Occasionally my work is recognized in the media, and I'm always
happy to mention these mentions here.
(this list is incomplete)
Note: My work in Linux Magazine
appears on the web three months after publication, so I'll come back
and adjust these links as they become available on the website.
- Track Traffic
with Webalizer - Linux Magazine, April 2005.
- I really wanted to see how my website was doing, so many moons
ago I dug into Webalizer.
After setting it up on a number of systems, I decided that it
was worth writing about. My editor agreed.
Wizardly Words for Warnings
- Linux Magazine, August 2003.
- I've long been enthusiastic about maxing out the compiler's warning
mechanism, and this column talks about why it matters to do so. In addition
to the obvious issue of "finding bugs", finding a way to make the warnings
go away means that when a new one crops up, you have a chance of addressing
it. The alternative is to have a dozen or two "innocuous" warnings, and
when a new one shows up it gets missed.
Compile Time: Assert Yourself - Linux Magazine, June 2003.
- In this column I present C's assert() mechanism and how it can
be used to produce more robust code. Much better that your compiler point
out your bugs than your boss or your customers.
Analyze This! - Tools to check out your network
- Linux Magazine, May 2003.
- "If you're connected to the Internet, keeping your network secure
should be a top priority. Patching servers shows that you're mindful of
the risks, but testing your network for vulnerabilities is the only way
to gain real confidence that you're safe from crackers. Use our hands-on
guide to analyze just how safe or assailable you actually are.
Go Directly To Jail - Secure Untrusted Applications with Chroot
- Linux Magazine, December 2002.
- This was inspired by my Tech Tip
Best Practices for UNIX chroot() Operations, and it discusses
the chroot facility and how it can be used to secure a
Anatomy of a Security Nightmare - SecurityFocus Guest Feature (2000/05/06)
(link dead: local copy here).
- This article described the nightmare security situation I discovered
in a network run by Standard & Poors. The technical background, plus
the more interesting denials and damage control, made for quite an adventure.
- Time Services from the U.S. Naval Observatory
- SysAdmin Magazine,
Jul/Aug 1995 (with Ed Schaefer)
Ed and I discuss system time synchronization in a time before NTP:
getting your modem to dial up the US Naval Observatory was the best
you could do back then for the great majority of "regular" users.
- 3B Journal, Technical Editor, 1989-1990
- This short-lived journal for AT&T 3B2/3B5 computer users was
produced by Owens-Laing Publications, and I was the technical editor
for two issues and contributed articles to several more. Some of my
more technical writings on the topics can be found in my
3B2 Section on this web server.
Steve in the Media
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