Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 23, 2002
LWN.net: The LWN.net 2002 Linux Timeline (Dec 23, 2002, 22:00)
The venerable LWN timeline has been released for non-subscribe
on that site: "For the fifth straight year, we at LWN have gone
over the year's news and picked out the most significant events.
This is version 0.9 of the 2002 timeline..."
LinuxPlanet: Tolerating Fault in an Intolerant World (Dec 23, 2002, 19:00)
"In the world of clustered computers, you have your
high-performance machines and your high-availability machines. But
while clustering is a great way of getting HPC for not too much
cost, it may not be the only solution for HA computing. A very
hardened and redundancy laden Linux server from NEC has the
capability of performing in the HA arena--and at a price point that
won't blow the IT budget..."
CNET News: Linux Maker Mandrake: We Need Cash (Dec 23, 2002, 14:30)
A follow-up article on Friday's announcement from MandrakeSoft:
"The company, based in Paris but drawing much of its revenue from
North America, needs $4 million to pay debts and cover expenses in
order to attain profitability. It's the second time this year the
company has sought help from its customers..."
Ocean Park Software: Using ssh with Public Key Authentication, AgentForward, and Keychain (Dec 23, 2002, 11:30)
"This means you can securely ssh around the net to hosts on
which you have accounts without entering your passphrase when you
connect, yet all connections and authentication occurs
Linux.ie: Using the ps Command (Dec 23, 2002, 10:00)
A brief tutorial on a very useful line command from the Irish
developerWorks: Guide to Python Introspection (Dec 23, 2002, 08:30)
"Introspection reveals useful information about your program's
objects. Python, a dynamic, object-oriented programming language,
provides tremendous introspection support. This article showcases
many of its capabilities, from the most basic forms of help to the
more advanced forms of inquisition..."
Embedded.com: Linux-based USB Devices (Dec 23, 2002, 05:30)
"The Universal Serial Bus is a useful communications interface
and more popular than ever. Here are three approaches to adding USB
support to an embedded system running the Linux operating