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How To Install And Use The djbdns Name Server
djbdns is a very secure suite of DNS tools that consists out of multiple parts: dnscache, a DNS cache that can be used in /etc/resolv.conf instead of your ISP's name servers and that tries to sort out wrong (malicious) DNS answers; axfrdns, a service that runs on the master DNS server and to which the slaves connect for zone transfers; and tinydns, the actual DNS server, a very secure replacement for BIND.

( Permalink: How To Install And Use The djbdns Name Server      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jan 25, 2008 )

Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater
Looks really nice.
"Elisa offers all of the basic features one would expect from a media center application, including support for video and audio playback as well as image slide shows. Elisa allows users to browse and load content from local drives, but also provides support for remote content like videos from YouTube, audio from local network DAAP shares or Shoutcast streams, and images from Flickr."
Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater

( Permalink: Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 25, 2008 )

Create dynamic Firefox user interfaces
Learn how to use Ajax to download XML data from a Web server, and discover how you can use XSLT to transform it dynamically into Firefox user-interface elements expressed in XML User Interface Language (XUL). By the end of the tutorial, you'll be able to apply the techniques to any XML-based data source used to drive a Firefox application.

( Permalink: Create dynamic Firefox user interfaces      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jan 25, 2008 )

Spam and Virus filtering for e-mail with UNIX
Look beyond tools like SpamAssassin and Amavis to see how you can extend them and provide additional filtering facilities to lower the amount of spam hitting the e-mail boxes of your users. Most companies use spam and virus filtering services on their UNIX platforms, but there are some methods that you can use that help improve your filtering scores and might even eliminate spam reaching inboxes.

( Permalink: Spam and Virus filtering for e-mail with UNIX      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Fri Jan 25, 2008 )

Howto Install KDE 4.0 (Stable) in Ubuntu Gutsy
KDE 4.0 is the innovative Free Software desktop containing lots of applications for every day use as well as for specific purposes. Plasma is a new desktop shell developed for KDE 4, providing an intuitive interface to interact with the desktop and applications.The Konqueror web browser integrates the web with the desktop. The Dolphin file manager, the Okular document reader and the System Settings control center complete the basic desktop set. Full Story

( Permalink: Howto Install KDE 4.0 (Stable) in Ubuntu Gutsy      Submitted by dave Thu Jan 24, 2008 )

Realize the power of RSS in Ajax and Web 2.0 apps
You'll appreciate this article's fully functional PHP code snippets, demonstrating the use of PHP-based server-side functions to develop a customizable RSS feed aggregator. In addition, you'll reap instant benefits from using the fully functional RSS feed aggregator code, which you can download from this article.

( Permalink: Realize the power of RSS in Ajax and Web 2.0 apps      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 24, 2008 )

KDE 4.0 Screenshots Tour
KDE 4.0 is the innovative Free Software desktop containing lots of applications for every day use as well as for specific purposes.Plasma is a new desktop shell developed for KDE 4, providing an intuitive interface to interact with the desktop and applications.The Konqueror web browser integrates the web with the desktop. The Dolphin file manager, the Okular document reader and the System Settings control center complete the basic desktop set. Full Story

( Permalink: KDE 4.0 Screenshots Tour      Submitted by dave Thu Jan 24, 2008 )

Tuning Network Performance with AIX 5L: Part 2
The series offers best practices for network I/O performance tuning. You'll learn about monitoring utilities such as nfsstat and nmon, and you'll also tune with nfso. Check out Part 1 of the series and get the tools you need.

( Permalink: Tuning Network Performance with AIX 5L: Part 2      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu Jan 24, 2008 )

Using The Bazaar Version Control System (VCS)
Bazaar is a distributed version control system (VCS) available under the GPL; it's similar to Subversion (svn). Bazaar is sponsored by Canonical, Ltd., the company that develops the Ubuntu Linux distribution, and therefore the Ubuntu project is the most prominent user of Bazaar. This article explains how to set up and use Bazaar on a Debian Etch system, and how to configure an SFTP-/HTTP server to host your Bazaar repository.

( Permalink: Using The Bazaar Version Control System (VCS)      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jan 23, 2008 )

Rolling External Drive Cabinet
I know this is a problem people run into. The only difference is the scale (how many devices).
"My stack of removable drives kept overheating, being stacked on each other. I looked around for a commercial solution that was priced reasonably, and struck out.
So, off to the tablesaw I went."
The BFC Computing Weblog : Rolling External Drive Cabinet

( Permalink: Rolling External Drive Cabinet      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 23, 2008 )

High Performance Linux Networking Scalability
High-performance scalable servers add a new level of complexity to networking and system performance. In this article, learn how to optimize your high-performance Linux system as it uses system board gigabit Ethernet adapters from 1 to 4 nodes. Take a look at problematic networking scalability situations and get tips on how to avoid the pitfalls.

( Permalink: High Performance Linux Networking Scalability      Submitted by LinucksGirl Wed Jan 23, 2008 )

Manipulate del.icio.us bookmarks with PHP
One cool feature of del.icio.us is the ability to access your bookmark list through a REST-based API, and integrate this list into your own XML-aware application. The del.icio.us service lets users collect and share bookmarks online. Manipulate these bookmarks with PEAR's Services_Delicious package that interfaces with the REST API of del.icio.us and build customized PHP applications.

( Permalink: Manipulate del.icio.us bookmarks with PHP      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jan 23, 2008 )

Running VitrualBox (OSE) on OpenSuse 10.3
Innotek VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. Some of the features of VirtualBox are: Modularity, virtual machine descriptions in XML, guest additions for Windows and Linux and shared folders. The following workshop describes how to install VirtualBox (OSE) on OpenSuse 10.3 and to install a WindowsXP guest addition.

Read more at Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: Running VitrualBox (OSE) on OpenSuse 10.3      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Tue Jan 22, 2008 )

Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3)
If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. This tutorial shows three ways how you can access your Linux partitions (with ext2 or ext3 filesystem) from within Windows: Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows. While the first two provide read-only access, the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows can be used for read and write operations.

( Permalink: Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3)      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jan 22, 2008 )

Transactional Debian Upgrades with ZFS on Nexenta
There is no ideal software, it always has bugs. Minor, major or security issues will always exist and modern operating systems need to deal with this fact. What if any software which user installs had a capability to rollback to previously known successful point and operation itself would take no time? What if developer or user has a tool which could checkpoint operating system and capability to revert changes in no time? This is possible if we will marry two great technologies: ZFS and Debian APT. Both technologies now part of Nexenta Operating System which is core foundation for its derivative distributions. Meet apt-clone...

ZFS and Debian APT

( Permalink: Transactional Debian Upgrades with ZFS on Nexenta      Submitted by Erast Tue Jan 22, 2008 )

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