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The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.5 (32-bit)
This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.5 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.5, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

( Permalink: The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.5 (32-bit)      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jun 5, 2007 )

Transfer files securely with SFTP
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was once the most widely used protocol for transferring files between computers. However, because FTP sends authentication information and file contents over the wire unencrypted, it's not a secure way to communicate. Secure Copy (SCP) and the more robust SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) address this security concern by providing data transfer over a fully encrypted channel. Full Story

( Permalink: Transfer files securely with SFTP      Submitted by Askar Ali Khan Tue Jun 5, 2007 )

Five days with the Classmate PC and Mandriva
By: Tina Gasperson Some say the Classmate PC is Intel's answer to (or competition with) the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) effort. Intel is hawking the lilliputian laptop in "emerging markets" like Nigeria, India, and Mexico as a solution for worldwide education of primary and secondary students. It's to be officially released and shipped en masse to schools in Africa and South and Central America by the end of June. Recently my children and I borrowed a Classmate PC loaded with a custom version of Mandriva Linux. Most of us had fun. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Five days with the Classmate PC and Mandriva      Submitted by FreeRhino Tue Jun 5, 2007 )

Retrieving Emails With fetchmail
Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you don't want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play. If you have a user account on a Linux server, you can make fetchmail download emails from remote servers and put them into just one mailbox (the one of your Linux user), from where you can retrieve them with your email client (e.g. Thunderbird or Outlook).


( Permalink: Retrieving Emails With fetchmail      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jun 5, 2007 )

Developing a file system for AIX
This article sheds some light on the AIX file system framework. You need to understand the framework in order to develop a new file system, or to port an existing file system to the AIX operating system.

( Permalink: Developing a file system for AIX      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Tue Jun 5, 2007 )

Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian
This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. Ruby on Rails is a web application framework which is rapidly gaining popularity among web programmers. It aims to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created and offers skeleton code frameworks (scaffolding) from the outset. Applications using the RoR framework are developed using the Model-View-Controller design pattern.

( Permalink: Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu May 31, 2007 )

Linux Volume Encryption: TrueCrypt vs DM_Crypt
Encrypting your data is the key to mobile security. PolishLinux.org has a couple of tutorials comparing DM_Crypt with TrueCrypt -- two programs that can save your life when your computer gets lost or stolen. Find the differences between these two and encrypt your disk now! Tip: DM_Crypt better integrates with Linux kernel, but TrueCrypt works on Windows as well.

( Permalink: Linux Volume Encryption: TrueCrypt vs DM_Crypt      Submitted by michuk Thu May 31, 2007 )

Kiosktool locks down KDE users' desktops
By: Anže Vidmar Recently I wrote about locking down the GNOME desktop environment with Pessulus. In this article, I'll show you how to do the same for KDE, using Kiosktool, a front end for changing the KDE configuration files in users' home folders and the /etc/kde* folders. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Kiosktool locks down KDE users' desktops      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu May 31, 2007 )

Customize Your Shell
You can customize the UNIX shell to save time, to save typing, and to adapt to your style of work. Shell startup files capture your preferences and recreate your shell environment session after session, even machine to machine.

( Permalink: Customize Your Shell      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu May 31, 2007 )

Filesystem Encryption Tools for Linux
Crypto filesystems keep your data safe – even if someone steals your computer.Linux offers a number of encrypted filesystem options – each with a different approach to the encryption problem.Encrypted filesystems may be overkill for family photos or your résumé, but they make sense for network-accessible servers that hold sensitive business documents, databases that contain credit-card information, offline backups, and laptops. Full Story

( Permalink: Filesystem Encryption Tools for Linux      Submitted by dave Wed May 30, 2007 )

How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients
Using LDAP in a local network, you can allow your users to login and authenticate from anywhere on your network.

This tutorial will be split in 2 parts. In the first part, I will explain how-to install, configure the LDAP server, add a few users and group, in the second part, we will set up Linux client to authenticate through LDAP if the user does not exist on the local filesystem.

How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients

( Permalink: How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients      Submitted by chantra Wed May 30, 2007 )

Backing up MySQL data
By: Tom Adelstein and Bill Lubanovic Backing up files and directories is relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that you need to address. Our examples use MySQL, but the same principles apply to PostgreSQL and other relational databases. This article is excerpted from O'Reilly's recently published book Linux System Administration . Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Backing up MySQL data      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed May 30, 2007 )

Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade
If you have been using a USB scanner and upgrade from Edgy to Feisty, you may find that your scanner no longer works.You can use this fix to solve your scanner problem. Full Story

( Permalink: Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade      Submitted by dave Wed May 30, 2007 )

Open Web Analytics for WordPress
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier WordPress is a full-featured "personal publishing" platform, but it offers little in the way of traffic analysis. If you'd like to dig into your traffic patterns and have a better idea who's visiting your site and what they're coming to see, take a look at the Open Web Analytics (OWA) plugin for WordPress. It's easy to use, and provides a wealth of information about your site traffic. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Open Web Analytics for WordPress      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed May 30, 2007 )

PC-BSD 1.3.4 review
PC-BSD is turning out to be an excellent alternative to other popular Desktop OSes. After testing and using PC-BSD for some time now, I can't but admire the sheer amount of work that is put into creating, developing and molding an OS for the lay person albeit with a strong slant towards FreeBSD. The fact that PC-BSD is able to accomplish all the tasks expected by an end user - be it using the Internet for communication, listening to music, watching movies or using it for recreation purposes holds it in good stead as a viable Desktop OS.
Read the complete review

( Permalink: PC-BSD 1.3.4 review      Submitted by Anonymous Tue May 29, 2007 )

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