Book review Extending and Embedding PHP

Posted on in Categories Book Review last updated July 31, 2006

Slashdot has published Book review – Extending and Embedding PHP book.

FTA, “…PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. The interpreter that executes programs written in the PHP programming language has been designed from the ground up to be easily embeddable (for instance into the Apache Web Server) and extendable. This extensibility is one of the reasons why PHP became the favourite “glue” of the Web: functionality from existing third-party libraries (database clients or image manipulation toolkits, for instance) can be made available through PHP with the ease of use you expect from a scripting language…”

Read the rest of Sebastian’s review at Slashdot.

Xen not ready for prime-time, says Red Hat

Posted on in Categories News, RedHat/Fedora Linux last updated July 31, 2006

FTA, “…A senior Red Hat executive today maintained the Xen open source virtualisation environment was not yet ready for enterprise use, despite “unbelievable” customer demand and the fact rival Novell has already started shipping the software…

Read more at ZDnet

To be frank nothing beats VMWare at the movement. Enterprise customer needs support and quality. (money or licensing cost comes later). May be one day you will see some xen articles here too ;)

Fun Things To Do With Your Honeypot

Posted on in Categories News, Security last updated July 30, 2006

Honeypot is a combination computer and special software set up for computer crackers (or attackers). It is use to detect unauthorized access (unauthorized attempts/attacks) on network computer system.

Alberto Gonzalez has published simple and nice article titled as “Fun Things To Do With Your Honeypot”. It is not howto/guide to Honeypot.

FTA, “…Most of the papers deal with the potential gains a honeypot can give you, and the proper way to monitor a honeypot. Not very many of them deal with the honeypots themselves. Honeypots are a hot topic in the security research community right now. It seems everyone is starting up their own honeypot system. Most of the papers deal with the potential gains a honeypot can give you, and the proper way to monitor a honeypot. Not very many of them deal with the honeypots themselves…”

Read more at whitedust security (via ./)