Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
SYS-CON.TV
Top Links You Must Click On


Linux Netwosix Creator Discusses 2.0 Vision, Future
Exclusive Interview with 19-Year-Old Vincenzo Ciaglia

The recent announcement of  the 2.x branch of Linux Netwosix may prompt LinuxWorld readers to ask why there were two releases--1.3 and 2.0-rc1--of this software within a week.  So we contacted its creator, 19-yeard-old Vincenzo Ciaglia (left) of the University of Salerno, Italy to find the answer  to this and other questions.

"Well, let’s start saying that Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers and Network Security related jobs. It can also be used for special operations such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented software and sources," Ciaglia told us. "It's a light distribution created for the requirements of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Its philosophy is to give greater liberty for configuration to the SysAdmin."

Ciaglia also said that "only in this way the system administrator can configure a powerful and stable server machine. Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to thexBSD systems but more flexible and usable." (More information about Nepote is available here: http://nepote.netwosix.org.)

Other questions and answersL

LW: What's the vision behind Linux Netwosix? Why are you creating this software?

Ciaglia:
We think that its light structure could make Linux Netwosix suited for all network security work. For a good network plan, the sysadmin needs a light system that is highly configurable. Every sysadmin wants to configure networks, and work with them, with the possibility of doing everything alone.

And Linux Netwosix's iso image is about 240 Mb, so offers a very fast download that can easily be burned onto a single CD. Moreover, Netwosix chooses the best "network security" related software for you. After you have burned your iso image, you will find many additional packages ready to be compiled and configured.

You can then use Nepote to compile, without doing anything alone, your packages in the best way possibile for your system. I've been working at this particular aspect a lot recently, and in the near future I'm planning to expand the portage tree, doing other 300/400 packages ports, with everyone security oriented. Users can contribute to expand the portage tree and Nepote with their port as well.

About Linux News Desk
SYS-CON's Linux News Desk gathers stories, analysis, and information from around the Linux world and synthesizes them into an easy to digest format for IT/IS managers and other business decision-makers.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

hit's actually *bad* that every poor boy who messed with linux for a few yars decides to pollute the world with yet another crap -and- spam about it.

google for "netwosix" and compare the amount of buzz to what he actually have done.

to spare your time (i've already lost more than enough of mine on this), here are some tips:

- the permissions in tarballs of the very first "release" i've stumbled upon were plain broken (that is, world-writable files and dirs where they just must not be -- too)
- some dozen and a half of "security announces" on bugtraq@; these ended last year (apparently no "advisories" were put out for the literally handful of those who participate in a ML)
- the "author" has apparently no understanding of security (let alone manageability) at all. Ports aren't manageable (hint: no branches), security is a process, and he has long parted with it.

so, if he drools around to get any attention, don't repeat my mistakes in paying *any* time to stupid students who are ignorant enough not to understand that rolling out yet another pretentious BS just isn't a renowned investment of time at all. he'd better work on gentoo if he likes ports that much, or stay with beloved slackware fiddling on one and only localhost.

while the rest of the world tries to actually do something useful...

Loose the ads and the popups! Also, for any concerned, if you do read the article, and click on the link for the screenshots of Netwosix, you find yourself redirected (Firefox 1.5, Linux) to www.microsoft.com.

I too was going to read this article, but I find the plethora of ads and the damn DHTML popups to be such a turn-off that I'll just make do w/o your site.... Too bad because I happen to actually like the magazine.

Just get rid of the fluff and give me the damn info and I'll come back.. until then...

I too was going to read this article, but I find the plethora of ads and the damn DHTML popups to be such a turn-off that I'll just make do w/o your site.... Too bad because I happen to actually like the magazine.

Just get rid of the fluff and give me the damn info and I'll come back.. until then...

I too was going to read this article, but I find the plethora of ads and the damn DHTML popups to be such a turn-off that I'll just make do w/o your site.... Too bad because I happen to actually like the magazine.

Just get rid of the fluff and give me the damn info and I'll come back.. until then...

You know, I was gonna read this article, but you've got the page covered with so many ads it forces the actual article into a 1 inch wide strip down the middle of my screen, which you then proceed to cover with DHTML popups that are friggin' IMPOSSIBLE to exit!

