Enterprise Linux Log:

January, 2008


January 16, 2008  4:14 PM

The best open-source SQL server under the sun?

Kutz Profile: Akutz

SELECT company FROM mysql INNER JOIN sun ON mysql.about_time = sun.smart_move By now most people have heard the news: Sun is acquiring MySQL. I was sharing the announcement with co-workers when one of them said that it is old news. He apparently heard about it last night or this morning. But as...

January 16, 2008  12:46 PM

Trac(king) software development

Kutz Profile: Akutz

If you are a software developer, you need Trac and you need it now. There is no other open-source, software management tool more useful to a software project life-cycle than Trac. Straight from the Trac website , Trac is an "enhanced wiki and issue tracking...


January 16, 2008  11:08 AM

The ‘perfect’ CentOS 4.6 server

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

The gang at howtoforge.com has posted another good guide. This one is a step-by-step for setting up a CentOS 4.6 based server for ISPs and...


January 14, 2008  10:27 AM

Server platform consistency for Linux systems

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Today's top server hardware vendors have expanded the line of Linux compatible server systems. HP and Dell, for example, have Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux available as OEM build installations, the same hardware that a Windows server can be built on. As...


January 11, 2008  11:05 AM

Making the case for JeOS

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I recently tried out a test system with an Ubuntu Server 7.10 JeOS build. The JeOS (Just Enough Operating System, pronounced "juice" ) concept for Linux works well if one needs just enough to run a test...


January 9, 2008  1:32 PM

Use virtual keyboards to support international Linux systems

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Should you be so privileged as to be in a position to have to support international enterprise Linux installs or distributions, you may run into the occasional situation where you need local characters and your keyboard can't offer much help. I had a chance to run a tool called

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January 7, 2008  2:29 PM

Set up a Samba Domain Controller with LDAP for Ubuntu server

Rick Vanover Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

Hey Ubuntu fans – ever wanted a domain controller with an LDAP back end for a server but couldn’t bring yourself to run Windows? Well, the guys over at HowtoForge assembled a great how-to guide for...

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January 3, 2008  1:10 PM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux in lockstep: CentOS 4 receives an upgrade

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

CentOS continues to assert itself as a strong but free equivalent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with the release of CentOS 4.6 on December 16, 2007.  CentOS distributions are spaced approximately 1 month later than the RHEL equivalent (RHEL 4.6 was released on November 15, 2007.) While this...


January 3, 2008  12:58 PM

Run instant messaging internally, securely

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Have you found Instant Messaging (IM) running on just about every box in your enterprise? Want to secure IM? Meet Jabber. Jabber is a streaming XML based open source instant messenger server.  You can provision a Linux server to...


January 1, 2008  9:32 PM

Enterprise streaming media? Sure, and on virtual Linux systems!

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Many IT shops have strict policies prohibiting the storage of multimedia content on shared systems. Issues over copyrighted content and inappropriate material pose many problems. However, more business products offer various content in audio or video media. These can be training videos, quality...


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