Industrial Linux: Creating fast, secure, & reliable linux servers

  

Industrial Linux is dedicated to professional linux system administrators who need a portal site for the best linux news, downloads, documentation, and resources for creating fast, secure, & reliable linux servers.

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Geek News
Linux Security News

Mailing list archives

discuss
devel
announce

Guides

Introduction
References
Post-install customization
Security

Reliability
Performance
Plesk Repair Utility on Linux servers

MLUG presentations

2000-11-11
Network layer models
History of Ethernet
IP mechanics, including the ever-popular three-way handshake!
Packet filtering strategies
ipchains packet filtering

2000-09-09
Compiling Apache with mod_perl and FastCGI
Virtual servers for Apache
Top 5 security tips for casual Linux user

rpmfind.net search


RSSLite

A perl module that parses dirty
XML from content syndicators.

Get some content from XMLTree,
preferably in OCS format,
then parse it with RSSLite.

LLMS

I built the Lazy LFS Make System
to help automate the (re-)build
of my own linux distro. LFS stands
for Linux From Scratch. Many
thanks to Gerard Beekmans
for creating this fine work!

pgcc

pgcc optimizations
pgcc main site

Welcome! If you run Linux servers, you need the information on these pages. Check out the Guides. This is what it takes to make a shrink-wrapped linux distribution secure, fast, and reliable.


[2000-11-28]

Survey. Let me know which Industrial Linux features are most important to you by completing this survey.

Sourceforge. Industrial Linux development is now powered by SourceForge. They really do a great job providing development services so we can concentrate on the real work instead of building infrastructure.

Milestone. After much head-bashing, I finally managed to create an IL Bootdisk. Version 0.01 of the Industrial Linux distro should be available in several weeks... getting the installer built had to come first. It's my intention that this will be an internet installer. For the curious: there's a big difference between rdev -R and rdev -r.


[2000-11-21]

Downloads. I've started a page for downloads. The first addition is Sergey Ostrovsky's patch to lilo-21.6 so that it works with glibc-2.2 and reiserfs.


[2000-11-12]

Hooray! I've finally added a page describing my plans for the Industrial Linux distribution. Many people have asked me "Why are you doing this? Are you starting a business?". Here's the answer.

I've added a link for my MLUG presentations to the menu on the left. You can see what I've had to say about Apache, Top 5 security tips, packet filtering, and more.

For those who simply must know, the pgcc optimization settings are now documented here.


[2000-11-04]

I've just finished a complete technical re-write of the site in order to better prepare it for the Industrial Linux distro I'm busy working on. In addition to exposing RSSLite and LLMS to the world, I have created several new mailing lists for the purpose of discussing the distro. You can subscribe to them by simply sending an empty email to:


[old promises yet to be kept]

I've been threatening to make yet another firewall builder someday. I haven't finished it yet. Until I do, you might want to check out this collection from Linux Start to satisfy your firewall craving.

Here's a list of things to come, in more or less the order you can expect them:

  • An industrial linux distribution that's "hardened" right out of box (penguin- flavored OpenBSD). I'm making great progress on this thanks to Gerard at LFS!
  • "Box sets" for all the doc, downloads, and links for essential components like the linux kernel, named, apache, etc.
  • Netfilter firewall builder


Geek News

Linux Net News
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First virus to infect Windows and Linux emerges
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Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-31 17:43:12
CPUC Tells Northpoint To Restart Network
Blender Running On iPAQ
Promises And Pitfalls In Linux Game Development
Civil Rights For Aliens?
ArsDigita U. Cuts On-Campus Admissions
Why Isn't BSD a Desktop Operating System?
UNIVAC's 50th Anniversary
Preview Of Linux 2.5
Solar Activity, Northern Lights

kuro5hin.org
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-31 16:43:13
Powell Pushes Radio Sales Through; Competitive Review Procedures in Doubt

Privacy Digest
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-31 15:43:12
EU Privacy Law Puts United States In Bind
InfoWorld

GeekPress
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-31 15:03:21
What Time Is the Noon Meeting?
Microsoft Employee Actually a Nice Guy
The Flying Cow


Linux Security News

Privacy Digest
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-31 15:43:12
Linux kernel to have NSA inside?
NSA Inside?
Microsoft asks .Net customers to trust it with personal data

LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-30 23:03:52
EnGarde Secure Linux Quick Start
Linux Security Software to Battle Hacker Attacks in Programs and Web Sites
Linux Security Week - March 26th 2001
CeBit: Avaya upgrades free Linux security software
Linux Security Week - March 19th 2001
Guardian Digital Presents EnGarde Secure Linux
Linux Security Week - March 12th 2001

RootPrompt.org -- Nothing but Unix
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-30 23:03:50
Check Point Firewall-1 for Linux
The New XFree86
Three Clicks to Linux
Bob Toxen's Linux Security Tips
Getting Started with Tripwire
ImmunixOS 7 - Secure Linux
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite for Linux
Responding to a Security Incident
Multi-Homed Server Vulnerabilities
Seccurely Erasing a Hard Drive with Perl
Check Point Firewall-1 on Linux

Security Focus
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-30 17:43:46
Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO (paper)
Astaro Security Linux 1.800
Security Enhanced Linux

Linux Articles from The O'Reilly Network
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-30 00:03:54
Security Alerts: Linux Kernel Problems; SSH Design Flaw by Noel Davis
Security Alerts: Ramen Worm Attacks Red Hat Linux Machines by Noel Davis
Security Alerts: Insecure Temporary File Functions by Noel Davis
Security Alerts: Multi-Homed Server Vulnerabilities by Noel Davis

LinuxPlanet
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-29 22:03:26
Review: DistributionWatch Review: SmoothWall Linux 0.9.8

Linux Weekly News
Last item retrieved on 2001-03-28 17:22:53
SuSE security updates to eperl and joe
A pile of Red Hat security alerts
Linux-Mandrake security updates to Mesa and sudo
Debian security update to mailx


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