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Red Hat and CentOS Fix Kernel Bug in Latest OS Versions, Urge Users to Update

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 18:47

It would appear the there was a bug in the previous Linux kernel update for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 and CentOS Linux 7.5 releases, which was released to address the Spectre V4 security vulnerability, making connection tracking information to not function correctly, which could lead to connectivity loss and leaking of configuration properties related to the respective connection tracking into other namespaces.

"Previously, the connection tracking information was not cleared properly for packets forwarded to another network namespace," said Red Hat in an advisory. "Packets that were marked with the "NOTRACK" target in one namespace were excluded from connection tracking even in the new namespace. Consequently, a loss of connectivity occasionally occurred, depending on the packet filtering ruleset of the other network namespaces."

Also: Red Hat Open-Sources Scanner That Checks Linux Binaries For Spectre V1 Potential

Red Hat Continues Driving Wonderful Innovations In Fedora Workstation

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Greg Kroah-Hartman on Linux, Security, and Making Connections at Open Source Summit

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 18:40

People might not think about the Linux kernel all that much when talking about containers, serverless, and other hot technologies, but none of them would be possible without Linux as a solid base to build on, says Greg Kroah-Hartman. He should know. Kroah-Hartman maintains the stable branch of the Linux kernel along with several subsystems. He is also co-author of the Linux Kernel Development Report, a Fellow at The Linux Foundation, and he serves on the program committee for Open Source Summit.

In this article, we talk with Kroah-Hartman about his long involvement with Linux, the importance of community interaction, and the upcoming Open Source Summit.

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Red Hat Continues Driving Wonderful Innovations In Fedora Workstation

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-07-18 18:18
Red Hat's Christian Schaller has provided an update regarding some of the new feature work and improvements that the Red Hat developers have been working on this summer for Fedora Workstation...

You Can Now Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 18:00

RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 Build 180717 is basically identical with RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 Build 180707 except for the fact that it now also supports the latest Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer

Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds

LXer - Wed, 2018-07-18 17:34
REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.

Buy Dell XPS with Linux from a reseller or in person

Reddit - Wed, 2018-07-18 17:31

I'm unable to buy an XPS 13 with Linux from Dell's site, the order gets canceled every time due to "credit card verification issues", I call their off-shore support who tell me to do this or that but nothing has worked. My card works everywhere else, though, so I was wondering if there's anywhere else I can buy the latest XPS 13 (non-touch, i7, 16 GB, 512 GiB HD) with Linux. Dell sells the XPS through Amazon, but only Windows (I'll be reinstalling either way, but that's not the point).

Is there anywhere else I'm missing online where I can buy it? Or does anyone know a computer shop in NYC where I could buy one in person?

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3 Emacs modes for taking notes

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 17:11

Keep track of information easily with these Emacs modes.

Red Hat Open-Sources Scanner That Checks Linux Binaries For Spectre V1 Potential

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-07-18 17:06
The great folks at Red Hat have open-sourced a new security checker that is able to scan compiled Linux x86_64 binaries to look for potential Spectre Variant One vulnerabilities...

whowatch - Monitor Linux Users and Processes in Real Time

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 17:00

Whowatch is a simple, easy-to-use interactive who-like command line program for monitoring processes and users on a Linux system.

Contributing to Fedora: Testing Packages

LXer - Wed, 2018-07-18 16:19
Contribution to Fedora comes in many forms. Here’s a common misconception about contributing: “I’m not a developer, so what do they need me for?” However, there are many ways for non-developers to contribute to Fedora. One way is package testing. Before a new version of a package lands in the updates repository, it passes through […]

Curl Command Examples

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 16:00

Linuxize: Curl is command line utility for transferring data from or to a server designed to work without user interaction.

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Introducing Revised Server Installer, Adds Missing Features

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-07-18 15:23
With the April release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on the server front was a brand new, in-house developed server installer created by Canonical to differentiate it from Debian's long-used text installer for the Ubuntu Server images. While it offered a fresh look and some new features, it shipped without many features common to Linux server installers. Fortunately, that is changing with the upcoming Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 release...

ArchI0 - Arch Linux Applications Automatic Installation Script

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 15:12

ostechnix: ArchI0 is a CLI menu-based Arch Linux applications automatic installation script.

PTI Support To Address Meltdown Nearing The Finish Line For x86 32-bit Linux

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-07-18 15:07
While Page Table Isolation (PTI/KPTI) has been available since the Meltdown CPU vulnerability was disclosed at the start of the year, that's been for x86_64 Linux while the x86 32-bit support has remained a work-in-progress and only relatively recently has come together...

Set Up A Headless Deluge Server on Linux

LXer - Wed, 2018-07-18 15:05
There are tons of ways to manage torrents on Linux. Many of the available clients are excellent, but some have distinct advantages. If you're looking to manage large numbers of torrents and manage them over your network, Deluge is easily the best option.

csplit: A Better Way to Split File in Linux Based on its Content

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 15:00

 Learn how to split a file in Linux based on its content

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