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Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 7 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

( Permalink: Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 8, 2007 )

Speaking UNIX: Ten more command-line concoctions
In this thirteenth installment of “Speaking UNIX” discover more shortcuts and power at the UNIX command line. From benefits of Shell or making better usage of your time, this article will teach you the secrets of the UNIX command-line wizards. Check out all of the previous “Speaking UNIX” resources.

( Permalink: Speaking UNIX: Ten more command-line concoctions      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Oct 8, 2007 )

Add Ruby scripting to your Project Zero
Project Zero provides strong support for scripting in Groovy and PHP out-of-the-box, making it easy to create RESTful resources and utility scripts without any of the complexity or configuration that Java developers are so used to dealing with. But this does not mean Project Zero rejects other dynamic scripting languages. This article will show Ruby enthusiasts how to have their cake and eat it too.

( Permalink: Add Ruby scripting to your Project Zero      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Oct 8, 2007 )

Lightweight Browser Rundown
Ah the old days...
"Most of modern browsers tend to eating up to tons of your memory, and think nothing of it. So here are some browsers designed for fast action, and minimal operating footprint. These are perfect for your old decrepit little computer that you have raised from the dead using some lightweight linux distro."
Terminally Incoherent Blog Archive Lightweight Browser Rundown

( Permalink: Lightweight Browser Rundown      Submitted by Noel Thu Oct 4, 2007 )

Enhanced Logging With rsyslog
Well everybody knows the issues of reading and searching in log files. If you have more than one machine it even gets worse. This tutorial describes how to install and configure rsyslog on Debian Etch, but it can be adapted to other distributions.

( Permalink: Enhanced Logging With rsyslog      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Oct 4, 2007 )

How to create a transparent terminal session
This technique - utilizing devilspie - will create a transparent terminal session on your desktop that will remain for the duration of your login (unless you exit the terminal session for some reason) This particular how-to addresses Ubuntu specifically, but I’ve done this successfully in 3 or 4 distributions. Full Story

( Permalink: How to create a transparent terminal session      Submitted by dave Thu Oct 4, 2007 )

NTP Server and Client Configuration in debian
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. NTP uses UDP port 123 as its transport layer. It is designed particularly to resist the effects of variable latency (Jitter). Full Story

( Permalink: NTP Server and Client Configuration in debian      Submitted by dave Thu Oct 4, 2007 )

Metaclass Programming in Python
In part 3 of the Metaclass programming in Python series, Michele and David help programmer eschew cleverness that makes design more complicated, code more fragile, and the learning curves steeper in programming. In Part 1 learn how metaclasses can enhance classes with features like tracing capabilities to push object-oriented programming to the next level, then in Part 2 understand the arcana of inheritance and instance creation to solve and explain metaclass conflicts.

( Permalink: Metaclass Programming in Python      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Oct 4, 2007 )

RSS feeds to my mailbox

I wrote before about how I prefer to read, organize and archive (almost) everything with my mail reader, and that is also true for RSS feeds (from the blogs I read frequently and other news sites).

Until now, I used to fire up a GUI news reader ...

RSS feeds to my mailbox

( Permalink: RSS feeds to my mailbox      Submitted by Apostolos P. Tsompanopoulos Wed Oct 3, 2007 )

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Linux
This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality. This article also shows a way of making VMware Tools start automatically when you start a guest operating system.

( Permalink: How To Set Up VMware Tools On Linux      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Oct 3, 2007 )

Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop
Powertop is a command-line tool released by Intel that shows you the power consumption of the applications running on your system. It works best on notebooks with Intel mobile processors and can help you find out the programs that put a strain on your notebook battery. It requires kernel 2.6.21 or newer with tickless idle enabled (CONFIG_NO_HZ) (which is currently available for 32-bit kernels only). Fedora 7 comes with a 2.6.21 kernel by default, so we can use Powertop on it.

( Permalink: Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Oct 3, 2007 )

BIND 9 DNS Administration Reference Book published
Reed Media Services recently published the BIND 9 DNS Administration Reference Book which covers name server operations and DNS configurations for the upcoming BIND 9.5.

( Permalink: BIND 9 DNS Administration Reference Book published      Submitted by Jeremy C. Reed Wed Oct 3, 2007 )

Access Your Linux Box Remotely With NoMachine
Article says it works better than VNC.
"What about linux? If you want this type of service and performance, you have to look at another proprietary product. I'm talking about nx protocol by NoMachine. However unlike RDP, the core libraries for NX are released under GPL and NoMachine does distribute free binaries for most modern systems."
Terminally Incoherent Blog Archive Access Your Linux Box Remotely With NoMachine

( Permalink: Access Your Linux Box Remotely With NoMachine      Submitted by Noel Mon Oct 1, 2007 )

Advanced Sysadmin Troubleshooting: Slow Websites
Oh boy it's been an intense 4 weeks. I was pulled in to assist with troubleshooting several major failures at work with loosely related systems. Including my own. All systems are public facing, hence the intensity.

This article attempts to capture a high level view of one of the problems and the methods and tools used (not how to use the tools, that's for another time) to try and solve it.

( Permalink: Advanced Sysadmin Troubleshooting: Slow Websites      Submitted by Steve McInerney Mon Oct 1, 2007 )

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts
In this article I will show how to install and configure BlockHosts on a Debian Etch system. BlockHosts is a Python tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, it stops further login attempts from that IP address/host. By default, BlockHosts supports services that use TCP_WRAPPERS, such as SSH, i.e. services, that use /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny, but it can also block other services using iproute or iptables.

( Permalink: Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 1, 2007 )

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