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Comment: Redhat 5 a problem which php 5.1 only? (Score 1) 120

by felix9x (#32465860) Attached to: 'Month of PHP Security' Finds 60 Bugs

I find it very confusing that Redhat server version 5 only provides 5.1.x php as a standard installation.

This is not even an still a supported branch of php by the php community so I assume none of these fixes that will be coming out in the next php 5.2.x or 5.3.x version may make it into RedHat 5 server. Considering that none of these holes are considered critical is more reason for RedHat to not bother with backporting.

Anyone find it a problem that Redhat installs in corporate environments do not provide a php version that is under active development?

Networking

How Do You Create Config Files Automatically? 113

Posted by timothy
from the hire-7-new-admins dept.
An anonymous reader writes "When deploying new server/servergroup/cluster to your IT infrastructure, deployment (simplified) consist of following steps: OS installation: to do it over network, boot server must be configured for this new server/servergroup/cluster; configuration/package management: configuration server has to be aware of the newcomer(s); monitoring and alerting: monitoring software must be reconfigured; and performance metrics: a tool for collecting data must be reconfigured. There are many excellent software solutions for those particular jobs, say configuration management (Puppet, Chef, cfengine, bcfg2), monitoring hosts and services (Nagios, Zabbix, OpenNMS, Zenoss, etc) and performance metrics (Ganglia, etc.). But each of these tools has to be configured independently or at least configuration has to be generated. What tools do you use to achieve this? For example, when you have to deploy a new server, how do you create configs for, let's say, PXE boot server, Puppet, Nagios and Ganglia, at once?"
Censorship

Afghan Student Gets 20 Years For Blasphemy 618

Posted by timothy
from the consider-this-a-warning dept.
Invisible Pink Unicorn writes "Despite nationwide public support for his initial death sentence, a three-judge appeals court has reduced the sentence of Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh to 20 years in prison. Kambakhsh was charged with circulating an article on women's rights that he found online. From the article: 'Family members have said Kambakhsh was beaten and threatened with death until he signed a confession and that local journalists who expressed support for him were warned they would be arrested if they persisted.'"
Privacy

"Anonymous" Hacks Palin's Private Email 1733

Posted by kdawson
from the should-have-used-hushmail dept.
netbuzz writes "'Anonymous,' best known for its jousts with Scientology, has apparently hacked Sarah Palin's private Yahoo email account. Contents, including sample emails, an index, and family photos, have been posted by Wikileaks, which calls them evidence that the GOP vice presidential candidate has improperly used private email to shield government business from public scrutiny." Note that there is no easy way to tell if the material on Wikileaks is genuine or a hoax. Update by J : Genuine.

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