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  • Practice Safe DNS (Oct 22, 2010, 18:04)
    ZDNet: "Misery is when you head to one of your usual Web site hangouts and find yourself somewhere nasty instead because of Domain Name System (DNS) poisoning"

  • Cygwin, the Great Linux vs. Windows Compromise (Oct 22, 2010, 13:34)
    ServerWatch: "Cygwin is a software project, owned by Red Hat, that provides Linux-like tools for Windows. Installing Cygwin gives Linux adopters the tools they want to make Windows work better."

  • Essentials of Bash Scripting: Using Loops (Oct 22, 2010, 13:04) "An essential rule of system administration: If you need to do something often, try to write a script to do it for you."

  • Server Configuration Tuning in PostgreSQL (Oct 22, 2010, 12:04)
    Packt: "The main tunable settings for PostgreSQL are in a plain text file named postgresql.conf that's located at the base of the database directory structure. This will often be where $PGDATA is set to on UNIX-like systems, making the file $PGDATA/postgresql.conf on those platforms."

  • The Network is Down, and other things you don't want to hear in a disaster (Oct 22, 2010, 09:04)
    Linux Journal: "If you are a Systems Administrator, the refrain the network is down is routine. Depending on the sophistication of your users, it might be a more specific lament, such as the Internet is broken or email is unavailable. If you have really sophisticated users, you might actually get a real error message to work with."

  • OpenStack Delivers First Release of Cloud Computing Tech (Oct 22, 2010, 07:04)
    ServerWatch: "After only three short months of life, the OpenStack open source cloud computing initiative is out with its first public release of production quality code."

  • Level Up to IPv6 with Ubuntu 10.10 on Comcast (Oct 22, 2010, 05:04) "Comcast has started IPv6 trials. If Comcast is your ISP, you can get started using IPv6 on Linux right away, with just a few simple steps. Ready to join the next-generation network? We'll show you how to get Ubuntu 10.10 on Comcast IPv6 in no time."