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Using the sec-wall Security Proxy  07 June 2011 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
Features This article full of examples will show you various ways to test services secured using sec-wall, a feature-packed high performance security proxy. We'll be using cURL, a popular Linux command line tool and PycURL - a Python interface to cURL. As of version 1.0, sec-wall supports HTTP Basic auth, digest auth, custom HTTP headers, XPath-based authentication, WS-Security & SSL/TLS client certificates and each of the options is being shown below.
 
sec-wall: Open Source Security Proxy  18 April 2011 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
Features sec-wall, a recently released security proxy is a one-stop place for everything related to securing HTTP/HTTPS traffic. Designed as a pragmatic solution to the question of securing servers using SSL/TLS certificates, WS-Security, HTTP Basic/Digest Auth, custom HTTP headers, XPath expressions with an option of modifying HTTP headers and URLs on the fly.
 
Book Review: Linux Kernel Programming  04 April 2011 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
Book Reviews As Linux is implemented on increasingly wider number of devices, the number of people responsible for developing and maintaining Linux on those platforms have increased. As the level of maturity of the kernel increases, so does the complexity, capabilities, and size. This book provides the Linux programmer the tools necessary to understand the core aspects of the kernel and how to interface with it.
 
Review: The Official Ubuntu Book  30 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Book Reviews If you havenít used Linux before, are new to Ubuntu, or would like a quick update on the latest in open source advancements for the desktop, then The Official Ubuntu Book is a great place to start. Authored by a group of some of the most experienced open source administrators and developers, this 400-page user guide details everything you need to know about how to make the most of your Ubuntu, Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE), and Xubuntu (Ubuntu with Xfce) computer.
 
Review: Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring  09 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Book Reviews If you have anything more than a small home network, you need to be monitoring the status of your systems to ensure they are providing the services they were designed to provide. Rihards Olups has created a comprehensive reference and usability guide for the latest version of Zabbix that anyone being tasked with implementing should have by their side.
 
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