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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 21, 2001

  • Racing to ReiserFS on Red Hat (Apr 21, 2001, 22:43)
    "Of all the journal filesystems available today, ReiserFS, is the most developed under Linux. While IBM's JFS and SGI's XFS have been around a lot longer, they are still in an prenatal stage as far as the Linux OS is concerned. Ext3 has also quite a way to go. So, for now, our choice of a journal filesystem is ReiserFS."

  • Embedded Linux flexes its muscles at ESC 2001 (Apr 21, 2001, 22:06)
    According to this report from the Embedded Systems Conference, Linux has become one of the three major embedded OS's: right up there with Wind River's VX Works and Microsoft's assorted embedded offerings.

  • Linux-Mandrake 7.2 Powerpack Deluxe Part 1: The Install (Apr 21, 2001, 20:00)
    Another review of the Linux-Mandrake 7.2, coming at the same time Mandrakesoft released Linux-Mandrake 8.0. Here, Steve Coe discusses how he replaced Red Hat Linux with Linux-Mandrake.

  • ZDNet: A powerful serve [Zeus server review] (Apr 21, 2001, 19:00)
    ZDNet reviews the commercial Zeus Web server. While Zeus doesn't have a major share of the Web-server market -- it pops up with under 5 percent in Netcraft surveys -- ZDNet says that Zeus is more properly suited for the enterprise.

  • Replacing a Linux gateway with a cheap appliance (Apr 21, 2001, 18:00)
    "Anyway, I must point out that Linux can still do more sophisticated firewalling than any of the appliances such as the SOHOware and Linksys boxes. I still use the firewall capabilities of Linux for the servers that are connected directly to the Internet. But for many situations these simple units make Linux, BSD, or even Windows firewalling gateways obsolete. And who knows, perhaps one or more of these cheap devices is running embedded Linux anyway."

  • Linux Journal: Engelbart to Help Prodigy Fight BT Lawsuit (Apr 21, 2001, 15:00)
    "User interface pioneer Douglas Engelbart, who demonstrated a mouse-driven hypertext system called NLS in 1968, said in an interview Wednesday that he will help Prodigy defend itself against a patent infringement lawsuit filed by British Telecom. BT is suing Prodigy for infringement of BT's patent on hyperlinks."

  • IBM developerWorks: Dynamic iptables firewalls (Apr 21, 2001, 11:00)
    "The best way to see the benefits of dynamic firewall scripts is to see them in action. To do this, let's imagine that I'm a sysadmin at an ISP, and I've recently set up a Linux-based firewall to protect my customers and internal systems from malicious users on the Internet. To do this, my firewall uses the new Linux 2.4 iptables stateful functionality to allow new outgoing connections to be established by my customers and servers, and of course to allow new incoming connections, but only to "public" services, such as web, ftp, ssh, and SMTP. Since I used a deny-by-default design, any from-Internet connections to non-public services, such as the squid proxy cache or Samba server, are automatically rejected. So far, I have a pretty decent firewall that offers a good level of protection for everyone at my ISP."

  • Getting Started with Linux-Mandrake 7.2 (Apr 21, 2001, 10:00)
    Wayne Bridges describes how to install and configure the newly outdated Linux-Mandrake 7.2.

  • MozillaQuest: Red Hat Linux 7.1 Preview: What's Under the Newest Fedora (Apr 21, 2001, 09:00)
    Mozillaquest's Mike Angelo interviews Red Hat PR director Melissa London about what browsers were included with Red Hat Linux 7.1, including Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

  • Is Stormix Technologies down for the count? (Apr 21, 2001, 01:54)
    The 800 and main phone numbers for Stormix are now disconnected, and the Web site isn't accepting any orders.