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OpenBSD Foundation Created
KernelTrap is reporting on the creation of the OpenBSD Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit corporation intended to support OpenBSD and related projects, including OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, and OpenCVS. The announcement explains, "the OpenBSD Foundation will initially concentrate on facilitating larger donations of equipment, funds, documentation and resources. Small scale donations should continue to be submitted through the existing mechanisms."

( Permalink: OpenBSD Foundation Created      Submitted by OpenBDSfan Fri Jul 27, 2007 )

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On CentOS
This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

( Permalink: Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On CentOS      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jul 27, 2007 )

Combine the Powers of UNIX and Linux
Although UNIX and Linux are similar, their differences can complicate the process of integrating the two systems. Examine how to use NIS and NFS to share core databases and file systems between Linux and UNIX, both with direct links and through the automounter. Sharing authentication information enables you to provide a single sign-on (SSO) functionality to any of the servers in your network.

( Permalink: Combine the Powers of UNIX and Linux      Submitted by LinucksGirl Fri Jul 27, 2007 )

What ever happened to Web engineering?
Web pages have become a major functional component of the daily lives of millions of people; you, the Web developer, are in a position to make that part of everyone's lives better. Does it ever occur to you that today's Web developers could learn a thing or two from traditional computer programming? What we have today is a generation of Web designers and developers who are attempting to build increasingly sophisticated Web sites without reference to the best practices of software engineering, which this article explores.

( Permalink: What ever happened to Web engineering?      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jul 27, 2007 )

Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images Using Acetone
AcetoneISO is CD/DVD image manipulator for Linux.Using this tool it is very easy to Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images Full Story

( Permalink: Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images Using Acetone      Submitted by dave Thu Jul 26, 2007 )

Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV
There is currently a lot of spam where the spam information is attached as .pdf or .xls files, sometime also hidden inside a .zip file. While these spam mails are not easy to catch with e.g. SpamAssassin or a Bayes filter, the ClamAV virus scanner can catch them easily when it is fed with the correct signatures as ClamAV is built to scan mail attachments.

( Permalink: Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jul 26, 2007 )

Intel video chipset working with widscreen
When I got my new widescreen monitor I discovered that it wouldn't actually work with my computer at any resolution higher than 1280x1024, and the picture was not very crisp.Here is a complete set of instructions to make a widescreen monitor work with Linux and an Intel 800- or 900 series video chipset
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( Permalink: Intel video chipset working with widscreen      Submitted by Frank Cox Thu Jul 26, 2007 )

Turn SQL into XML with PHP
Ever wished for an easy way to transform SQL result sets into XML? It's a PEAR package named XML_Query2XML, and it provides a comprehensive framework to efficiently turn the results of a database query into a customizable XML document. This article introduces the package, and demonstrates useful real-world applications, including using it with XSL and XPath, combining it with data from external Web services, and creating database dump files.

( Permalink: Turn SQL into XML with PHP      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jul 26, 2007 )

Convert .flv (Google Videos) to .mpg using ffmpeg
FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec, the leading audio/video codec library. FFmpeg is developed under Linux, but it can compiled under most operating systems, including Windows. In ubuntu This package contains the ffplay multimedia player, the ffserver streaming server and the ffmpeg audio and video encoder. They support most existing file formats (AVI, MPEG, OGG, Matroska, ASF, ) and encoding formats (MPEG, DivX, MPEG4, AC3, DV, ). Full Story

( Permalink: Convert .flv (Google Videos) to .mpg using ffmpeg      Submitted by dave Wed Jul 25, 2007 )

Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop
This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl on a CentOS 5.0 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

( Permalink: Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jul 25, 2007 )

Monitoring Debian Servers Using Monit
monit is a utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and devices on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. Full Story

( Permalink: Monitoring Debian Servers Using Monit      Submitted by dave Wed Jul 25, 2007 )

Linux Tip: Job Scheduling with Cron and At
You need to run a job at midnight, daily, or weekly, but you would rather be sleeping, or enjoying life some other way. This tip helps you use the cron and at capabilities to schedule jobs periodically or at a single future time, so you can sit back and let routine tasks happen automatically and consistently while you enjoy life.

( Permalink: Linux Tip: Job Scheduling with Cron and At      Submitted by LinucksGirl Wed Jul 25, 2007 )

How to use the Sylpheed email client with Gmail
I have been unable to find any other documentation that explicitly describes how to use the Sylpheed email client with your gmail account. Accordingly, this short article will describe the procedure.

( Permalink: How to use the Sylpheed email client with Gmail      Submitted by Frank Cox Tue Jul 24, 2007 )

Data Visualization Tools for Linux
In this article, I provide a survey of a number of popular Linux data visualization tools and include some insight into their other capabilities. Finally, I identify the strengths of each tool to help you decide which is best for your application. The open source tools that I explore in this article are gnuplot, GNU Octave, Scilab, MayaVi, Maxima, and OpenDX.

( Permalink: Data Visualization Tools for Linux      Submitted by LinucksGirl Tue Jul 24, 2007 )

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL
This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

( Permalink: Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jul 24, 2007 )

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