I am finishing up by BS:IT and have decided to pursue a career as a linux admin. Anyways I work a lot with AIX/HPUX/solaris for work (I do hardware maintenance). As a result my capstone revolves around building a secured linux server to remotely access our training room.
What I would like to do is download CentOS configure OpenVPN and GRSEC. Once I am done with all of the setup I want it to then boot with a non persistent filesystem and reboot everyday at midnight. I want all the VPN and security configs to stay but have everything else get flushed daily. This system will be used to VPN to our training room and access other training machines from home. Is such a thing possible? Security really isn't that big of a deal these are training systems and don't hold any sensitive infosubmitted by joe0121
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LinuxBSDos: What follows is a 4-day experience of installing and playing with PC-BSD 10.1
Based on specs alone, this is a pretty sweet rig. The all-in-one form factor makes for a sexy package. And like every System76 machine I've ever used, the performance and aesthetic element seriously impress. Having Linux with touch screen support is like a child at Christmas. Sure, we've had touch screens for a long, long time -- but the first time you use Linux with such a machine of this caliber, you feel something akin to that first time you used Linux. And Ubuntu Unity really shines in the touch screen environment. Out of nowhere, you realize just what Canonical was going for when they re-invented that wheel.
We open with the recent unpleasantness at the Drupal project. The SQL injection vulnerability, while serious, isn’t unusual. It’s actually the most common vulnerability in the world. What made the exploit newsworthy was the very short amount of time between disclosure and widespread exploitation: "if timely patches weren’t applied, then the Drupal security team outlined a lengthy process required to restore a website to health." Basically, you had seven hours to fix it before evil robots descended on your servers.
This isn’t an open source problem, it’s a software management problem.
Debian and Ubuntu are the most influential Linux distributions ever. Of the 285 active distributions listed on Distrowatch, 132 are derived from Debian, including Ubuntu, and another 67 are derived directly from Ubuntu -- just under 70%. Yet the experience of using them differs in just about every aspect. Consequently, choosing between them is no easy matter.
Asked to explain the difference between the two distributions, most users would describe Debian as an expert's distribution, and Ubuntu as a beginner's. These characterizations are partly true, but exaggerated. Debian's reputation rests on its state over a decade ago, and today allows as much hands-on control as each user chooses.
Similarly, Ubuntu is really its design team's conception of easy. Should your work habits not be compatible with that concept, you may disagree strongly that it is easy to use.
Nobody loves a reboot, especially not if it involves a late-breaking patch for a kernel-level issue that has to be applied stat.
To that end, three projects are in the works to provide a mechanism for upgrading the kernel in a running Linux instance without having to reboot anything.
Also; SUSE gets live patching
So I've been using various distros on and off for work and home purposes for a few years but never took the plunge to fully migrate from Windows until recently. I now have a nice Linux Mint desktop in our Windows-free household which, bar a few niggles, I am thoroughly enjoying.
However, while I have pretty much moved my workflow from Windows apps to Linux alternatives I have one outstanding issue I am having trouble with. I would like to find a replacement for Windows File History, which for those who are not familiar is a continuous backup and file version solution. You simply set it to run and it monitors your picture, document, music, etc files continuously, ensuring they are backed up and keeping a history of modifications so you can restore to any version in case of disaster. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find a Linux solution that offers the same functionality. Does anyone know of a reliable solution to fit the bill?submitted by user079
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