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HOWTO build a LiveCD from scratch

Post date: January 1, 2006, 02:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3001 Comments
Tutorial quote: This mini-HowTo will show you how to create your own LiveCD.
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Add Windows media support to your Linux box

Post date: December 31, 2005, 15:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3121 Comments
Tutorial quote: Having trouble getting .WMV, .WMA, and .ASF files - the Windows-based media formats - to open on your Linux box? Being forced to dual-boot or switch workstations just to listen to or watch audio and video clips is usually more effort than it's worth. But fortunately, if you are using Xine and one of its frontends like Totem, you can add support for these file formats within Linux.
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Bandwidth monitoring with iptables

Post date: December 27, 2005, 15:12 Category: Network Views: 3668 Comments
Tutorial quote: Linux has a number of useful bandwidth monitoring and management programs. A quick search on Freshmeat.net for bandwidth returns a number of applications. However, if all you need is a basic overview of your total bandwidth usage, iptables is all you really need -- and it's already installed if you're using a Linux distribution based on the 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernels.
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Gnu Queue: Linux Clustering Made Easy

Post date: December 22, 2005, 19:12 Category: System Views: 2933 Comments
Tutorial quote: GNU Queue makes it easy to cluster Linux workstations. If you already know how to control jobs running on your local machine, you already know how to control remote jobs using GNU Queue. You don't even need special privileges to install and run GNU Queue on your cluster--anyone can do it. Once you've discovered how incredibly easy it is to cluster Linux environments with GNU Queue, you'll wonder why organizations continue to spend so much money on comparatively hard-to-cluster Windows NT environments.
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Profiling in Linux Performance Tuning

Post date: December 18, 2005, 21:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 3431 Comments
Tutorial quote: This chapter covers several methods to measure execution time and real-time performance. The methods give different types of granularity, from the program’s complete execution time to how long each function in the program takes.
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Using iptables to rate-limit incoming connections

Post date: December 16, 2005, 22:12 Category: Network Views: 3463 Comments
Tutorial quote: There are times when you have to allow arbitary incoming connections, when you are travelling for example.

In these situations you can open up your system to allow incoming connections and be the target of a dictionary attack - literally a machine trying to connect and login over and over again using usernames and passwords from a dictionary.

In this situation you can create a collection of firewalling rules which will deny access from remote clients who attempt to connect "too many" times.
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Cutting the tcp/ip network connection with cutter

Post date: December 13, 2005, 03:12 Category: Network Views: 2914 Comments
Tutorial quote: Recently I came across very powerful and nifty tool (used by one of our Sr. network admin). Just imagine that people in your private network using peer to peer software such as Kazaa, iMesh or others and you want to cut them or just want to cut all ftp connection over my firewall but not all traffic to host.
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Linux Shortcuts and Commands

Post date: December 12, 2005, 18:12 Category: System Views: 2529 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is a practical selection of the commands and shortcuts we use most often. Handy linux commands source. Good stuff, many of these a lot of people already know but it is a great memory tool.
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Adding Windows Fonts in Linux

Post date: December 3, 2005, 07:12 Category: Desktop Views: 2551 Comments
Tutorial quote: Unlike past times, Linux do come with good fonts. And the font rendering can be made better by choosing to antialiase the fonts. But at times you come across a website which has been designed with the windows user in mind. Such websites are best viewed with one of the windows fonts. If you have windows OS installed on your machine, you can copy the essential fonts from the windows partition to linux and use them to get a better web experience. Here is how you do it.
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Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

Post date: December 1, 2005, 01:12 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3209 Comments
Tutorial quote: A terabyte-plus backup and storage system is now an affordable option for Linux users. This article discusses options for building and configuring an inexpensive, expandable, Linux-based backup server.
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