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mge1512

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Matthias G. Eckermann, Senior Product Manager SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Matthias started working at SUSE in 1999, and is member of the Product Management team. Before joining this team he worked as consultant and senior architect for SUSE on strategic new projects in EMEA, with partners and customers in enterprise and public sector.

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The POODLE weakness in the SSL protocol (CVE-2014-3566)

mge1512

October 15, 2014 9:17 am

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Your immediate action is required In short: The POODLE attack to the SSL 3.0 protocol, published last night (https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf) requires server and desktop administrators and desktop users to carefully review their security protocol settings in packages such as HTTP Servers (such as Apache, Tomcat), SMTP Servers (such as Postfix), IMAP Servers, … as well as …

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Introducing the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Security Module

mge1512

August 22, 2014 2:47 pm

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More on TLS and SSL SUSE has released the “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Security Module”, providing enhancements to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, which allow customers and partners to build TLS 1.2 compliant infrastructures beyond the https protocol. Looking back … As discussed in my former blog about TLS 1.2, we do not provide OpenSSL …

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A Record-Breaking Benchmark

mge1512

June 10, 2014 4:32 pm

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Jeff Mahoney, Kernel Engineering Team Lead, SUSE Labs Matthias G. Eckermann, Senior Product Manager SUSE Linux Enterprise Our excitement this week is about the record-breaking results the HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA achieved running the SPECjbb2013 benchmark. The Converged System results are about 210% better than the previous record holder. The ConvergedSystem 900 ran …

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Do We Need “kGraft” at All?

mge1512

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

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Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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TLS 1.2

mge1512

December 3, 2013 12:44 pm

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Summary SUSE has just released a new Apache webserver module, which supports the “Transport Layer Security” (TLS 1.2) standard for HTTPS, the primary use case of the TLS cryptographic protocol. Details Background Governmental agencies around the world, such as the US American NIST (NIST SP 800-52 Rev.1) and the German BSI (BSI TR-02102-2) have recently …

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Sieste – Siesta: Snap Before a Nap

mge1512

June 14, 2013 9:23 am

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After enjoying a rich Menu du jour with green snapper and vegetables, probably served with some white wine, you may want to get some rest. In France “Sieste”, also known as “Siesta” in Italy and Spain, is a tradition that unfortunately is not common in other countries, such as Germany. It seems to be common …

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Menu du jour: Vivaneau vert sur lit de légumes au beurre et suprêmes de pamplemousse

mge1512

May 3, 2013 3:30 pm

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Called “Aprion virescens” in Latin, “Uku” in Micronesia, and “green jobfish” in English, “vivaneau vert” is a tasty table fish. It’s also called “blue-green snapper,” and thus shares its name and color with the other Snapper that is very familiar to the SUSE communities.

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FIPSified!

mge1512

April 18, 2013 2:48 pm

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FIPS? – You may have heard about MIPS or about ECLIPSE, but FIPS? Granted, the U.S. “Federal Information Processing Standard” does not sound like the coolest thing to talk about on a sunny spring day. Yet, we are happy to have achieved SUSE’s first-ever FIPS 140-2 validation for OpenSSL last week. See:http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140sp/140sp1930.pdf. The validation was conducted …

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2-3+4+7+0=10

mge1512

May 24, 2011 10:01 am

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This equation can be considered mathematically correct. But it also demonstrates how one can easily improve Interoperability between SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and Windows 7 Active Directory.

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Keep it … stable, secure and supportable … Maintenance!

mge1512

February 11, 2011 3:55 pm

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Do you ever wonder what all this “maintenance” is about?

Why is maintenance such a big deal?

Why do we care about it? Why is it important?

Do you ever wonder how we plan for and manage maintenance?

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