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  • Eliminating password request for SSH for Linux and Oracle

    I was trying to configure SSH on Oracle Linux. I have done the following steps on two nodes: /usr/bin/ssh-keygen -t rsa /usr/bin/ssh-keygen -t dsa Then I did this on node 1: ssh node1 cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> authorized-keys ssh node1 cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub >> authorized-keys Then copied...

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  • Cross-platform tools for security, monitoring

    What would be some good cross-platform administration tools to use for an environment running Windows OS X and Debian's test release lenny? It is a small business (<200 employees) and the main concerns are being able to perform secure file transfers throughout the system and keeping track of...

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  • Converting old computers with Linux

    I have 34 computers. In which 16 are P3 1.10 Ghz, Foxconn MB with various MB of ram viz. 128Mb, 256mb even 64mb are also there..And rest are Intel P4 2.80 Ghz, original MB with 512 MB ram. HDD are all 80 GB (some of them were replaced by new HDD). They are all loaded with mixed windows flavours...

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  • Dont want to pay alot for a enterprise backup software

    I have a customer that is on a tight budget and want to backup 20 servers remotley. Symantec and CA are all abou the same price 8-11k. Any enterprise backup software out there that is reliable and is a lower cost?

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  • RSYNC hangs without reason

    Hi For a test we have run a RSYNC to copy 1,9TB. It runs for hours (850GB) when suddenly it hangs without any error. The progress indicates that it is busy with one small file but it doesn't copy. In top I see that the process is running but with very low CPU. I kill all the processes and restart...

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  • How to solve Fedora booting problems

    I installed Fedora core(2.6.18-1.2798.fc6). It installed properly and worked properly, but it structed while working and after restarting it shows following error: UFS:Cannot find ext3 filesystem on dev dm0. mount:error mounting/dev/rooton/sysroot as ext3:Invalid argument. Steuproot: error...

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  • Enterprise Linux Vs. Microsoft Windows OS – in the Banking Indusrty

    This is almost a philosophical question - Which server OS would be better for a mid-sized bank, which handles vast amounts of data (approx 3 petabytes) and used Unix up to now: Enterprise Linux, or Microsoft Windows? Obviosly, the answer depends on the specific conditions within the bank, and on...

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  • Enterprise Debian Linux desktop audio problem

    alright heres the problem. I had windows XP and I had a basic media mixer that i used to play everything from line in I downloaded and intalled debian and things will play from line out however i can not play them from line in. The problem with this is...line out only plays mono line in plays...

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  • Keyring password in Evolution on Ubuntu

    Can anyone tell me how to avoid having to type in the keyring password in Evolution. It only needs it when first opening the program after booting Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and pressing send/receive. I've converted from W2K on my wife's PC and she finds it very annoying. many thanks

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  • Free IT Book: Dynamic Tracing

    This week's free IT book, DTrace, covers dynamic tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. What can you learn from DTrace? Learn by example, with ample commands and "easy-to-adapt, downloadable D scripts. These concise examples generate answers to real and useful questions, and serve as a...

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  • Newbie Ubuntu Linux Questions

    Please help. I have two questions about seting up my Ubuntu machine - First, I want to install two network cards, and have them be totally independent of each other (separate ip addresses,etc.). When I just list them in the /etc/interfaces file I get a situation where the first card responds to...

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  • Why is my POP3 password always refused by Evolution?

    I have not yet been able to access my.ail through evolution. it refuses my POP pass word continuously... I am getting very upset as I have to go elsewhere etc...

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  • Cannot Access Shared Folders in Fedora with Windows XP

    Hello everyone, here is my situation........... One of the staff told the director that one of our chairwoman cannot access shared folders offered by the Windows XP Professional computers through her computer running Fedora. what solution can we do to make this possible for her??? if you know of a...

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  • SFTP setup for FreeBSD

    Hi Does anyone know how to setup SFTP on a FreeBSD operating system? I have the operating system installed FreeBSD-8.1-Release-i386. Do I need to install FTP than install SFTP over the top? I am new to FreeBSD and FTP so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Free IT Book!

    This week's free IT book giveaway is A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 5th ed. Mark Sobell shares his 25+ years of Linux and UNIX experience in this great resource, which includes a DVD with the full version of the Fedora 12 release. All you need to do is answer one of these...

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  • Linux for beginners

    Am looking for an easy to understand, plain English manual for getting my feet wet installing Linux. Recommendations please?

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  • VNC in Xen

    I've installed Debian and Xen, Xen utils and tools. I've set up a VM but I can't connect via VNC. Before that I was able to connect to vnc with Debian + gnome, but to reduce resources I reinstalled the same debian but without any X component (but using the same Xen configuration. Is there any way...

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  • KILLING OLD UNIX PROCESSES

    # I want to be able to extract all the oracleprod processes which are 3 days old and kill them. Are there other date functions or methods can I use? I can make a list of processes but how do I compare the date to kill those processes more than 3 days old. This problem is occurring even though I...

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  • Vmware Management Interface Connection Issue

    I have setup vmware server 2.0 for Fedora 9 64 bit and also installed vmware-mui for the management interface. I have specified "root" as the login for the web access. I can bring up the UI, but when entered the user "root" and passowrd for "root", I am getting the below error: "The server was...

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  • Linux newbie question

    Here's the deal. As an experienced PC and Macintosh technician, I find myself very much at a disadvantage when it comes to using Linux. I've been able to install various flavors from Fedora to CentOS to Ubuntu ( the process is rather straightforward), but once installed, other than using the OS,...

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