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Getting started with the CentOS 4.4 Single Server
By: Gary Sims Recently I needed to set up a server with all the usual server components -- Web, mail, and file sharing. It needed to be rock-solid and reliable. I didn't want to download 4GB of software from the Net, so I turned to CentOS' Single Server CD. CentOS, which stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System, is an enterprise-focused Linux distribution built from the freely available sources (under the GPL and similar licenses) from Red Hat. CentOS 4 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and supports the x86 (i586 and i686), x86_64 (AMD64 and Intel EMT64), IA64, Alpha, and S390 and S390x architectures. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Getting started with the CentOS 4.4 Single Server      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Mar 29, 2007 )

Ext2FS - mount an ext2 or ext3 file system in wind
This article reviews a very nice Free software which provides ways in which you can mount an ext3 or ext2 formated partition in Windows and use it like any other NTFS or FAT partition. The article also lists other methods by which one can share files between Windows and Linux when you dual boot between the two OSes.
Read the full article at linuxhelp.blogspot.com

( Permalink: Ext2FS - mount an ext2 or ext3 file system in wind      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Mar 29, 2007 )

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to set up than an LDAP backend.

( Permalink: SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Mar 28, 2007 )

CLI Magic: socat
By: Julien Buty Socat, netcat's "twin brother," is a utility that "establishes two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between them." It handles sockets in various ways, allowing a wide range of actions, including file transfers, port forwarding, and serial line emulation. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: CLI Magic: socat      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Mar 28, 2007 )

Creating a dd/dcfldd Image Using AIR
Automated Image & Restore (AIR) is an open source application that provides a GUI front end to the dd/dcfldd (Dataset Definition (dd)) command. AIR is designed to easily create forensic disk/partition images. It supports MD5/SHAx hashes, SCSI tape drives, imaging over a TCP/IP network, splitting images, and detailed session logging.

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( Permalink: Creating a dd/dcfldd Image Using AIR      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Mar 28, 2007 )

Introduction to OpenID
By: Nathan Willis OpenID is an open decentralized digital identity system that has been gaining traction in recent months. It implements a solution to some everyday headaches such as single-sign-on, but it does not address related issues like privacy, trust, spam prevention, or message authentication. OpenID uses a multiple-stage sign-on process, but don't let that discourage you. As an end user, the benefits are stacked in your favor. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Introduction to OpenID      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Mar 28, 2007 )

Continuous testing through Automation
Find your application problems early and spot light on code quality. This article will cover some of the various types of automated developer tests you can run with every source code change.

( Permalink: Continuous testing through Automation      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Mar 28, 2007 )

Create Eclipse-Based Applications with GEF
This article walks you through the initial steps involved in creating an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF). Also, discover the options you have these days to bootstrap the process of creating graphical editors in Eclipse.

( Permalink: Create Eclipse-Based Applications with GEF      Submitted by IdaAshley Wed Mar 28, 2007 )

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network)
I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below.

http://www.howtoforge.com/bluetooth_pand_debian_etch

( Permalink: Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network)      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Mar 27, 2007 )

How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point
This guide explains the process of setting up a FreeBSD system that will act as a wireless router (as well as a wired router) that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter.

( Permalink: How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Mar 27, 2007 )

RaveHD uses Linux to help movie studios
By: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller SpecSoft's Linux-powered RaveHD DDR-VTR system is not a video editing tool for home users or small-time professionals. It's a system that stores, manipulates, and plays back uncompressed video that can be turned into film clear enough to fill a Hollywood movie theater's wide screen. It's what you need when the file size of each frame in your video is measured in gigabytes and your whole project takes up multiple terabytes of storage, and you have not just one or two but 100 or 200 animators and post-production people working for you. At this level of video and film production, says SpecSoft co-founder Ramona Howard, the question isn't why you develop your utility programs in Linux, but why you would even consider using a proprietary operating system. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: RaveHD uses Linux to help movie studios      Submitted by FreeRhino Tue Mar 27, 2007 )

Rexx and what it means for AIX
Nearly thirty years of growth haven't exhausted the potential of the REstructured eXtended eXecutor (Rexx) language. The first of the widely used "scripting" languages continues to expand its capabilities and platform range, and it makes for a particularly good match with AIX.

( Permalink: Rexx and what it means for AIX      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Tue Mar 27, 2007 )

Add Your Own Linux System Calls
Linux system calls -- we use them every day. But do you know how a system call is performed from user-space to the kernel? Explore the Linux system call interface (SCI), learn how to add new system calls (and alternatives for doing so), and discover utilities related to the SCI.

( Permalink: Add Your Own Linux System Calls      Submitted by IdaAshley Tue Mar 27, 2007 )

Shell stuff: job control and screen

A look at using shell job control, plus a quick overview of what I consider to be the best alternative to job control, GNU screen.

The full article can be seen at basicallytech.com.

( Permalink: Shell stuff: job control and screen      Submitted by Rob Newcater Tue Mar 27, 2007 )

Space Tyrant: A Linux game server and C project
The Game
Space Tyrant is a free telnet-based space strategy game that anyone with Internet access can play. The game features include:
  • player configurable starships
  • endless variations of economic, military, and political strategy
  • pure player-vs-player; there are no in-game monsters
  • an in-game radio with paging and secret channels
The game provides a universe and a set of physical laws where players can create their own strategies. If you're interested in playing or looking at the game, go to the game introduction page.

Space Tyrant is also an Open Source (GPL 2) C programming project compatible with any recent version of GCC. It consists of a single source file that is an example of:
  • a Linux / Unix daemon
  • a multithreaded game server
  • a network socket listener
  • a memory-resident daemon with an asynchronous dirty block backup thread
It includes:
  • a simple and understandable recursive sort
  • an example of function pointer arrays implementing a menu
  • a ring buffer message queue
Programmers interested in the C source code -- as well as anyone interested in hosting a game -- should go to the Space Tyrant source code page.

( Permalink: Space Tyrant: A Linux game server and C project      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Mar 26, 2007 )

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