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How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty
Torrent is a great way to transfer large files very quickly. However most torrent clients are gui based and have quite some impact on system resources (e.g. Azureus). rTorrent is a lightweight client running from the terminal. Being able to run it in a screen session (also upon boot) makes it ideal to also control it from a remote location.

( Permalink: How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Sep 20, 2007 )

Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti
Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management system based on Xen. In this tutorial I will explain how to create one virtual Xen machine (called an instance) on a cluster of two physical nodes, and how to manage and fail over this instance between the two physical nodes.

( Permalink: Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Sep 20, 2007 )

Porting C/C++ sources from Windows to UNIX
Software programs are often made to run on systems that are completely different from the system in which the program is coded or developed. This process of adapting software across systems is known as porting. This article shows you how to port your software from one environment to another.

( Permalink: Porting C/C++ sources from Windows to UNIX      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu Sep 20, 2007 )

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping
This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Debian Etch to monitor network latency. From the Smokeping web site: "SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. SmokePing uses RRDtool to maintain a longterm data-store and to draw pretty graphs, giving up to the minute information on the state of each network connection."

( Permalink: Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Sep 19, 2007 )

UNIX Pipes, Streams and Redirections
This is the third article in the “CLI tricks” series. This time we are going to cover UNIX-specific pipes, streams and redirections, explaining what they are for and how they can help us in every day console tasks.

( Permalink: UNIX Pipes, Streams and Redirections      Submitted by Borys Musielak Wed Sep 19, 2007 )

10 HTML pages your site and everyone else needs
This back to the basics article might seem obvious to many, but, you'd be surprised how many websites we visit ignore providing the basic files that users anticipate finding and that tell both humans and machines what your website is all about. Stop doing your site and users wrong and start providing the keys to your kingdom.

( Permalink: 10 HTML pages your site and everyone else needs      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 19, 2007 )

Applying Mount Namespaces in Linux
What if you could allow users to craft their own filesystem setup without being constrained by the sysadmin-dictated structure? Well now you can with mount propagation. This article provides a step-by-step guide for Linux system administrators to allow users to export part of their own filesystem tree and import other users' exported filesystem trees into their tree.

( Permalink: Applying Mount Namespaces in Linux      Submitted by idaashley Wed Sep 19, 2007 )

Really, Really Custom Software
OMG this is funny. I have been there, I think. But THEY were more subtle about it.
"Then one day Tim encountered a problem. He realized that Initech's tool needed a pause feature, so he contacted Initech to request this feature be added. Surprisingly, they responded very quickly. The very next day he receieved a new version of the program, and this screenshot of the new "pause" feature should speak for itself:"
Really, Really Custom Software - Worse Than Failure

( Permalink: Really, Really Custom Software      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 17, 2007 )

Portable Ubuntu package repositories with APTonCD
This could be useful.
"APTonCD, a utility that makes it easy to store Ubuntu packages on a CD or DVD so that they can be installed again later without having to download the packages again. You can download the packages you want once and then install them all on as many computers as you want. It's also a pretty useful way to get packages onto computers with slow or unreliable Internet connections."
Create custom portable Ubuntu package repositories with APTonCD

( Permalink: Portable Ubuntu package repositories with APTonCD      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 17, 2007 )

Resurect Presario 1240 with Damn Small Linux
Not sure it is worth it most of the time, but nice that you can.
"In December I got two old, broken laptops from the relatives. The older, crappier one of them was a 200 MHz Compaq Presario 1240. The machine had only 98 MB of RAM, and a crappy on-board video card. In fact, it was all kinds of funky. "
Terminally Incoherent Blog Archive Resurecting Compaq Presario 1240 with Damn Small Linux

( Permalink: Resurect Presario 1240 with Damn Small Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 17, 2007 )

The Ultimate Web-Browsing machine
How to set up Squid and Privoxy to create the ultimate web-browsing machine.
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( Permalink: The Ultimate Web-Browsing machine      Submitted by Frank Cox Mon Sep 17, 2007 )

Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus
This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use.

( Permalink: Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus      Submitted by Falko Timme Sun Sep 16, 2007 )

Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi
Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system (a loopmounted partition), this file is seen by Ubuntu as a real hard disk. That way the hard drive does not have to be repartitioned before the Ubuntu installation. The resulting Ubuntu installation is a "real" Linux system, not just a virtual machine. Wubi makes it easy for Linux newbies to play around with Ubuntu.

( Permalink: Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Sep 14, 2007 )

Are You Ready for Logical Volume Management?
Volume management is not new to systems such as AIX and UNIX, and logical volume management (LVM) has been around since Linux kernel 2.4v1 and 2.6.9v2. This article reveals the most useful features of the LVM2 tool, such as how to build and manage volumes, snapshot a backup, and ways to simplify your system administration tasks.

( Permalink: Are You Ready for Logical Volume Management?      Submitted by IdaAshley Fri Sep 14, 2007 )

Travel with your Linux Firewall in your pocket
How to make a server room full with Linux security appliances available to traveling users? If you are traveling a lot with you laptop and if you like to have the same level of security as within your company’s corporate network – this is perhaps a solution for you.
Yoggie has developed a small device with a powerful 520 Mhz Intel Processor that fits in your pocket. It looks like a USB Memory Stick but it runs a complete hardened Linux-based Operating System inside. The solution combines a statefull inspection firewall and NAT combined with other security applications like Proxies, Anti-Virus, Spyware- and SPAM Protection.

Read more at Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: Travel with your Linux Firewall in your pocket      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Fri Sep 14, 2007 )

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