Arranged in logical groupings are the sites that we often reference for useful information when developing software, Web sites, etc. Feel free to let us know at BSM Development if there are sites such as these that you just love. We'd like to hear about them and add them to our list. Also, let us know if you find any dead links so that we can correct them.

Security  CERT Coordination Center    The center of Internet security expertise, located at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Handles computer security incidents and vulnerabilities, publishes security alerts, researches long-term changes in networked systems, and develops information and training to help improve site security.  eSecurity PLANET    Security news, trends, products and resources. Can sign up for eSecurity PLANET newsletter (however, prepare to be spammed to a certain extent, since it is a subsidiary of which, "Results-oriented marketers of technology products and services rely on ... to help build their brands, generate leads and make sales"). Schneier on Security   A blog covering security and security technology.  hack in the box    Hack In The Box is designed to facilitate discussions on security related topics, create security awareness and to try and provide a comprehensive database of security knowledge and resources to the public.  Vulnerability Assessment Team    Security Maxims by Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, from the Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Engineering Division. "While these security maxims are not theorems nor absolute truth, they are in our experience essentially valid 80-90% of the time in physical security and nuclear safeguards. They probably also have considerable applicability to cyber security."  GnuPG    The GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880. GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories. PGP International   International freeware distribution site for PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a powerful cryptographic product family that enables people to securely exchange messages and to secure files, disk volumes and network connections with both privacy and strong authentication.  Netfilter Automatic Rule Configurator    A free firewalling package for Netfilter/Iptables released under the BSD license that attempts to simplify the setup of a firewall (stateful packet filter) via the iptables tools.

Anti Virus ClamAV   An open source anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. Norton AntiVirus   Antivirus software with spyware remover, bot protection, browser protection, Internet worm protection and intrusion prevention, for MicroSoft Operating Systems. PANDA SECURITY   Anti-Malware software that detects and eliminates viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits and bots. Instant Messaging protection for MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and AOL traffic. TREND MICRO   Defends computers from the latest spyware, viruses and phishing scams.  CAUCE    The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email is an ad hoc, all volunteer organization, created by Netizens to advocate for a legislative solution to the problem of UCE (a.k.a. "spam").  Spamhaus    Where does spam come from? Who are the spammers? Spamhaus tracks the Internet's Spammers, Spam Gangs and Spam Services, provides dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, and works with Law Enforcement to identify and pursue spammers worldwide.  ROKSO    Collates information and evidence on known professional spam operations that have been terminated by a minimum of 3 Internet Service Providers for spam offenses. SpamAssassin   The Apache SpamAssassin Project. The powerful, number one, open-source spam filter.    A distributed, collaborative, spam detection and filtering network. It establishes a constantly updated catalogue of spam in propagation. This catalogue is used by clients to filter out known spam. Distributed Checksum Clearinghouses   An anti-spam content filter that involves millions of users and hundreds of thousands of client computer systems collecting and counting checksums related to hundreds of millions of email messages each day. The counts are used by MTAs to filter spam, their being particularly useful in identifying spam with minor variations, including "personalizations."

Linux The Linux Documentation Project   HOWTOs (subject-specific help), Guides (longer, in-depth books), FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and man pages (help on individual commands).    CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. It conforms fully with the upstream vendor's redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. CentOS is free.    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.    Pre-packaged Linux operating system. From the desktop to the data center, the security, stability, and reliability of tested Red Hat enterprise solutions delivers unbeatable value to medium and large enterprise businesses. SUSE Linux   From Novell. Delivers interoperability and mission-critical support for your complete computing environment -— desktop to data center, physical and virtual. The most interoperable Linux. The Linux built for mission-critical computing. RPMs (pre-built packages) for major Linux distributions.

Freeware Free Software Foundation   Free software directory. GNU and other free software. Searchable directory tree. FRESHMEAT   Maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software, themes and related "eye-candy", and Palm OS software. Thousands of applications, which are preferably released under an open source license, are meticulously cataloged in the freshmeat database, and links to new applications are added daily.    SourceForge is the global technology community’s hub for information exchange and open source software distribution and services.

File Systems/Databases samba   Opening Windows to a Wider World. An Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.    The world's most popular open source database. SQL database server.    Oracle Berkeley DB is the industry-leading open source, embeddable database engine that provides developers with fast, reliable, local persistence with zero administration. Oracle Berkeley DB is a library that links directly into your application. Your application makes simple function calls, rather than sending messages to a remote server, eliminating the performance penalty of client-server architectures. RRDTool   RRDtool is the OpenSource industry standard, high performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. Use it to write custom monitoring shell scripts or create whole applications using its Perl, Python, Ruby, LUA or TCL bindings. An interface from PHP is also available.

