Open Source Graduate Cash Prize Award 2015 – Submission ends March 22

By Maren Abatielos

The deadline for submissions to the annual Univention Graduate prize is March 22, 2015.

We like to invite every student who has written a dissertation that investigates any aspect of open source software and makes an innovative contribution to the field of Linux and Open Source software to submit it within the next 3 weeks.

The winner of the Univention Graduate Prize receives € 2,000 in prize money, second place receives € 1,000 and third place wins € 500. The prize winners are selected by an independent jury comprised of renowned Open Source experts.

Masters, and Bachelor graduates can submit university dissertations via e-mail to absolventenpreis(at) until March 22, 2015.

Visit Univention Graduate Prize 2015 for further information and submit your dissertation!


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Using netstat to audit your network connections

By Jesus Castello

There is a number of tools you can use in Linux to see what is going on your machine at the network level, one of the most common is netstat. This command will show you all the connections on your system, including some that you may not be interested in, like UNIX sockets. There are a few flags you can pass to netstat, my favourite set of flags is: -antp

-a all
-n show ip instead of host names
-t show only tcp connections
-p show process id/name

Another command that will give you similar results is: lsof -nPi

What if you wanted to see the 10 ip addresses with the most connection to your server? You could use a one-liner like this one I came up with:

netstat -ant | grep -i establ | awk -F" " '{print $5}' | cut -d':' -f 1 | sort -n | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n10

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How to install Selenium on Linux and test your web applications

By Leo G

elenium is a web testing toolkit that allows you to test a web application in any browser of your choice. It does this with the help of a software called WebDriver which allows you to emulate a web browser and test your web application in it.

In this post I am going to show you how to test a simple CRUD application, by automating link clicking and form filling.

Software versions
selenium (2.44.0)
python 3.4.2
Linux kernel 3.13.0-37-generic and Mint 17.1 for Desktop.


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How to Install LAMP (Apache 2.4, MySQL 5.6, and PHP 5.4) on CentOS/RHEL 7

By Rahul Kumar

LAMP ( Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP ) Stack is a group of open source software used to get web servers up and running. Since the server is already running CentOS. This article will help you to set up LAMP stack (Apache 2.4, MySQL 5.6, and PHP 5.4) on CentOS and Red Hat 7 systems. You may also use video tutorial on Youtube for installation instruction’s.

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