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Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-09 09:40
Open source software is the norm these days rather than the exception. The code is being written in high volumes and turning up in critical applications. While having this code available can offer big benefits, users also must be wary of issues the code can present and implement proper vetting. Josh Bressers, cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat, emphasized this point during a recent interview.

Network diagram tool that supports interface labels?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-02-09 09:23

Which linux-based graphics tool do you use to draw network topologies where you want to show interface/port labels?

I'm looking for a tool where I can put text labels for the interfaces. Something like this: https://packetpushers.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Example-network2.jpg

Preferably, it should also be possible to group objects, for instance a switch, all of it's interface labels and interface connections/cables, so that you can drag it around and all related objects will follow it.

I don't want to use Visio or something web-based but something Linux based.

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HVAC-focused I/O device server runs OpenWrt

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-09 08:32
Barix is rebooting its line of HVAC-oriented Barionet universal programmable I/O devices with the Barionet 1000. This is the first model to run on Linux, the first to offer WiFi, and the first to supply USB connectivity. Thanks to OpenWrt stack, it also appears to be the first to support IPv6 networking.

Telegram Chat: operating systems and distros

Reddit - Thu, 2017-02-09 08:31

I made a telegram chat for operating systems/distros in general. t.me/OSdistroChat

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FFmpeg 3.2.3 "Hypatia" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Released with 35 Fixes

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-02-09 08:00

softpedia: FFmpeg 3.2.3 was released on February 6, 2017, and comes exactly two months after the previous point release

Learn Linux in 5 days and level up your career

Reddit - Thu, 2017-02-09 07:37

Use the in-demand Linux skills you learn in this course to get promoted or start a new career as a Linux professional https://www.udemy.com/learn-linux-in-5-days/

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free – A Standard Command to Check Memory Usage Statistics (Free & Used) in Linux

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-09 07:23
We all knows, most of the Servers (Including world Top Super Computers are running in Linux) are running in Linux platform on IT infrastructure because Linux is more flexible compare with other operating systems. Other operating systems required reboot for small small changes & patch updates but Linux systems doesn’t required reboot except critical patch updates.

Linux Home Server

Reddit - Thu, 2017-02-09 06:52

Hey guys, I've been looking to build a personal linux server for some time now. The main use is going to be a web server, GitLab host and FTP server. Possibly with some mail server running later, and some VM's for some testing.

Specs are:
- HP Xeon 12-core 2.2GHz CPU
- 24GB RAM
- Quadro FX3700 GFX
- 240GB x 3
- 500GB x 1

I got the computer off a buddy of mine. It's pretty beefy I know. I'm a computer systems student in my 3rd year of my degree. I know my way around a computer for the most part, but just want some extra input.

I've been doing a lot of searching online and I had centOS 7 on it before. Couldn't get it working and it's just been a pain. I figured here might have some ideas and some input as to what I should do. All comments are welcome and I will be checking frequently. Hope you guys have some good ideas!

This is more of an open discussion and question rather than pure help. I know how to do most of the work, I would just like some input and a discussion on what to do as a whole, and maybe some past input and stuff from other users

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Smart lighting gizmo offers video chat, gesture support, and Alexa

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-09 06:14
The Linux-based, $149 “Brilliant Control” smart lighting controller has a wall-mounted, 5-inch screen, Alexa voice support, motion control, and video chat. Most home automation devices are controlled exclusively through a mobile or web app, but there’s a growing trend toward wall-mounted displays as well as voice interaction.

Blocking of international spam botnets with a Postfix plugin

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-09 05:06
This article contains an analysis and solution for blocking of international SPAM botnets with on postfix mail servers by using a postfwd plugin which analyses the sasl connects by country.

How reliable Btrfs active deduplication feature is?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-02-09 04:53

https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Deduplication

Can this feature be used reliably?

And are there file systems that support native transparent deduplication?

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Linaro's AOSP TV supports Android TV development on 96Boards

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-02-09 04:00

Linaro released AOSP TV for the HiKey, enabling development for Android TV using 96Boards SBCs without requiring Google Services and verification.

The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Teams and Tools

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-09 03:57
A successful open source management program has seven essential elements that provide a structure around all aspects of open source software. In the previous article, we gave an overview of the strategy and process behind open source management. This time we’ll discuss two more essential elements: staffing on the open source compliance team and the tools they use to automate and audit open source code.

Bixby AI assistant to support up to 8 languages, further benefiting Tizen ecosystem

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-09 03:06

We are excited about the possibilities that Samsung’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) virtual assistant, named Bixby, will bring to Samsung devices. The latest news today is that Bixby will support for up to 8 languages at launch, which will include English, Korean and Chinese.

Samsung acquired Viv Labs with the sole purpose of building a new and powerful virtual assistant that rivals those offered by its competitor’s. The first device to support Bixby will be the Samsung S8 and we are hoping soon thereafter it will be the next Tizen smartphone, which will be released later this year. This should help raise the profile of Tizen in the smartphone world and offer consumers another reason to choose Tizen.

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Turns Out Ubuntu 16.04.2 Is Shipping with Mesa 12.0.6, Here's How to Use Mesa 13

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-09 03:03

After it has been delayed twice, the highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS update is finally launching today, February 9, 2017, but it will include an older version of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library.

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