I don’t usually take much interest or stock in anything the ZD family of sites put out, but there was a decent piece I read tonight, entitled Ten things you can do to help open source. It’s an interesting read, and I’ve read similar articles in the past. I always like these kinds of articles(…)
This week’s TechMail is pretty basic, but one of those “hidden gems” that the average person probably isn’t aware of. Of course, it’s one that the average person may not care about either but… regardless, this week’s techmail is Manipulate process priority with nice.
This week’s TechMail is Secure Connections to PostgreSQL which goes a little bit into the many different possible authentication methods you can use with the PostgreSQL database server, how it differs from MySQL, and illustrates why, at least from a security standpoint, I much prefer PostgreSQL (although I don’t say that since I try not(…)
Another Techrepublic tip is up, entitled Specify who can log in via OpenSSH. I love writing about OpenSSH… it’s probably, weirdly enough, one of my favourite programs. I can’t imagine not having it or even surviving one day (of work) without it. This tip talks about the PermitRootLogin and AllowUsers keywords in sshd_config.
This week’s TechMail is Define disk quotas to keep users from hogging drive space. Already the comments associated with it are amusing. I wonder where people get the idea that anyone (I mean, seriously, anyone) would pay some guy $2000/mo to be a “junior disk quota manager”… like it’s supposed to be some kind of(…)
This week’s TechMail tip is Authentication caching with nscd which talks about how to keep authentication credentials cached for disconnected operations (i.e. if you auth against an LDAP server and it goes down or you take your laptop home). It’s missing some bits tho, which the first comment noted. It doesn’t discuss PAM at all,(…)