You know, I was gonna read this article, but you've got the page covered with so many ads it forces the actual article into a 1 inch wide strip down the middle of my screen, which you then proceed to cover with DHTML popups that are friggin' IMPOSSIBLE to exit!

Linux Netwosix is the first real alternative to secure *BSD operating systems, according to Netwosix's developer, Vincenzo Ciaglia, from the University of Salerno, Italy. Ciaglia discusses the vision behind Netwosix, its latest release and features, and his ideas for the immediate future in an exclusive interview with LinuxWorld.


Your Feedback
Michael Shigorin wrote: hit's actually *bad* that every poor boy who messed with linux for a few yars decides to pollute the world with yet another crap -and- spam about it. google for "netwosix" and compare the amount of buzz to what he actually have done. to spare your time (i've already lost more than enough of mine on this), here are some tips: - the permissions in tarballs of the very first "release" i've stumbled upon were plain broken (that is, world-writable files and dirs where they just must not be -- too) - some dozen and a half of "security announces" on bugtraq@; these ended last year (apparently no "advisories" were put out for the literally handful of those who participate in a ML) - the "author" has apparently no understanding of security (let alone manageability) at all. Ports aren't manageable (hint: no branches), security is a process, and he has long parted with it. so, if he d...
Scooter wrote: Loose the ads and the popups! Also, for any concerned, if you do read the article, and click on the link for the screenshots of Netwosix, you find yourself redirected (Firefox 1.5, Linux) to www.microsoft.com.
Greeny wrote: I too was going to read this article, but I find the plethora of ads and the damn DHTML popups to be such a turn-off that I'll just make do w/o your site.... Too bad because I happen to actually like the magazine. Just get rid of the fluff and give me the damn info and I'll come back.. until then...
Greeny wrote: I too was going to read this article, but I find the plethora of ads and the damn DHTML popups to be such a turn-off that I'll just make do w/o your site.... Too bad because I happen to actually like the magazine. Just get rid of the fluff and give me the damn info and I'll come back.. until then...
Greeny wrote: I too was going to read this article, but I find the plethora of ads and the damn DHTML popups to be such a turn-off that I'll just make do w/o your site.... Too bad because I happen to actually like the magazine. Just get rid of the fluff and give me the damn info and I'll come back.. until then...
Arochone wrote: You know, I was gonna read this article, but you've got the page covered with so many ads it forces the actual article into a 1 inch wide strip down the middle of my screen, which you then proceed to cover with DHTML popups that are friggin' IMPOSSIBLE to exit!
Arochone wrote: You know, I was gonna read this article, but you've got the page covered with so many ads it forces the actual article into a 1 inch wide strip down the middle of my screen, which you then proceed to cover with DHTML popups that are friggin' IMPOSSIBLE to exit!
LinuxWorld News Desk wrote: Linux Netwosix is the first real alternative to secure *BSD operating systems, according to Netwosix's developer, Vincenzo Ciaglia, from the University of Salerno, Italy. Ciaglia discusses the vision behind Netwosix, its latest release and features, and his ideas for the immediate future in an exclusive interview with LinuxWorld.
Enterprise Open Source Magazine Latest Stories . . .
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g.,...
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is ob...
The recent trends like cloud computing, social, mobile and Internet of Things are forcing enterprises to modernize in order to compete in the competitive globalized markets. However, enterprises are approaching newer technologies with a more silo-ed way, gaining only sub optimal benefi...
WaveMaker on Tuesday announced WaveMaker Enterprise, licensed software that enables organizations to run their own end-to-end application platform as a service (aPaaS) for building and running custom apps. WaveMaker Enterprise is a commercially available rapid API app development and d...
The impact of DevOps in the cloud era is potentially profound. DevOps helps businesses deliver new features continuously, reduce cycle time and achieve sustained innovation by applying agile and lean principles to assist all stakeholders in an organization that develop, operate, or ben...
The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is missing the mark. Businesses shouldn’t be discussing public vs. private, but rather how can they make the two work together to their g...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021




SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE