You are going to read the "Web Server Security" issue from BSD magazine. You will have the chance to learn how to run an application in a self contained environment that provides more security and, by removing the biggest parts of an operating system, consumes less space. What is more, our experts will discuss security related issues in sudo environments and evaluate advantages and disadvantages of centralizing sudo with LDAP back-end. Finally, you may find interest in this month’s column provided by Rob Somerville.
Hope you enjoy the issue.
Ewa Dudzic and BSD team
Running a Web Server via Rumprun Unikernel
Running a web server in a usual monolithic operating system alongside with other services is the usual scenario. However, a web server can have many potential vectors of attacks, DDOS, SQL injections and so on ... hence threatening the host operating system. An alternative approach, called unikernel, allows you to run an application in a self contained environment that provides more security and, by removing the biggest parts of an operating system, consumes less space.
Best Practices in UNIX Access Control with SUDO
Leonardo Neves Bernardo
Leonardo will discuss security related issues in sudo environments and evaluate advantages and disadvantages of centralizing sudo with LDAP back-end. Another issue summarized in this article addresses taking care with content of sudo registers.
Reinstall OpenBSD 5.7 Automatically, Perfect for VPS! You Don't Need a KVM!
Wesley MOUEDINE ASSABY
Wesley will show you how to reinstall OpenBSD system. His article is useful for all of you who want to reinstall an OpenBSD 5.7 VPS without KVM!
RDS1025 Wave Rambler USB Pen PC Oscilloscope from Sain Smart
From his vantage point, Bob sees great potential for the Sain Smart Wave Rambler 1025 pen oscilloscope. At under $100, this tool will pay for itself in a few projects. Anyone working on microcomputers, circuits, radios or pretty much anything besides a puppy or a sandwich will need such a device.
Expert says… Why ZIL Size Matters (or Doesn’t)
Years of photos, audio, and video—we make TrueNAS because data is critical. Storage downtime can equal an instant loss of revenue. TrueNAS eliminates the RAID hardware used in traditional storage and replaces it with ZFS which combines the roles of RAID controller, Volume Manager, and File System. In the world of ZFS, we all know that RAM size is king. We spent over 2 years building TrueNAS, including selecting the RAM size for each TrueNAS model, so we are experts in how ZFS uses RAM.
Customer service – like opposing poles of magnets – is one of these disciplines that technologists, IT staff and certain sections of management generally baulk at. After all, we all have our own dragons to slay, so how can we peacefully co-exist with the suits that are determined to deliver excellence while policy dictates “expectations management” and “cost control”?
Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics: Law, Society, and Emerging AR Technologies
This is the first book to examine the social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding augmented reality (AR) technology. Readers learn how AR is changing the world in the areas of civil rights, privacy, litigation, courtroom procedure, addition, pornography, criminal activity, patent, copyright, and free speech. The book includes current examples, case studies, and legal cases from the frontiers of AR technology. It is an invaluable reference guide for anyone who is developing applications for it, using it, or affected by it in daily life, such as information security and IT professionals, AR developers, CSOs and CISOs, and legal professionals involved in intellectual property law. Chapter 5 in BSD magazine.
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