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IT Management Linux News for Oct 26, 2009

  • Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Ubuntu 9.04 (Oct 26, 2009, 23:17)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine."

  • Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 2: Installation and Support (Oct 26, 2009, 15:48)
    LinuxInsider: "Homing in on the right Linux distro for you can be tricky. In addition to hardware considerations, there are compatibility issues, support requirements and even the culture of the community to take into account."

  • Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux, Part 2 (Oct 26, 2009, 15:32)
    LinuxPlanet: "In Part 1 we learned some basic network sniffing and stumbling with SWScanner on Linux. Today Eric Geiers shows us some more excellent network discovery and probing utilities: KwifiManager, tcpdump, and Wireshark."

  • Peering Disputes Migrate to IPv6 (Oct 26, 2009, 15:02)
    Data Center Knowledge: "Complaints of a 'broken IPv6 Internet' emerged last week on the North American Network Operators Group mailing list, which surfaced a peering issue involving IPv6 connections between Hurricane Electric and Cogent Communications."

  • Big Software has duped us for decades – Part I (Oct 26, 2009, 07:04)
    CNN Money: "Here's how the software business really works: A software company charges your firm an enormous upfront licensing fee and locks you into escalating costs for decades to come, often using a set of hardball tactics."