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Installing Beryl Or Compiz Fusion
This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl or Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 7 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With both Beryl and Compiz Fusion, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

( Permalink: Installing Beryl Or Compiz Fusion      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jul 6, 2007 )

A Safe Mirror When Logging In With Unionfs
When reading a hint on the website of LinuxFromScratch I discovered the special capabilities of unionfs, specially in combination with chroot. Later I read a HowTo on a wikiwebsite of Gentoo, about entering a chrooted home directory when using a special script as shell. Combining these two brings me to using a chrooted environment, which you enter when logging in as a special user. This environment is an exact copy (mirror) of the system you are working on. Because you are in safe copy of the real system, you can do whatever you like, it will never change the system, everything stays inside the cache (the readwrite branch).

( Permalink: A Safe Mirror When Logging In With Unionfs      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jul 6, 2007 )

New libferris release enhances Web photo services
By: Ben Martin The recently released 1.0.106 version of Libferris includes initial support for mounting Web photo services as a filesystem. This means that sites such as 23hq.com and flickr.com can be seen as filesystems, which allows users to upload digital pictures easily by using the cp(1) or ferriscp(1) tool with a destination of 23hq://username/upload. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: New libferris release enhances Web photo services      Submitted by FreeRhino Fri Jul 6, 2007 )

Debugging with the Eclipse Platform
This article shows you how to use the built-in debugging features in the Eclipse Platform for debugging software projects. The Eclipse Platform features a built-in Java debugger that provides all standard debugging functionality, and debugging functionality for C/C++, PHP and many more programming languages. This related article is for anyone who wants to use Eclipse with Rational Application Developer, which you can try out online, without downloading any code.

( Permalink: Debugging with the Eclipse Platform      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jul 6, 2007 )

Howto Setup FreeBSD firewall
Ipfirewall (ipfw) is a FreeBSD IP packet filter and traffic accounting facility.IPFW is included in the basic FreeBSD install as a separate run time loadable module.

This small howto covers building and installing a custom kernel with IPFW. It also provide a small example on how to setting up the rules for a typical FreeBSD based Apache Web server.

FreeBSD Setting up Firewall using IPFW

( Permalink: Howto Setup FreeBSD firewall      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jul 5, 2007 )

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption
TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt. It does not simply encrypt the content of files, but their names and the names of the directories they are in as well. Moreover there is no way to check the size of the encrypted directory/HDD/partition. TrueCrypt is available for Windows and Linux.

( Permalink: TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jul 5, 2007 )

Monitoring OpenLDAP servers for performance
LDAP has become the Internet standard directory access protocol, and is used to access everything from DNS zone files to user account information. As companies and software vendors rely more heavily on LDAP directory servers, the need to measure server throughput and performance becomes imperative. This article will cover several tools that can be used to monitor the health and performance of an LDAP directory server, and will explain how ORCA can be used to trend directory server performance over time.

( Permalink: Monitoring OpenLDAP servers for performance      Submitted by Matty Thu Jul 5, 2007 )

UNIX Command Line in One Sentence
Speaking UNIX is simply a matter of building a sentence. An executable is a verb, output is a noun, and the shell operator is a conjunction. Virtually all non-trivial problems require you to filter good data from bad. Discover the many UNIX command line utilities that use regular expressions to discern the relevant from the irrelevant.

( Permalink: UNIX Command Line in One Sentence      Submitted by CowGirl Thu Jul 5, 2007 )

How To Back Up MySQL Databases
This article describes how you can back up MySQL databases without interrupting the MySQL service. Normally, when you want to create a MySQL backup, you either have to stop MySQL or issue a read lock on your MySQL tables in order to get a correct backup; if you do not do it this way, you can end up with an inconsistent backup. To get consistent backups without interrupting MySQL, I use a little trick: I repplicate my MySQL database to a second MySQL server, and on the second MySQL server I use a cron job that creates regular backups of the replicated database.

( Permalink: How To Back Up MySQL Databases      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jul 5, 2007 )

NorhTec MicroClient Jr. Review @ PCBurn
Weighing in at 505 grams (just over a pound) and selling for around 100$(USD) the MicroClient Jr. is an inexpensive SFF machine. PCBurn takes a look to see what it's got internally and how well it can run Slax, DSL, or as an LTSP thin client. Will it be a good fit as your next always-on web browser or POS machine?

( Permalink: NorhTec MicroClient Jr. Review @ PCBurn      Submitted by Chris Bergeron Tue Jul 3, 2007 )

How To Secure An SSL VPN With One-Time Passcodes
SSL-based VPNs were designed to eliminate the need for complex configurations on the user's PC. Unfortunately, that was before the dangers of public WiFi networks and tougher regulatory requirements came into being. Thanks to WiFi, many attacks that were difficult are now quite simple. In particular, a man-in-the-middle attack can intercept SSL-encrypted traffic, rendering SSL-based VPNs useless - even if it is protected by a typical one-time password system. The man-in-the-middle can easily feed the one-time password into the SSL-based VPN within the alloted time.

( Permalink: How To Secure An SSL VPN With One-Time Passcodes      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jul 3, 2007 )

How to detect hardware problems in Solaris 10
A short explanation about the Fault Management included in Solaris 10 and how to use it. It also gives you a script you can easily integrate into your monitoring.

How to detect hardware problems in Solaris 10

( Permalink: How to detect hardware problems in Solaris 10      Submitted by Nickus Tue Jul 3, 2007 )

Review: Moneydance 2007
By: Ben McGrath Linux users have a multitude of choices for personal finance applications, including GnuCash, KMyMoney, Kapital, and others, not to mention being able to run Quicken under WINE. One good alternative that runs on multiple operating systems and manages finances with ease is Moneydance. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: Moneydance 2007      Submitted by FreeRhino Tue Jul 3, 2007 )

Testing with DB2 and Ruby on Rails
This third article from the DB2 and Ruby on Rails series shows you how testing works in a DB2 on Rails environment, and how easy it is to write tests within the Ruby on Rails framework. In Part 1, we introduce the IBM_DB Ruby driver, Rails migration, and a Team Room application. In Part 2, you can learn how to build on the existing Team Room application to take advantage of DB2 pureXML support in a Rails application.

( Permalink: Testing with DB2 and Ruby on Rails      Submitted by LinucksGirl Tue Jul 3, 2007 )

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or compilation are needed. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

( Permalink: Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jul 2, 2007 )

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