2011-05-10: Please read chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Linux Administration Handbook. Please read chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Mastering Windows Server 2008.
2011-05-31: Please read chapters 4, 5, and 29 of the Linux Administration Handbook. Please read chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Mastering Windows Server 2008.
If you haven't read chapters 11, 12, 13, and 15 in LAH, please go ahead and do so.
2011-06-14: Please read chapters 6 and 26 in LAH.
2011-06-28: Please read chapters 12 through 15 in LAH, and chapters 10 through 13 in Windows Server 2008.
I highly recommend reading comp.risks (you can read it in rdf format at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/rdigest.rdf, or via email — instructions are at http://www.csl.sri.com/users/risko/risksinfo.html) or adding its RSS feed at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/risksatom.xml to your feed browser. Also, you might want to join the FSU Nolenet mailing list.
Reference to the Tanenbaum-Torvalds discussion of micro versus macro: Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution; Appendix A, The Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate
2008-06-09: An Email About A SAN here at FSU: SAN Issue -- root cause explanation
2008-06-09: An Email about a Mailman problem here at FSU: Mailman problem
2008-06-11: An Email about a ClamAV problem with respect to Selinux: ClamAV/Selinux problem
2008-06-13: Reference for enjoyable book on networking:
by Gary A. Donahue
Pub Date: June 01, 2007
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-10151-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-610151-0
2008-06-16: Morgan Stanley and AFS: When Your Business Depends On It: The Evolution of a Global File System for a Global Enterprise
2008-06-16: Relatively recent (2006) NFS operations resource: Linux NFS-HOWTO
2008-06-27: Recent article on top-level domains in the New York Times: New Flavors for Addresses on the Web Are on the Way
2008-07-07: Recent article on consumer views of service downtimes in the New York Times: As Web Traffic Grows, Crashes Take Bigger Toll
2008-07-09: Recent article on patching DNS flaw: Vendors form alliance to fix DNS poisoning flaw
2008-07-09: DNS patches prove fatal for some software: MS DNS patch snuffs net connection for ZoneAlarm users
2008-08-08: Press release from Dr. Bernstein on DNS cache poisoning: DNS still vulnerable, Bernstein says
2008-08-11: Plastic Keys to Physical Locks: Researchers Crack Medeco High-Security Locks With Plastic Keys
2008-08-20: An Email about an administrator failing to set permanent state after setting temporary state: Blocked Hosts List?
2008-08-22: An Email about an intrusion at Redhat's Fedora: Infrastructure report, 2008-08-22 UTC 1200
2009-01-05: Backup woes: Hard Lessons in the Importance of Backups: JournalSpace Wiped Out
2009-01-22: NSA Selinux link: http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/.
2009-02-10: Data breach at FAA: FAA reports 45,000 data records pilfered from server
2009-02-26: Man-in-the-middle attack that looks viable: SSL Strip
2009-03-06: Finally, a vulnerability found in DJBDNS: Security Issue in DJBDNS Confirmed
2009-03-06: And a second vulnerability also found in DJBDNS: Rapid DNS Poisoning in DJBDNS
2009-04-01: Spam Back to 94% of All E-Mail
2009-05-15: Backup woes at Avsim: Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site
2009-05-20: Microsoft IIS hole fells university server
2009-07-15: DHCP server can take over client
2009-07-21: More on the DD-WRT story mentioned brought up in class: Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers
2009-07-23: Adobe Flash woes: New attacks exploit vuln in (fully-patched) Adobe Flash
2009-07-29: Major BIND bug: BIND crash bug prompts urgent update call
2009-07-29: FSU's response to the BIND bug: [Nolenet] DNS server code upgraded
2009-07-30: Data Exposure in the U.S. government: US Congress probes accidental top secret file sharing
2009-07-30: Hardware security: Intel warns over bare-metal BIOS bug
2009-07-31: DNS: Wildcard certificate spoofs web authentication
2009-07-31: iPhone: How To Hijack 'Every iPhone In The World'
2009-07-31: Details on the Linux 2.30 NULL pointer problem: Fun with NULL pointers, part 1
2009-08-31: Warming server rooms: Intel says data centers much too cold: Frozen assets a waste of cash
2009-08-31: IIS bug gives attackers complete server control
2009-09-02: Why Gmail Failed Today
2009-09-09: Windows unpatchable: Microsoft: Patching Windows 2000 'infeasible'
2009-10-07: A practical example of why you do not want to still be using 512-bit RSA keys: TI-83 Plus OS Signing Key Cracked
2009-10-12: Linux saves Aussie electrical grid
2009-10-16: Maybe all's well that ends well? Microsoft recovers 'most, if not all' Sidekick users' data
2009-12-04: Test setup leaks into production: Bing dies (briefly) after Microsoft hits wrong button
2010-08-23: Why RAID 5 stops working in 2009
20109-09-07: Part one of Doomsday Weekend: who can you trust?
2010-09-07: A series of disorderly events
2010-09-08: DNSSEC versus DNSCurve OpenDNS adopts DNSCurve
2010-09-16: Intel eats crow on software RAID
2010-09-20: Siemens: Stuxnet worm hit industrial systems
2011-05-31: BIND Named woes again: Large RRSIG RRsets and Negative Caching can crash named
2011-08-02: Anatomy of a Unix breach