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Posted by meshal on Saturday, August 28, 2004 @ 11:07:06 EDT (3202 reads)

A Massachusetts businessman allegedly paid members of the computer underground to launch organized, crippling distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against three of his competitors, in what federal officials are calling the first criminal case to arise from a DDoS-for-hire scheme.
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Topic: security
Posted by meshal on Saturday, August 28, 2004 @ 11:01:32 EDT (3675 reads)
ATi Drivers & Linux : Some questions for ATI from our HardForum readers about ATI's Linux drivers. Some of these answers will likely make things a bit more clear for our Linux users..
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Topic: hardware
Posted by meshal on Sunday, August 22, 2004 @ 16:07:27 EDT (3533 reads)
Thanks to its speed and stability, MySQL has earned a place on millions of servers worldwide. MySQL has a simple and effective security mechanism, but administrators must perform a few additional tasks to make a default installation truly secure. The measures we'll talk about below will enable you to better secure your database, but be sure to secure the underlying operating system too.

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Topic: how to
Posted by meshal on Sunday, August 22, 2004 @ 16:00:37 EDT (4396 reads)
This article guides you through the steps to install IBM DB2? Universal Database Personal Edition V8.1.6, as well as the IBM Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE), with minimal fuss and frustration. Developers who are new to Linux or UNIX-based operating systems will get the most out of this article. Share your questions and comments on this article with the author and other readers in the discussion forum for this article.  Read More...

Topic: how to
Posted by meshal on Sunday, August 22, 2004 @ 15:41:22 EDT (4216 reads)
here is a nice uptime script, the one that u see under the banner.  Read More...

Topic: adv
Posted by meshal on Friday, August 20, 2004 @ 09:44:34 EDT (3647 reads)
On August 19th 2004, the KDE Project released KDE 3.3. For packages, please visit the KDE 3.3 Info Page and browse the KDE 3.3 Requirements list

Topic: adv
Posted by meshal on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 @ 14:09:18 EDT (4253 reads)
In an earlier column, we went over the basics of creating key-pairs: the public and secret versions of your GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) keys. But if you're a government employee who wants to become a whistle-blower and report corruption, evil-doers, or gross mismanagement, you'll need to do more than create your keys. You'll need to encrypt and sign the email you send me with your expos?.  Read More...

Topic: how to
Posted by meshal on Monday, August 16, 2004 @ 12:41:52 EDT (3942 reads)
Our preliminary look at Intel's 64-bit Xeon 3.6GHz Nocona (which happens to be identical to the Intel 3.6F Pentium 4) stirred up a bit of controversy. The largest two concerns were: We tested Intel's Xeon server processor against an Athlon desktop CPU. We chose poor benchmarks to illustrate the capabilities of those processors.  Read More...

Topic: hardware
Posted by meshal on Monday, August 16, 2004 @ 12:37:46 EDT (3566 reads)
this one fixes some problems in kernel 2.6.8.



Topic: adv
Posted by aziz on Sunday, August 15, 2004 @ 17:26:04 EDT (4931 reads)

Samba beats Windows

Samba 3 runs rings around Windows Server 2003 in file serving performance
Roger Howorth, IT Week

Tests by IT Week Labs show the latest version of the open-source Samba file and print server software is 2.5 times faster than Windows Server 2003 in the same role.

The news comes as many firms are grappling with the consequences of Microsoft ending support for NT4, coupled with uncertainty about when Microsoft will next update Windows. The performance difference between Windows Server 2003 and Samba 3 has increased dramatically compared with Samba 2 and Windows 2000 Server.


Topic: hardware

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