This new issue of BSD Magazine is coming out today. I hope that my words find you well and in a happy mood. I hope that you will find many interesting articles inside the magazine and that you will have time to read all of them. All comments are welcome.
We collected the articles written by experts in their field to provide you with highest-quality knowledge. Enjoy your reading and develop your new skills with our magazine!
Inside this BSD issue, we publish articles that will present security knowledge. If you want to find out more about Unix security, you should read them all. We would like to highlight the two articles on Pluggable Authentication Modules and Information Security.
Also, we recommend that you read Ivan Voras's article that will present the installation and the basic configuration of ownCloud, the well-known and excellent open source collaboration and file sharing application written in PHP.
Of course, please do not forget to read the 4th part of Josh Paetzel's article, “A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part IV: Network Notes & Conclusion”. And for dessert, please go to see what Rob wrote for you this time. We really like his column and we are eagerly waiting to see what he wrote for next month.
As long as we have our precious readers, we have a purpose. We owe you a huge THANK YOU. We are grateful for every comment and opinion, either positive or negative. Every word from you lets us improve BSD magazine and brings us closer to the ideal shape of our publication.
Ewa & BSD team
File Sharing Over the Web with ownCloud
OwnCloud is a well-featured collaboration application whose greatest features are extensive file sharing options via the web interface, or via a DropBox-like desktop synchronization tool, or over the built-in WebDav server; document collaboration with simultaneous real-time editing of documents similar to Google Docs (though much less featured for now); a calendar and an address book, accessible from third party applications by using the CalDav protocol; an extensive architecture which allows plug-ins and additional applications to be included in the framework of the main application. This article walks the participant through the installation and the basic configuration of ownCloud, an excellent open source collaboration and file sharing application written in PHP.
Does Your Information Belong to the CIA triad?
Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are the three pillars of Information Security. In this article, we pose a number of scenarios to you the IT professional and ask What would you do? Every environment is different, so we will not provide any answers, rather we want to stimulate thought and debate around the ethics that Donn Parker says are missing from the computer center. In this, the final part in this series, we will look at Corporate policy.
What is PAM and why do I care?
Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) are the main mechanism for Linux as well as other Unix systems that perform the authentication of the user every time they log in. PAM can be configured in a number of ways in order to authenticate the user in a variety of means such as using passwords, SSH keys, smart cards, etc.
The Bread and Butter of IT Security
Today we are going to talk about the bread and butter of every IT security, networking and system professional – Nmap network scanner. Initially Nmap was a Linux command-line tool created by Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon in 1997. Nowadays it is a great set of tools with an extensible framework, providing the opportunity to integrate it with external scripts.
Python Programming: The csv and json Python Module
Files are a big part of programming. We use them for a lot of things. HTML files have to be loaded when serving a web page. Some applications export files in some formats that we need to read in other applications or even we want to be the ones doing the exporting. In this article, we will learn some concepts to help us understand how to use files and also some advanced ways of making use of them.
NodeJS and FreeBSD - Part 2
Previously, we've seen how to build NodeJS from the sources in FreeBSD with minor source code changes. This time, we'll have an overview of the application's build process.
Expert Says: A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part IV: Network Notes & Conclusion
FreeNAS is a NAS and/or IPSAN (via iSCSI)...which means everything happens over the network. If you are after performance, you are going to want good switches and server grade network cards. If you are building a home media setup, everything might be happening over wireless, in which case network performance becomes far less critical (there really is a difference in performance between a Cisco 2960G or Juniper EX4200 and a Netgear or Dlink! This difference becomes more pronounced if you are doing vlans, spanning tree, jumbo frames, L3 routing, etc).
Column: Channel 4 television in the UK (In association with AMC) is currently running an innovative marketing campaign for Persona Synthetics, a trailer to launch the new TV series, Humans. This Sci-Fi drama is set in a world where a lifelike robotic servant - a 'synth' - is the latest craze. Is humanity ready?