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July  2014   Issue Vol. 2  No. 10 

Admin - How To
Wireshark: Essential for a Network Professionalís Toolbox
Wireshark, a free and open source tool, is a packet analyser. It is used for network troubleshooting, software-analysis, protocol development, and education. In this and the following few articles, the author will help readers gain in depth understanding of using wireshark for network troubleshooting...

Admin - Insight
Beware: Itís Easy to Launch a Wireless Deauthentication Attack!
This article shows how easily someone can pull off an attack on an 802.11 Wi-Fi network. The author sets up a mock attack using a VMware virtual machine to help readers understand the process. While these attacks are more of a nuisance value, they can pose a security threat to a wireless network in the production environment...
Admin - Let's Try
Analyse Packet Capture to Protect Your Network
For a network administrator or someone in a production environment who gets paranoid about whether anybody is snooping on the network, tools such as tcpdump act as a reassurance, as they help to counter such threats. This article discusses the processing and analysis of packets that have been captured by tcpdump or Wireshark...
Admin - How To
How to Configure Ubuntu as a Router
Did you know that your Ubuntu system could be configured to act as an immensely powerful router? Surprised? Read on to discover how to achieve this with just a few simple steps...
Developers - Let's Try
Itís Easy to Scale Out a MongoDB Deployment
MongoDB is a unique NoSQL open source database, which is scalable and adaptable. It is an application of choice for many Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike. In this, our second article in the series on MongoDB, discover how to scale out a MongoDB deployment...
Admin - Insight
Run Automated System Task with Anacron
Periodic command scheduling is the main feature of Anacron, which, in contrast with Cron, does not assume that the system is running all the time. Anacron makes life easier by taking care of routine system tasks without having to specifically run them. Scheduled tasks are monitored by a system of notifications to the user or administrator of the system...
Developers - Insight
Customising OpenSSL for the Real World
The OpenSSL project is a robust collective effort that seeks to develop a commercial grade, fullfeatured toolkit implementation of SSL and TSL. This article is a detailed introduction to OpenSSL...
Developers - Let's Try
Haskell: The Purely Functional Programming Language
Haskell, an open source programming language, is the outcome of 20 years of research. It has all the advantages of functional programming and an intuitive syntax based on mathematical notation. This article flags off a series in which we will explore Haskell at length...
Admin - How To
Ghost: A Powerful Blogging Platform
If you are on the lookout for a blogging platform, give Ghost a try. Itís a simple yet powerful publishing platform that opens up the world of online journalism to you. Ghost is used by thousands of people and companies...
Admin - Interview
We want to virtualise all the services available in the data centre and control them at a software level
It is time for software defined data centres and the hybrid cloud to rule. VMware recently launched VMware Horizon 6, an integrated solution that delivers published applications and desktops on a single platform, for Indian enterprises. The company claims that Horizon 6 is the industryís most comprehensive desktop solution with centralised management of enterprise applications and desktops, including physical desktops and laptops, virtual desktops and applications, and employee-owned PCs. This product is a step ahead in the companyís journey towards software defined data centres. Diksha P Gupta from Open Source For You spoke to Ramesh Vantipalli, head EUC India and regional SE manager - South, VMware India, about how things are changing for the cloud, data centres and virtualisation. Read on...
For U & Me - Overview
Enterprise Mobility Management: A Birdís Eye View
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is an emerging paradigm, and enterprises are rapidly
jumping on to this bandwagon. The use of mobile devices is becoming increasingly popular as
a work tool, bringing in its wake a few security concerns. Read on to learn more about EMM...
Admin - Insight
Make Your Network Secure with PCAP and Snort
PCAP is an application programming interface (API) for capturing network traffic (packets). Snort is a tool for detecting network intrusion. This article explains how they can be used in tandem to analyse network traffic and detect any attacks on the network.
Admin - How To
Managing Your IT Infrastructure with Zentyal
Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) is a program for servers used in small and medium enterprises (SMBs). It plays multiple rolesóas a gateway, network infrastructure manager, unified threat manager, office server, unified communications server or a combination of all of the above. This is the second article in our series on Zentyal...
For U & Me - Open Strategy
Motorola Bets on Pure Android for its Smartphones
Motorola recently launched the Moto E smartphone, which has received a tremendous positive response in the market. The smartphone went out of stock in less than 24 hours after it was launched exclusively on the e-commerce portal Flipkart. Prasid Banerjee from Open Source For You, who was at the launch, had a chat with Punit Soni, vice president, Product Management for Motorola, about the companyís open source strategy.
For U & Me - Overview
Open Source Software Engineering: An Introduction to Open Source Tool
Software development is one of the youngest branches of engineering. It is the study and application of engineering principles and methodologies to software development, with the aim of producing quality software products. In this series, the author will explore specific open source tools that are relevant to software engineering.
For U & Me - Overview
Backing Up Data with FOSS Tools
Given that backing up data is an essential part of our digital activities, which tools would be best for the task? Naturally, our choice would be the open source variants! The author gives readers a choice of three such tools.
For U & Me - Let's Try
Explore Advanced Set Theory Concepts through Maxima
Maxima is a powerful free and open source Computer Algebraic System (CAS) that is capable of combining symbolic, numerical and graphical entities. This is the 19th article in our mathematical journey through open source, in which we explore advanced set theory concepts through Maxima.
For U & Me - How To
Embed Your PC on a USB and Plug it into Any System!
If you wish to enjoy the convenience of your own desktop even while on the move, this is just the article for you. Learn how to embed your PC on a USB stick, so that it can be used anywhere and on any desktop or laptop.
For U & Me - OpenBiz
For Cash-Strapped Start-Ups, Open Source Technology is a Boon
Open source technology is not just about an economical solution but also about freedom, flexibility and a lot more. Sparsha Learning Technologies is making it big in the education space, courtesy open source technology. Diksha P Gupta from Open Source For You spoke to Debabrata Bagchi, founder, Sparsha, about how open source software proved to be a boon for this venture.
For U & Me - Overview
Quantum Cryptography: Enabling Secure Data Transmission
Welcome to the world of spies and secret messages. This article focuses on the application of quantum mechanics to transmit secret messages. Wannabe cryptographers will find it an interesting read.
Exploring Software - Guest Column
Exploring Big Data on a Desktop: Where to Start
Big Data is the current buzz word in the world of computing. Typically, for computer enthusiasts with just a single desktop, experimenting with Big Data poses a problem since running a distributed data program requires many computers. But now, Big Data can be run on a single desktop.
Buyers Guide
Multi-Functional Printers: The Workflow Managers of Modern Workplaces

CodeSport - Guest Column
In this monthís column, we feature a set of interview questions based on algorithms and data structures.

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