Giannis Stoilis | 4 May 07:32 2007
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Linux.com: Certification on the upswing again

FYI: http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=07/04/26/2029245

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Giannis Stoilis | 4 May 14:39 2007
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About objective 1.114.1

Hi,

I would like some clarification[and perhaps an update] on objective
"1.114.1 Perform security administration tasks".

One key knowledge area is "Verify packages". Does it mean verifying
BEFORE installing or verifying validity of binaries AFTER
installation?

For either .deb and .rpm packaging system, the first one requires
installation and configuration of pgp/gpg suite, including importing
the relevant keys on the system. This isn't included by default in any
debian installation, as far as I can see. I am not sure about Fedora
or other rpm based distributions but according to some instructions
about how to import fedora keys I found on the internet, I guess it's
not installed there too.

Regarding the post-installation verification of packages, debian
doesn't seem to include native support for verifying binaries.
Actually, including md5sums of binaries inside packages, seems
optional. There is, however utility debsums.

On .rpm based installations things look better. rpm supports the -V
option to verify the installed binaries of a package against their
md5sums. However, for full usage, that needs gpg/pgp keys too.

Unless there is an objection about the above, my point is: Should
there be an update on the objective to include basic gpg/pgp key
management? Additionaly, could the phrasing of that key knowledge are
be clarified?
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G. Matthew Rice | 4 May 16:56 2007

Re: About objective 1.114.1

"Giannis Stoilis" <giannis@...> writes:
> I would like some clarification[and perhaps an update] on objective
> "1.114.1 Perform security administration tasks".
> 
> On .rpm based installations things look better. rpm supports the -V
> option to verify the installed binaries of a package against their
> md5sums. However, for full usage, that needs gpg/pgp keys too.
> 
> Unless there is an objection about the above, my point is: Should
> there be an update on the objective to include basic gpg/pgp key
> management? Additionaly, could the phrasing of that key knowledge are
> be clarified?

Hi Giannis,

May I recommend that you join the lpi-examdev mailing list:

        http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev

That's where we discuss things like this topic.  In fact, we just started a
discussion on what's missing in the current objectives (amongst other topics)
on the list.  You should probably read the archives for this week before
posting, too.

Regards,
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Giannis Stoilis | 4 May 19:19 2007
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Re: About objective 1.114.1

I am already on that mailing list(and seen the threads you're talking
about) but I forgot that I should direct that question there. Thank
you for your notice. I will forward the e-mail there.

On 04 May 2007 10:56:04 -0400, G. Matthew Rice <matt@...> wrote:
> Hi Giannis,
>
> May I recommend that you join the lpi-examdev mailing list:
>
>         http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev
>
> That's where we discuss things like this topic.  In fact, we just started a
> discussion on what's missing in the current objectives (amongst other topics)
> on the list.  You should probably read the archives for this week before
> posting, too.
>
> Regards,
> --
> g. matthew rice <matt@...>      starnix care, toronto, ontario, ca
> phone: 647.722.5301 x242                                  gpg id: EF9AAD20
> http://www.starnix.com              professional linux services & products
Scott Lamberton | 18 May 00:51 2007

[LPI-News] "LPI Day" and LPI exams at LinuxTag 2007--Berlin, Germany (May 30 - June 2, 2007)

"LPI Day" and LPI exams at LinuxTag 2007, Berlin, Germany (May 30 - June
2, 2007)

(Toronto, Canada and Kassel, Germany: May 17, 2007) The Linux
Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification
organization worldwide (http://www.lpi.org), will offer discounted
certification exams during LinuxTag, Berlin, Germany
(http://www.linuxtag.org/2007/) and host a number of special events and
presentations.  This will include an "LPI-Day" with a series of six
presentations, a Technical Advisory Committee meeting and workshops.

The "LPI-Day" on Saturday, June 2, 2007 (Hall 4) will feature a series
of six presentations.  This will include a speech by G.Matthew Rice, LPI
Director of Product Development who will present on LPI's certification
program including the recent LPIC-3 certification.  For more information
on "LPI-Day" please see:
http://www.linuxtag.org/2007/de/conf/events/vp-samstag.html

On Friday, June 1, 2007 LPI will host an item-writing workshop (10:00
hrs.) for those interested in creating LPIC exam items--and a Technical
Advisory Committee meeting (14:00 hrs) for public input on LPI's overall
certification program.  For more information please see:
http://www.linuxtag.org/2007/de/community/workshops/lpi-workshops.html

LPI will also offer all its certification exams (LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and
LPIC-3) and the Ubuntu Professional Certification Exam at discounted
pricing during LinuxTag.  LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams will be available in
German and English while the LPIC-3 exams and the Ubuntu Professional
Certification exam will be available in English only.  Exam labs are on
the following days: Wednesday, May 30 - Thursday, May 31, 2007: 10:00,
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JD | 19 May 06:17 2007
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LinuxWorld San Francisco August 6-9

Will there be a free LPI test as usual in the event?
How can I participate?
Thank you,
JD
Scott Lamberton | 24 May 17:37 2007

Re: LinuxWorld San Francisco August 6-9

JD wrote:

> Will there be a free LPI test as usual in the event?
> How can I participate?
> Thank you,
> JD
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> lpi-discuss mailing list
> lpi-discuss@...
> http://list.lpi.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lpi-discuss
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>
JD:

As last year paid conference participants will have free exams while
trade show attendees or others will pay a reduced price of $75 per
exam.  If you have a LPI ID and are from North America you will have
already received an email message on activities planned for LWSF.  If
you are interested in participating in any of the LPI activities (booth,
TAC/SAC meetings, etc.) please contact James Stanger
(jstanger_at_lpi.org) Chairperson for the LPI Advisory Council.  If you
wish to ensure a spot for the exam labs contact Glenn McKnight, Director
of Operations at glenn_at_lpi.org.

Thanks for your interest.

scott

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Benjamin Galvez | 29 May 23:32 2007
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email testing

Hi all..
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Best regards
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