Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 25, 2000
Linux Magazine: Using DNS (Nov 25, 2000, 22:31)
"Whatever group you fall into, having a working understanding of
DNS is crucial. Luckily, it's also pretty straightforward. Creating
the files used by DNS, starting one or more DNS servers, and
configuring how, when, and if your systems use DNS is easy,
especially under Linux."
LWN: LWN @ Comdex 2000 (Nov 25, 2000, 21:09)
"LWN editors Rebecca Sobol and Forrest Cook visited Comdex Fall
2000 and the co-located Linux Business Expo (LBE) in Las Vegas,
Nevada from November 12 through November 15, 2000."
InfoWorld: Explore your options for remotely managing Windows NT, Linux, and Unix servers (Nov 25, 2000, 19:39)
"If you're looking for an easier way to administer your Linux-
or Unix-based Web servers, remote X sessions can be an excellent
way to go. ... By using the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol, all
traffic to the remote server can be sent over an encrypted
Linux Gazette: Two Years Ago - the birth of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) (Nov 25, 2000, 18:39)
"LPI began with a fairly simple idea - if there is to be
certification for Linux, which the larger IT and training industry
pretty much determined would be inevitable, then that certification
should be controlled by the actual Linux professionals working with
the operating system and not by any one Linux vendor or any
publishers or training/courseware providers."
The Register: Country code chiefs, registrars mull ICANN breakaway (Nov 25, 2000, 17:34)
"But the country code managers aren't alone. The Register has
learned that a number of top level registrars are also examining
such a move, registrars largely drawn as far as we gather, from the
pool of rejected global top-level domains (gTLDs) applicants who
found themselves out in the cold last week."
Linux Magazine: The Tuxies; Linux Magazine's Editor's Choice Awards (Nov 25, 2000, 17:07)
"...we decided that the time had come for us to compile a list
of the most important categories in the Linux arena, and choose the
best and most popular products from each to highlight."
Linux.com: The Philadelphia Linux Web of Trust; GPG Signing (Nov 25, 2000, 16:10)
"In the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) LUG, we've started doing gpg
keysigning parties at the end of the meeting. I think it's gone
rather well. It's fun, and falls well within the interests of the
kinds of people who show up."
Linux Gazette: Hooking Up a Local School Network to the Net with a Java Proxy (Nov 25, 2000, 15:32)
"...I was at this time fresh out of ideas. And school-in was 48
hours away. So I took the only reasonable decision - write my own
proxy daemon in Java, to be installed on the filter. This may take
a bit of explaining."
LinuxPower: Alternative Computing Expo 2000, Melbourne (AU) (Nov 25, 2000, 15:07)
"The expo was essentially a combination of the various local
computer user groups (Amiga, Linux, OS/2, etc), with each
displaying their best wares. Members of the public were initially
puzzled, asked questions, and could touch/feel how a
device/application actually works."
LinuxPR: Linux Interactive Opens New Site, XDigitalNet
(Nov 25, 2000, 14:06)
"XDigitalNet is a Top Sites program for *NIX sites. The top 100
*NIX related sites are listed for everyone to see. Site owners can
add their sites for free and promote themselves on the list."
Project Pengachu: Cheap Wireless Linux for Everyone (Nov 25, 2000, 13:51)
"Rehmi Post of MIT's Media Lab is working on an under-$50,
low-power, Linux-based handheld computer for the developing world.
Information on Project Pengachu from his site."
CNET News.com/AP: Hewlett-Packard To pay German fees under anti-piracy law for making CD burners (Nov 25, 2000, 13:08)
"Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has become the first company to
be snagged by a German law requiring firms to pay fees for making
CD burners that are being used to illegally copy the latest hits
off the Web."
Eric S. Raymond: The Jargon File version 4.2.3 (special 'chad' edition) is available (Nov 25, 2000, 11:38)
"The controversy over the presidential vote in Florida has
resulted in an unprecedented rash of press inquiries about 'chad'.
... In response, I have released the 4.2.3 version of the Jargon
File as a special Presidential-election-cliffhanger edition with an
updated 'chad' entry."