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    RedHat 9 and Nessus 2.03 -BLAMMO!!

    If anyone gets their hands on RedHat 9 and then tries to compile Nessus 2.0.3, it wil fail. After panning through the output, I saw that OpenSSL had thrown a fit. I submitted an e-mail to the nessus mailing list and Renaud told me that indeed the distro of openssl from RH is busted up.

    I found a fix for this problem.

    To solve this issue:
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    Download openssl-0.9.7a from ftp.openssl.org
    Untar and copy the contents from: /openssl-0.9.7a/include/openssl To /usr/include/openssl
    Compile nessus and all is well.

    Hope this helps out!
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    Ewwwww... Yet another reason not to "upgrade". How "GUI/Windows" feeling is 9?
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    I've only poked around for a very short time in KDE, but right off the bat it has a very cartoon-like feel. They give some "helper" icons that launch a windows-like explorer window that is suuposed to give you a look at the hard drive contents. It's very close to the feel of windows explorer except for the noted goofy cartoon graphics.

    They have *many* GUI config utilities but I haven't had time to play with them yet. Historically, the GUI config utils have been nothing short of garbage. For this reason, I prefer editing the conf files at the command line.

    In a lot of ways, RH seems to be aligning the feel of their GUI interface with that of MAC OS-X and WinXP. Be afraid...be VERY afraid....LOL.

    Anyway, as I play with all the features, I will note anything of value such as the OpenSSL problem that I immediately ran into.

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    Way to go thehorse13! I saw that on the list today or yesterday, I forget. I think I will have to download it and play with it soon. Umm...wasn't RH 8 released like 6 months ago? Is this a sign?


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    I'm hoping that Red Hat makes a finer product than version 8. I've been using 8 since it's release date and I'm getting the feeling like something is missing. Hmmm, probably more stability. From what I read on red hat's site and another 3rd parth site, there are lots of improvements, more tools, apache and php changes to name a few.
    Does anyone know where to download an ISO besides Red Hat Network?


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    I am not sure where instability with RH 8 came from, I have had nothing but good experiences with RH 8. Of course I keep all the current updates installed, but it has performed well both as a server (web, email, dns) and as a workstation (all 5 of my computers).

    RH9 however appears to be a bit slower or requires more resources. I only installed it on two of my workstations both are 500mhz with 64 and 128 mb RAM and I can definitely see a difference in performance. It does have a few nonsense things like all the help and so forth, but after disabling this, changing the theme of choice and installing icons, I have what I had in 8.

    After using it for about 3 days so far, I haven't noticed much that has changed visually. The programs are newer versions, kde is 3.1 (i don't use gnome), openoffice is a newer version and the menu's are layed out differently. But all in all, 7.3 -> 8.0 was a bigger leap than 8.0 -> 9.0

    Just thought I would offer my opinions and experiences. Have fun with the penguin!
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    I think Redhat is really focusing on the GUI side of things with RH9 possibly at the expense of performance. But it doesn't stop you from installing a basic install and then adding X and Ice yourself which will cruise along nicely. It doesn't bother me too much if the GUI bugs take a while to sort out because I know that Linux is built on a pretty firm foundation. Hey, you don't even have to use a GUI if you don't want to ie. server boxes. Windows still has too many underlying problems to compete with Linux in terms of reliability and security but it's getting better.
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    Thanks for that info dAggressor, I'm burning the ISO's right now. I'll let you know how this all works out. What I was saying about instability and RH8 was that when I have the machine running real cpu intensive work (ripping dvd's) the machine would lockup or the x-server would get killed. I'm hoping these problems are fixed with RH9. I've got my fingers crossed.


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    does the RHSA-2003:101-15 - Security Advisory and update concerning Updated OpenSSL packages repair this issue as well??
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    Hey horse, mind giving us some screen shots of RH 9? I've seen a few, but they're always sanitary boring screen shots. Show us a real user's screen shots.

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