$ perl -MCPAN -e shell
o conf prerequisites_policy ask
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Sunday, May 26, 2002
it requires GTK.pm installed. Since I no longer trust 'perl -MCPAN -e
shell' not to screw up my perl installation, I downloaded
Gtk-Perl-0.7000.tar.gz and Net-Pcap-0.04 from href="http://www.CPAN.org">CPAN and manually installed it. Note:
Net::Pcap need to be built this way: perl Makefile.PL
INC=-I/usr/include/pcap LIBS='-L/usr/lib/pcap -lpcap'
Saturday, May 25, 2002
web-based configuration tool.
mkdir -p /NT /CD1, /CD2 /ExtraHomes /mnt/xx /mnt/xy /mnt/ontour /mnt/ibgzk
/dev/hda1 /NT vfat uid=500,gid=500,defaults
/dev/hdb1 /CD1 vfat uid=500,gid=500,default
s 0 0
/dev/hdb2 /CD2 vfat uid=500,gid=500,default
s 0 0
/dev/hdb3 /ExtraHomes ext2 defaults 0 0
//192.168.123.100/marc /mnt/mdesktop smbfs user,uid=500,gid=500,username=m
arc,password=SECRET,defaults 0 0
//192.168.123.100/xx /mnt/xx smbfs user,uid=500,gid=500,username=x
x,password=SECRET,defaults 0 0
//192.168.123.100/xy /mnt/xy smbfs user,uid=500,gid=500,username=x
y,password=SECRET,defaults 0 0
//ontour.zko.dec.com/public /mnt/ontour smbfs uid=500,gid=500,auto,user,exec,
rw,username=nozell/americas,password=SECRET 0 0
//ibgzko.zko.dec.com/nozell /mnt/ibgzko smbfs uid=500,gid=500,auto,user,exec,
rw,username=nozell,password=SECRET 0 0
//188.8.131.52/sharedmedia /mnt/after7 smbfs auto,ro,username=guest,password
=SECRET 0 0
- Need to set the document root to be my person ~/public_html.
- Set email contact:
- Change location of cgi-bin:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/home/marc/cgi-bin/"
- Setup bloxsom blogger by copying blosxom into ~/cgi-bin/ and editing locati
ons to point to /home/marc/public_html/
internet, 2) inside corporate firewall, 3) inside corporate external
lab firewall and 4) timeserver of DSL provider.
To the file /etc/ntp/steptickers add the one very long line:
harbor.ecn.purdue.edu tick.mit.edu ntp01.cca.cpqcorp.net ntp02.cca.cpqcorp.net
Turn ntp on at boot time:
chkconfig --level 45 ntpd on
rhn_registerAnd then go to http://www.redhat.com/network
and adjust the 'entitlements'. Finally then ready to actually update
with 'up2date'. Quite a number of updates just a week after Red Hat
7.3 was released...
which wasn't enough to get the Orinoco wireless card working. After
using 'neat' to configure an eth1 wireless device, it came right up.
- Comment out the section that looked like this:
Changed the lines in the "Lucent Wavelan IEEE (+ Orinoco, RoamAbout and ELSA)"
- Also used 'neat' to allow users enable/disable eth0/1 device.
upgrade didn't fix the problem. Probably because it didn't upgrade
any ximian'ized packages, so I did a fresh install.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 1.9G 142M 1.6G 8% /
/dev/hda2 21M 5.7M 14M 28% /boot
/dev/hda6 981M 876M 55M 95% /home
/dev/hda3 2.9G 2.0G 852M 70% /usr
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
There are a growing number of folks where I work who are getting on
the linux bandwagon. Most of them are coming from a commercial UNIX
background and have questions about how Linux is different, wondering
where to get information, news and software.
Here is my short list of Linux websites for commercial UNIX refugees:
Free Software Foundation -- This
organization, started by Richard
M. Stallman (better know simply as RMS) and where the acronym GNU
(GNU is Not UNUX and is pronounced Guh-News) comes from.
- The GNU General
Public Licence (aka GPL) and href="http://www.fsf.org/copyleft/gpl-faq.html">Frequently Asked
Questions about the GNU GPL are two very important pages you
should read and understand. When people talk about 'free software' in
this context, they are refering to the freedoms the software is
licensed under, not the lack of a pricetag. The GPL is the prime
reason why Microsoft is having a hard time competing with
GNU/Linux/Open Source software.
The Linux Documentation Project has
a number of href="http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Compaq-Remote-Insight-Board-HOWTO/">
documents, longer and
FAQs on quite a
number of topics.
Slashdot (also known as
News for. This is a great place to
Nerds, Stuff that Matters
get a feel for what the hot topics of discussion is in the
open source/free software world. You can join their daily
mailing list of news items.
freshmeat.net -- when you
need to look for open source software. This is an package
announcement repository. This is very useful if you sort of
know what you need (say "web log analysis") but don't know
which packages are available. You can join their daily mailing
list of new/updated packages.
sourceforge.net -- This
is a site that provides all the web tools needed to manage an
open source project -- mailing list, CVS code repositories,
bug tracking, download servers, etc. Their search engine is
also very useful for finding particular open source packages.
Not everyone informs href="http://freshmeat.net">freshmeat of new packages or
Linux.com -- A good general
purpose starting point for information.
While not really a usefull website, they host the very useful
openprojects IRC chat network. Point a IRC client to
Useful/interesting channels are #linuxhelp and
- Major Linux Distributions:
Red Hat -- North America,
worldwide, primary commercial vendor.
- SuSE -- Strong European
presence, known for high quality and very complete distribution
First distribution to ship six(!) CDs.
- debian -- non-commercia
distribution; has a strong university and world wide following.
nice package manager. One simple command to find, download and
install software for example apt-get install apache.
a system updated to the latest versions, simply apt-get upd
apt-get -u upgrade
-- North America, worldwide, focuses more on the
desktop and ease-of-install. A good alternative to
Red Hat for the novice user.
- linuxiso.org --
"Fresh ISOs like Mom used to Burn". If you are looking to
download linux installation CDs, this is the one place to go.
If you don't have broadband, just buy some cheap cds (under
$5) from one of the many sponsors. Also check out some of the
niche, but interesting, linux distributions like href="http://brlspeak.net">BrlSpeak for blind users or href="http://k12ltsp.org/ ">K12LTSP which is lets you boot
diskless workstations from an applications server and is
perfect for a K - 12 education environment.
- Linux Weekly News -- Nice
roll up of the week's news for the Linux community.
- newsforge.net --
more news from the open source/Linux/BSD/GNU/etc world with a
more journalistic slant.
-- Listen to the weekly Tuesday night webcasts of various open
source/Linux/BSD/GNU/etc pundits talk about the weeks news.
- Of course the best server hardware to run Linux on can be
found here: HP and href="http://www.compaq.com/linux">Compaq. Also see the
technical white papers on href="http://activeanswers.compaq.com/aa_asp/Solution_List.asp?str=6-10