Network Interface Card technologies

After a long time, I have just read another book about server technology and just about it’s hardware and I think it is kind of history book too ! Upgrading and Repairing Servers.
there is an interesting table here about Network Interface Cards (Table 10.1)

NIC Type Interface Speed
2G, 4G, and 10G Ethernet PCI-X 2000Mbps (fibre)
Fast Ethernet PCI, PCI-X, USB 100Mbps max (copper)
Gigabit Ethernet PCI, PCI-X 1000Mbps max (copper)
802.11a PCI, USB 54Mbps max
802. 11b PCI, USB 11Mbps max
802.11g PCI, USB 54Mbps max
Super G or Double G (802.11g) PCI, USB 110Mbps max
Fibre Channel, single channel PCI, USB 100MBps
Fibre Channel, dual channel PCI, USB 200MBps

Top 100 Network Security Tools + 1

After 3 years , Fyodor updated the famous Top 100 Network Security Tools list with the help of nmap-hackers mailing list. it is actually consist of 101 Network Security Tools because Nmap is not included !
There is 42 newcomer to the list, and most of them belong to penetration testing and ( especially application vulnerability scanning ).the most different member of the is The Big G, Google (#34)! here you can seen newcomers gang !

  1. Metasploit Framework
  2. Paros proxy
  3. Aircrack
  4. Sysinternals
  5. Scapy
  6. BackTrack
  7. P0f
  8. Google
  9. WebScarab
  10. WebInspect
  11. Core Impact
  12. IDA Pro
  13. RainbowCrack
  14. Angry IP Scanner
  15. RKHunter
  16. Ike-scan
  17. KisMAC
  19. Tor
  20. Knoppix
  21. chkrootkit
  22. Yersinia
  23. Nagios
  24. X-scan
  25. Socat
  26. QualysGuard
  27. ClamAV
  28. Burpsuite
  29. Unicornscan
  30. BASE
  31. Argus
  32. Wikto
  33. Sguil
  34. IP Filter
  35. Canvas
  36. VMware :
  37. OpenVPN
  38. OllyDbg
  39. Helix
  40. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner
  41. TrueCrypt
  42. Watchfire AppScan


I used to act like a real BOFH some month ago hehe ! and it is a really funny job, although it is not a new story, from new series, but let me give u some smile on your face :

"I…" the Boss starts, then thinks the better of it. "So, how do we access the online resources that we used to?"
"Which online resources are they then?"
"Oh, just online stuff. Some of my stuff isn't working any more."
"The online virus downloading site?"
"The Russian 'shareware movie' site that you watch movies on."

"Oh puleese, we monitor peer-to-peer networking like hawks. Mainly to see if there's anything good coming down, but also because it's virus central if you're not too selective about what you download. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN," the PFY says, nudging the boss's arm.
"No, they said that there were no copyright issues because the site's in Turgekenistan!" >>> BOFH: That security thang

    – BOFH New Series At The Registe
    – The Bastard Operator From Hell ( The Complete WWW Edition )
    – The Compleat BOFH Archives 95-99

Note: is not working as a BOFH Archive now, because it seems Simon Travaglia has lost his Dad. God Bless Him.

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Web 2.0

these days there is a new term every byte! in the Internet, Web 2.0 ! but what the term is about has been defined around a year ago by Tim O'Reilly with this style. I am trying to write some series about tools and resource on Web 2.0 .You can see the result of the brainstorming here :


The concept of "Web 2.0" began with a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International. Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O'Reilly VP, noted that far from having "crashed", the web was more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. What's more, the companies that had survived the collapse seemed to have some things in common. Could it be that the dot-com collapse marked some kind of turning point for the web, such that a call to action such as "Web 2.0" might make sense? We agreed that it did, and so the Web 2.0 Conference was born. >>> What Is Web 2.0

Web 2.0 @ Wikipedia

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Flock Rocks

Hello , this is a post from Flock, a real nice web 2.0 browser based on Firefox.

I can not using Flickr here, due to Iranian Government Censorship, but it is really great and seems to be not slower than Firefox.


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Note1: I have just tested FLock under Windows XP SP2, it seems it is not working well here. so I am suggesting to not use it under windows , until more stable version !

Microsoft Announces Plans for July 2008 Transition for Bill Gates

I am not fan of Microsoft technology , although I like Bill Gates very much. he was a great person in my early age and I like his book The Road Ahead.

Microsoft Corp. today announced that effective July 2008 Bill Gates, chairman, will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The company announced a two-year transition process to ensure that there is a smooth and orderly transfer of Gates’ daily responsibilities, and said that after July 2008 Gates would continue to serve as the company’s chairman and an advisor on key development projects. MORE

Google Earth for Linux

After a long tiem google released Google Earth for Linux. You can test Beta4 under your linux box and just find some more information here > Google Earth

* Kernel: 2.4 or later
* glibc: 2.3.2 w/ NPTL or later
* XFree86-4.0 or R6.7 or later
* CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz
* System Memory (RAM): 128MB
* Hard Disk: 400MB free space
* Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
* Screen: 1024×768, 16 bit color
* Tested and works on the following OSs:
Ubuntu 5.10
Suse 10.1
Fedora Core 5
Linspire 5.1
Gentoo 2006.0
Debian 3.1
Red Hat 9

I will try to post some screenshots too ( heh ). And also you can find my places here !