directory, and the directory is called a "chroot jail" or
...
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