Enterprise Linux Log:


January 11, 2008  11:05 AM

Making the case for JeOS

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux versus Windows, Rick Vanover, Ubuntu Linux

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

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux desktops, 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

January 3, 2008  12:58 PM

Run instant messaging internally, securely

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Open source applications, 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!

Posted by: Rick Vanover
CentOS, Linux basics, Rick Vanover, TechTarget Blogs, Virtualization

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...

December 21, 2007  5:55 PM

Changes at Red Hat: A new CEO in 2008

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz

CNET news is reporting that Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik is stepping down effective January 1st and handing control of the world's most popular enterprise Linux provider to former Delta airlines COO James...

December 18, 2007  2:44 PM

Splunk: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love log files

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, disaster recovery, Linux Done Right, UNIX

Log files may be the most important piece of forensic information we have when determining why a server or application crashes. However, warnings of such a distaster are available to IT administrators. They just have to know where to look (hint: what do you think log files are...

December 12, 2007  9:51 PM

The Big Three of Linux: Looking ahead to 2008

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Ubuntu Linux

What are Red Hat, Novell and Canonical going to have to do in 2008 to in order to dominate the desktop and server Linux market? Let's take a moment and assess the situation. Red Hat is the dominant force in Linux right now. They own the enterprise market. SUSE is also supported by many IHVs as a...

December 10, 2007  12:32 AM

Openswan 2.4.11 and xl2tpd 1.1.12 packages for Ubuntu x86_64 (Feisty+)

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Security, Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu repositories are lagging when it comes to keeping up with Openswan development. Currently, the latest package in the Feisty pool is 2.4.6 and 2.4.11 was just released (with several bug fixes -- one that allows newer OS X clients to...

December 10, 2007  12:31 AM

It’s 10 o’clock. Did you remember to turn packet forwarding on?

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Linux kernel, Ubuntu Linux

So I am on a VPN kick lately; I wonder if it shows? I spent the last week setting up and tweaking Openswan on an Ubuntu box in order to allow me to connect to my home network with my MacBook Pro. I finally got it working -- you can see some of the fun gotchas you might run into when using Leopard...

December 6, 2007  12:17 PM

Mono: Does anybody want it?

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Microsoft

When you think mono, you think tired. You think sleepy. You think shut-yourself-up-in-your-bedroom-for-two-weeks-and-snooze-like-Rip-Van-Winkle. You get the idea. But that is not how it should be. Mono isn't boring. Mono should excite people! I am speaking, of course, of the open source...

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