• June 14, 2019

    Microsoft Releases Their Linux Kernel

  • October 20, 2016

    Best VPN For Linux Ubuntu & Fedora

    Security issues on the internet can arise from many different sides. Though we often believe that viruses and other forms of malware are greatest threats that World Wide Web has to offer, situation is actually a lot more complicated than that. Our security is also challenged by the level of surveillance on the web, because practically our every step can be easily monitored, and in that monitoring helps everything – from your browser to your operating system. This is the reason why more and more people opt out for using alternative versions of operating systems, and so far Linux has proven to be at the very top. Fedora and Ubuntu are thus far the best offspring of Linux family, which is why security-conscious internet users often choose one of them as their OS. However, with alternative operating systems come compatibility issues that need to be considered, because you’ll face some difficulty when wanting to install different apps and plugins. Further more, if you strive to be as protected as possible on the web, then getting a VPN to match your alternative OS might be a good idea, because that way you’ll cover every aspect of your security. Seeing that compatibility problems stretch over VPN apps as well, here are some of them that will fit like a glove with your OS. Cyber Ghost We’ll start with a VPN that can grant you solid protection and which you can get without paying a dime. Cyber Ghost in its free edition can give you a good Open VPN protocol along which also comes unlimited bandwidth, which is pretty good for a free VPN. You will also get a kill switch, which will protect you from losing your privacy if you lose your VPN connection. One of the best things about Cyber Ghost...
  • February 3, 2016

    Forward Palo Alto Logs To Nagious Log Server

    Forwarding logs to a Nagious syslog server requires three steps Create a syslog server profile Go to Device > Server Profiles > Syslog Enter Name of the syslog server, Server IP address where the logs will be forwarded to, Port Number, Facility Configure the log-forwarding profile to select the threat logs to be forwarded to syslog server Go to Objects > Log forwarding Select the syslog server profile for forwarding threat logs to the configured server. Use the log forwarding profile in the security rules Go to Policies > Security Rule Select the rule for which the log forwarding needs to be applied. Apply the security profiles to the rule. Go to Actions > Log forwarding and select the log forwarding profile from drop down list. Commit the changes
  • January 25, 2016

    Setup Nagios Server On CentOS 7

    First load CentOS 7 either on a VM or physical server. After that is done IP your CentOS Server and SSH into the server via ip. Install Nagios by using the following commands 1 . cd /tmp 2. wget 3. tar xzf nagioslogserver-latest.tar.gz 4. cd nagioslogserver 5. ./fullinstall Now that we finished the full installation using the script that was included in our tarball we now will navigate to the User Interface by navigating to this URL: http://<yourip>/nagioslogserver Once this step is finished the server is up and ready to use it’s very easy.
  • June 22, 2015

