"LFY December 2011" tag
Socket API

The Socket API, Part 5: SCTP

This article on socket programming deals with the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP). Similar to TCP and UDP, SCTP provides some features of both. It is message-oriented, and provides a reliable sequenced delivery…

The cop's patrolling

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 1: Installation Basics

The classic version of IPCop 1.4.20, which was released on July 24, 2008, was immediately upgraded to the 1.4.21 ISO installer. The much awaited version 2.0 has been out since September 23, 2011….

LAMP time!

Setting up a LAMP Server Remotely

It’s been said a million times over — Linux is awesome on servers! With over 60 per cent of the Web’s servers gunning away on the mighty penguin, the robust, resilient, scalable and…

Marching packets

Cyber Attacks Explained: Packet Spoofing

Last month, we started this series to cover the important cyber attacks that impact critical IT infrastructure in organisations. The first was the denial-of-service attack, which we discussed in detail. This month, we…

Fail Fast!

Joy of Programming: Fail Fast!

When a problem occurs in the software, it should fail immediately, in an easily noticeable way. This “fail fast” behaviour is desirable, and we’ll discuss this important concept in this column. At first,…

Compilar optimisation

CodeSport (December 2011)

In this month’s column, we will continue our discussion of compiler optimisations, and focus on compiler analyses and optimisations that require inter-procedural analysis and inter-procedural code transformation. In last month’s column, we had…

Time to Plone

Exploring Software: Plone with Schemas

Using Dexterity to extend and customise Plone. Last month, you tried Plone 4 and could create a schema interactively. However, at present, it does not seem to be possible to convert the interactive…

An identity for the junt

Aadhaar: A Testimony to Success of FOSS in India!

It is heartening to see how FOSS is powering one of India’s most prestigious and mammoth e-governance initiatives — the Aadhaar project from the Unique Identification Authority of India. For those of you…

Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader

An Interview with Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith

John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, once said,  “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” Jared Smith,…

The Myth list

Some Myths About Open Source Get Busted by Industry Leaders

If you thought Linux was meant only for the geeks, take a look at what the “real” users have to say about this misconception. Linux was introduced in 1993, and ever since, it…

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