May 2006

This article explains howto provide worldwide access to your serial consoles relatively low-cost commodity components running your favorite Unix-variant (Linux) operating system along with an open source software package. FTA “…Like many computing centers, we recently experienced some growth and needed a way to reduce our space/power/heat footprint in the datacenter. Our use of physical […]

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Turn your old PC into NAS (Network attached storage) server with FreeNAS. FTA “…FreeNAS, an open source NAS server, can convert a PC into a network-attached storage server. The software, which is based on FreeBSD, Samba, and PHP, includes an operating system that supports various software RAID models and a Web user interface. The server […]

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Our very first, nixCraft poll we asked readers of this blog the question: Do you own or recommend AMD64 based system? Thanks to everyone, total 670 people responded to the poll. Results are as follows: 89% said either they own or recommend AMD64 based system 7% do not recommend it at all 4% recommend Intel […]

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From my mail bag: How do I accept CIPE connection requests coming from the outside? CIPE stands for Crypto IP Encapsulation (see howto Establishing a CIPE Connection) . It is used to configure an IP tunneling device. For example, CIPE can be used to grant access from the outside world into a Virtual Private Network […]

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After picasa port to Linux, it looks like Google is planning to release Google earth for Linux operating systems. According to Wine Weekly Newsletter, Google is porting Google earth to Linux. You can read the details here and here. Google earth is really good application and once it is released I can kick the a$$ […]

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Tuning swap partition my result into a good system performance. You can tune swap by editing /etc/fstab file. For example if you have two partitions as follows: /dev/sdb3 /dev/sdc3 Now Linux system will only use one partition at a time. It will use next partition only if first partition exhausted. Each swap area has a […]

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This is a very nice article/howto about building a self-Healing Network. FTA “…Computer immunology is a hot topic in system administration. Wouldn’t it be great to have our servers solve their own problems? System administrators would be free to work proactively, rather than reactively, to improve the quality of the network. This is a noble […]

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