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  • How to set PassivePortRange and PassiveIP in pure-ftpd on Ubuntu to secure the app! - Unix / Linux the admins Tutorials

    Hi guys, We will talk about setting PassivePortRange and PassiveIP in pure-ftpd.

    If you run a firewall on your Linux server and want to use passive FTP connections, you have to define the passive port range in pure-ftpd .

    The following example is for pure-ftpd on Ubuntu and ISPConfig 3.

  • How to Install Apache ServiceMix on CentOS 8

    In this article we will learn How to Install Apache ServiceMix on CentOS 8. Apache ServiceMix is a runtime container for service-oriented architecture components, web services or legacy system connectivity services. Apache ServiceMix is an enterprise open-source distributed enterprise service bus (ESB) based on the SOA model released under the Apache license. It is one of the most mature, open-source implementations of an enterprise service bus and an Apache top-level project. Apache ServiceMix provides an OSGi container in which we can run, configure and manage Camel and ActiveMQ instances and you can explore the other services that it can provide.

  • Install Java 8 on CentOS 8s

    Hi Guys, In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Oracle’s Java 8 programming language on CentOS 8 .

    It’s an object-oriented language used for many of the applications and websites you come across today.

  • How to install IMVU on a Chromebook with Crossover

    Today we are looking at how to install IMVU on a Chromebook with Crossover 21. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • 5 Ways to Improve Linux User Account Security

    The first and most crucial step towards securing Linux servers and systems is preventing malicious parties from unrequired access. Proper user account control is one of the many ways to enhance your system's security.

    A hardened user account prevents the system from the most common attack methods of horizontal or vertical privilege escalation. Hence, as a Linux system administrator, you are also responsible for protecting your server via effective security techniques.

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Fedora Magazine: Five common mistakes when using automation

As automation expands to cover more aspects of IT, more administrators are learning automation skills and applying them to ease their workload. Automation can ease the burden of repetitive tasks and add a level of conformity to infrastructure. But when IT workers deploy automation, there are common mistakes that can wreak havoc on infrastructures large and small. Five common mistakes are typically seen in automation deployments. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • Reproducible Builds: Supporter spotlight: Jan Nieuwenhuizen on Bootstrappable Builds, GNU Mes and GNU Guix

    The Reproducible Builds project relies on several projects, supporters and sponsors for financial support, but they are also valued as ambassadors who spread the word about our project and the work that we do. This is the fourth instalment in a series featuring the projects, companies and individuals who support the Reproducible Builds project. We started this series by featuring the Civil Infrastructure Platform project and followed this up with a post about the Ford Foundation as well as a recent ones about ARDC and the Google Open Source Security Team (GOSST). Today, however, we will be talking with Jan Nieuwenhuizen about Bootstrappable Builds, GNU Mes and GNU Guix.

  • CISA Issues Emergency Directive and Releases Advisory Related to VMware Vulnerabilities [Ed: Proprietary software is a threat to national security]

    CISA has issued Emergency Directive (ED) 22-03 and released a Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) in response to active and expected exploitation of multiple vulnerabilities in the following VMware products: VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access), VMware Identity Manager (vIDM), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware Cloud Foundation, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

  • Software Supply Chain: A Risky Time for Dependencies [Ed: This is a proprietary software problem too and it's not a new problem; the FUD patterns are newer and driven by special interests]

    The software supply chain is a critical element in the lifecycle of applications and websites. The interdependencies and components common in modern software development can increase the attack surface and sometimes allow hackers to bypass robust security layers you’ve added to your infrastructure.

Shows and Videos: FLOSS Weekly, Linux Out Loud, Bringing Windows Best Feature To Linux, and More

  • FLOSS Weekly 681: Yes, UCAN - James Walker, Fission.codes and UCAN

    User Controlled Authorization Networks (UCANs) are just one of the many new and useful approaches to decentralization that James Walker, of fission.codes, shares with Doc Searls and Dan Lynch. If you want a detailed dose of pure optimism about Web3 working for you and me, this is the episode for you on FLOSS Weekly.

  • 14: Back Stage Pass - Linux Out Loud - TuxDigital

    This week, Linux Out Loud chats about what it is like for us to be content creators on the Tux Digital Network. Welcome to episode 14 of Linux Out Loud. We fired up our mics, connected those headphones as we searched the community for themes to expound upon. We kept the banter friendly, the conversation somewhat on topic, and had fun doing it.

  • Bringing Windows Best Feature To Linux!! - Invidious

    Have you ever felt like Linux was just missing something but not sure what it was missing, well maybe it was missing a really annoying watermark telling you to activate your system everytime you use it.

  • Why Use The Terminal Instead of GUI Apps? - Invidious

    New Linux users often are confused with why more intermediate-to-advanced users gravitate to the terminal rather than just using GUI apps for the same task. There are reasons why newer users hate the terminal and longtime Linux users love the terminal.

  • Linux in the Ham Shack/LHS Episode #467: The Weekender XCI

    It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our departure into the world of hedonism, random topic excursions, whimsy and (hopefully) knowledge. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

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