Linux Journal Contents #121, May 2004
Transactions and Rollback with RPM
by James Olin Oden
Learn to back out problem upgrades, and you'll be saving your “swear jar” money for cold beverages.
HEC Montréal: Deployment of a Large-Scale Mail Installation
by Ludovic Marcotte
If you thought you had mail problems, try 600,000 spams a day.
SPF, MTAs and SRS
by Meng Weng Wong
Spam “from” you? Gone. Spam forged from other SPF-using domains? Gone. Do we have your attention yet?
Policy Routing for Fun and Profit
by David Mandelstam and Nenad Corbic
A bargain Net connection gets expensive over its traffic limit. Routing mastery will keep bills in check and Net performance snappy.
The Linux-Based Recording Studio
by Aaron Trumm
Fill in the parts between the mic and the Linux box, and make records the way you want.
Using SQL-Ledger for Your Business
by David A. Bandel
If the proprietary accounting system is the last obstacle to your all-Linux office, you just bought the right magazine.
Automating Tasks with Aap
by Bram Moolenaar
Do what make can, and more, with the next-generation software build tool.
How to Build LSB Applications
by Stuart R. Anderson
Use these simple tools to make your app binary-compatible with the leading distributions.
Shielded CPUs: Real-Time Performance in Standard Linux
by Steve Brosky
Add another tool to the real-time toolbox—simply dedicate one processor to your most critical task.
At the Forge
by Reuven M. Lerner
by James Bottomley
Cooking with Linux
Eye Candy for Admins?
by Marcel Gagné
Open Legal Research
by Pamela Jones
Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk
by Marty Leisner
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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