Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Logging SUDO Usage via Email for SOX Compliance

You can configure the sudo command to always send an email in addition to logging usage by using the mail_always option as discussed in the sudoers manual.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Tar File With All Linux From Scratch Source Packages

Section 3.2 of the Linux From Scratch bookmentions 57(!) packages and 39 patches that need to be downloaded in order to create your own Linux. I've downloaded all of the packages and patches and combined them into two TAR files to save *you* time. The files are located at: http://www.dbbits.com/LinuxFromScratchPackages.tar http://www.dbbits.com/LinuxFromScratchPatches.tar You can grab these files with these commands:
wget http://www.dbbits.com/LinuxFromScratchPackages.tar
wget http://www.dbbits.com/LinuxFromScratchPatches.tar
And you can extract the files with this command:
tar -xvf LinuxFromScratchPackages.tar
tar -xvf LinuxFromScratchPatches.tar
Once the files are extracted, you will have a set of *.tar.gz and *.tar.bz2 files. The various package files can be uncompressed with these commands:
tar -zxvf packages/vim-7.0-lang.tar.gz
tar --bzip2 -xvf packages/binutils-2.16.1.tar.bz2