Welcome to the LinuxFocus March/April 2003
Everybody talks about Linux these days. Maybe you feel that this
was already the case last year but I think there is an important
change going on. So far only people with a technical background
have been talking about the benefits of Linux. This seems to change
Watch your friends and colleagues or take a look at this
Want to Swim With Penguin" from wired.com. Reuters has ported
its popular Reuters Market Data System to Linux and financial industry
heavyweights such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs
have all announced major Linux deployments.
This trend will continue and
we will see a "snow ball effect": The more applications are available
for Linux the more people will use it and this again will cause
more companies to port their applications.
A nice trend, finally ;-)
-- Guido Socher
This article presents the different types of external attacks that a cracker
Accessing PostgreSQL through JDBC
via a Java SSL tunnel
This article shows how to set up JDBC access for PostgreSQL on redhat
8.0 and how to create a SSL tunnel using Sun's Java Secured Socket
Extensions, to enable secured access to a remote postgres database.
The LinuxFocus Tip
How to allow remote access to the floppy disk?
Most Linux distributions control permissions of devices
via the file /etc/security/console.perms This ensures e.g. that only the locally
logged in user can use sound and your colleagues on the same network
can not use your microphone or "make noise". This is the file
where the administrator can allow anybody to use the floppy drive (e.g with
mtools). Just change the following line and replace 0600 with 0666.
The first number are the
permissions for the locally logged in user the second one is applicable
when nobody is locally logged in:
<console> 0666 <floppy> 0666 root.floppy