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The Week in Linux News

by Baiju Thakkar

Linux Networking

Networking under Linux is not as hard as you might think. There are how-to articles that cover everything from routing to netmasks to IP addresses. But sometimes you need someone to explain things to you. These resources will help you.

Setting up a network is only the beginning. You might have a working network up and running. But is it safe?

"Every network, regardless of operating system used, connected through the Internet is vulnerable due to system weaknesses from known or obvious security holes."

The article "Filling Network Holes" by John Johnson for Security Portal covers all you need to know to protect your network.

Speaking of Security ...

Security is essential to any environment. Whether you're at home or at work, security always seems to come up. Nobody wants their computer broken into. Here are some resources that will beef up your security.

Security Focus reported these vulnerabilities.

More Developer Resources

Last week more developer resources were launched by different sources. These sites provide you with information or resources to help you as a developer.

New Releases

Here are some releases from the past week.

That's it for this week. Thanks for reading.

by Baiju Thakkar
Linux Bureau Chief
O'Reilly Network

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