Today's Question:  What are you most afraid of as a programmer?        GIVE A SHOUT

SEARCH KEYWORD -- linux



  Severe SSL 3.0 vulnerability to be released


According to The Register, another severe security vulnerability has been found in the widely used SSL v3 protocol. Until now, it's still in patch phase and the details of this vulnerability is expected to be released today. There are a few widely impacted security vulnerabilities revealed this year and they bring people's attention to the long existing security concerns. Previously, we have seen the HeartBleed issue and also the recently ShellShock issue. Both of them occur in popular libraries...

   SSL,Security vulnerability, The Register     2014-10-14 22:22:39


  Why to Build Modern Web Apps with ASP.NET?


ASP.NET offers multiple options for fabricating cloud-based web applications. Its features such as the ability to cope up with different platforms including Mac, Linux, and Windows along with its open source nature indicate its efficiency. The various architectural modifications in the core framework have made the system more affable, and modular components make the job easier by simplifying the various implications.  Microsoft has worked on the roots of this software to render a sophistica...

   WEB DEVELOPMENT,ASP.NET DEVELOPMENT, WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT,.NET DEVELOPMENT     2016-01-25 03:43:26


  Recover deleted file in Linux EXT3 file system


Environment : CentOS 5.3 x86_64, /dev/sdb1 is the data segment /data0. EXT3 file system. Problem : /data0/tcsql/cankao/phpcws-1.5.0/httpcws.cpp is deleted mistakenly and httpcws.cpp is not backed up. It will take much time to rewrite this program again. So we must recover it back. debugfs is feasible in EXT2 file system, but in EXT3 file system, it's not very useful. There is one open source software called ext3grep which can help us recover deleted file in EXT3 file system. The recovery steps a...

   Linux,EXT3,File recovery     2013-08-16 07:06:45


  Unix directory hierarchy history


As a beginner user of Unix or Linux, people would frequently get confused about the use of different directories of the system.  For example, there is a /bin directory under root(/), it is used to store binary files. However, there are /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin under /usr which are used for storing binary files as well. Some systems even have /opt/bin. What are the differences among them? Though there are articles explaining different directories in *nix such as Filesystem Hierarchy Stan...

   UNIX,LINUX,FILESSYTEM,DIRECTORY HIERARCHY,HISTORY     2016-10-21 23:47:17


  Handle NXDomain error when resolving IP address in Ruby DNS resolver


In another post, we covered how to resolve SystemStackError when resolving IP address in Ruby. In this post, we would cover another common issue where a NXDomain error is returned when resolving an IP address. The NXDomain error means that the queried domain name does not exist in the DNS. In Ruby, DNS resolver library will use /etc/resolv.conf by default get the name servers to resolve the domain name. There are multiple DNS name servers can be specified in /etc/resolv.conf with below format. ...

   RUBY,RUBY ON RAILS,NETWORK,DNS,NXDOMAIN     2017-07-16 01:39:23


  Convert ext3 to ext4 file system on CentOS


ext3 is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions, including Debian. Stephen Tweedie. On June 28, 2006, Theodore Ts'o, the principal developer of ext3, announced an enhanced version, called ext4. Today, we will show how to convert ext3 to ext4 format on CentOS. System environment: Release version : CentOS release 5.4(Final) Kernel:  Linux localhost.lo...

   CentOS, ext3 to ext4     2012-11-21 11:40:45


  Microsoft forms a new subsidiary focused on open source called Microsoft Open Technologies


Microsoft once again changes its attitude and intends to set up an open technology subsidiaries in order to promote the formulation of open-source projects and standards.The new company name is Microsoft Open Technologies and Jean Paoli, Microsoft executives will be the president of the new company. The company will also form interoperability strategy team in the future. The newly established company will have about 50-75 employees.Over the years, Microsoft has been considered to be the rival of...

   Microsft,Open source,Microsoft Open Technologies     2012-04-13 06:10:45


  Those famous Emacs users


I don't think using Emacs can improve one's programming skills, I don't think some famous people used Emacs before can provide something, either. But these famous people encouraged me to learn Emacs when I wanted to give it up. Here I created a list of famous Emacs users. Most of people in this list are not famous because they developed or used Emacs, but they are famous and also use Emacs. Joe Armstrong -- Erlang's author In The Setup, Joe mentioned that "I write books using XML markup in emacs...

   Emacs,History     2013-07-28 21:36:09


  Build RPM package on Linux


1. Check the OS version and core version #uname -a #more /etc/redhat-release 2. Create relative directories /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES    //Store source codes, patches, icons etc /usr/src/redhat/SPECS        //Store specs about the process of building RPM packages /usr/src/redhat/BUILD     //File after uncompressed are stored here /usr/src/redhat/RPMS     //Store the binary files built with rpmbuild /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS&nbs...

   RPM,Linux,Build     2013-03-22 12:44:29


  HeartBleed: Inside the heart, what happens to a normal WEB user?


To be brief, our email, IM, facebook etc. are at the risk, so try to minimize the access in these few days. Especially we should try to avoid log into our internet-banking, because we may expose our user id and password. Also later when the service providers fix the bug, we would better to change a new password for all the web accounts that are important to us. Here comes the technical explanation. You might notice before that a lot of websites use URL starting with "https". For example, https:/...

   HeartBleed,Analysis     2014-04-09 22:41:43