Linux Journal Contents #92, December 2001
Linux System Administration A User's Guide
by Marcel Gagné
A little advice on passwords from the chef.
Building an E-mail Virus Detection System for Your Network
by Dave Jones
Jones gives a great example of a homegrown virus protection system.
Guard Against Data Loss with Mondo Rescue
by Hugo Rabson
Looking for an easy open-source backup method?
Webmin: Good for Guru and Newbie Alike
by Dirk J. Elmendorf
Get started with this feature-full administration interface.
LaTeX2HTML: Publish Science to the Web
by Michael Yuan
Tailoring math-intensive documents to fit the Internet.
Editors' Choice Awards
Fame and glory to the winners!
Kernel Korner About LinuxBIOS
by Eric Biederman
At the Forge Enterprise JavaBeans
by Reuven M. Lerner
Cooking with Linux Lighter Admin Fare with Depth
by Marcel Gagné
Paranoid Penguin syslog Configuration
by Mick Bauer
GFX Mainstream Linux
by Robin Rowe
Focus on Software
No Longer Easy for Sys Admins
by David A. Bandel
Focus on Embedded Systems
A Walk on the Embedded Side of LinuxWorld
by Rick Lehrbaum
by Lawrence Rosen
Linux for Suits
The Triumph of Stuff that Matters
by Doc Searls
The HP SureStore Ultrium 230 Tape Drive
by Tanner Andrews
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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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- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Linux In Government: Interoperability
- Linux in Government: Winning in the Big Enterprise Space
- Linux in Government: Open Source Innovation within the DoD
- Linux in Government: An Interview with John Weathersby of OSSI
- Linux in Government: GNU/Linux Clears Procurement Hurdles
- Convert Filenames to Lowercase
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Getting Started with Salt Stack-the Other Configuration Management System Built with Python
- Concerning Containers' Connections: on Docker Networking
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