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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 23, 2002

  • The 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 securely..."

  • Using the ps Command (Dec 23, 2002, 10:00)
    A brief tutorial on a very useful line command from the Irish LUG.

  • 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..."

  • 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 system..."