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Howto install a content filtering and virus checking proxy (Part I)

All Internet content carries a risk. Content Filtering helps companies and home users to stop unwanted data. It is used as part of Internet Firewalls or Proxy Servers to screen the content of all incoming Internet traffic. Content filtering usually works by specifying character strings that, if matched, indicate undesirable content that is to be screened out. Content is typically screened for pornographic content and sometimes also for violence- or hate-oriented content.

Like Your Distro...? We'll see

Did you know that donations to the Tux500 project were being tracked by distro? That's right, when you click the donation link, the first thing you see is a blank field that says "donation for:" That my brethren FanBoi's is where you put your distro of choice. That is where we find out which distro contributed the most. Now...WHO is going to have prime real estate on the engine cowl or spoiler of the car? Will it be VectorLinux? Maybe Mepis or about Ubuntu. Lord you Ubuntu guys make enough noise. I suppose now we will get to see just how much backing this distro has...or how many noise pollution credits ya'll should purchase.

Registration Open for 2007 Free and Open Source Software for ...

2007 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference September 24-27, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC.

Debian picks new project head

  • Heise Online; By Robert W. Smith (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
With about 1000 votes of active developers of the Debian team Sam Hocevar was chosen as the new Debian Project Leader. Mr. Hocevar, who has been a user of Debian for more than 10 years and a Debian developer since 2000, will replace Anthony Towns, who -- in a field comprising seven candidates in all -- had sought reelection. Anyone who wants to know the results of the ballot (and is not a by any chance a statistician) can make an attempt to decode the Debianesque way the results have been made public. A tip: The electoral procedure chosen did not restrict the participants to casting a single vote for an ideal candidate...

A concise guide for Redhat enterprise Linux 5 network configuration

Red hat enterprise Linux 5 provides different tools to make changes to Network configuration such as add new card, assign IP address, change DNS server etc. This guide covers configuration using GUI and command line tools. The instructions are compatible with CentOS and Fedora Core Linux.

ACT, Perens Continue to Spar Over GPLv3

The accusations continue to fly between ACT legal counsel Richard Wilder and open-source luminary Bruce Perens over whether GPLv3 creates legal risks.

LXer Link Bug Fixed

  • LXer - Announcements; By D.C. Parris (Charlotte, USA) (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LXer
Our Illustrious publisher has fixed an aggravating bug that broke links in the discussion forums/threads. This includes retroactively fixing broken links, so that previously broken links should now work. I have tested the links on the most problematic thread ( and can say confidently that the links work now.

RHEL Server 5 Is Good Work in Progress

Opinion: eWEEK Labs and I agree that Red Hat's virtualization tools could stand improvement, but I think its SELinux utilities have been greatly improved. (Linux-Watch)

Quick Tip: Use remote Linux GUI system, admin tools locally

Technology has changed dramatically in the last decade. OpenSSH is one the best project. It allows you to control remote Linux / UNIX server using command line or GUI tools. Do you miss GUI configuration server management tools such as Debian network-admin or Redhat/Cent os system-config-* tools/utilities while administrating a Linux server? Do you want to run GUI admin tools on a remote Linux server and get display on local desktop or laptop X server system? This quick howto demonstrate the power of X11 forwarding using OpenSSH.

Debian Etch installation screenshots

Complete step by step installation instructions (with screenshots) for Debian 4 (codename Etch)

The balancing act that is VoIP

<img src='graphics/robert_sussman.jpg' align=right width=40 height=50>One of the main challenges behind the increase in adoption of Voice over IP technology in the corporate market lies in the quality of the call.

[Not specifically Linux-related, but might be of interest to some of our readers - dcparris]

Linux Foundation adds an eclectic trio of new members

  •; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation welcomes Nokia, Marvell and VirtualLogix as new members

Starting out with Lighttpd

Lighttpd is a webserver for Linux and other Unix-like systems, that is rapidly gaining popularity on high volume websites such as Youtube and Sourceforge, due to its small memory footprint and high performance design. This tutorial explains how to install and configure Lighttpd and provides a guide to some of its more commonly used modules.

Linux goes racing,, do you want to help?

Linux nut Bob Moore, marketer, race nut, and apparently fairly swell guy. Is trying to pull together the funds to sponsor a Linux Indy Car in this year’s Indianapolis 500, (if you’re not aware, it’s a small get-together of 260,000 of your closest friends to watch 33 people turn left and go really fast for 500 miles (804.672 kilometers )).

Mandriva puts Linux on USB stick.

Now the geeks can have a full-featured Linux OS booted from a USB stick or thumb drive. Linux distributor Mandriva's Flash 4GB provides Mandriva Linux 2007 KDE 32-bit, which needs no installation - being ready to boot off the USB 2.0 stick. Plug in the stick, turn on the PC, and Mandriva Linux is ready to use in a few seconds.

Palm fesses up to Linux Treo plans

Palm, best known for Treo smartphones powered by Palm OS and Windows Mobile, is likely to ship Linux phones this year, confirmed CEO Ed Collagan today at Palm's "Analyst and Investor Day." Palm's Linux platform will add reliability, performance, and stability to Palm's smartphones, Collagan said.

Which Linux Desktop Distribution is the best for me?

Almost all new Linux wanna be guru (read as users who want to switch to Linux) asks a question:

I want to switch to Linux completely from Windows XP SP2. Which Linux version will be best - Redhat, SuSE, or other? I use my PC for:
Browsing Internet
Watching DVD / MP3
Writing CD/DVD
I’m also willing to spend a small amount of money if required to purchase Linux version.

Short answer is none. I can’t suggest *distro* name.

Pioneer Linux fails to excite

In November, Techalign released its Pioneer Linux distribution, based on Kubuntu, and available in several paid versions and one free version. I tested the recent Pioneer Linux Basic Release 2 (R2), which is based on Kubuntu Edgy 6.10. Apart from a few minor cosmetic changes and some additional applications, Pioneer isn't very different from a stock Kubuntu.

Iona buys more open source ESB technology

  • Computer Business Review; By Tony Baer and Madan Sheina (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Bulking up its Celtix enterprise service bus, Iona Technologies has acquired LogicBlaze, a nine-person open source firm that developed some complementary technology, for an undisclosed sum.

Fluxbuntu becomes an "official" Ubuntu offshoot

It happened April 1, according to this portion of the Ubuntu forums. I've given Fluxbuntu middling marks in the past, but I see why the Linux community needs it. To have the lightness of Damn Small Linux (albeit without the ease of use) along with the repositories, support and sheer numbers of Ubuntu would be a very powerful thing indeed.

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