Networking

Update brings broad refresh of hardware support and improved quality, combined with new features and enhancements in areas such as virtualization, desktop, networking, storage & clustering and security

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Linux desktop distribution shootout – an open-source 7 OS comparison.

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Webi has published a very comprehensive list of alternative “open source” applications to mainstream applications. It includes office applications, multimedia, graphics, networking and security applications. => Free and Open Source Software Directory (FLOSS/FOSS) [webi.org]

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netcat utility (nc command) considered as TCP/IP swiss army knife. It reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable “back-end” tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At the same time, it is a feature-rich network debugging […]

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When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility. Last 4 days I was away from my server as I was enjoying my vacation. During this time due to load my lighttpd webserver died but it was restarted automatically within 2 minutes. I had utility configured for monitoring services on a Linux system called monit. It offers all features you ever needed for system monitoring and perform error recovery for UNIX like system.

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M. Shuaib Khan has published a list of open-source cluster management systems. Personally, I had used openMosix and Red Hat Cluster software (which is also based upon open source software funded by Red Hat). From the article: In computing world, the term “cluster” refers to a group of independent computers combined through software and networking, […]

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My friend wanted to know how to change or convert DHCP network configuration to static configuration. After initial installation, he wanted to change network settings. Further, his system is w/o GUI system aka X Windows. Here is quick way to accomplish the same: Your main network configuration file is /etc/network/interfaces Desired new sample settings: => […]

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