January 2008

Ubuntu Linux is a great server and desktop distribution for x86 computers, but did you know that it’s also ideal for handheld and mobile embedded devices? Ubuntu’s latest release, Gutsy Gibbon, now includes support for the embedded and mobile spaces with the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project. Get to know the UME project, and […]

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Asus is extending the idea of Low-cost Linux based computer and gadgets to desktop PCs, TVs, and Monitors. Asus has named the upcoming additions to its Eee PC family of low-cost computers, soon to be augmented with a small form-factor desktop machine, an all-in-one system and a TV. The details are as follows: a) E-DT […]

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A new network switch with massive 20 times bandwidth capacity that of any switch currently available in market. Cisco 7000 Network Switch scales beyond 15 terabits per second, with future availability of 40Gb and 100 Gb Ethernet and unified fabric I/O modules. (Fig. 01: Cisco’s 3-1/2-foot-tall box – Nexus 7000 Network Switch [image credit cisco]) […]

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Generally, I prefer to use nmap command for ICMP network scanning to probe all my network devices. By finding out unprotected devices you can improve network security and troubleshoot network problems. Recently, I discovered a cool utility called sing. It allows you to sends ICMP packets fully customized from command line. It allows you to […]

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From my mailbag the other day I received an interesting suggestion about obtaining information regarding all running process and network connections remotely using inetd / xinetd : SSH client can be used to execute a command(s) on a remote UNIX box. Same technique can be used to get current network and system information using netstat […]

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Recently, Sun acquired MySQL for USD 1 billion. Today Trolltech announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia to acquire Trolltech for USD 150 million. Congratulations, Eirik, Haavard and the crew. Trolltech created Qt, a multi-platform C++ Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) framework which also includes packages such as data structures and a networking […]

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Recently I started to play with scapy – a powerful interactive packet manipulation and custom packet generation program written using Python. Please note that this tool is not for a new Linux / UNIX users. This tool requires extensive knowledge of network protocols, packets, layers and other hardcore networking concepts. This tool is extermly useful […]

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