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"...The definition of the term "Web service" is confused by popular marketing literature. Is the main Google Maps interface a Web service? Technically, it is not. Does the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) standard describe a Web service? Absolutely..."
Wuala is a cloud storage service offered by LaCie, a computer storage and display outfit. Wuala is supported on all major operating system platforms, and there is even an app for iPhone and iPad. Like all cloud storage services, Wuala makes it easy for you to backup, sync, share and retrieve your data from any location.
"...Another problem with the SOA name is the “service” bit. At least for me, the term “service” connotes a collection of non-uniform operations. I don’t even like the phrase “REST Web services.” Certainly, SOAP/WS-*, CORBA, DCOM, etc. fit this definition. But REST? Not so much. In REST the key abstraction is the resource, not the service interface..."
These days, everybody is talking about cloud computing, and many people use it in one form or the other. But popular cloud computing services are provided by a third party, which means that you store you data on a server somewhere, so that you can access it any time, from anywhere. But there are cloud applications that any person can use to host their own private cloud, from their home.
A remote or online backup service has become quite an important tool for those of us who travel a lot and require some of our files on the cloud for easy access anytime and any place with Internet connection. I have here a list of some of the best online or remote backup services for Linux.
South African payment gateway service, MyGate, have developed a service that allows e-commerce merchants running Linux to access credit card security services that were developed for Windows platforms.
GSSLib is an implementation of the Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) in GNU project and licensed under GPLv3. GSS-API is used by network servers to provide security services, for example, GSS can be used to authenticate a client against SMTP or IMAP servers.
As an administrator the major interest that you will have with the web interface is the ability to recognize and respond to problems. The quickest access to all of the recognized problems is the “Service Problems” page. This page provides a summary of all problems related to services that Nagios detects.