Linux Journal Contents #126, October 2004

Linux Journal Issue #126/October 2004

Features

  • Point-to-Point Linux  by Phil Hollenback
    When this Manhattan investment company decided to mirror its critical data off-site, the IS staff built their own T3 and T1 routers. How did that work, and would they do it again?
  • SQL Comes to Nmap: Power and Convenience  by Hasnain Atique
    Port-scan your own hosts to find misconfigured and unauthorized services. Put all that data into a database, and you can keep track of thousands of systems.
  • Setting Up Virtual Security Zones in a Linux Cluster  by Makan Pourzandi and Axelle Apvrille
    When projects need to share the Linux cluster but shouldn't see each other's data, split your in-demand cluster into separate virtual ones.

Indepth

  • Introduction to Sound Programming with ALSA  by Jeff Tranter
    The 2.6 kernel brings new capabilities to the Linux sound API. We cover the essentials with a working sound recording app.
  • The Politics of Porting  by Stephen C. Forster
    Don't do this. It could get you fired. Unless your company is really shooting itself in the foot, then you've got to do what you've got to do.
  • Linux Tools for Professional Photography  by RW Hawkins
    Tweak your system to make photo colors accurate, and more. Now you won't get a nasty surprise when the photo you send to Linux Journal shows up all wrong.

Embedded

  • Porting RTOS Device Drivers to Embedded Linux  by Bill Weinberg
    Your old real-time operating system made you do a lot for yourself as a driver author. Take advantage of the facilities Linux offers and clean up some spaghetti code while you're at it.

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