Hacking Your Portable Linux Server
The WD Mybook II World Edition is clearly a device warranting the attention of hardware hackers looking for a small, cheap, low-power platform on which to build their projects. Western Digital's wisdom in not stripping the system portion of the device should be recognized in that it has provided us with a wonderful target for our tinkering. Although sporting only 98 BogoMIPS, its hardware has unusual capabilities (hardware AES encryption and native support for Java bytecode among them) that provide further application levers for our appliance-building projects. I introduced here the hardware, its capabilities, how to breach its security and how to enable it with top-class network configuration at bootup on nearly any network. I hope you, the reader, will follow me and others in this exploration of what our imaginations can make of this small hardware wonder.
Enabling SSH Access on MyBook World Edition, by Martin Hinner: martin.hinner.info/mybook/sshaccess.php
How to Set Up My Book World Edition II, by Paul Henman: henman.livejournal.com/1161953.html
CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network): www.cpan.org
Daemon-less Wide-Area DNS Update, by Federico Lucifredi: primates.ximian.com/~flucifredi/dns-update.html
Using SSH and FTP on Western Digital MyBook Word, by Edouard Brière: www.nanalegumene.net/using-ssh-and-ftp-on-western-digital-mybook-world
BiTtorrent on Mybook World: done, by Edouard Brière: www.nanalegumene.net/bittorrent-on-mybook-world-done
Binaries for Gumstix Board: www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Optware/Gumstix
Federico Lucifredi is the maintainer of “man” as well as the Systems Management Product Manager for the OpenSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise product lines at Novell. He loves to tinker with old hardware and build contraptions that puzzle his colleagues.
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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This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide