Linux Journal Contents #58, February 1999
COAS: A Flexible Approach to System Administration Tools
by Olaf Kirch
Caldera is working on a new easy-to-use configuration tool for Linux. Mr. Kirch gives us the details.
Csound for Linux
by David Phillips
Mr. Phillips discusses some history as well as what's happening now in the Linux Csound world.
by C. Wayne Wright and Edward J. Walsh
The authors tell us about hunting hurricane using the Scanning Radar Altimeter based on the Linux system and analyzing the data with Yorick.
University of Toronto WearComp Linux Project
by Dr. Steve Mann
Dr. Mann describes his WearComp (“Wearable Computer”) invention and how it has evolved into the same kind of philosophical basis for self determination and mastery over one's own destiny that is characteristic of the Linux operating system that currently runs on WearComp.
News & Articles
Virtual Network Computing
by Brian Harvey
Mr. Harvey tells us about virtual network computing and how to set it up to control MS Windows Application from Linux.
Configuring ATM Networks
by Wayne J. Salamon
This article describes how to configure Linux-based PCs and an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch to build on ATM network.
The GNOME Project
by Miguel de Icaza
What is GNOME and where is it heading? Miguel tells us all.
KDE: The Highway Ahead
by Kalle Dalheimer
In this article, Mr. Dalheimer describes some of the plans being made for future versions of KDE.
P-Synch: Changing the Way We Change Passwords
by Tim Parker
Linux Apprentice The login Process
by Andy Vaught
System Administration Caching the Web, Part 2
by David Guerrero
This month Mr. Guerrero tells us about the definitive proxy-cache server, Squid.
At the Forge Creating a Web-based BBS, Part 2
by Reuven M. Lerner
Mr. Lerner continues to look at the bulletin board system, examining the code that works with individual messages.
Focus on Software
by David A. Bandel
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor More Letters to the Editor
Guest Editorial Software Libre and Commercial Viability
by Alessandro Rubini
Software Libre and Commercial Viability Mr. Rubini gives us his opinion of the Open Source movement.
Stop the Presses
by Marjorie Richardson
Announcements by Sun and Troll Tech
Best of Technical Support
Color Reactiveness on the Desktop
by Bowie Poag
Mr. Poag describes the InSight project which is designing a desktop where color is used to inform the user of what is happening with his applications.
Building Network Management Tools with Tcl/Tk
by Syd Logan
LJ Interviews Informix's Janet Smith
by Marjorie Richardson
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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