SELinux quicky

I've been using SELinux for a few days now (in permissive mode, just to get to know things) and have learned a few interesting commands (or other nice-to-know's) for using SELinux. Since I'm going to forget those the moment all is running well, I'll "document" them here ;-) I'm not going …

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Switching to hardened

Yesterday (and this night) I successfully converted my system to a Gentoo Hardened system. In my case, this currently means that PaX has been enabled and I am currently running the system (which is an x86_64 laptop) with SELinux in permissive mode (so it won't enforce the policies yet, but …

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prezi presentations

While doing some research on current rich internet applications / web application platforms, I discovered an online presentation site/tool called Prezi. This online application allows you to make dynamic presentations differently from the standard presentation software like OpenOffice.org's Impress. A nice example can be found online as well of …

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cvechecker 0.6 released

This release makes me quite happy, because it resolves one major PITA I had (performance), but you know how things go. If it works fine for the developer, it's probably an abomination for the rest of the world. Anyhow, cvechecker version 0.6 is now available. It improves reporting performance …

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cvechecker 0.5 released

A new intermediate release of cvechecker is now released. The tool is reported to build properly on NetBSD and FreeBSD as well (although much user experience there is still welcome), introduces a cvereport command (example output), has lowered its initial dependency requirements and pullcves now only loads the CVE XML …

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qemu monitor cd change

I've been playing around with kvm (which uses qemu) to try out other operating systems and Linux distributions. Up until now, little progress on that part (not because it is difficult, just little time) but there are a few things worth mentioning. For this post, let's start with a quicky …

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