This past week’s TechMail tip is Detect intruders on your network with Snort which is a quick primer on how to use the Snort IDS (Intrusion Detection System). Snort is pretty cool if you have the patience to deal with it and the time to invest in setting it up properly. The techmail is, again,(…)
This week’s TechMail is Set up a TFTP server for easy network boots and firmware upgrades, which pretty much explains the process of setting up your own TFTP server. I had to figure this one out a while ago in order to upgrade the firmware on a Netgear router I bought from a friend, so(…)
This week’s TechMail is Set up ISC’s dhcpd server which discusses setting up dhcpd, and how you can use it to assign static IP addresses — using the convenience of DHCP-supplied configurations with the convenience of static IP addresses for client machines (and servers).
This week’s TechMail is Secure temporary files in Linux which discusses how to properly secure temporary files, using things like loopback filesystems, separate partitions for /tmp and using appropriate mount flags. It’s pretty simplistic stuff, but can make a huge difference on the security of your system.
Last week’s TechMail tip was Encrypting and decrypting files with GnuPG, which covers some stuff about using gpg to deal with encryption of files (instead of just using gpg for mail).
A few of us on vendor-sec have decided to pull some cross-vendor resources and we’ve put together a new informal organization, similar to vendor-sec, but for a more “general public”. It’s primarily a wiki of various security-related information and a mailing list for OSS vendors and authors to be able to discuss public security issues.(…)