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Showing posts from June, 2007 Turns 7 and Member Count Hits 300,000

The popular Linux Community site (LQ) has turned 7 years old on 17 June 2007. "jeremy" the root annonced this officially on a forum thread . Just within a day, the member count has now reached 300,000! That's a big number. Community driven sites with 300,000 members, isn't something you are going to come across daily. To be more amazing, the 300,000 count doesn't include members who have been staying with 0 posts. For example, the user 300,052 actually has the uid number of 349,117. I (SkyEye of LQ) happened to be that enthusiastic member who kept counting (of course by looking at the counter) and announced both the 200,000 and 300,000 member counts. By revealing this I am practically giving up my anonymity on LQ. :) Anyway I'll consider it as a tribute to LQ. However the distinction of LQ is not just in the numbers. LQ has always been know for the friendly Linux community which was always there to help. Started in 2000 by Jeremy Garcia

My Nmap Survey

Here's a chance to all the geeks who read this blog to contribute to your favorite Open Source security scanner . If any of you have used Nmap please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey I created to capture end user feed back of the new NSE ( Nmap Scripting Engine ). FYI : I'm working with Nmap as a GSoC 2007 participant . I've already contacted some SysAdmins regarding this and this is the turn for you folks of the Blogospere :) Gaveen's Nmap Survey Nmap, the popular Open Source scanner have seen significant and rapid growth recently. Nmap being always a buzzing, swarming active Open Source collaboration, always attracted many (great many) users worldwide from it's early ages. If you are a SysAdmin (I mean a real one :) most probably you have already used it and loved it. As a GSoC 2006 improvement there's a scripting system now available for Nmap. If you want to taste the latest things, try Nmap version 4.21ALPHA4 or the latest SVN snap. The new

Good Bye Prof. Samaranakaye

Here's my message in the electronic condolence book for Prof. V.K. Samaranayake. If anyone still haven't signed it here is the link . Come on people, show the respect he deserves, if this man was not there, most of you wouldn't even be reading this. "Despite whatever some may say, this is the one who brought the Sri Lankan ICT to this light. Had it not been him and his inspirational presence, a great number of Sri Lankan ICT professionals including me, would not be what we are. So may this be a tribute to he who spent a well spent live life, proactively shaping the Sri Lankan ICT; Prof. V.K. Samaranayake. Sri Lanka bows down to their ICT pioneer. Good bye. May you attain the solace you deserve!"