How To Create An Internet Kiosk with Kubuntu (again)

Kubuntu LogoThis article is an udpated version of my previous article on the same topic. The reason being because Ubuntu/Kubuntu changed enough recently, the old configuration no longer worked and this warranted a new write-up. This howto was tested in Kubuntu 10.04 (lucid).

Change Summary

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Adobe Finally Releases Linux Reader 9.3.3

14 days after Adobe released a security upgrade for Windows and OS X Adobe Reader 9.3.2 and 39 days after Adobe announced a vulnerability was being actively exploited, Adobe has released the same security upgrade for 2nd class citizen Linux.

Although this amount of time seems atrociously long ...

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Just Curious

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Why is it that Obama's latest "black eye", the SEC Inspector General's cleanup of employees surfing porn (aka "redtube gate") has gotten so much more press coverage than when Bush Administration Department of Interior employees were caught having sex with, doing cocaine with, and accepting money from oil ...

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Hidden Files: Apache Best Practices

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Most apache (and probably all web server administrators in general) know that they should not allow access to .htaccess or .htpasswd files. Access to these is typically denied by default with:

<Files ~ "\.ht">
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all
</Files>

But this ignores a wide variety of potential security risks ...

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Apache and TLS with SNI (Server Name Indication)

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Until recently, you needed a dedicated IP address for each SSL website because TLS did not support named-based virtual hosting. This made hosting SSL websites relatively expensive, and maybe even impossible if you ran out of IP addresses. Although this standard, now elucidated in RFC 4366, has been around since ...

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Nagios hostgroup servicedependency Check Behavior

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I could not find anywhere where the nagios documentation specified whether or not service dependencies using hostgroups use hostgroups in an any-host, same-host, or all-host configuration. Specifically, what about when the dependent hostgroup is the same as the hostgroup that is depended on (and services vary)?

What I mean by ...

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