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Set Up OpenLDAP On Fedora 7

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on Jul 20, 2007 9:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
This document describes how to set up OpenLDAP on Fedora 7. OpenLDAP is a directory server based on the LDAP protocol, that same protocol MS Active Directory is based on. OpenLDAP is an open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

Seeing yellow over color printer tracking devices

A series of encodings on printouts from color laser printers to discourage counterfeiting? At first, the idea sounds like the urban legend from a couple of decades ago that claimed you could hear Satanic messages when you play vinyl records backwards. Yet the evidence from the Electronic Frontier Foundation is that the encodings are embedded in color printers from all major manufacturers. Moreover, the issues raised by the practice have caused Free Software Foundation director Benjamin Mako Hill and other members of theComputing Culture group at the MIT Media Lab to begin theSeeing Yellow campaign to stop the practice.

Asus Low-End Laptops to Run Xandros

In early June, Asustek Computer and Intel announced at Computex Taipei that they would soon be releasing a low-end $199 subnotebook PC, the Asus Eee PC 701. It appears to be on schedule, and when it arrives in customers' hands in late August or early September it will be running a variation of Xandros Desktop Linux. The Eee PC 701 comes with two interfaces. The first desktop is meant for users who may have never used a computer before. The other interface is KDE-based. Both Windows XP and KDE users will find it familiar-looking.

March of the Desktop Penguins

When Microsoft's Windows XP went gold back in the fall of 2001, the platform was, practically speaking, the only desktop operating system game in town. But is this town now big enough for Windows and Linux? When XP first appeared, Microsoft Office had won the productivity suite wars, Internet Explorer had driven Netscape out of the Web browser market it had pioneered, and Linux, while beginning to gain steam as a server platform, was a desktop platform that only a true geek could love.

GPL v3 Q&A with Luis Villa

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Free Software Foundation finally ratified and released the new version of the GPL at the end of June. This marks the newest chapter in the history of one of open source (and free) software’s oldest and most venerated licenses.

Latest Mozilla Sunbird is a well-connected calendar

Mozilla's Sunbird calendaring application lives perpetually in the shadow of its siblings Firefox and Thunderbird, garnering just a fraction of the developer effort and publicity lavished on the browser and email client. Nevertheless, it is slowing maturing into a reliable tool worthy of the Mozilla brand.

Executing Signed Binaries in Linux Kernel

This tutorial is the second in a two-part series on locking your Linux machines down to streamline the associated support and administration processes. In this tutorial, you learn how to configure the Linux kernel to execute only signed binaries. This tutorial expands on the groundwork laid in Part 1, which gave some good reasons for keeping Linux's propensity for customization under control and took the first cautious steps toward locking down a standard Linux distribution to prevent spurious user changes to the baseline installation.

Linux: Debating Kexec Hibernation

Ying Huang posted a new version of his hibernation patches that utilize kexec noting two changes,"1) the kexec jump implementation is put into the kexec/kdump framework instead of software suspend framework. The device and CPU state save/restore code of software suspend is called when needed; and 2) the same code path is used for both kexec a new kernel and jump back to original kernel." Andrew Morton noted that he was still interested however didn't intend to merge the patches right away.

PCAL gets dates down on paper

In our house, the refrigerator door is where we post the family calendar, showing our family and friends' birthdays, school terms, and important events, along with public holidays. We create the calendar using a nifty command-line program called PCAL, which produces a standard one-month-per-page calendar with each day in a separate box. It resembles those mall-stall calendars, but the important dates in our family's life are highlighted.

Open source conference seeks speakers, exhibitors, attendees

One Course Source has announced its first annual open source conference, set for Oct. 3-4 in San Diego, Calif. The organization says the "One Course Source - Open Source Conference" (OCS-OSC) aims to "[address] the growing demand for alternative technology solutions that cost-effectively support and sustain the corporate IT environment". They are currently seeking Open Source professionals in the San Diego area to present topics on their area of expertise as it relates to Open Source technologies in the corporate IT environment.

Top Linux and open source software recognized

Reader-submitted nominations were at the heart of the annual "Linux and Enterprise Open Source Readers' Choice awards," revealed at the recent Enterprise Open Source Conference & Expo 2007 in New York. Notable winners include Ubuntu (Linux distribution), Sendmail (email server), and Evolution (productivity tool), conference organizer SYS-CON Media announced this week.

Successful Debian Kernel upgrade compile in few mins

I never found good documentation on upgrading/compiling Linux kernel in Debian, Most of the time I stuck in between and my running libs gets corrupted, then same story; Put new hard disk, Install latest Debian, mount old HDD and copy all the contents. After reading documents in net, I setup my step-by-step Linux kernel up-gradation (Bash Scripts) in Debian. Up-till now I upgraded more than 5 Debian kernels without any problem.

Video tip from RHCEs: Use Linux and OpenVPN to create a secure tunnel

We bring the advice of experts straight from San Diego to your desktop. Red Hat Summit 2007 collected hundreds of Linux users all in one place–many of them experienced Red Hat Certified Engineers® (RHCE). And somewhere between all those smart people walking around–and our video crew shooting footage–the idea for some video tips was born. This tip is from Richard Ray. Look for more in the coming weeks.

Pardus 2007.2 — new cat in town

  •; By Piotr Maliński (Posted by michux on Jul 20, 2007 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
I've already written two Pardus reviews -- 2007 Beta 2 and 2007.1. So it's time for a review of 2007.2 Caracal release. In this article I will focus on the key changes and my personal thoughts concerning this interesting distribution.

Simplifying real-time Java development

Now that real-time Java virtual machines support scoped memory, defining common patterns for scoped memory usage can improve developer productivity. These patterns reduce the need to understand or work with scopes directly by providing scopes' core functions with less complexity.

100 Open Source Downloads

No, it’s not the “Top 100,” nor does this list contain the “only” 100 open source downloads you should consider – there’s a big ocean out there, so please keep swimming.

Legal summit will convene top FOSS attorneys, educate the public

The Software Freedom Law Center's first Annual Legal Summit for Software Freedom October 12 includes a closed private meeting in the morning for key open source attorneys and a series of educational lectures in the afternoon that will be open to other interested lawyers as well as the general public.

Review: Migrating to Linux? Use These Open Source Apps

The single biggest argument against a smooth migration to one of the popular desktop Linux distributions is the belief that key applications are not available on the Linux platform. However there are a multitude of fantastic open source alternatives that are easy to install and free to use.

Open standards beat Microsoft 13 to 4

Microsoft's plans of having its OOXML document format accepted as a national standard were thwarted by a conclusive vote against the move in a meeting yesterday.

TechBase Hits 1,000,000

KDE's new technical documentation library, TechBase, hit an important milestone today when it served up its one millionth page. In step with the KDE 4.0 development cycle, TechBase is rapidly maturing into a central hub for high-level technical information related to KDE and the Free software desktop.

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