The Network File System (NFS) is a standard protocol for sharing file services with Linux and Unix computers. It is a distributed file system that enables local access to remote disks and file systems and is based on the clientserver architecture. Although easy to configure, it is typically used only to transfer data over an intranet or LAN because of its transparency and security potholes when exposed to the risks of the Internet. However, it still can be employed -- without compromising security -- to share files over the Internet by configuring it to run on a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This article will show you how to set up NFS to run over a CIPE-VPN connection between two Linux systems.
This review takes a fairly brief look at Vector Linux SOHO 5.0. In summary, this distribution rocks. It's fast, easy on the eyes, lightweight, complete, and did I mention that it just screams? The next time I reinstall, I am going to install this for sure. Read on...
Will Stephenson is one of the attendees at the KDE PIM Event. 4 years ago he started with contributing to Kopete, the instant messaging client for KDE. His recent contributions made it possible to let Kopete communicate with Kontact. In this interview, he will tell you about Kopete and his exciting plans for the upcoming meeting.
OpenOffice 1.1.2 and Alt Linux Master 2.3 (russian distro) That is REAL! Microsoft presenation about SSI.
The Kerala capital will play host to a unique two-day international conference that will showcase free software and free content initiatives being undertaken by participants. The conference, beginning May 28, will cover topics like e-governance, bridging the digital divide, education, social justice, legal issues and micro-finance.
Leveraging the power of Linux on IBM hardware as a platform for leading-edge solutions helps build revenue and cut costs in many ways, including high-performance computing, streamlined operations, and distributed enterprise, at a low total cost of ownership.
Do you have a Gmail account? Then, you'll want to read this step by step tutorial for configuring and installing the latest version of Postfix with SASL authentication and TLS encryption necessary for connecting and relaying Gmail to smtp.gmail.com. Plus, I'll walk you through configuring fetchmail (with STARTTLS), which will grab (fetch) Gmail to your local system. But it does not stop there. You'll learn how to forward mail to other computers you have in the house, plus how to automatically backup copies of email.
Noel Davis looks at problems in gzip, Mozilla and Firefox, OpenOffice.org, the FreeBSD kernel, Ethereal, TCPDump, libTIFF, Smail, Apache2's htdigest, and SCO UnixWare's chroot.
Firefox has come up in leaps and bounds of late. The latest tidbit is that Cnet has done a review of all the latest versions of the most popular browsers out there and gave Firefox an 8 out of 10 and the clear lead in the browser war. Unsurprisingly IE6 SP2 tied for last with Opera 8 and Deepnet Explorer with 7 out of 10. Cnet seems to push a pro Microsoft bias most of the time but in this case they have done the opposite...
This tutorial shows you how to use the WSDL1.1 Eclipse Modeling Framework plug-ins that are packaged with Rational Software Architect. Upon completion of this tutorial, you will understand Eclipse Modeling Framework models, have a good understanding of the WSDL1.1 e-core model.
Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.
Even though the authority recognizes Paraguay has a high piracy rate, losses in terms of revenues for the industry are not the highest in the region. Brazil leads with US$659 million while the Paraguayan software industry only lost $11 million.
For OEMs that want to add secure 802.11a/b/g access point capabilities to a variety of devices, TeamFI is shipping Linux middleware with built in Wi-Fi.
“This is the next Novell. We are now not only NetWare, because we’ve had many changes in technology. Novell is well positioned right now to tap into the market,” said KK Leong, country manager for Novell Corp (Malaysia).
Koders has launched an optimized search engine meant to give developers a way to find source code examples and new open source projects they can use in their applications.
Tom Eastep ends his involvement with Shorewall. "Unlike the originators of other successful open source projects, I have not been able to attract a core of people who believe in Shorewall and who are willing to make sacrifices to ensure it's success. That is my weakness and I accept it. But is means that I have been left with trying to develop, document, and support Shorewall almost single-handedly. I cannot do it any more."
Within hours Netscape 8 went from 0 to 41 bugs. It's even worse, Netscape development has been outsourced and was supposedly in beta since February. Moreover, despite the initial claims about security, the fixes available for Firefox 1.0.4 were left out of the original release. Contrast their claims upon release (it's sad, but with the outsourcing there is hope that more prompt, complete flaw fixes may happen with the browser in AOL hands in name only).
Many argue that Linux, for a variety of reasons, is a better operating system than any product from Microsoft's Windows line. However, for every Linux lover it's not too hard to find someone who will take the opposing viewpoint.
If life hands you lemons, make some lemonade. The fallout from SCO has led to some changes on the editorial landscape. An announcement about some wayward editors and their new home on LinuxPlanet (and Linux Today).
My company, Adams-Blake Co., started its business life on a Macintosh platform and moved to Windows in 1995. By late 2001, administration had gone from a chore to a nightmare. When it was again time to upgrade we decided to change to Linux. We began with Mandrake, then tried Slackware, and now run a few machines with Mepis. We've always had a challenge to see if we could not use Windows for an entire year. We've never been able to do it -- until now.