BSD Magazine (November 2013): Hast on FreeBSD

BSD_11_2013November’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: Hast on FreeBSD – How to make storage highly availble by using HAST  (free PDF download).

Did you know the BSD Magazine increased its readership base from 21,459 to 49,890 readers througout 2013?

From the table of contents:

  • Configuring a Highly Available Service on FreeBSD – Part 1: HAST
  • IT Inventory & Asset Management Automation
  • FreeBSD Programming Primer – Part 10
  • PfSense + Snort: Fast approach
  • How Secure Can Secure Shell (SSH) Be?
  • Column
  • Maximising Website Runtime on Host Servers Running FreeBSD
  • PGDay.IT 2013

Download and read the magazine: Hast on FreeBSD – How to make storage highly availble by using HAST (pfd)

Detailed Table of Contents:

Configuring a Highly Available Service on FreeBSD – Part 1: HAST
Jeroen van Nieuwenhuizen

In this first part of the series. Jeroen introduces HAST, a relatively easy way to make storage highly available on FreeBSD and introduces the hastd daemon and its configuration file /etc/hast.conf. Furthermore you learn how to control HAST with the hastctl command and how to recover from a splitbrain situation.

IT Inventory & Asset Management Automation
Jose B. Alos

Jose will provide the details of implementation of an Asset Management system based on a computer running NetBSD 6.0 to handle large IT platform sites, capable to act as a gateway to collect all information from IT programmable devices with minimal effort on behalf of the administrator and using the benefits of Open Source solutions provided by OCS Inventory and GLPI Asset management projects.

FreeBSD Programming Primer – Part 10
Rob Somerville

In the previous article we put in place a very crude login system that allowed anyone to login to our CMS and add content. Rob, in the tenth part of our series on programming, show you how to improve the login process, add more security, and keep spam robots under control.

PfSense + Snort: Fast approach
Salih Khan

Pfsense is a FreeBSD-based distro specially oriented as a security appliance for firewall UTM with many modules ready for more functions. You can integrate things like squid, dansdnsguardian, varnish, mod_security, and… snort! This article is to encourage all of you to test this marvelous software and experiment with packets and plugins.

How Secure Can Secure Shell (SSH) Be?
Arkadiusz Majewski, BEng

SSH is a great and a rich protocol and can be used not only for SSH connections (terminal connections), but also for files transfer, known as SFTP, or for VPNs tunneling. The OpenSSH configuration works great for SFTP connections using mentioned WinSCP application. WinSCP is easy and similar to Putty configuration. Arkadiusz will teach you how to configure OpenSSH and how a few configuration options may make your remote connections more secure, based on OpenSSH.

Column – With the Recent Revelation That the United States Spied on Angela Merkel and the Subsequent Outrage from Politicians – is this a Case of the “Lady Doth Protest too much”?
Rob Somerville

Maximising Website Runtime on Host Servers Running FreeBSD
Luke Marsden

PGDay.IT 2013
Luca Ferrari

Download and read the magazine: Hast on FreeBSD – How to make storage highly availble by using HAST

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