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  • Non-Child Process Exit Notification Support

    by Zack Brown Daniel Colascione submitted some code to support processes knowing whenothers have terminated. Normally a process can tell when its own childprocesses have ended, but not unrelated processes, or at least nottrivially. Daniel’s patch created a new file in the /proc directory entryfor each process—a file called “exithand”...

  • Create your own video streaming server with Linux

    Live video streaming is incredibly popular—and it’s still growing. Platforms like Amazon’s Twitch and Google’s YouTube boast millions of users that stream and consume countless hours of live and recorded media. These services are often free to use but require you to have an account and generally hold your content...

  • How ASLR protects Linux systems from buffer overflow attacks

    Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a memory-protection process for operating systems that guards against buffer-overflow attacks. It helps to ensure that the memory addresses associated with running processes on systems are not predictable, thus flaws or vulnerabilities associated with these processes will be more difficult to exploit. ASLR is...