debsecan – The debsecan program evaluates the security status of a host running the Debian operation system. It reports missing security updates and known vulnerabilities in the programs which are installed on the host. debsecan accesses the dpkg database and obtains a list of installed packages and their versions. This list is then evaluated against a feed of vulnerability information which ultimately comes from a database maintained by Debian's Testing Security Team . Various output formats are supported, including incremental reporting via email. Beginning with version 0.2, debsecan includes a script called debsecan-create-cron, which allows you to create a cron job which periodically sends you mail (once per day) when the security status of the system changes.
Barriers, Caches, Filesystems | monolight – With the recent proliferation of ext4 as the new “default” Linux filesystem there’s been much talk of write barrier support. The flurry of post-2.6.18 barrier related development in most storage subsystems has left some novice users and administrators perplexed. I hope I can clear it up a bit with this primer/refresher.
SMTP, testing via Telnet – FreeBSDwiki – When troubleshooting problems with SMTP service – your own, or others – it is frequently very helpful to be able to "speak" to the SMTP server directly, rather than going through a mail client which won't necessarily tell you exactly what the SMTP server is saying. You can easily do this with the telnet client. Note that many ISPs do not allow outbound connections on port 25 to any SMTP server but their own – if you get timeouts when trying to connect to port 25, you should try port 587, which is the standard ESMTP port. (Port 587 connections normally require SMTP AUTH, which is covered below.)
OpenNetAdmin – OpenNetAdmin is a system for tracking IP network attributes in a database. A web interface is provided to administer the data, and there is a fully functional CLI interface for batch management (for those of you who prefer NOT to use a GUI). There are also several backend processes for building DHCP, DNS, router configuration, etc.
These are my links for 18 mar 2014 through 21 mar 2014:
tune apache peformance using mpm prefork module – There could be many reasons why your website performance is poor, one of them can possibly be that Apache is not coping with the load. Below you’ll find ready to consume configuration to make Apache performance better using the Apache MPM prefork module.
check-httpd-limits – Check Apache Httpd MPM Config Limits – Google Project Hosting – check_httpd_limits.pl compares the size of running Apache httpd processes, the configured prefork / worker / event MPM limits, and the server's available memory. The script exits with a warning (or error message) if the configured limits exceed the server's available memory. The script does not use any 3rd-party perl modules, unless the –save/days/max command-line options are used, in which case you will need to have the DBD::SQLite module installed. It should work on any UNIX server that provides /proc/meminfo, /proc/*/exe, /proc/*/stat, and /proc/*/statm files. You will probably have to run the script as root for it to read the /proc/*/exe symbolic links.
lozzd/Nagdash – What is Nagdash? Nagdash is the long awaited replacement of Naglite2. Written in PHP, it uses the Nagios-api, PHP and a sprinkling of jQuery and Bootstrap to provide a full screen, clean Nagios experience which is suitable either for a Dashboard/NOC screen, or simply a simple view to replace the Nagios UI.
Naemon Monitoring Suite – Naemon is the new monitoring suite that aims to be faster and more stable, while giving you a clearer view of the state of your network.
These are my links for 10 gen 2014 through 15 gen 2014:
» Linuxaria – Everything about GNU/Linux and Open source SSH in 2 steps on Linux with Google Authenticator – Many security policies require you to change the port number of the SSH service to ensure greater security in a Linux system. Situation now used throughout the IT world and used mostly by users who have their own private server. Today I want to show you how to add another security layer without having to change the SSH port. To do this we’ll incorporate the famous Google Authenticator to our ssh service, in this way we’ll have a safe, two steps security, by entering our password and the combination given from the GA application. Let’s see how to do this…
SoftEther VPN Project – SoftEther VPN Project – SoftEther VPN is one of the most powerful and easiest VPN software in the world. It is freeware, developed as an academic research project in University of Tsukuba, Japan. Download SoftEther VPN and enjoy it today. It is open source. Features * Easy to establish both remote-access and site-to-site VPN. * SSL-VPN Tunneling on HTTPS to pass through NATs and firewalls. * Revolutionary VPN over ICMP and VPN over DNS features. * Ethernet-bridging (L2) and IP-routing (L3) over VPN. * Embedded dynamic-DNS and NAT-traversal so that no static nor fixed IP address is required. * AES 256-bit and RSA 4096-bit encryptions. * 1Gbps-class high-speed throughput performance with low memory and CPU usage. * Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone are supported. * SSL-VPN (HTTPS) and 6 major VPN protocols (OpenVPN, IPsec, L2TP, MS-SSTP, L2TPv3 and EtherIP) [ via http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16171 ]