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Windows 2003 Server Faster Than Linux/Samba?
Linux World asks if Windows 2003 Server is really faster than Linux/Samba?
"Microsoft claims Windows 2003 Server is twice as fast as Linux, at least when it's used for file serving. I spoke to Jeremy Allison, head of the Samba team, who provided a few insights into the test configurations that don't leap out at the reader because they are hidden away in appendixes to the benchmark document. Allison feels this, in itself, is substantially responsible for the outcome."

( Permalink: Windows 2003 Server Faster Than Linux/Samba?      Submitted by Noel Mon May 12, 2003 )

Programming With Qt
Daemon News talks about programming With Qt.
"In this article I will explain some key Qt concepts, create an example Qt program, and demonstrate how easy it is to program with Qt. This article is from the perspective of a FreeBSD developer, but the majority of it is suitable for those on any platform."

( Permalink: Programming With Qt      Submitted by Noel Mon May 12, 2003 )

Sun's Schwartz on Solaris vs. Linux
Always On talks to Sun's Jonathan Schwartz about Solaris and Linux.
"There are three million desktops in the world, none of which are going to pay Microsoft any amount of money. So Linux is opening up cash registers, set top boxes, vending machines, automobiles, medical equipment, cell phones. You name it, anything with a presentation to a user is going to be running Linux."

( Permalink: Sun's Schwartz on Solaris vs. Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon May 12, 2003 )

pdf2text and Related Products
Unix Review takes a look at pdf2text and Related Products.
"One element of Square One's suite is its pdf2text command-line tool for automation of text extraction from PDF sources. As Dekker summarizes, even though "PDF and PostScript have no concept of words, lines and paragraphs ... our pdf2text software transforms such PDF files into formatted ASCII text, recreating the logical structure/layout with words, spaces, line breaks and page breaks."

( Permalink: pdf2text and Related Products      Submitted by Noel Mon May 12, 2003 )

Changes in pf: More on NAT
On Lamp brings us: Changes in pf: More on NAT.
"Today we continue our adventures with NAT. We'll take on board a sample ruleset, discuss its implementation, and explore various ways of customizing it to your specific needs."

( Permalink: Changes in pf: More on NAT      Submitted by Noel Mon May 12, 2003 )

Hacking Exposed Linux 2/e
The Hacking Exposed security titles don't need any introduction. Written by the experts in the security field, they provide loads of information as seen from both perspectives related to a system administrator - securing and hacking. As the security scene is actively progressing, the books from the Hacking Exposed series receive upgrades in the way of new editions. Today, we take a look at second edition of the successful "Hacking Exposed Linux".

( Permalink: Hacking Exposed Linux 2/e      Submitted by LogError Fri May 9, 2003 )

High Availability Linux with Software RAID
Linux Journal talks about Software RAID.
"RAID, redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) disks, is a system that employs two or more disk drives in combination, through hardware or software, for performance and fault tolerance. RAID has a number of different configurations referred to as levels. The most common RAID levels and their functions are:"

( Permalink: High Availability Linux with Software RAID      Submitted by Noel Fri May 9, 2003 )

Passing the Sun Certified System Administrator
Unix Review continues its look at the Sun Certified System Administrator.
"This month, I looked at the Sun Certified System Administrator, Part II exam and explored what must be known to pass that test. As with Part I, everything you need to help you study for this exam is posted on the Web, with most of the content available at various locations on the Sun site."

( Permalink: Passing the Sun Certified System Administrator      Submitted by Noel Fri May 9, 2003 )

Guarding Your Systems With Guardian Digital
Linux Planet tells us about: EnGarde Secure Linux.
"EnGarde Secure Linux, designed to be a massively secure Linux platform, definitely falls towards the more specialized end of the distribution spectrum. Its Guardian Digital makers have consistently maintained their focus on this purpose for the product, and so far, the results are coming along nicely."

( Permalink: Guarding Your Systems With Guardian Digital      Submitted by Noel Fri May 9, 2003 )

Transferring Files With GridFTP
GridFTP is a high-performance, secure, reliable data transfer protocol optimized for high-bandwidth wide-area networks. The GridFTP protocol is based on FTP, the popular Internet file transfer protocol. This article will get you started on implementing an application enabled for GridFTP by using the Java Commodity Grid (CoG) Kit 1.1a and the Globus Toolkit 2.2.

( Permalink: Transferring Files With GridFTP      Submitted by Anonymous Thu May 8, 2003 )

Mounting Compact Flash under FreeBSD
Daemon News tells us how to mount Compact Flash under FreeBSD.
"We will use a script that uploads all the new photos from a CF card into the PC's disk-drive. Once installed, it will go into action as soon as the CF media is attached. It will mount the filesystem, copy the new files over, and then unmount it. The only thing the user has to do is insert the media and later pull it out."

( Permalink: Mounting Compact Flash under FreeBSD      Submitted by Noel Thu May 8, 2003 )

Scratching that Programming Itch
Linux World talks about Joe Barr's new online bridge game written using GTK/GNOME and glade.
"In the late 1980s, I wrote an online bridge game for Portal. The world has changed a lot since then, but the itch remains. I decided to scratch the old itch again: I'm writing a bridge game, this time for online play over the Internet and on Linux."

( Permalink: Scratching that Programming Itch      Submitted by Noel Thu May 8, 2003 )

Monkey Trouble
In this weeks Security Alerts, an overview of recent Unix and open source security advisories. In this column, we look at problems in Portable OpenSSH, Portable OpenSSH under AIX, ATM on Linux, Qpopper's poppassd, Monkey HTTPd, Red Hat's mod_auth_any, pptpd, EPIC4, HPUX's rexec, and vulnerabilities in Cisco equipment.

( Permalink: Monkey Trouble      Submitted by Noel Thu May 8, 2003 )

Formatting and Reinstalling After a Security Incid
Security Focus brings us: Starting from Scratch: Formatting and Reinstalling after a Security Incident.
"Rebuilding a system is never a pleasant task. It is, however, often the proper choice, when dealing with compromised machines. Sometimes, it's the fastest route to restoring the status quo. The process demonstrates how important regular backups and strict security procedures are for networks. When you do need to start over, the basic steps outlined in this article can ensure a rapid return to action and prevention of further incidents."

( Permalink: Formatting and Reinstalling After a Security Incid      Submitted by Noel Thu May 8, 2003 )

Mandrake Linux 9.1 Retail Packs Available
MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: "If you have been breathlessly awaiting to get your mits on Mandrake Linux 9.1 boxed sets, wait no more. GaŽl Duval, Co-Founder of MandrakeSoft, told MozillaQuest Magazine earlier today that the 'Mandrake 9.1 packs ... are now available for ordering' from the Mandrake store. 'Mandrake Club members get 20% off on 9.1 orders made at MandrakeStore.' The Mandrake Linux 9.1 operating system (OS) has been available for download since 26 March 2003."

( Permalink: Mandrake Linux 9.1 Retail Packs Available      Submitted by Anonymous Wed May 7, 2003 )

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