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Using LDAP for mail contacts

  •; By Nathan Willis (Posted by yuk on May 23, 2005 6:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Many corporate users use company-wide LDAP directories to free them from manually synchronizing and updating their contacts -- a convenience that even a two-PC household could benefit from. We will start by installing and configuring OpenLDAP, the free, open-source LDAP server.

Linux in Government: Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part II

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 23, 2005 4:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Continuing to transform your Linux system into a fast desktop.

Mozilla Foundation to ban Firefox derivative browsers?

the Mozilla Foundation [MoFo] started pushing the separate e-mail and web browsers, instead of the integrated suite, and a whole marketing operation was created around MoFo's now separate components (Firefox and Thunderbird) targeting the end-user audience. Yet, at the same time, the open source nature of MoFo's code made one believe that re-distribution and re-branding was still welcome. That seems not to be the case anymore, if one reads MoFo's Ben Goodger's blog.

DistroWatch Weekly: Installing Gentoo in chroot, Novell Linux study guides

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on May 23, 2005 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Gentoo Linux continues to maintain its presense on these pages - we have a quick tip describing how to save time and prevent downtime while installing this popular source-based distribution. We'll continue with an update on the release of Debian Sarge and point you to a couple of fantastic Linux learning resources made available recently by Novell. The featured distribution of the week is the PHLAK live CD with its amazing array of security tool and extensive documentation, while Robert Storey reveals a great utility to really erase data from your hard disks. Happy reading!

NFS over CIPE-VPN tunnels

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 23, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Reviewed: Vector Linux SOHO 5.0

  •; By (Posted by tuxme on May 22, 2005 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
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...

Interview with Will Stephenson

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on May 22, 2005 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: Interview
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.

Microsoft (Russia) uses Linux/OpenOffice

OpenOffice 1.1.2 and Alt Linux Master 2.3 (russian distro) That is REAL! Microsoft presenation about SSI.

IT meet to showcase initiatives, free software

  • Webindia123 (Posted by dave on May 22, 2005 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Linux in oil exploration & production

  • AME Info (Posted by dave on May 22, 2005 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
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.

Gmail on Home Linux Box using Postfix and Fetchmail

  •; By Mike Chirico (Posted by yuk on May 22, 2005 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
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 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.

Security Alerts: Mozilla and Firefox Flaws

Noel Davis looks at problems in gzip, Mozilla and Firefox,, the FreeBSD kernel, Ethereal, TCPDump, libTIFF, Smail, Apache2's htdigest, and SCO UnixWare's chroot.

Cnet declares Firefox best browser available.

  • HTML FixIT (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 4:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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...

WSDL Eclipse Modeling Framework client code for Linux

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.

Linux present in 60% of Windows environments, says Yankee

  • OSDir (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.

Government Studies Open-Source Migration

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Wi-Fi Stack Targets Embedded Linux Devices

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Move from NetWare to Linux forms basis for new software

“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).

Need open source code?

  • (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

The death of Shorewall.

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."

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