| by: bb - 2010-01-13 11:11:02|
|A bash script to check if the sabnzbd usenet program is running on a linux environment, and restart it if it has stopped or died.|
| by: bb - 2006-10-19 07:32:57|
|I have spent the last four days going slowly insane trying to get a cross compiler to work for debianslug (a little endian version of Linux for ARM). I wont go into the bitter details but suffice to say it was painful and I didnt get there in the end.|
|Microsoft offers a package called SFU, Services For UNIX. This package is freely available and is intended to help migrate users from UNIX to Windows. One of the services, ssod, can be used to help keep UNIX and Windows users in sync...with a little extra effort.|
|Modify the vsftpd.conf file to use virtual users in chroot'ed jails. I have included a character mode management utility written in Perl that makes common tasks such as adding users, changing passwords, viewing passwords, easy enough for a Windows admin to manage.|
|So, I've been running Ubuntu 5.10 since 2005-10-13, and I have a few thoughts on it.
Thus far, my conclusion stands. Ubuntu is Debian with a lot of the sharp edges rounded off. And it just gets better with each release, really.
| by: bb - 2004-11-26 10:56:54|
|Take a free unix shell for a test drive today
Ever fancied a play with a HP's exciting 64-bit Itanium, Alpha, and PA-RISC technologies? Or perhaps just wanted to mess about on a Debian GNU/Linux shell to see what you can learn. How about taking and Oracle 9i real application cluster for a test drive?
If the answers yes to any of the above questions, why not have a play with HP TestDrive system which gives free and reasonably unfetted access to many different types of systems.
| by: bb - 2004-11-19 08:32:02|
|I happened to stumble on this the other day and have printed quite a few of the books of for reading whilst journeying to and from work. Some of them are quite interesting and help to give a better understanding of where the open source communities roots stem from.|
| by: elybis - 2004-10-06 10:16:49|
|Want to use the slick xdm on your Linux box instead of the bloated, fat dependency carrying alternatives; but the default xdm theme looks to ugly for you and you don't want to learn the cryptic configuration? Check out these 3 small steps to create a nice login screen on xdm with your favourite background image for smooth system integration.|
|This script is a skeleton for creating useradd strings.
Use this script in Linux environments where several types of users have specific account credentials, or add it to a pseudo-list for junior admins or less privilaged accounts so they can safely handle useradd tasks.
|Add a little flare to a simple random password generation tool.
It's not efficent, and its not all that entropic, but its kinda cool.
| by: nirus - 2004-07-04 13:17:28|
|This is an older article that I wrote after testing 'Fedora Core 1', It was intended to be a first look at the operating system. I have submitted another piece that relates to Linux as a desktop OS in general, the two articles should not be mixed up, this is not a treatise on how ready Linux is for the public, but on how well it has been designed in general.|
| by: nirus - 2004-07-04 12:55:51|
|Linux is the geek operating system of choice, in fact I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you are probably not a true computer geek unless you have at least played with linux at some point. The question remains is linux at a stage where it can be used by everyone? Is it ready for public consumption or is it a pipe dream?|
|Everyone hates it when they deleted something they absolutely needed and aren't quite sure how to get it back. Here is a fast and dirty way to recover files in a Ext2 Linux environment.|
| by: cyben - 2004-01-31 12:02:41|
|Do you use a computer, say at a club or something, where the root password is shared? You'll probably want this...|
| - How to run several X-Servers simultaneously
- How to connect to a remote X-Server, i.e. control it.
|A small example of shell scripting in bash, it loops through a file checking for something. In this case a word. Even though it is simple it is expected you know a little shell, a full introduction to shell will be published shortly.
|Expect is a great scripting language developed by Don Libes, makes boring interaction so much easier. This is a nice telnet example, well commented.|
|This is a nice simple bash shell script to automate and test telnet servers, it's a nice script and well commented. Hope you enjoy, all comments welcome.|
|There is useful ways of creating processes using fork, in this tutorial you will learn how to understand the function of a process, and the different types of processes there is. Also i will be talking about how you can avoid this dirty zombie processes from runing on the background and ways of preventing them.|
|Even with the advent of the advanced kernel level routing/packet filtering available with the netfilter package in the 2.4 kernel series...ipchains remains a valuable tool for creation of linux firewalls and routers.
I personally implement an ipchains firewall as the gateway to my webserver LAN. You can use inexpensive hardware, with a 486 w/ 32MB RAM capable of handling the full bandwidth of a T-1, as long as no proxy services or any other daemons are active on the machine.
|This is a nice little script to monitor file quotas, obvious how to run it. It's also easy to make a nice modification to output the results to a file by just adding >filename.log to the loops. Enjoy.|
| Alleged virus writer charged in T0rn investigation |
A 21-year-old man has been arrested following a year-long investigation into the creation of the Linux T0rn virus.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said that the man, who has yet to be indentified, was charged following an investigation by UK and US authorities. Police arrested the man on Tuesday at his home in Surbiton, south-west of London, and seized his computer.
|West Yorkshire Police has taken delivery of its first Linux desktop computers, as part of a trial of the operating system for English and Welsh police forces.|
|Some tips and tricks for users of the linux operating system, including finding which files are taking up most space, finding characters in files and more.|
|"If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot of different places, just write a Unix operating system." – Linus Torvalds|
The Cold War was coming to Its final end and the computer industry had recently begun to develop into the large and prosperous business sector we see today. This new industry was beginning to show promise of success, but something was missing…
|This is a paper i wrote which is an introduction for creating a basic gui app with kdevelop. The output of the skeleton program kdevelop creates for you is discussed among other things.|
|There is virtually nothing you can’t do with a Linux Base operating system. This is a good thing if you don’t like limitations placed upon you. Linus Torvalds created the Linux Operating System but did something Microsoft would never do, he made it Open Source.|
|The Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO by David A Wheeler, is an excellent online book, easy to read by any person interested in Unix/Linux and generally speaking, about Open Source software and quality programming.|
|With all the M$ bashing going on, it may seem that the main reason to use linux is that it's not M$, which makes it seem like a second-rate OS, i.e. M$ makes the best product, but we don't want to use it because they're bad, so we'll use the next best thing... This isn't the case. There are many positive reasons for using Linux, as well.|