Linux Pro Magazine #162 - Print Issue

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Issue #162 (May 2014): A Smarter Network

Globalization, increasing numbers of devices, virtualization, the cloud, and BYOD are changing the face of networks.

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Also in this issue:

  • SDN Up Close: A number of factors make classically organized IP networks difficult to plan and manage. Some admins address these problems with software-defined networking.
  • The OpenFlow protocol and its surrounding technologies are bringing the promise of SDN to real networks.
  • Several players are collaborating on the foundations of future SDN products under the umbrella of the OpenDaylight open source project.
  • Mininet lets you construct software-defined networking topologies in a sandbox before you release them onto your network.
  • Comment: Coins and Trains
  • On the DVD: Mageia 4 and openSUSE 13.1
  • News
  • Survey Tools: We find which tools are suitable for online surveys and which will best help you analyze your results.
  • Samba 4: New features in Samba 4.
  • Ask Klaus! Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • ATA over Ethernet: Build a network-based virtual RAID solution using AoE.
  • USB Multiboot: Tools MultiBootUSB and MultiSystem tools transfer multiple Live systems to a USB flash drive and even install a matching boot manager automatically.
  • Security Lessons – Logging DNS Replies: Kurt explains how to capture DNS replies and keep them forever.
  • Charly – Mod_bw: Mod_bw throttles the big data hogs when too many users are competing for bandwidth.
  • Go Programming: Go combines type safety with manageable syntax and an extensive library.
  • Perl – Elasticsearch: The Elasticsearch Lucene-based search engine quickly finds text expressions in a large, distributed database.
  • Workspace: Text Expander Two utilities and a dash of Bash let you create a simple yet flexible text expander.
  • Downloading Web Video: Store YouTube movies on your hard disk and view them when you’re offline.
  • 4MLinux: A choice of feature-oriented Linux variants without the bulk.
  • Command Line – Fish: Feature-rich Friendly Interactive Shell (Fish).
  • Doghouse – Happy Anniversary: “maddog” remembers 20 years of association with Linux, CeBIT, and open source.
  • Kernel News: Zack Brown looks at kernel developer activity, problems with kernel test bloat, and assembler in the kernel.

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