"LFY September 2010" tag
Security measures

Securing Apache, Part 2: XSS Injections

In the previous article in this series, we started our journey to a secured Apache by dissecting its internals. We then looked at various attacks against Web applications via injection flaws, beginning with…

Linux on Linux without Privileged Access

Playing with User-mode Linux

This article gives you hands-on experience in setting up a User-Mode Linux (UML) kernel and getting it up on a running Linux OS. We see how to share files between the host Linux…

Systemtap time

SystemTap Tutorial, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on SystemTap, a dynamic method to monitor and trace the operations of a running Linux kernel. SystemTap is useful to systems administrators, kernel developers, support…

Why C is a Middle-Level Language!

Joy of Programming: Why C is a Middle-Level Language!

C has low-level language features disguised as high-level features. We’ll look at two case studies — arrays and functions — to understand what we mean by a “middle-level language”. First, look at some…

Smart TV

FreedomYUG: Is Your TV Watching You? Even If It Runs Linux Inside?

Something’s happened to my TV — it’s turned intelligent. The dumbest TV shows still stream mindlessly on it, 24×7, through the cable-box, but the TV has new smarts. For starters, it’s got USB…

Delta Packages

Exploring Software: Delta Packages — Speed Up Updates By Downloading Less

An RPM package is essentially an archive with packaging and control information — for example, you can extract the contents of a .rpm file using the rpm2cpio utility. A delta RPM is created…

Question bank

CodeSport (September 2010)

Welcome to CodeSport. This month, we feature a medley of questions about operating systems, computer architecture and algorithms. Last month’s column featured three questions on mutual exclusion, the memory consistency model and synchronisation….

A section of the Just Dial office at Chennai

Leading Local Search Engine (Just) Dials Open Source for a Growth Call!

Open source technology enabled Just Dial, India’s leading local search engine, to grow at a much faster rate and achieve a lot more than it planned for. Every business that signs on to…

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