Contribute  :  Calendar  :  Advanced Search  :  Site Statistics  :  Directory  :  About  :  Cartoons  :  Web Resources  :  Polls  
    geekinfo.net ...for all that other stuff    
 Welcome to geekinfo.net
 Wednesday, June 28 2017 @ 07:29 CEST

Baseball for the uninitiated

  View Printable Version 
Every year about this time, the entire world except the parts located outside the northern Americas, does something called "The World Series Baseball". This is an odd game, not only for the fact that most nobody ever gets to see it played, but also because it involves grownups in pajamas.

If you happen to wonder about the rules, equipment and lore surrounding this intricate ball and stick game, Dave Barry takes it on himself to explain.
 
Post a comment
Comments (0)

inetd - what's that?

  View Printable Version 
FreeBSDWhile FreeBSD 4.4 ships with most services shut off per default, all kinds of strange things happen when you install software via ports, especially during first time installation. Installation of FreeBSD is - well - not the next-button-fest some other OS'es gets you involved in.
 
read more (130 words) Post a comment
Comments (0)

Ethereal

  View Printable Version 
NetworkingSys Admin has an article that describes Ethereal, a free packet sniffer and network analyzer with a nice GUI. Ethereal can filter traffic, and has a command-line version as well.

From the article:
"With an abundance of commercial and free software products available, it may be difficult to choose a good product"
"Ethereal can read the data files from a multitude of other packet sniffers, letting you analyze previously collected data"

 
Post a comment
Comments (1)

Hardening OpenBSD Internet Servers

  View Printable Version 
OpenBSD/NetBSDRead at BSDatwork.com:

GeodSoft has a how-to that covers the hardening of an OpenBSD 2.9 Server. It introduces the concept of:

  • Hardening the operating system
  • Users, Files and Auditing
  • Removing Unneeded Services
  • Removing Files, CD-ROM as System Lock
  • Building a Custom Kernel
  • Imutable Files, Securelevels, Read Only Filesystems, Mount Options
  • Logon Banners to Warn, Not Help Intruders
The complete how-to can be found here.
 
Post a comment
Comments (0)

UNIX Security Checklist v2.0

  View Printable Version 
SecuritySeen on BSDatwork.com:

"The Australian CERT has published a paper that details steps to improve the security of Unix Operating Systems. We encourage system administrators to review all sections of this document and if appropriate modify their systems accordingly to fix potential weaknesses."

The full paper can be found here.

 
Post a comment
Comments (0)

XP is here, and so are the patches

  View Printable Version 
WindowsThe day after XP was launched with much ado, there's already 20 Mb worth of updates waiting for you over at the Windows Update web site. This is ofcourse if you opted for manual download of patches when installing XP. If not, MS may already have pushed these updates in your direction and installed them on your computer.

Some of these patches are bugfixes, some plugs security holes and some bring new functionality.

Read it all on cnet.com.
 
Post a comment
Comments (0)

Setting up a streaming audio server on a LAN with litestream

  View Printable Version 
FreeBSDBy Torfinn Ingolfsen

What if you have a nice collection of your MP3 files on one of your file servers, and are tired of ftp'ing them over to whatever workstation you are using at the moment?

Is there a better way? The answer is, of course, yes.

 
read more (471 words) Post a comment
Comments (1)

Microsoft shuts out non-IE browsers from MSN

  View Printable Version 
NewsIf you attempt to access msn.com with anything but Internet Explorer or some versions of Netscape Navigator, you are told in unambigious terms that you own a lesser browser. Even Opera, acclaimed for being standards compliant - aren't let past the browser check. The reason, according to the Redmond Circus, is "Opera does not support the latest standards, such as XHTML". What all this is good for, I leave for you to figure out. The Bald Arm-Flailer now not only have us by the balls, he have begun squeezing too.

There are articles about this on zdnet.com and (the same article) on cnet.com.

Update 27.10.2001 20:07: An article on newsforge.com says Opera users are back in! -twa
 
Post a comment
Comments (0)

Five reasons to avoid Windows XP

  View Printable Version 
WindowsWindows XP hits all of us today. Brian Livingston of the "Windows Secrets" books fame, explains why he will neither write a "Windows XP Secrets" book, nor change to XP on his office network.
 
Post a comment
Comments (0)

bin Laden and the toilet of doom

  View Printable Version 
SecurityApparently, there's a new Outlook-only mass mailer virus out there, named after the infamous Saudi badboy/playboy. It comes to your inbox sporting subjects like "Bin Laden toilette paper!!", "Sadam Hussein & BinLaden IN LOVE" or "Is Osama Bin Laden BAD-LOVED?".
 
read more (86 words) Post a comment
Comments (0)
 Copyright © 2017 geekinfo.net
 All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Powered By Geeklog 
Created this page in 0.06 seconds