A new site launched nowadays: Ubuntu brainstorm where we can discuss ideas, and we are able to vote on them.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Let say that you have installed squid and now you want to scan the traffic for viruses. To do this install HAVP: HTTP Any Virus Proxy and ClamAV do some configuration from HAVP's website and it's done!:)
Friday, February 22, 2008
I bought today a D-Link DP-301P+, it may be a bit old, but does the job quite well. I think there are still many printers out there with parallel port (the one I use it is a copy machine).
It has a nice web-page to be able to configure, but also a build in telnet server. It can print text receiving via e-mail, and ftp too! I like it.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Let's say that you are a system administrator and your company is lacking enough bandwidth. You decide to start a caching web proxy to save bandwidth. But there is many workstations, and you don't want to reconfigure them one-by-one.
Here comes transparent proxy. Let's suppose you have already fired up squid on your router (witch is is linux box) and the final step is get transparency working.
Let's suppose your LAN is connecting to your box via eth1, then the magical iptables command is:
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth1 \
-p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128
And voila! Your clients now using your proxy, without knowing about it.:)
For more see Transparent Proxy with Linux and Squid mini-HOWTO
Friday, February 8, 2008
Let's say that you have edited a file and now you want to find out how the original looked like. You may think OK! I'll check it in the original package. But ohh... My file belongs to witch package? Heeelp!!
There's a way to find this out. For example you want the package's name whom provides the file /etc/init.d/checkfs.sh then the command for you is
stone@skynet:~$ sudo dpkg -S /etc/init.d/checkfs.sh
so initscripts provides it!
This may work under all Debian based distros.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Linux Live scipts allows you to create own Live Linux from your installed Linux distribution. The Live system you create will be bootable from CD-ROM or a disk device, for example USB Flash Drive, USB Pen Drive, Camera connected to USB port, and so on.
Fair NAT is a linux router shaper script which allows something like fair bandwidth sharing among clients in the local network.
With it you can add more bandwidth to interactive connections, limit P2P traffic, and control client wise bandwidth for your local network.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
OpenGEU, previously known as Geubuntu, is a complete and fully functional operative system based on Ubuntu. OpenGEU, a project started and designed by the Italian artist Luca D.M.. OpenGEU mixes the power and simplicity of Ubuntu and parts of the Gnome Desktop with the wonder and astonishing eye-candy of Enlightenment DR17.
Try it! I personally like Enlightenment, I used it for years. It is was beautiful, and it is more beautiful nowadays, and it is very fast too. And putting it on Ubuntu it is something... phenomenal.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Some features from the recent Hardy Heron Alpha 4: Xorg 7.3, Linux kernel 2.6.24, PulseAudio, PolicyKit, Firefox 3 Beta 2, Transmission (BitTorrent client), Vinagre (VNC client), Brasero (my favorite CD/DVD burner), World Clock Applet, GVFS, GNOME System Monitor (finally not % in the network graph!!), Virtualization (KVM) and Firewall (uwf = uncomlicated firewall).
It will be very hot! I can't wait for it!:)