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Unix+clones

Performance Tuning with GCC, Part 1

Post date: November 26, 2005, 01:11 Category: Optimizing Views: 4308 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article provides an overview of the different flags controlling optimization in GCC and some hints on how to use them to get the most performance out of your application. In particular, it discusses some of the new optimization features of the GCC 4.x series included in Fedora™ Core 4 and the upcoming Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® versions.
Linux

Rip DVDs in Linux the (Semi-)Easy Way

Post date: December 8, 2007, 14:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3990 Comments
Tutorial quote: With its hacker-friendly aesthetic and open source mentality, you'd think a Linux desktop would be the best place to assert your digital rights—you know, make backup copies of your DVDs, convert them for iPods, that kind of thing.

And you'd be half right. There are plenty of programs that let you take control of your video discs, but they're only useful if you can make it through a maze of configuration menus, command line options, choices about bit rates and codecs, and the occasional confusing message about a missing library.

I've tried out a good number of DVD ripping and conversion programs, and I've made peace with one method, and one program, that gets the job done more often than not. It's not exactly one-click, but once your system is set up, you can drop in DVDs and back them up or convert them with relative ease.

Note on system differences: I set up my ripping/burning system on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 running a brand-new installation of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). As with so many things Linux, packages and commands may vary based on your system. But for the most part, the tools I use in this walkthrough work across distributions and on both major desktop environments, GNOME and KDE.
Fedora+Core

IPTABLES Explained Part 4: IPTables and Portsentry, the dynamic duo

Post date: January 3, 2007, 10:01 Category: Security Views: 9208 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial that explains on how to make Portsentry and IPTables to work smoothly together on Fedora. This includes the dynamic adding AND the periodic removal of "old" IPs as well as saving your blocked IP lists in case you need to change your IPTables script or reboot.
Debian

How to configure a porn blocking proxy with Linux in under 20 mins? (squid to the max)

Post date: January 5, 2007, 05:01 Category: Software Views: 4879 Comments
Tutorial quote: A quick tutorial on installing and configuring basic squid, but then implementing block lists to block, in this case porn sites, but really anything is possible. Source to blocklist included. This is aimed at a debian server but Fedora pointers are included.
Linux

Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates

Post date: May 16, 2007, 22:05 Category: Security Views: 4139 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you already have a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL. Just as a side note, this guide was written based on a Fedora Core 6 distribution, but should be the same for most other distros out there.
Fedora

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Fedora 7

Post date: August 12, 2007, 22:08 Category: Installing Views: 3098 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to install a Proftpd 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. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup.
Linux

Linux Web Filtering in 7 steps

Post date: April 12, 2005, 18:04 Category: Network Views: 4568 Comments
Tutorial quote: How to install a transparent Squid proxy server with real-time HTTP virus scanning on Mandrake 10.0 using DansGuardian and ClamAV?

People quickly and easily access volumes of research on the Internet and correspond with a mouse click. For more and more companies, content filtering is part of the large battle to combat all kinds of online threats, including hackers, worms and viruses. Linux content filtering allows administrators to configure and manage Internet access across the entire network and to block unwanted Web content like pornography, shopping Web sites, games and gambling.

This guide contains all the necessary information for installing and understanding the architectural layout of the implementation. It was written with the assumption that you understand how to install programs and have a basic understanding of Linux Mandrake. This includes installing Linux Mandrake and RPM packages, editing files, making directories, compiling software and understanding general UNIX commands. This guide doesn’t explain how to use or configure Squid, DansGuardian and ClamAV but information on where to obtain this information can be found in the “Additional information” section.
Fedora+Core

The IPv6 Internet: Connect Today with Linux

Post date: April 13, 2005, 03:04 Category: Network Views: 3737 Comments
Tutorial quote: IPv6 is a key technology and a long-term solution to build scalable, reliable, manageable, secure, and high-performance IP networks. In this article, I demonstrated how to configure a Linux machine running Fedora Core 1 to support IPv6 and connect it to the IPv6 Internet using the Freenet6 service.
Fedora

How To Install Adobe Flash Player 10 into Firefox 3 under Fedora 9

Post date: October 4, 2008, 17:10 Category: Software Views: 4429 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Flash Player has been improved to support new and cool internet browsing features such as 3D effects, advanced 3D layouts and more. You can visit Adobe Flash Player 10 cool features here.
Linux

VirtualBox On FC6 / CentOS 4 / OpenSuSE 10.2

Post date: February 6, 2007, 20:02 Category: Software Views: 4150 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to install and use VirtualBox on Fedora Core 6, CentOS 4, and OpenSuSE 10.2. InnoTek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL).
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