From Linux kernel livepatches to encryption to ASLR to compiler optimizations and configuration hardening, we strive to ensure that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is the most secure Linux distribution out of the box. These slides try to briefly explain: what we do to sec...
If you haven't heard about last week's Dirty COW vulnerability, I hope all of your Linux systems are automatically patching themselves... Why? Because every single Linux-based phone, router, modem, tablet, desktop, PC, server, virtual machine, and absolut...
Introducting the Canonical Livepatch Service Howdy! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS’s 4.4 Linux kernel includes an important new security capability to Ubuntu -- the ability to modify the running Linux kernel code, without rebooting, through a mechanism called kernel live...
I've been one of DD-WRT's biggest fans, for more than 10 years. I've always flashed my router with custom firmware, fine-tuned my wired and wireless networks, and locked down a VPN back home. I've genuinely always loved tinkering with network gear. A coup...
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Bucharest, Romania for a busy week of work, planning the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty) cycle . I did have a Saturday and Sunday to myself, which I spent mostly walking around the beautiful, old city. After visiting the Romanian Athenae...
(I have problems reporting the bug, if you have more insights, can you add the information to the blogpost ?)
My wife, Kimberly, and I watch Saturday Night Live religiously. As in, we probably haven't missed a single episode since we started dating more than 12 years ago. And in fact, we both watched our fair share of SNL before we had even met, going back to our...
On Monday this week, I was afforded the distinct privilege to deliver the opening keynote at the OpenZFS Developer Summit in San Francisco. It was a beautiful little event, with a full day of informative presentations and lots of networking during lunch an...
Dustin is formerly, the Chief Technical Officer at Gazzang, offering data encryption and key management for cloud and big data applications using eCryptfs. Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of Byobu, DivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org. Besides writing and sharing his software, Dustin also makes and shares his own beer.
- Texas A&M UniversityComputer Engineering
- Canonical Ltd.Product Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2013 - present
- Gazzang IncCTO, Chief Architect, 2011 - 2013
- Canonical Ltd.Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2008 - 2011
- IBMArchitect, Software Engineer, 2000 - 2008
Dirty COW was Livepatched in Ubuntu within Hours of Publication
If you haven't heard about last week's Dirty COW vulnerability, I hope all of your Linux systems are automatically patching themselves... Wh
Hotfix Your Ubuntu Kernels with the Canonical Livepatch Service!
Introducting the Canonical Livepatch Service Howdy! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS’s 4.4 Linux kernel includes an important new security capability in Ubu
HOWTO: Launch an Ubuntu Cloud Image with KVM from the Command Line
I reinstalled my primary laptop (Lenovo x250) about 3 months ago (June 30, 2016), when I got a shiny new SSD, with a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
An Open Letter to Google Nest (was: OMG, F*CKING NEST PROTECT AGAIN!)
It's 01:24am, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. I am, again, awake in the the middle of the night, due to another false alarm from Google's spite
The Golden Ratio calculated to a record 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in...
The Golden Ratio is one of the oldest and most visible irrational numbers known to humanity. Pi is perhaps more famous, but the Golden Ratio
Container-to-Container Networking: The Bits have Hit the Fan!
A thing of beauty If you read my last post, perhaps you followed the embedded instructions and ran hundreds of LXD system containers on your
Apply updates to multiple systems simultaneously using Byobu and Shift-F9
A StackExchange question, back in February of this year inspired a new feature in Byobu, that I had been thinking about for quite some time:
Dream a little dream (in a dream within another dream) with me!
What would you say if I told you, that you could continuously upload your own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web apps into an open source Plat
(Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core
Lean. Agile. Svelte. Lithe. Free. That's how we roll our operating systems in this modern, bountiful era of broadly deployed virtual machine
Learn Byobu in 10 minutes while listening to Mozart
If you're interested in learning how to more effectively use your terminal as your integrated devops environment, consider taking 10 minutes
Lyndsey Scott Tells Us What It's Like To Be A Victoria's Secret Model Wh...
As much as we try to fight it, most people have...