    CRYENGINE Support Added For Linux

      CRYENGINE, the video game engine from Crytek, will run natively on Linux starting from version 3.8.1. Other improvements include the ability to run on the Oculus Rift, support for OpenGL, 8-weight GPU vertex skinning, and improved POM self-shadowing. Here are the full release notes. They’ve also added Game Zero, a full blown example game that demonstrates how various features of the engine can work. CRYENGINE announced the news on there site Welcome to CRYENGINE 3.8.1 (out now for all subscribers on Steam), the most feature-packed release since we launched the Engine-as-a-Service model in May of last year!  CRYENGINE 3.8.1 is now available New API: OpenGL Support Starting with 3.8.1, we are shipping a fully-featured OpenGL rendering implementation with CRYENGINE, which goes hand in hand with Linux support for your games (see below). New platform: Oculus Rift Support You asked about it, and we listened: Just in time for the announcement of Crytek’S new VR title “Robinson: The Journey” at this week’s E3, we are putting support for the Oculus Rift HMD (Head-mounted display) into EaaS users’ hands. We’ve included a small demonstration level, aptly titled the “VR_Demo” level. This showcases some information on how you can approach setting up your levels for VR, some of the implications and the immersive benefits of using VR. New platform: Linux As previously announced, we are adding Linux support for your Game.exe. While you will still need Windows to use the Sandbox Editor, you can now release your commercial games on Linux as well as on PC- and of course, there are still no royalties whatsoever! New feature: Voxel-based Volumetric Fog With today’s release, we introduce an all new voxel-based volumetric fog system. The system supports illumination from deferred lights, respects clip volume boundaries and works consistently with transparent objects including particles. New...
  • The GNOME Music Player is getting smart new features GNOME developer Alan Day tells us about them in his blog post “I’ve been a bit quiet about GNOME’s applications of late. This isn’t because nothing has been happening, though – quite the opposite. We’ve been steadily working away behind the scenes, and our application designs have evolved considerably. This is the first in what will be a series of posts, in which I’ll summarise recent application design changes, as well as plans for the future. In this post, I’ll be focusing on Music. We’re at a critical point with many of the core apps. There is still a fair amount of polish work to be done, and interesting features are missing in some cases. However, much of the basic functionality is in place, so we have a good platform to build on. We are a position to make a lot of GNOME’s apps truly great: it’s just a matter of making the final ten yards. Of course, we need help to make GNOME’s apps really shine, so if you want to get involved with any of the initiatives I’ll be describing, please get in touch. Music: where things stand A number of features have landed in Music over the past couple of cycles, so that it now has a good basic feature set. There is a really nice search interface now, for example, and smart playlists were recently introduced in 3.16. I personally use Music as my primary music player, and I really appreciate how it offers a clean view of my music collection, particularly with the nice grid of album covers. I’m very happy to have a music player that doesn’t look like a database front-end. 🙂 But what about plans for the future? Play Queue The first new...
  •   Mark Shuttleworth has lost his long-running fight to reverse a US$20m (£12.8m) bank charge levied after he transferred a fortune out of South Africa. In 2001, Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical, emigrated from his home nation of South Africa to the Isle of Man. In 2008, he tried to withdraw R2.5bn (US$204m, £128m) from his account in the South African Reserve Bank. The bank, under orders from the SA finance minister, withheld 10 per cent of the transfer as an exit charge. Shuttleworth was furious, and took the bank to a High Court in Pretoria to claim back his millions, basically calling the whole thing unconstitutional. The court said the exit charge was legit, but decided some of the currency exchange rules surrounding the fee were unlawful and unconstitutional. Shuttleworth took the matter higher to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which said the rules were valid, but the bank charge was not. The SA government and reserve bank also launched a cross-appeal. What a mess. The Linux entrepreneur’s case finally ended up before the South Africa Constitutional Court, which on Thursday this week ruled [PDF] that the South African Reserve Bank was right all along to withhold the wedge. Via The Register
  •   Let’s Encrypt, a project aimed at increasing the use of encryption across websites by issuing free digital certificates, is planning to issue the first ones next month. Digital certificates are used to encrypt data traffic between a computer and a server using SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) and for checking that a website isn’t a spoof. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). Its backers include Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cisco and Akamai. The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are: Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost. Automatic: Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal. Secure: Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for advancing TLS security best practices, both on the CA side and by helping site operators properly secure their servers. Transparent: All certificates issued or revoked will be publicly recorded and available for anyone to inspect. Open: The automatic issuance and renewal protocol will be published as an open standard that others can adopt. Cooperative: Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the community, beyond the control of any one organization. Josh Aas, ISRG’s executive director wrote this in a blog post. “We will issue the first end entity certificates under our root under tightly controlled circumstances. No cross-signature will be in place yet, so the certificates will not validate unless our root is installed in client software. As we approach general availability we will issue more and more certificates, but only for a...
  • The world’s most popular Open Source Office Suite is now available on OS X via one-step install following Collabora Productivity’s launch today of two new apps in the Mac App Store. End-users can get LibreOffice on OS X with automatic updates, long-term maintenance, and optional professional support, for the first time. For $10 LibreOffice-from-Collabora provides the enterprise-hardened productivity suite for business and public sector, including three years of maintenance updates. LibreOffice Vanilla is the latest code from ‘LibreOffice Fresh‘ by the Document Foundation, packaged and maintained by Collabora free of charge as a service to the community. Professional training and fast-response support are additionally available from the company, exclusively for LibreOffice-from-Collabora. The Mac App Store joins existing Collabora Productivity outlets Google Play and AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps. LibreOffice-from-Collabora can be purchased directly from for 50 users or more. Desktop and Android editions will be joined by web-based LibreOffice Online later this year. LibreOffice Online is developed by Collabora Productivity and IceWarp. LibreOffice is an Open Source project by the non-profit Document Foundation, and the work of thousands of talented independent contributors worldwide. Collabora thanks the community for their effort, cooperation, and achievement. Via
  • Step-By-Step On How to Install Asterisk GUI This should work in any RPM linux based system (Red Hat, CentOS, Federa, exc) Download the latest version source files using svn. (yum install subversion) cd /usr/src svn checkout asterisk-gui cd asterisk-gui ./configure make make install        I recommend backing up your configuration files before you continue. To achieve this just copy /etc/asterisk under different name: cp -r /etc/asterisk /etc/asterisk.backup There are two files which you should modify 1. /etc/asterisk/manager.conf` enabled = yes webenabled = yes We will have to add a new user to manager.conf: [administrator] secret = mysecret read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,config write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,config `/etc/asterisk/http.conf` enabled=yes enablestatic=yes bindaddr= bindport = 8088 prefix = gui enablestatic = yes Note: bindaddr means you can access it from anywhere, if you want access only on the local machine, put instead. Check your Asterisk-GUI configuration by running from /usr/src/asterisk-gui make checkconfig This script will check if your GUI is correctly configured. Running asterisk-gui. In order to load the asterisk-gui, asterisk must restart/reload. You can reload your Asterisk server from your CLI console by executing the command `reload`. You can use asterisk-gui from these address:  (to check the status)