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+ - Managing and monitoring failed UNIX processes

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility. monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, files, directories and devices on a Unix system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. This article talks about installing and configuring monit under Red hat enterprise Linux and Debian. monit offers all features you ever needed for system monitoring and error recovery; its like having a guard dog with a toolbox on your server."
Programming

+ - Creating a declarative security model for RCP apps

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BlueVoodoo
BlueVoodoo writes "Thick client-based business applications require rigid security regulations where different classes of users receive a predetermined set of access rights. This article explains how to build a flexible security model for Rich-Client Platform (RCP) applications by leveraging features provided by the Eclipse platform.

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Security

+ - NIST condemns paperless electronic voting

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quizzicus
quizzicus writes "Paperless electronic voting machines "cannot be made secure" according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In the most sweeping condemnation of voting machines issued by any federal agency, NIST echoes what critics have been saying all along, that due to the lack of verifiability, "a single programmer could 'rig' a major election." Rather than adding printers, though, NIST endorses the hand-marked optical-scan system as the most reliable."
Programming

+ - Guido reveals first google project

Submitted by chroot_james
chroot_james (833654) writes "Guido van Rossum unveiled his first Google project, Mondrian, tonight during a Python tech talk at the Google campus in Mountain View. Mondrian is a web-based code review system built on top of a Perforce and BigTable backend with a Python-powered front-end. Mondrian is a pretty impressive system and is currently in use across Google."
Linux Business

+ - OSDL shutting down?

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An anonymous reader writes "Well I see the hand writing on the wall for this one. It looks like ODSL is in the process of shutting down. They just had a 60% layoff happen. This has turned in to such an unfulfilled promise to the open source community. It looks like it is morphing itself into a marketing and Linus employment organization. Did anything of significance to the open source community come out of the lab?"
Announcements

+ - OpenOffice.org Template Contest Winners Announced

Submitted by stoolpigeon
stoolpigeon (454276) writes "Well the judging is done and the winners have been announced for the template/clipart competition. 10 Winners are taking home cash prizes, there were 159 submissions. Many of the winning templates are available to download and they say all submitted entries will be available soon. I think it can safely be said that this contest generated some great resources for OpenOffice.org users. Thanks to the contest sponsor Worldlabel.com.

There is a page listing all participants in the contest. I'm not sure what determined the sort order for the names but mine is first. (JR Peck) After winning nanowrimo last night, I think that I'm now pretty famous. I'd probably better get an agent. I expect the media to be calling any time now."

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