"LFY December 2010" tag
Locked up!

Securing Apache, Part 4: Cross-site Tracing (XST) & Cross-site History Manipulation (XSHM)

This series of articles addresses the Web security concerns of information security experts, systems administrators and all those who want to jump-start their careers in this domain. This time we will delve deeper…

Time to play with OOo Base

Working with OpenOffice.org (OOo) Base

Let’s explore the power and usability of Base, a database-management program included in the OpenOffice.org (OOo) suite. To get you familiar with Base, we will develop a small database to store the personal…

Interrupts are sometimes essential

Interrupts: Breaks that Make Your PC Run

Have you ever noticed how many times you press a key on the keyboard, or how often you click your mouse? Ever wondered how the PC is able to keep track of all…

Automating data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 2: User & Group Management

In our last session, we had learnt how to set up a basic Puppet server and client architecture. Today, we will look at how to create users and groups, and a little bit…

MySQL performance problems?

MySQL: Drive Your Performance Problems Away!

Here are some simple steps to tune MySQL for performance and scalability in multi-user environments. Also included are some very effective tools, most of which are packaged along with MySQL. You’ve just heaved…

How important is scheduling?

Getting Started with RTLinux

This article deals with installing RTLinux, and creating a sample real-time module that can be loaded in it. An operating system is responsible for managing, accessing, controlling and interacting with the computer hardware…

Nmap Scanning Techniques

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Techniques Continued

The earlier articles on Nmap had covered the basic features, the working of the TCP 3-way handshake, and some important scan types, along with their practical use. The third article in this series…

Fresh Thinking on Freedom in the 21st Century

FreedomYUG: GPL v4 — A New Decade of Delight

Fresh Thinking on Freedom in the 21st Century. Within days, your life is going to be touched by the next ten years of the new century. The second decade cometh; and hopefully, with…

A bug in my insurance renewal notice

Joy of Programming: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish!

We often try to use a smaller data type to save space. Though it looks like clever programming, it can cause nasty bugs. Let’s look at an example that demonstrates this. A few…

All published articles are released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, unless otherwise noted.
Open Source For You is powered by WordPress, which gladly sits on top of a CentOS-based LEMP stack.

Creative Commons License.