FreeBSD Ins & OutsRelease Date: 2007-12
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FreeBSD 7.0 installation & configuration
This magazine provides a DVD containing the installation program for the FreeBSD 7.0 operating system, its documentation, and over 700 applications. In this article, I will demonstrate how to install FreeBSD, configure KDE and sound, install additional software, and find resources to learn more about FreeBSD.
Any large datacenter or network uses the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Many Unixlike operating systems use the Net-SNMP toolkit from http://www.net-snmp.org. While Net-SNMP is a powerful and flexible SNMP implementation available for many platforms, it does not support BSDspecific functions.
Pushing BSD as an open source desktop
It may come as a surprise for the majority of computer users, but open source operating systems have a long and solid track record. They form the backbone or crucial building blocks of the ICT infrastructure of companies and organizations. In a world where desktop computing has equaled Windows for such a long time, the ascent of the open source desktop may appear as something new but those desktops are firmly rooted in decades of development.
Everybody wants a stable and secure operating system and wants it at the cheapest possible price. In most cases it is GNU/Linux. But what about when you want something different, something not quite like GNU/Linux? Then you would do well to have a look at FreeBSD. In this article I will take an overview of a
certain FreeBSD distribution called PC-BSD.
Sguil 0.7.0 on FreeBSD 7.0
Sguil (www.sguil.net) is an open source suite for performing Network Security Monitoring (NSM). NSM is the collection, analysis, and escalation of [network-based] indications and warnings to detect and respond to intrusions. The author has been using Sguil on FreeBSD since Sguil’s developer, Robert “Bamm” Visscher, created the application in 2001.
How to Dual-Boot Vista with BSD – a step-by-step approach
Walk the aisles of your local electronics store and you will view rows of PCs with Microsoft Vista preinstalled. For users who choose to install BSD, they are left with few options – either they can wipe Vista from the existing drive or they can setup a dual-boot system giving the user a choice of operating
systems to boot.
Keep smiling, waste spammers' time
When you are in the business of building the networks people need and the services they need to run on them, you may also be running a mail service. If you do, you will sooner or later need to deal with spam. This article is about how to waste spammers’ time and have a good time while doing it.
Defense in Depth and FOSS
Protecting your infrastructure is a tough job and one that requires a lot of attention. Meanwhile a lot of new tools are being published that can protect and some that can attack. This war between good and bad can take up a lot of resources, and how much is enough.
BSD 1/2008 NetBSD on the NSLU2
If you own a Network Storage Link (NSLU2) from Linksys, you have a nifty, relatively inexpensive device with an Arm-5TE-compatible Xscale processor, 8 MB of flash memory, 32 MB of SDRAM, two USB ports, and a 10/100 Ethernet port.
OpenBSD pf – the firewall on fire
In this article we will take a look at the king of firewalls – OpenBSD pf. pf has an interesting history as it was developed due to some interesting licensing problems with the firewall code in OpenBSD at that time. This happened well over six years ago. A genius named Daniel Hartmeier set out to hack the
OpenBSD kernel in a beautiful Swiss town and something that began as a patch to the kernel to add firewalling functionality has today become the ultimate tool not only for performing the tasks of a firewall but also for QoS, spam control and traffic normalization.
Instant Messaging with Jabber/XMPP
Instant Messaging-What a Concept! To be able to talk, ( or chat as it is commonly called), to someone on the other side of the planet in real-time. WOW! In the 1970’s, when instant messaging first appeared, it was used as an inter office tool, for users of systems like UNIX, to leave messages for others using the same machine, working it way up to a device to communicate with others in the local network.
Interview with FreeBSD developer
One of the major improvements in FreeBSD 7.0 is the performance increase that every owner of MP machines is experiencing. How did they get such a great result? I have interviewed Jeff Roberson, the creator of the ULE scheduler, to learn more about the work done by FreeBSD developers in SMP land.