Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2
Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6.
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CentOS Linux 6.8, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, is now available for download. This release comes with many important features and changes that include the support for up to 300TB data on XFS filesystems and lots of security fixes.
Red Hat Inc. has updated its recently acquired Ansible technology, launching a new version that comes with enhanced support for Docker containers and also Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
Ansible was only acquired by Red Hat in October of last year, and the new Ansible 2.1 update is actually the second new version of the DevOps IT automation technology since then. Ansible 2.0 was released last January, with a cleaner code architecture, but today’s release offers a lot more practical functionality.
The GNOME devs are working around the clock these days to release the second milestone towards the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, which is expected to land for various GNU/Linux operating systems later this year.
Polari developer Florian Müllner informs the community about the general availability of the second snapshot towards the major 3.22 release of the open-source and straightforward IRC client designed for GNOME 3.
Big Communications Event -- Cisco needs open source to build a "badder ass" Internet -- a network with sufficient performance, reliability and security for major business applications, a company executive said.
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) announced that its new ETSI Open Source MANO group has delivered its Release 0 code package, a month ahead of schedule. The institute said OSM Release 0 integrates the seed code supplied by Telefonica, RIFT.io, Canonical and others into a documented package of running code. Release 0, which is available now for download from the OSM project website, meets the commitment made at MWC 2016 to deliver working code that enables end-to-end service instantiation and represents a number of significant steps forward since the MWC demo.
The Big Communications Event -- It will be up to one open source group, the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), to provide a "fair playing field" to sort the multiple industry open source initiatives around orchestration, an AT&T executive said here Wednesday.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging alternative to using dedicated hardware appliances, particularly for service providers, where quick, flexible responses to traffic pattern shifts and user demand changes are essential. It implements network tasks like access security, load balancing, and packet filtering as software modules suitable for virtualized cloud environments.
It’s becoming clear that rising network security threats will drive increasing integration between network virtualization (NV) and security, as we’ve long predicted here. This means that software-defined networking (SDN) will become a key technology for securing the cloud.
We're just about at the end of the two week merge cycle for the Linux 4.7 kernel and many of the subsystem maintainers have sent Linus Torvalds their git pull requests.
Jiri Kosina's live patching tree adds some new features to make the technology less architecture specific. There is also the addition of live patching documentation as well. The first live patching code landed back in the Linux 4.0 timeframe and has been incrementally improving ever since.