Saturday, September 8, 2012

Network Security Toolkit 2.16.0-4104

Ronald W. Henderson has announced the release of an updated build of Network Security Toolkit (NST), a Fedora based live DVD with a good collection of open-source network security applications: "We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: version 2.16.0-4104. This release is based on Fedora 16 using Linux kernel 3.4.9. This is a interim release which includes all of the NST and Fedora 16 package updates since 2012-02-27 rolled into a fresh ISO image. If you are building your own NST yum repository or have a subscription to the NST PRO yum repository, you may not need this ISO image as you should be able to simply 'yum update' you NST system(s). The NST project team has worked with the CloudShark folks to facilitate uploading and viewing network packet captures generated by an NST system to either or a CloudShark Appliance. A new CloudShark Upload Manager tool was created and embedded within the NST WUI to accomplish this. Visit the project's home page to read the full announcement. Download: nst-2.16.0-4104.i686.iso (1,441MB).

Mageia 3 Alpha 1

Anne Nicolas has announced that, after a brief delay, the first development build of Mageia 3 is ready for download and testing: "Mageia 3 is on the way and here is the first alpha release. We are now waiting for your tests. As usual, you will find installation DVD images and dual-architecture CD images. However, live CDs are not available. They rely on a specific file system, Unionfs, but Unionfs is not included in the upstream kernel and has to be rebuilt for every new kernel version. It seems that it does not work properly on the 3.5 kernel series. We are investigating the issue, but since Unionfs seems to be unmaintained upstream at the moment, we need to either fix it and maintain it ourselves or we need to switch to another file system like Aufs or OverlayFS." The first alpha release of Mageia 3 comes with Linux kernel 3.5.3, KDE 4.9.0, and GNOME 3.5.91. Read the release announcement and release notes for a brief feature list. Download: Mageia-3-alpha1-i586-DVD.iso (3,542MB, MD5, torrent), Mageia-3-alpha1-x86_64-DVD.iso (3,607MB, MD5, torrent).

Zentyal 3.0 RC2

Heidi Vilppola has announced the availability of the second and final release candidate for Zentyal 3.0, an Ubuntu-based server distribution: "The Zentyal development team is glad to announce that the second release candidate of Zentyal 3.0 is now available for download and testing. This version is based on the new Ubuntu 12.04.1 installer and besides all the bug fixing done since the first release candidate, it features a new Samba 4.0 beta8 and lots of additional improvements and polishing. The release of the Zentyal 3.0 is almost here, so your help in finding bugs now is more important than ever to make Zentyal 3.0 the best release in history. So, don't forget to report any bugs you come up with, either through the bug tracker or the official Zentyal forum." See the release announcement to find out how to get a free Zentyal T-shirt. Download: zentyal-3.0-rc2-i386.iso (545MB, MD5), zentyal-3.0-rc2-amd64.iso (559MB, MD5).

Install BRL-CAD 7.22.0 From PPA On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

BRL-CAD is a CSG (constructive solid geometry) solid modeling CAD system with powerful features that has similarities with AutoCad. With BRL-CAD, developers can design amazing 2D/3D objects (drawings) that can be close to reality in terms of model accuracy and precision. Here are some of the features of BRL-CAD:

Interactive geometry editor

Ray-tracing for rendering & geometric analyses

Network distributed framebuffer support

Image & signal-processing tools, etc.

Version 7.22.0 of BRL-CAD is the fruit of more than six months of development which includes many changes and improvements compared to previous versions. You can get further information about what has changed in this latest release here. In this tutorial, we will help you install BRL-CAD from PPA under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 and Linux Mint 13.

BRL-CAD Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands to install BRL-CAD on i386 systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/brlcad
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brlcad

For amd64 systems, install BRL-CAD with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/brlcad64
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brlcad

You can then start the application from the Unity dash by searching "archer":

BRL-CAD Home Page