Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 28, 2000
LinuxFocus: Building Scalable ISPs with open-source software (Oct 28, 2000, 22:41)
"In this Article we will setup a scalable ISP service based on
LDAP and Linux. It will touch many of the issues and questions
asked. We will then use a tool called ISPMan to manage it."
Salon: Who cracked Microsoft? (Oct 28, 2000, 21:39)
"In Europe, distaste for and distrust of out-of-control American
capitalism are widely acknowledged motivating forces for
free-software hacking. Open vs. proprietary -- it's the good vs.
evil foundation of the hacker worldview. Hatred of Microsoft keeps
some hackers up at night, plotting their own software-led world
LinuxWorld.com.au: Unleashing the CLAW [first person shooter control]
(Oct 28, 2000, 21:03)
"The motivation for the CLAW development was simple. A keyboard
is meant for typing and not for controlling a first person action
in a game. Therefore, taking the keyboard functions and translating
them to a device that fits neatly into your hand aims to improve
functionality and control."
Linux.com: Introduction to LDAP - Part II (Oct 28, 2000, 20:07)
"Some of the biggest ISPs authenticate everything they can
against their LDAP trees, starting with RADIUS (Remote
Authentication DIalin User Service)... A service like RADIUS runs
fast into a timeout, so think about this before you plan your LDAP
CNET.com: OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 [Review]
(Oct 28, 2000, 20:00)
"But with this release, Caldera dangles an Internet carrot in
front of Windows users, hoping to lure some of them with eDesktop's
quick, easy Internet access features. Building on the highly stable
and successful OpenLinux platform, Caldera again delivers a product
that should attract current Caldera users, users of other
distributions, and newcomers to the Linux community."
Canada Computes: Book Review: Learning Python, First Edition
(Oct 28, 2000, 18:04)
"This is a GREAT book if you want to learn Python. It starts out
easy and doesn't bog you down with concepts you don't need early
on. It also makes a point of alerting you to "gotchas" that can
trip up newbie Python programmers."
LinuxProgrammming: Guido van Rossum: PythonLabs Team Moves to Digital Creations
(Oct 28, 2000, 17:18)
"Unfortunately, BeOpen.com's original plans for PythonLabs
didn't work out as hoped, and we weren't able to reach mutual
agreement on workable alternative plans -- despite trying for
The Guardian: Linux is cooking in my kitchen [Linux for home networking] (Oct 28, 2000, 16:00)
"Until recently, the only thing of interest about Linux for me
was how to pronounce it ("Lih-nuks", according to my new manual).
But that was before the challenge of being able to browse the web
across my home network without mortagaging the house."
Linux.com: Linux Peripherals We'd Like To See (Humor) (Oct 28, 2000, 15:09)
"This is the short list of hardware we here at Linux.com would
like to add to our collection. To appeal to the hardware
manufacturers of the world, I've drafted some sample
OLinux.com.br: An Interview with Sergey Brin of Google (Oct 28, 2000, 14:01)
"Linux is used everywhere...on the 6,000+ servers themselves, as
well as desktop machines for all of our technical employees. We
chose Linux because if offers us the price for performance ratio.
It's so nice to be able to customize any part of the operating
system that we like, at anytime. We have a large degree of in-house
Linux expertise, too."
European Unix Platform (EUP): Book Review: Cascading Style Sheets - The Definitive Guide (Oct 28, 2000, 12:39)
"...this is a must-read for web designers, and not even only
those using style sheets. Designers not yet using style sheets will
surely start using them after reading this comprehensive book,
which can both be used to make yourself acquanted to style sheets
as well as a reference."
O'Reilly Network: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Directory (Oct 28, 2000, 12:11)
"Napster is really just instant messaging where the question
isn't 'Are you there?' but 'Do you have this file?'"
CNET News.com: Linuxcare co-founder resumes CEO job (Oct 28, 2000, 00:09)
"Linuxcare has closed European operations and returned its
original chief executive to the top job after a months-long search
for a new leader."