Printing Common UNIX Printing System   CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Easy Software Products (now Apple Inc.) for Mac OS X and UNIX-like operating systems.

Software Vendors  Microsoft    Support online.

Hardware Vendors    Technical support for AMD processors and Radeon graphics processors.    Technical support for Intel consumer products.    Technical support for NVIDIA graphics processors.

Hardware Wim's BIOS Page   Answers BIOS questions, provides BIOS upgrades and flash programs, lists manufacturers. BIOS questions? Start here. How to Bypass BIOS Passwords., Inc.   BIOS Upgrades.    Boot disks, drivers, network drivers, Windows how to guides. WIRESHARK   The world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions. AllPinouts   Collects information about hardware interfaces of modern and obsolete hardware, including pinouts of ports, expansion slots, and other connectors of computers and different digital devices (i.e. Cellular Phones, GPS, PDA, Game Consoles, etc.).

Routing Equipment  D-Link    Wireless and Cable/DSL routers. Firewalling routers.  LINKSYS    Wired and wireless routers, bridges and switches. Cable/DSL routers and firewalling routers.  NETGEAR    Wireless and Cable/DSL routers. Firewalling routers.

Asterisk digium   Asterisk open source telephone switch software for the tech-savvy, hands-on community. Analog, digital and hybrid telephony cards.    Open source telephony hardware for the small and medium business, and open source market that lowers communication costs, increases system flexibility and enhances productivity in building PBX, Call Center and IVR applications.

Modems    Manufacturers of modems, cable and DSL modems and network devices. zoom   Manufacturers of modems, cable and DSL modems and network devices. Where Hayes ended up.

Finding an ISP    Find broadband service or an ISP. Broadband news. Reviews of broadband service providers. Speed tests.    An ISP directory that enables users to search for local and national ISPs, as well as comparison shop ISP plan rates to find the most suitable one for budget and need.

Internet I E T F   Internet Engineering Task Force RFC directory.    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Dedicated to preserving the central coordinating functions of the global Internet for the public good. I C A N N   Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The technical coordination body for the Internet.

Network Time Network Time Protocol (NTP) time synchronization software, designed to synchronize the clocks of computers over a network. Public NTP Primary (stratum 1) Time Servers. Public NTP Secondary (stratum 2) Time Servers. Greenwich Mean Time. Like, right now.

Perl CPAN   All things Perl: documentation; module downloads; scripts; binary ports; source. ASPN   ActiveState ActivePerl for Windows. University of Winnipeg   Documentation for the Perl extensions for Berkeley DB version 2, 3 or 4.

Sendmail   Web site maintained by the Sendmail Consortium as a resource for the freeware version of sendmail. milter   Helping you mangle your mail at will. The world's most complete resource for open source and commercial Milters. milter   API Documentation. Library control, data access and message modification functions.    Software to fetch mail from a POP or other mail server and remail it on a local machine via sendmail. Polled mail fetching for dialup or secure installations.    An open source IMAP and POP3 server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind. It is an excellent choice for both small and large installations. It's fast, simple to set up, requires no special administration and it uses very little memory.

Domain Name Registration InterNIC   Provides public information regarding Internet domain name registration services. Network Solutions   The original domain name registrar. Has a good whois. Prices are reduced substantially from what they used to was. CHEAP-DOMAIN REGISTRATION   The cheapest prices. $9.17 domain registration. Free parking, free URL forwarding, free domain name generator software and more.    Cheap domain registrations and SSL certificates. Plus, Danica Patrick is the pitchwoman. How can you go wrong?

Dynamic DNS    A no-nonsense Dynamic DNS provider whose goal is to provide a technical user base with a reliable and simple service. The are the oldest commercial provider of Dynamic DNS on the internet today.  easyDNS   Map domain names to servers connected via DSL, cable modem or any other service that does not provide you with a static IP address.    Free dynamic DNS solution. Dynamic DNS update client tracks changing IP. Have a site with a long URL? Use a short host name to redirect to an existing site.    The Tzolkin Corporation is a global dynamic DNS innovator providing reliable DNS and related services to the online community worldwide. Built-in to several LinkSys routers. They have excellent telephone support.

Web Server Software    The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for various modern desktop and server operating systems, such as UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.    PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. ht://Dig   A complete world wide Web indexing and searching system for a domain or intranet. It is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular sub section of a web site.

Web Reference    Mozilla Developer Center documentation includes a variety of references to guide and assist development of Web-based software. W3C   HTTP has been in use by the World Wide Web since 1990 and its use has increased steadily over the years, mainly because it has proven useful as a generic middleware protocol. W3C   Markup Validation Service, a free service that checks documents like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.

MIME Types Reference MIME Types   Official list of Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions types.