Your Navy drones are now running Linux....

Well they will be after Raytheon get's done migrating them over from Windows.  Redmond lost another battle against Linux and we here at Linuxinstall.net feel a little safer for it.  The Navy had a small hacking issue with some of their drones and decided to replace Windows with Linux.  The hope is that the open source base will result in a harder to hack and more secure system.  Let's hope that Raytheon gets it right.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

One of the simplest ways to tunnel your traffic securely...

So the folks over at LinuxJournal.com wrote up a great tutorial for tunneling through SSH.  What's so great about that?  Well it's an easy way to do simple stuff securely on your home or office network.  You only need to open up port 22 for SSH and point it to an SSH Server.  Then you can point to a local port and use SSH to get it to your destination server securely.

Wait...Can't someone just login to my machine that way?  If you take percausions like using only SSH Keys and not passwords and use a gawk script like this one over at everythingbash.com.  This script will create and send you a cool list of everyone who has and has tried logging in. 

WARNING!!!! I have had several customers and friends notice that their SSH Servers just get pounded with people trying to connect using default or bogus accounts.  So be sure to disable, remove or set the shell to /bin/false any account you aren't using.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

Do you want to Hangout and Talk GIT and Linux?

Git It On Tuesday, March 27 at 9pm EST

The Crew and I will be joining up with Mike Jansen in a Google+ Hangout right after we record the next podcast.  We plan to discuss git, linux, and other related topics.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  So come on over there and join us.

This is informal and all are welcome to join. If you have any specific topics you'd like to discuss, comment on this post.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.