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Desktop Search Engine with Doodle in Debian
Doodle is a tool to quickly search the documents on a computer. Doodle builds an index using meta-data contained in the documents and allows fast searches on the resulting database. Doodle uses libextractor to support obtaining meta- data from various file-formats. The database used by doodle is a suffix tree, resulting in fast lookups. Full Story

( Permalink: Desktop Search Engine with Doodle in Debian      Submitted by dave Thu Jul 12, 2007 )

On deleting files with unusual characters

This two-part article for Unixreview.com provides pointers on how to delete files that have undisplayable or other unusual characters in their filenames, including considerations on many different Unixlikes.

Part one, Part two

( Permalink: On deleting files with unusual characters      Submitted by Royce Williams Wed Jul 11, 2007 )

Using Compiz, Beryl, And Metisse On A Mandriva 200
This tutorial shows how you can use Compiz, Beryl, and Metisse on a Mandriva 2007 Spring (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Compiz, Beryl, and Metisse, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube (although the desktop cube is not available on Metisse).

( Permalink: Using Compiz, Beryl, And Metisse On A Mandriva 200      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jul 11, 2007 )

Network Card Bonding On CentOS
Bonding is the same as port trunking. In the following I will use the word bonding because practically we will bond interfaces as one. Bonding allows you to aggregate multiple ports into a single group, effectively combining the bandwidth into a single connection. Bonding also allows you to create multi-gigabit pipes to transport traffic through the highest traffic areas of your network. For example, you can aggregate three megabits ports into a three-megabits trunk port. That is equivalent with having one interface with three megabytes speed.

( Permalink: Network Card Bonding On CentOS      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jul 11, 2007 )

Shape your traffic with trickle
By: Aněe Vidmar Trickle is a lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper for users with low-speed Internet connections that lets you limit the bandwidth that a specific protocol is using so that you can maintain multiple simultaneous connections and not end up in a traffic jam. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Shape your traffic with trickle      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Jul 11, 2007 )

Solaris, Secure by Default
A short article that explains how to make Solaris secure by default with regards to network ports with one easy command.

Solaris, Secure by Default

( Permalink: Solaris, Secure by Default      Submitted by Nickus Tue Jul 10, 2007 )

Debugging SSL communications
The SSL and TLS protocols have become the de facto standard for securing network communications. These protocols provide confidentiality, authentication and message integrity, but add additional complexity to client server communications. This situation is most evident when application maintainers and system administrators need to debug application-layer protocols protected by SSL. This article will discuss two utilities (ssldump and openssl) that can help debug applications utilizing SSL.
Article

( Permalink: Debugging SSL communications      Submitted by Matty Tue Jul 10, 2007 )

Installing ModSecurity2 On Debian Etch
This article shows how to install and configure ModSecurity (version 2) for use with Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. ModSecurity is an Apache module that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, path traversal attacks, etc.

( Permalink: Installing ModSecurity2 On Debian Etch      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jul 10, 2007 )

How-To create a MySQL database and set privileges
MySQL is a widely spread SQL database management system mainly used on LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) projects.

In order to be able to use a database, one needs to create: a new database, give access permission to the database server to a database user and finally grant all right to that specific database to this user.

This tutorial will explain how to create a new database and give a user the appropriate grant permissions.
MySQL database and user

( Permalink: How-To create a MySQL database and set privileges      Submitted by chantra Tue Jul 10, 2007 )

Rock Your Desktop with Entertainment LiveCDís
Turn your Linux machine into a complete home entertainment system. Listen to music and watch DVDs on your Linux system without lengthy installation and configuration efforts. Learn about four LiveCD offerings-- MoviX2, GeeXBoX, WOMP!, and LLGP -- that put the fun back into your computer.

( Permalink: Rock Your Desktop with Entertainment LiveCDís      Submitted by LinucksGirl Tue Jul 10, 2007 )

Samba: How to share files for your LAN without use

This tutorial will show how to set samba to allow read-only file sharing for your LAN computers as guest (without be prompted for a password). Because users won't be prompted for a user/password, this tutorial is meant to be installed in a LAN where all host are to be trusted.

Guest share with samba

( Permalink: Samba: How to share files for your LAN without use      Submitted by chantra Mon Jul 9, 2007 )

7 Habits for effective text editing 2.0
Being a Vi enthusiast, I am always on the look out for articles related to Vi, or rather Vi's modern avatar Vim - the versatile text editor created by Bram Moolenaar. In fact if you ask me, the proverb "Too much of a thing" doesn't hold true for Vim.

( Permalink: 7 Habits for effective text editing 2.0      Submitted by AllAboutLinux Mon Jul 9, 2007 )

Build a Fedora Live CD
Before getting down to making your own Live CD, you need to understand how a Fedora release is assembled, distributed, and maintained. The Fedora project keeps packages in two publicly accessible repositories. The repository maintained by official Fedora developers is called the "core" repository, while the one maintained by contributors and the community is called the "extras" repository. A repository is simply a collection of packages. Apart from the core and extras, there are several third-party repositories such as Livna and FreshRPM. Read more

( Permalink: Build a Fedora Live CD      Submitted by Askar Ali Khan Mon Jul 9, 2007 )

Build Intelligent, Unattended Scripts
Building scripts and running them automatically is a task that every good administrator has to handle, but how do you handle the error output and make intelligent decisions about how the script should handle these errors? This article addresses these issues.

( Permalink: Build Intelligent, Unattended Scripts      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Jul 9, 2007 )

List of Bandwidth Monitoring Tools For Linux
Bandwidth in computer networking refers to the data rate supported by a network connection or interface. One most commonly expresses bandwidth in terms of bits per second (bps).This is hude list of Monitoring Tools For Linux Users. Full Story

( Permalink: List of Bandwidth Monitoring Tools For Linux      Submitted by dave Mon Jul 9, 2007 )

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