Linux Journal Contents #56, December 1998

Linux Journal Issue #56/December 1998


News & Articles

  • Building a Web Weather Station  by Chris Howard
    Mr. Howard tells us how he gathers and outputs weather information to the Web using Linux, Perl and automated FTP. Archive File containing listings found in this article.
  • Samba's Encrypted Password Support  by John Blair
    How SMB-encrypted passwords actually works and a walk-through the steps required to enable encrypted passwords in Samba.
  • X-ISP and Maintaining Multiple Account Records  by Chris LeDantec
    Even for the experienced administrator, X-ISP provides an easy way to manage multiple accounts, keep track of usage expense and time on-line.
  • Linux in Banking  by Idan Shoham
    Mr. Shoham tells us how his company set up an Internet banking system using Linux for a bank in Western Canada.
  • Preventing Spams and Relays  by John Wong
    The smtpd package is a useful mail demon for stopping spam, thereby saving money and resources.



  • Linux Means Business   Wireless Networking in Africa  by F. Postogna, C. Fonda, E.Canessa, G. O. Ajayi, S. Radicella
    The experiences of the members of an Italian project in establishing wireless networking with Linux in Africa
  • Linux in Education   Sharing Pedagogy with Java  by Robert A. Dalrymple
  • At the Forge   Embperl and Databases  by Reuven M. Lerner
    Archive File containing listings found in this article.
  • Linux Apprentice   Linux Security for Beginners  by Alex Withers
    Mr. Withers takes a look at basic security issues and how to solve them using available tools
  • Take Command   bc: A Handy Utility  by Alasdair McAndrew
    Mr. McAndrew shows us how the bc command can be used for prototyping numerical algorithms.
  • Kernel Korner   The Wonderful World of Linux 2.2  by Joseph Pranevich
    Mr. Pranevich gives us a look at the changes and improvements coming out in the new kernel.

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