"LFY April 2011" tag
Seven Ubuntu tips

Ease Your Ubuntu Experience

So you have made the leap, and are flying away from Windows… welcome to Ubuntu! You must have performed a few common activities like using the Ubuntu Software Centre, installing media codecs and…

Building the Cloud

Building the Cloud with Open Source and Open Standards

Open source software and standards are not just beneficial, but highly essential for a heterogeneous, shared and scalable environment such as the “cloud”. What’s more, the community has promptly readied the tools needed…

Manish Singh, senior Linux administrator, CNN-IBN

CNN-IBN’s Rocking Affair with PostgreSQL

Developers and companies that build or deploy software solutions for websites that have to be available 24/7 can rely on fool-proof open source database as a cost-effective alternative to proprietary enterprise database solutions….

Tracking the DNA of Your Android Code

Tracking the DNA of Your Android Code

In my previous article, we explored a process that developer teams can follow to manage the source code for software-related product development, using the Black Duck Suite. In this article, we will explore…

Better queries with MySQL

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 3: The MyISAM Storage Engine

MyISAM is MySQL’s default storage engine, and is probably most commonly used by new adopters of MySQL. The objective of this article is to discuss how the MyISAM storage engine works, to enable…

Device drivers lessons time

Device Drivers, Part 5: Character Device Files — Creation & Operations

This article is a continuation of the series on Linux device drivers, and carries on the discussion on character drivers and their implementation. In my previous article, I had mentioned that even with…

Time to probe

Kernel Debugging Using Kprobe and Jprobe

Debugging is like plumbing; it involves fixing difficult, hidden problems — so, besides the vital experience, both debuggers and plumbers must have a specialised set of tools at hand for each task. Targeted…

Sed Explained

Sed Explained, Part 1

UNIX-like operating systems have numerous powerful utilities accessible via the command-line and shell-scripting, which are flexible enough to operate in a variety of problematic domains. Text processing is one of these. Among the…

Secured!

Securing Apache, Part 8: DoS & DDoS Attacks

In this part of the series, we focus on DoS/DDoS attacks, which have been among the major threats to Web servers since the beginning of the Web 2.0 era. Denial of Service (DoS)…

A network

Nessus with Metasploit — Track and Hack

Networks play an important role in a sysadmin’s life. But have you ever wondered about the security of your network, or tried to find out how vulnerable it is? Let’s discover how to…

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