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Perl hack: Monitor server disk space
This article explains how to write a perl script that can monitor your disk space under UNIX or Linux and send me an email alert to admin.

There is a nice perl system routine called Perl df or Filesys::DiskSpace. This routine displays information on a file system such as its type, the amount of disk space occupied, the total disk space and the number of inodes etc.

( Permalink: Perl hack: Monitor server disk space      Submitted by nixcraft Tue Feb 27, 2007 )

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu
Auth Shadow or mod-auth-shadow is a module for apache (and apache2, sort of) that enables authentication against /etc/shadow. The benefits being that any system user with a password can be authenticated for web_dav, subversion or simply an https server. The only other way to do this is with PAM. That method is dangerous because the apache user (www-data in my case) must be able to read /etc/shadow. Obviously, not a good idea. Auth Shadow accomplishes this safely by using a intermediate program called validate. This works because validate can be owned by root but executable by everyone. In the event that your server is compromised through apache, your password file will not be readable.

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( Permalink: Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Feb 27, 2007 )

How to install World Of Warcraft on Linux
Warcrack and Linux. Does it get any better?
"I want to thank everyone for all the feedback my last post got. I’m going to make posts from time to time just to answer questions you guys give me. Now I’ve gotten several requests on how to get World of Warcraft installed on Ubuntu. So in this post I’m going to show you how easy it is."
The Digital Ninja » How to install World Of Warcraft on Linux

( Permalink: How to install World Of Warcraft on Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 27, 2007 )

Installing OTRS 2.14
OTRS is a trouble ticket system with many features to manage customer telephone calls and e-mails. The system is built to allow your support, sales, pre-sales, billing, internal IT, helpdesk, etc. department to react quickly to inbound inquiries. This guide is specifically intended to help install and run OTRS.

( Permalink: Installing OTRS 2.14      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Feb 27, 2007 )

Use Perl grep tool for custom LDAP search
Many organizations implement some form of LDAP service for storing enterprise directory information. Existing search options allow for a range of lookups based on where certain data is stored in the directory. This article allows you to combine the power of regular expressions with the grep tool to create your own custom LDAP search capability. In the spirit of successful search engines, such as Google, we'll change the search format from a LDAP-style query string to simple and powerful keyword matching and results display.

( Permalink: Use Perl grep tool for custom LDAP search      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Feb 27, 2007 )

Connect OpenOffice.org to MySQL
One of the good things about OpenOffice.org is its ability to use different database engines. Just give it the right driver, and OpenOffice.org can connect to virtually any database system, including MySQL. Read more

( Permalink: Connect OpenOffice.org to MySQL      Submitted by Askar Ali Khan Mon Feb 26, 2007 )

To sudo or not to sudo
Sudo is a simple program which allows the administrator to give regular users extra permissions to execute the commands they would normally not be allowed to use. In order to use sudo you need to configure it properly. This FAQ is supposed to help you with this task.

( Permalink: To sudo or not to sudo      Submitted by michuk Mon Feb 26, 2007 )

How To Implement SPF In Postfix
This tutorial shows how to implement SPF (Sender Policy Framework) in a Postfix 2.x installation. The Sender Policy Framework is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery. There are lots of SPF extensions and patches available for Postfix, but most require that you recompile Postfix. Therefore we will install the postfix-policyd-spf-perl package from openspf.org which is a Perl package and can be implemented in existing Postfix installations (no Postfix compilation required).

( Permalink: How To Implement SPF In Postfix      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Feb 26, 2007 )

Open source is key to reaching 500 million Indian
To support more than 650,000 villages and one half billion youths who need education. Narinder Bhatia, project manager for CII-Shiksha India, says, "It is our firm belief that open source has a lot of potential to impact the education process, if harnessed properly... Complete article

( Permalink: Open source is key to reaching 500 million Indian      Submitted by Mark Rais Mon Feb 26, 2007 )

Interview with Kurt Sauer, CSO of Skype
In this interview Mr. Sauer talks about what's it like to be the CSO of Skype, the technology challenges that Skype faces with the constant evolution of threats, VoIP security in general, and much more.

( Permalink: Interview with Kurt Sauer, CSO of Skype      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Feb 26, 2007 )

The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6
With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

( Permalink: The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Feb 23, 2007 )

Fast and Secure FTP Server with Vsftpd in Debian
vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable.Dont take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.vsftpd is an FTP server, or daemon. The vs stands for Very Secure. Full Story

( Permalink: Fast and Secure FTP Server with Vsftpd in Debian      Submitted by dave Fri Feb 23, 2007 )

Convert Physical Windows Systems Into VMs
This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system (XP, 2003, 2000, NT4 SP4+) into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. VMware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop.

( Permalink: Convert Physical Windows Systems Into VMs      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Feb 23, 2007 )

How to Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu
Songbird is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox, it is built from Mozilla, cross-platform and open source.
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( Permalink: How to Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu      Submitted by david Fri Feb 23, 2007 )

Boost PHP Performance with Opcode Cache
PHP is an easy to use scripting language often used in Web applications. PHP code is parsed and translated to opcodes every time it executes, but there is no need to translate the same PHP code each time. An opcode cache eliminates that rework, making PHP applications faster.

( Permalink: Boost PHP Performance with Opcode Cache      Submitted by IdaAshley Fri Feb 23, 2007 )

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