Linux Journal Contents #55, November 1998

Linux Journal Issue #55/November 1998


  • FastCGI: Persistent Applications for Your Web Server  by Paul Heinlein
    FastCGI allows Apache to run and manage persistent CGI-like scripts, overcoming CGI's worst shortcomings.
  • An Introduction to JDBC  by Manu Konchady
    Mr. Konchady presents some of the benefits of using Java over CGI as well as the basics of managing a departmental database with Java.
  • Perl Embedding  by John Quillan
    An overview of what is needed to embed your favorite Perl application and help avoid some obstacles along the way.
  • LJ Interviews Guido van Rossum  by Andrew Kuchling
    Mr. Kuchling talks to the creator of Python to find out about the past, present and future of this versatile programming language.
  • The Python HTMLgen Module  by Michael Hamilton
    Mr. Hamilton tells us how to use HTMLgen, a Python-class library, for generating HTML.

News & Articles



  • Linux Apprentice   Beginner's Guide to JDK  by Gordon Chamberlin
    Beginner's Guide to JDK This article covers the use of the Java Development Kit on a Linux platform. It includes a general introduction to Java, installing the JDK 1.1.6, compiling Java support into the Linux kernel, writing a simple Java program and studying an example.
  • Take Command   init  by Alessandro Rubini
    init init is the driving force that keeps our Linux box alive, and it is the one that can put it to death. This article is meant to summarize why init is so powerful and how you can instruct it to behave differently from its default behaviour. (Yes, init is powerful, but the superuser rules over init.)
  • Linux Means Business   Linux for Internet Business Applications  by Uche Ogbuji
    Linux for Internet Business Applications A look at how one company is moving ahead by using Linux to provide Internet services to its clients.
  • System Administration   High Availability Linux Web Servers  by Aaron Gowatch
    High Availability Linux Web Servers If a web server goes down, here's one way to save time and minimize traffic loss by configuring multiple hosts to serve the same IP address.
  • Linux Gazette   The Roxen Challenger HTTP Web Server  by Michel Pelletier
    The Roxen Challenger HTTP Web Server A review of the easy-to-install web server written in Pike.


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