Debian 6.0: 6.0.3 released

Valic —  October 11, 2011 — Leave a comment

The Debian project proudly announced a couple of days ago, October 8th, the third maintenance release of the stable Debian 6.0 operating system.

Debian 6.0.3 brings fixes to various security issues, as well as improvements to some serious problems. Some of the packages included in the previous versions of the distribution were also updated with the Debian 6.0.3 release.

If you regularly maintain your stable Debian 6.0.x release with security updates, there is no need to upgrade your system to Debian 6.0.3 as you already have most of the updates.

The included Linux kernel 2.6.32-38 packages have been rebuild for all supported architectures, and the e1000e, igbvf, igb, r8169, broadcom, and tg3 drivers were updated.

The Debian Installer has been updated to correct two issues regarding netinstall on IP22 / IP32 (mips) and allowing the use of grub-legacy to be pre-seeded.


More info and Miscellaneous Bugfixes at:

Parted Magic 6.7 Released

Valic —  October 3, 2011 — Leave a comment

Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. Although GParted and Parted are the main programs, the CD/USB also offers other applications, such as Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, etc.


Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 6.7, a new stable of specialist live CD project designed for data recovery and disk management tasks: “. major release with many updates improvement most notable updates include Linux GParted 3.0.4 and 0.9. 1. We have left the legacy for PCManFM PCMan-Mod, and man is it nice! Many PCManFM little bugs have been around for years are now annulled. Xfburn SimpleBurn to replace CD / DVD. Chntwd was added to the Start menu. Luxi fonts Adding enhanced support for international languages. Although not the latest version, Firefox is updated to version 6.0.2 and is compiled for i486 (official mark included) with the permission of the Foundation Mozilla. OpenSSH 5.9p1 is updated to the ECDSA key creates by default.People have been complaining about Parted Magic is hard laptop batteries, so that the scale of CPU frequency on anything with a battery and is set to ‘a la carte “boot.” Visit to the distribution of home page to read the release announcement. Download (MD5) : pmagic-6.7.iso (179MB) pmagic-6.7.iso (179MB).



  • Format internal and external hard drives.
  • Move, copy, create, delete, expand & shrink hard drive partitions.
  • Clone your hard drive, to create a full backup.
  • Test hard drives for impending failure.
  • Test memory for bad sectors.
  • Benchmark your computer for a performance rating.
  • Securely erase your entire hard drive, wiping it clean from all data.
  • Gives access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data.
  • Runs from the CD, no install required.

Wine 1.3.28 is now available

Valic —  September 13, 2011 — Leave a comment

The development version of Wine 1.3.28 is now available.

What’s new in this version (see below for details):
- Initial version of VBScript parser.
- Automagic Audio driver selection.
- Support for volume information in the UDF file systems.
- The processor is now the default OpenGL for DirectDraw.
- Device configuration dialog DirectInput.
- SetDIBitsToDevice DIB engine support.
- Various improvements in the parser cmd.
- Several bug fixes.

The source is available at the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

You will find documentation on http://www.winehq. org / documentation

You can also get the current source directly from the git
repository. Check for details.

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
Authors on the distribution list.

More info @

OpenSSH 5.9 released

Valic —  September 9, 2011 — Leave a comment

OpenSSH 5.9 has beed released. OpenSSH is a free SSH suite developed by the OpenBSD Project.

New features are sandboxing, an optional (experimental) feature to prevent compromised privsep child from being used to attack other hosts, new SHA256-based HMAC transport integrity modes, the pre-authentication sshd process logs through a shared socket of the master process now to avoid the need to maintain /dev/log inside a chroot, ssh now warns when a server refuses X11 forwarding, the sshd_config option AuthorizedKeysFile accepts multiple paths (separated by whitespace), retain key comments when loading v.2 keys and graceful shutdown of multipexing connections with the ssh -O stop command.

The complete list of new features and bugfixes is available in the offical release notes:

Download of the new OpenSSH Version:


Samba 3.6.0 Released

Valic —  August 10, 2011 — Leave a comment

The Samba Team is proud to announce the release of Samba 3.6, a new version of the award-winning software for free, print and authentication server suite for Microsoft Windows (R) customers.

The first free software SMB2 server

Samba 3.6 includes the first implementation of Free Software in new Microsoft SMB2 protocol used. SMB2 Samba runs with a new asynchronous server architecture, allowing Samba to show performance improvements technology brings SMB2 Microsoft Network.

New SMB2 Samba server has been tested by leading suppliers and has been able to duplicate the performance of some network applications when running in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 7 clients.

The future evolution of our server and a suite SMB2 client, combined with our growing number of SMB2 tests, continue to drive performance improvements and enhanced support for Microsoft Windows that Samba users have come to expect from our software.

Improved printing support =========================

The print subsystem Samba 3.6 has been completely rewritten to use automatically generated Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and is more compatible with the architecture of Windows SPOOLSS printing subsystem, including the export of data to the printer via registration interfaces.

Samba 3.6 is the first “cable” compatible with the version of Microsoft print subsystem SPOOLSS, and is the basis for our ongoing work to create an implementation of Microsoft Windows print are available separately Samba File Server .

Improved clustered file server support ======================================

Based on our success as the first commercial implementation of a cluster of SMB / CIFS Server, Samba 3.6 provides industry-leading scalability and performance as SMB2/SMB/CIFS clustered file server, with our “cluster TDB” (ctdb ) technology – also available as Free Software.

Written and tested to be compatible with most clustered file systems, both free and proprietary software, Samba 3.6 with ctdb solution provides a scalable clustered file server fully semantic Windows file sharing.

Samba has been sent ctdb products production file serving for many years, some of the world’s most demanding customers.

Simplified Identity Mapping ===========================

Samba 3. 6 has simplified the complex field of cartography Linux (R) and UNIX (R) the identities of users and Windows groups. Samba 3. 6 contains a new implementation of the code assignment of identity that allows the automatic assignment of Linux and UNIX identities when Windows clients connect to a Samba server, even in a clustered configuration file serving.

Increased reliability ===================

Samba 3.6 has been tested with our test suite smbtorture widely accepted, created by the Samba Samba team to test itself, and is now used by most companies writing software SMB2/SMB/CIFS files server to test their own products.

In addition, Samba is one of the eleven open source projects that the integrity of the major software vendors Coverity has been certified as “safe” and has come to Coverity “Integrity Rung 2″ certification.

A modular toolkit for OEM vendor has ======================================

As Free Software, Samba 3.6 is the ideal choice for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for use in its file, print and authentication products. That is easily integrated into a variety of different tasks, and can be customized at will by the supplier to meet your needs.

In addition, Samba 3.6 includes a modular system of “Virtual File System” (VFS) interface that marketers can use to customize quickly and efficiently Samba to seize the specific characteristics of its underlying technology without having to modify any code Central Samba. Of advanced file systems for the analysis of network traffic, Samba VFS layer allows external code that can be easily integrated with Samba. The modules are provided as source code examples for vendors to customize to your liking.

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