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Running Apache on BSD

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OpenBSD/NetBSDI'm in the process of setting up a web server on OpenBSD 2.9. While trawling the net for useful info, I came across this piece on running a high-performance web server on the BSD-flavored OS'es. It's from the Apache web site, and it's put together from different contributors. Since it seems to be from the real world, it's devoid of the usual academia, instead going straight for the matters.

Also, take a tour of the misc section on apache.org site to pick up more on getting Apache to perform on your particular kind of box.
 
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Do you know Linux? Do you?

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GNU/LinuxUnixreview.com has a test with 25 questions which is supposed to test your basic Linux skills. The test was put together in order to assess how ready you are for the Linux+ exam.
 
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22Mbps WLAN ships

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NetworkingBuffalo Technologies announces that they have new IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN stuff out. It's the 22Mbps AirPort 2x™ access point and ditto NIC. It's supposedly compatible with all other Wi-Fi gear out there, meaning it operates in the unlicensed 2,4GHz band. It also means it can communicate with all other Wi-Fi network cards, regardless of speed.
There's a rundown on Wi-Fi at computeruser.com if you need more on this particular wireless scheme.

For the rest of the details on the new 22Mbps WLAN gadgets, read the Buffalo Tech. press release.
 
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OpenBSD: The most secure OS around

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OpenBSD/NetBSDZDnet reports:

"You're probably sick and tired of running into the latest Windows security snafu. And you're undoubtedly painfully aware that most versions of Unix have their own major security holes, such as the recent HP-UX whopper. I'm guessing that you're wondering if there's a network operating system that gets security right. There is: OpenBSD."

The article presents a good overview of what sets OpenBSD apart from other OS's, without going into too much detail.

 
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Linux 2.4.14 is out

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GNU/LinuxLinux kernel 2.4.14 is here. Available for download from the mirror list at www.kernel.org. Also read the changelog.
 
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Samba 2.2.2

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Samba - the Windows compatible SMB server for Unix/Linux/*BSD etc. got an upgrade a month ago. It is now version 2.2.2. There's a small-ish review at eWeek Labs.

Wanna download? Go to www.samba.org and choose a mirror.
 
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Star Wars Episode II trailer

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The trailer for Star Wars episode II "Attack of the Clones" is available for streaming online as of right now immediately. I had difficulties viewing it because of "technical difficulties" a few minutea ago. Guess they are being slashdotted.

The trailer requires Quicktime 5. There's three separate trailer sizes to watch, according to your bandwith.
 
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The AMD Athlon XP 1900+

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HardwareAMD let out it's newest CPU offering in October, the Athlon XP 1900+. It ticks at 1600Mhz, but as we all know by now, this does not necessarily mean anything in particular when it comes to processing speed. In fact, in a test done by Tom's Hardware, it let the Intel Pentium 4 @ 2000MHz behind in the dust. All the details on both the Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon benchmarks and a torough discussion on this new AMD CPU is here.
 
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Using Windows NT/2000 authentication on Apache

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WindowsBy Tor Willy Austerslått

As you might know, the Apache web-server is no stranger to Win32 platforms. The current offering is version 1.3.20, packed in a nice MSI-file for the Windows Installer service. So, at least installing the thing is a no-brainer. Configuring it to get something done might not necessarily be.
 
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TechNotes: Fixing SuSE 7.3

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GNU/Linux"Those who read this week's .comment column on LinuxPlanet.com learned of the difficulty that I and some others have encountered in installing, configuring, and using SuSE Linux 7.3. These problems are not universal, but for a substantial number of users they render a nonfunctioning or barely functioning system.

As it turns out, at least two significant problems can be relatively easily solved, even by users who have little Linux experience. A third problem is not a critical issue but still one for which a solution remains elusive."

The article is at LinuxPlanet.com

 
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