Displaying items by tag: David M Williams

Thursday, 13 September 2007 19:55

UID and GID: the basics of Linux user admin

Whether your Linux box has hundreds of users or just one account for you and one for your dog it is important to understand how Linux user accounts work. There are GUI tools for this within GNOME and KDE but here we lift the lid on the bonnet to show what really makes a user exist, and what these commands are doing to your filesystem.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 10 September 2007 20:39

Software Freedom Day and the open source way

Mark this Saturday, September 15th, in your diary. It’s Software Freedom Day and it’s coming to you. That's "free" as in "free lunch" but also "free" as in liberty.

Published in Open Source
Sunday, 09 September 2007 19:39

Breathe easily: protect your Linux box with Snort

An intrusion detection system – or IDS – is a high-tech burglar alarm, keeping a watchful eye on your computer and alerting when computer or network activity indicates unauthorised or malicious activity. An IDS is a must-have app, and Snort is rapidly becoming the tool of choice.

Published in Open Source

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