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Slackware, Unix, PLASMA and Nethack: A discussion-based retrospective of the 1980s to the 2010s - Pt II

Posted Yesterday at 12:08 PM by Lysander666
Updated Today at 05:05 PM by Lysander666

Earlier this month I conducted a discussion with a close companion and programmer who I will call M. M has been programming since the 1980s and has been using a host of different languages and operating systems since. Going from CP/M and Unix-based systems at work and home in the 1980s to Slackware in the 1990s and the 2000s, this discussion maps out his experiences and opinions on the world of free and proprietary software, parts of which will hopefully be of some interest. He is not, as far as...
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Slackware, Unix, PLASMA and Nethack: A discussion-based retrospective of the 1980s to the 2010s - Pt I

Posted Yesterday at 11:58 AM by Lysander666
Updated Yesterday at 12:48 PM by Lysander666

Earlier this month I conducted a discussion with a close companion and programmer who I will call M. M has been programming since the 1980s and has been using a host of different languages and operating systems since. Going from CP/M and Unix-based systems at work and home in the 1980s to Slackware in the 1990s and the 2000s, this discussion maps out his experiences and opinions on the world of free and proprietary software, parts of which will hopefully be of some interest. He is not, as far as...
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HOWTO: Set up Modsecurity on Debian 7

Posted 06-10-2013 at 07:30 PM by Rearden888
Updated 06-10-2013 at 07:43 PM by Rearden888 (typos)

There are many places online that explain how to install and perform initial set up for modsecurity on Apache. However, I haven't found anywhere that shows how to do it with the standard Debian packages and that respects the normal apt update process. The caveat here is that like a lot of standard Debian packages, the packages included in wheezy lag upstream by a few versions. This is obviously something to consider, especially when dealing with security related software. If you're like me,...
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sshd chroot jails based on hostname and SELinux

Posted 04-01-2013 at 10:46 AM by sag47
Updated 04-01-2013 at 10:51 AM by sag47

Why chroot jails based on host name?
If you don't care about the background info just jump to Setting up sshd chroot jail and SELinux.

So I have started configuring automated deployments through my organization using a continuous integration server called Jenkins. I'll post more on Jenkins regularly so that eventually you can have a series of posts which wrap up into a nice and secure howto for Jenkins. So here's why I want chroot jails based on host names.

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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 01:50 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-23-2012 at 11:45 PM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

http://blog.hansenpartnership.com/ad...-uefi-signing/

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process....
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