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Lintrack: Linux for Internet Service Providers
Lintrack is a fairly new GNU/Linux distribution for routers, firewalls, network access servers and more. It features Flatconf -- a completely new approach to software and network configuration. In the article I provide step-by-step instructions for configuring Lintrack as a simple OSPF backbone router and a PPPoE network access server

( Permalink: Lintrack: Linux for Internet Service Providers      Submitted by Borys Musielak Wed Nov 8, 2006 )

System Administration Toolkit: Swap space
The typical UNIX administrator has a key range of utilities, tricks, and systems he or she uses regularly to aid in the process of administration. Configure your swap space (including adding space in an emergency) to get the most out of your system. In this article, you'll learn how to monitor your system to determine an effective swap space figure as well as examine methods for using swap space for more than just secondary random access memory (RAM).

( Permalink: System Administration Toolkit: Swap space      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Nov 8, 2006 )

Managing Xen With Xen-Tools, Xen-Shell, And Argo
This guide describes how to install and use xen-tools, xen-shell, and Argo on a Debian system. All three packages provide useful tools for the administration of virtual Xen machines. Xen-tools is a collection of Perl scripts that allow you to easily create, update, and delete Xen guest domains. The xen-shell provides a command-line interface to owners of Xen domains so that they can manage their Xen domains without the help of the server administrator. And with Argo, you can control Xen domains through a web interface or through a menu on the command line.

( Permalink: Managing Xen With Xen-Tools, Xen-Shell, And Argo      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Nov 7, 2006 )

Use Oracle skills to quickly learn DB2 for Linux
There are many similarities between Oracle and DB2. This article shows you how to use your current knowledge of Oracle 10g to quickly gain skills in IBM DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

( Permalink: Use Oracle skills to quickly learn DB2 for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Nov 7, 2006 )

Avoiding greedy webclients with mod_bwshare
If you're running a popular website you'll most likely notice that some clients are less well-behaved than others. Greedy clients can do anything from make numerous requests, to attempting to spider your entire site. One simple way of preventing these clients from slowing down your server is with the mod_bwshare module for Apache2. Another nice article by Steve Kemp on Debian Administration

( Permalink: Avoiding greedy webclients with mod_bwshare      Submitted by Jure Kodzoman Tue Nov 7, 2006 )

Drupal 5.0 beta scaling new heights in the Content
A content management system is a software which makes it easy to publish and manage content online. This article looks at the pros and cons of Drupal ver 5.0 - the latest beta release of one of the most popular free content management systems. The article concludes ... All in all version 5.0 beta is a big step in the right direction for this very popular content management system. And not withstanding the beta tag, I found Drupal ver 5.0 to be remarkably stable and to provide a lot of improvements over the earlier versions.

( Permalink: Drupal 5.0 beta scaling new heights in the Content      Submitted by sas Tue Nov 7, 2006 )

Mathematics on a UNIX workstation
Mathematics is the King of Science. Commercial uses for mathematical workstations are vast: From basic engineering to designer drugs and from gene therapy to celestial navigation, mathematics rules the world. Many tools are available for use on UNIX that can satisfy your quest for mathematical enlightenment. This article shows you the way to mathematical nirvana on a UNIX workstation.

( Permalink: Mathematics on a UNIX workstation      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Nov 7, 2006 )

Spying Apache server activity and performance

On Debian based systems such as Ubuntu... Apache comes with mod_status compiled in by default.

mod_status provides information on your apache server activity and performance. This tutorial will show you how to enable this feature in such a way that only requested issued from localhost will be accepted and served.

Apache activity with mod_status

( Permalink: Spying Apache server activity and performance      Submitted by chantra Thu Nov 2, 2006 )

Remotely Manage Machines Using VNC
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop� environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. Read Full article here

( Permalink: Remotely Manage Machines Using VNC      Submitted by david Thu Nov 2, 2006 )

Linux boot loader GRUB or LILO?
What utility do practically all Linux users use -- regardless of their job or expertise? A boot loader. In many cases, the default boot loader installed with a Linux distribution is not always the best for your needs. In this article, see how a boot loader works, meet two popular loaders -- LILO (LInux LOader) and GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Boot loader) -- and review the pros and cons of each.

( Permalink: Linux boot loader GRUB or LILO?      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Nov 2, 2006 )

Build a 2006 Space Odyssey HAL 9000
In this article see how HAL 9000, the computer in the 2001: A Space Odyssey movie could predict equipment failure, answer personal questions, learn to sing "Bicycle built for Two," and go insane, based on IBM Build to Manage Toolkit components. Also, see how autonomic computing can be implemented today; determine if there is such a thing as a Hofstadter-Moebius loop in programming; and discover the meaning of HAL.

( Permalink: Build a 2006 Space Odyssey HAL 9000      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Nov 2, 2006 )

How To Install VMware Server On Debian Sarge
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.1) on a Debian Sarge system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. In this article we use Debian Sarge (3.1) as the host operating system.

( Permalink: How To Install VMware Server On Debian Sarge      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Nov 1, 2006 )

Data Visualization Tools for Linux
Applications for graphical visualization of data on Linux are varied. Explore a variety of open source data visualization tools such as gnuplot, GNU Octave, Scilab, MayaVi, and Maxima to better decide which is best for your application. Each has its advantages and disadvantages and targets different applications.

( Permalink: Data Visualization Tools for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Nov 1, 2006 )

PHP Accelerators
PHP Accelerators/Cachers will boost the performance of your PHP applications, by caching the compiled form of php scripts to avoid the overhead of parsing and compiling the code every time the page is loaded. This list contains all the php accelerator solutions available at this time, with a short description and some personal notes.
Complete story

( Permalink: PHP Accelerators      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Nov 1, 2006 )

Brief look at a couple of new features in Firefox
This article gives a visual walkthrough of a couple of new features found in the latest version of Firefox (ver 2.0). The article also describes a fail-safe method of installing Firefox 2.0 on any Linux distribution without uninstalling the old version.
Read the whole article

( Permalink: Brief look at a couple of new features in Firefox      Submitted by sas Wed Nov 1, 2006 )

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