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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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A lot of new pages on my site



I have spent quite a lot time over the end of last week and the weekend planning a lot of new pages for my web site www.petefinnigan.com, the main site rather than just the weblog. I wanted to add some new pages for a couple of Oracle security tools that you will hear about very shortly.

To do this I needed to edit the menus to accommodate these new pages. As the main site is static this means changing every page (except the blog as that can be changed from greymatter itself) to add the new menus. So rather than do this task many times over the next few months I decided to bite the bullet and add all of the new pages I might need now in one go. I will probably still need to edit the menus again in the future but the new pages will give me loads of scope to delay this for some time. So I sat down at the end of last week and planned all the possible new pages I would like to add.

All of the new pages are now there with new menu options but as you will find if you look most have just "one liners" on them for now. This, I hope will change as soon as possible to be real content. This is a disadvantage having temporary pages but it outweighs the need to edit all the pages on the site many times :(.

What I really need to do is create a content manager (Perl script) that allows me to edit the "template" parts of the site and simply re-generate the rest. OK, that's for later, for now i just used multi-file edits in Ultraedit32.

OK, so what have I added? - I have finally added service pages for the work that I offer from my company, Oracle security audits, Forensics, setting up Oracle audit facilities, configuration and architecture design. I have added two pages for up-coming seminars that I am planning and working on with an Oracle security expert. I have also added pages for audit tools. This will be a zip of the scripts I have talked about in this blog recently plus some more. I plan to add to this toolkit as time goes by. I am also adding some other Oracle security tools in the next few days. A new Oracle security white papers page has been added to try and keep the current page from growing too much, I have also added pages for listing Oracle security training courses, Oracle web logs, the Oracle newsgroups and mailing lists I follow and many more. Plenty for me to be going at :). I want to expand the amount of relevant Oracle security information that i can provide as much as is practical. Anyway I will keep you informed as i add content to these new pages, whether thatís papers, links, tools or information.