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April 14, 2009  1:06 AM

University of Utah gets hit by conficker worm



Posted by: Xjlittle
Conficker, Linux, operating system, university of utah, unix, virus, windows

Over 700 computers were hit by the most recent release of the conficker worm at the University of Utah. Computers included those at the University's three hospitals. The worm was first detected on Thursday on some of the school's computers. By Friday it had hit the school's computers at the...

January 25, 2009  1:22 AM

Using the Korn Shell with Linux



Posted by: Xjlittle
bash, korn shell, Linux, scripting, unix

My current consulting gig requires that I use the Korn Shell and modify Unix scripts so that they will work with Linux. While the Korn Shell has many comparable characteristics of BASH there are some distinct differences-or at least ones that I've never seen in BASH. The first difference that I...


January 24, 2009  8:01 PM

Setting script variables using the if..then statement



Posted by: Xjlittle
bash, if..then, korn shell, ksh, Linux, unix, variable

Recently I found myself wanting to set some variables in a script that I was writing using the if..then statement. I am using the Korn shell but this is bash compatible. I wanted to do this as the variable command changed depending on if the script was running on Linux, HP-UX or AIX. This...


September 6, 2008  8:05 AM

Squid proxy server quick start



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, ftp, http, https, Linux, proxy, proxy cache, squid, squid.conf, unix, web proxy, windows, Yum

Here is a quick start plan for installing the squid-cache.org proxy server. Squid is a caching proxy server that uses HTTP, HTTPS and FTP for caching web pages from the internet. By caching web pages locally the squid server helps you save on bandwidth...


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