Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 17, 2001
Linux Gazette: Downloading LinuxToday links and Linux Gazette's TOC with Python (and Perl) (Feb 17, 2001, 19:38)
"I choose Python because I have been using it for quite a while
for a mathematical project, and it has proven quite useful. I want
to make a habit of using Python now. It tends to be easier for me
to program in Python than Perl. Also, in the future, I wish to use
threading to download many webpages at the same time, which Python
does very well."
BBspot.com: Microsoft builds most secure server [Humor] (Feb 17, 2001, 19:02)
"Microsoft Obsecurity is the most secure and powerful internet
server ever created. ...provides the most comprehensive platform
for building a new generation of Web applications."
Linux Journal: Deploying the Squid proxy server on Linux (Feb 17, 2001, 18:06)
"...Squid provides for caching and/or forwarding requests for
internet objects such as the data available via HTTP, FTP and
gopher protocols. Web browsers can then use the local Squid cache
server as a proxy HTTP server, reducing access time as well as
FreeOS.com: Starters for Linux - Part 3, Basic System Administration and Networking (Feb 17, 2001, 16:08)
"Welcome to the third and final segment of our journey through
Linux CLI. We'll wrap up this series by looking at a number of
commands that deal with Basic System Administration and
NewsForge: Web review: The ultimate guide on Linux for beginners (Feb 17, 2001, 15:34)
"Today's spotlight site is called "The Ultimate Guide On Linux
for Beginners." It doesn't have a fancy domain name of its own, or
a fancy interface, or slick design. ...[but] there is quite a bit
of good background information here about Linux -- what it is,
where it came from, how to get it, what to do with it once you
Tracy Reed: My Un-American Essay; a response to MS exec, Jim Allchin (Feb 17, 2001, 15:12)
"Their immediate goal in Washington is to poison our leaders on
the idea of open source software and prevent it from ever becoming
officially accepted and supported software in government offices.
... Of course they will never succeed in outlawing open source
software (I hope) but the idea that they are even spending time
thinking about such things is frightening."
Maximum Linux shutdown: Linux Community loses a few good men and women (Feb 17, 2001, 14:48)
"...the text of a message posted by Kelli Sheppard, Max Linux's
On-line editor, that might explain Imagine's mind set."
Craig Burton: Free Advice to Jim Allchin: Get a Clue, Get a Plan (Feb 17, 2001, 14:38)
"This is what makes Jim's position so laughable and his
statements so incredible. The open source movement is no threat to
the software industry or to intellectual property. It is
threatening to Microsoft and its protectionist practices of the
past. The reason Jim doesn't like the open source movement is
because it is doing the same thing to Microsoft that Microsoft does
to other companies."
LinuxWorld: Where is Emmett Plant? (Feb 17, 2001, 14:34)
"Plant is a semi-celebrity in the world of Linux and open
source, by virtue of his stints at Linux publications like Linux
Today.com, Slashdot.org, and Linux.com. But in less than 2 years,
he has joined and left each of those career-making sites. Plant
recently put his own boat in the water with the launch of Binary
Kernel Cousin Debian #23 (Feb 17, 2001, 14:18)
Highlights from the Debian development mailing lists for the
OpenP2P.com: A Conversation with Bill Joy, Sun's 'Chief Scientist' (Feb 17, 2001, 14:08)
"Fortune Magazine calls Joy, Sun Microsystems' chief scientist,
"The Edison of the Internet." Joy is a cofounder of Sun and a
member of the Executive Committee. His work on BSD Unix and
Berkeley networking qualifies his as one of the founding fathers of
both Unix and the Internet; work springing from his research group
at Sun led to Java, Jini, and various networking technologies yet
to be announced."
LinuxWorld.com.au: Mounting file systems (Feb 17, 2001, 13:34)
"Mounted" is the term given to file systems that are currently
in use on a given system whether it is a hard drive or external
devices such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs."
NetworkWorld: Build your own Linux-based VPN appliance (Feb 17, 2001, 13:07)
"NetMAX VPN Sever includes the VPN server software, as well as
router, firewall and proxy/cache server packages. All the packages
are preconfigured and integrated into NetMAX's modified version of
Red Hat Linux 6.2."
Mojolin.com: PHP on Speed! (Feb 17, 2001, 12:35)
"This is a down and dirty guide to compiling Apache with PHP,
MySQL and SSL support, as well as how to install SGI's 10xpatch for
apache_1.3 series and the ZendOptimizer."