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Submission + - Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account ( 2

vivaoporto writes: Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites,,, and warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at, screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site:"

Comment Re:This does pose the question: (Score 2) 195

Do you know why Linux seems to do so much better on VM NIC performance?

Honestly curious, not trying to troll. In my ESXi tests I can manage more than double the throughput on a Linux VM compared to a BSD VM. Is there just crappy paravirtual NIC support in BSD?

Tests were done with IPFIre and pfSense on two different ESXi boxes, and going to virtual client/server on etiher end of the router to avoid gigabit wire speed limits. On my slower box, i got 6xxMB/s with pfsense and 2.xxGB/s with IPFire. Minimal speed difference in either OS when using vmnet3 vs e1000. e1000 offered minimal throughput increase, vmxnet3 offered minimal host CPU usage decrease.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 2) 182

Why make your point with an attack on Slashdotters? What value did that add?

Also what makes you so informed in the details of this situation that you can say he's being made an example of fairly? From the information on the web, this infantile woman can't get along with anybody in the workplace, and cried wolf. What about the investigation which basially came up with nothing? What about all the details in her story that were left out and revealed elsewhere?

Before you hop on the fact that the founder resigned, picture yourself in his very situation. Now imagine you're not guilty and being attacked by some woman and her public faux-feminist bullshit. In this same situation, guilty or not, would you stick around and potentially do more harm than good to the company you founded?

Comment Re:Linux Mint (Score 2) 287

All the Mint talk in here reminds me of a funny comment in a slashdot article from a while back, forget where or who, but I saved it:

Is anyone aware of similar issues with Mint?
Yes. It converts you into a mindless drone who must recommend Mint in every turn when Ubuntu is mentioned.
Side effects include chanting the line "I switched to Mint and have never looked back."

Comment Re:LXDE on Mint Debian (Score 1) 287

I agree, there couldn't be anything easier to migrate to Linux-wise than Deb (or deriv.) + LXDE. Lubuntu would fit the bill perfectly there.

There's also Crunchbang with just OpenBox which I happily run for my personal desktops, but I fear the lack of any sort of start button puts us back into the Windows 8.0 fiasco at the hands of a fresh Microsoft refugee.

What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!