Articles by Carla Schroder 

In Review: Interoperability Headlined 2004

If the name of the game on the modern network is interoperability, 2004 was a good year for networking. Here's how Linux and open source software led the way, and a look at a few other highlights (and low points) from the past year.

Tux Can Give Windows a Helping Hand with Knoppix

Bringing a new Windows machine up on the network can expose it to worms before you can even patch it. With the Knoppix Security Tools Distribution, you can use Linux to patch your Windows systems and even recover from lost Administrator passwords or corrupted registries, even when they're using NTFS.

Build Your Own Search Engine With ht://dig

Watching all that data fly across your network is nice, but knowing that your users can find what they're looking for in the midst of it all is even nicer. With ht://dig, you've got a do-it-yourself search solution that helps them sift through the haystack for that needle.

Spy on Yourself with tcpdump

As a network administrator, you've got to cultivate a certain amount of professional paranoia. tcpdump indulges your need to know and tells you exactly what's going on over your networks.

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