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Theo de Raadt on Relicensing BSD Code
KernelTrap has an interesting article in which Theo de Raadt discusses the legal implications of the recent relicensing of OpenBSD's BSD licensed Atheros driver under the GPL. De Raadt says, 'it has been like pulling teeth since (most) Linux wireless guys and the SFLC do not wish to admit fault. I think that the Linux wireless guys should really think hard about this problem, how they look, and the legal risks they place upon the future of their source code bodies.' He stressed that the theory that BSD code can simply be relicensed to the GPL without making significant changes to the code is false, adding, 'in their zeal to get the code under their own license, some of these Linux wireless developers have broken copyright law repeatedly. But to even get to the point where they broke copyright law, they had to bypass a whole series of ethical considerations too.'

( Permalink: Theo de Raadt on Relicensing BSD Code      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Sep 14, 2007 )

Best Database Configuration & Packaging Practices
As simple as database-driven development is, there are issues surrounding the packaging of a database-driven components that require significant thought: Without the proper design, a Zero component may drag along dependencies and make assumptions other developers cannot accept. This article discusses best practices for configuring and packaging database-driven components so they are highly reusable by other Zero developers.

( Permalink: Best Database Configuration & Packaging Practices      Submitted by idaashley Fri Sep 14, 2007 )

Skipping RAID5
Short but makes some good points.
"Here's a paradox that we only realized recently: in some situations, using RAID-5 can be less reliable overall than using no RAID at all.

This comes about because while RAID-5 preserves your data over a single-drive failure, it loses all your data if there is ever a double drive failure. "

Chris's Wiki :: blog/sysadmin/SkippingRAID5

( Permalink: Skipping RAID5      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 13, 2007 )

How To Install & Set Up Dovecot Mail Server
This document describes how to install the Dovecot mail server from source as an imap / pop3 mail server for your domain and how to set up the sieve plugin so your clients can use the sieve mail filtering language for their mail accounts.

( Permalink: How To Install & Set Up Dovecot Mail Server      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Sep 13, 2007 )

ASSP With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix
This document describes how to integrate ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) with embedded ClamAV into a mail server based on Postfix featuring virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

( Permalink: ASSP With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Sep 13, 2007 )

How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g)
Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Mandriva 2007 Spring desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions.

( Permalink: How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g)      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Sep 12, 2007 )

CLI tricks: File management in Linux
Unix systems provide a number of commands to manage files and directories. Their strong point is the ability to use them in a rather simple manner against a group of files/directories meeting certain conditions. For example all the files satisfying specific criteria can be deleted or have their names changed en masse.

( Permalink: CLI tricks: File management in Linux      Submitted by Borys Musielak Wed Sep 12, 2007 )

Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch)
This tutorial describes two ways how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of. The users will also be able to use SFTP in their chroot jails.

( Permalink: Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch)      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Sep 12, 2007 )

Test your systems validity
Despite all the security systems you have in place, it is still possible that somebody has accessed your system and changed your configuration or security settings. Examine methods of storing and later checking the validity of your configuration files.

( Permalink: Test your systems validity      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Sep 12, 2007 )

How Wikipedia drives users to contribute content
Wikipedia is the very devil to those who believe that such open data leads to a mess of unreliable and uneven knowledge, and it's a gift to outright kooks and spammers. The fact is, more user contribution creates more value, which attracts more users, and more contribution, and so on. Wikipedia is a great example of a site that has succeeded in generating such an effect, and in this article you will learn elements of Wikipedia's architecture that you can use to grow your own site with user-generated content.

( Permalink: How Wikipedia drives users to contribute content      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 12, 2007 )

Open Source Python for System Administrators
Adopt Python to manage UNIX systems while incorporating concepts of good program design. Python is an easy-to-learn, open source scripting language that lets system administrators do their job more quickly. It can also make tasks more fun.

( Permalink: Open Source Python for System Administrators      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Sep 12, 2007 )

Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu
ZoneMinder is the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. In this document I will cover how to get ZoneMinder up and running on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS or Dapper Drake with the recent updates included. The surveillance system I am covering here utilizes 4 Dome CCTV cameras hooked up to a single Kodicom kmc-8800 capture card, in addition I also used infra red LED's so my cameras could see in the dark (Honestly I'm abit scared to look). ZoneMinder also does a good job with IP Cameras, unfortunatly they are considerably expensive in my part of the world, hence 4 cameras would blow my budget.

( Permalink: Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Sep 11, 2007 )

Howto Boot debian in text mode
You can prevent automatic running of the GUI when you boot your debian machine by disabling your login manager be it KDM, GDM or XDM from running at boot time. To disable the login manager from automatically running at boot up. Full Story

( Permalink: Howto Boot debian in text mode      Submitted by dave Tue Sep 11, 2007 )

The perfect start with Smoothwall Express 3.0
Smoothwall Express is an internet firewall, which allows you to protect your network, as well as providing NAT functionality. It is ease to use and configurable via a web-based GUI. This open source firewall distribution requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use. This workshop shows the installation and basic configuration of the current release Smoothwall Express 3.0.

Read more at Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: The perfect start with Smoothwall Express 3.0      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Tue Sep 11, 2007 )

How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Ubun
Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions.

http://www.howtoforge.com/ntfs_3g_ubuntu_feisty

( Permalink: How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Ubun      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Sep 11, 2007 )

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