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Linux on Carrier Grade Web Servers

Ibrahim Haddad Makan Pourzandi Issue #84, April 2001 Ibrahim and Makan describe and test the Linux Virtual Server. ARIES (Advanced Research on Internet E-Servers) is a project that started at Ericsson Research Canada in January 2000. It aimed at finding and prototyping the necessary technology to prove the feasibility of a clustered internet server that demonstrates telecom-grade characteristics using Linux ...

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oftpd: a Secure, Modern FTP Dæmon

Don Marti Issue #84, April 2001 Running an efficient FTP server requires simplicity, security and high performance—take a look at this daemon. FTP dæmons may not get much attention, but what attention they do get is in the form of security advisory after security advisory. There’s not much hack value for most people in supporting something as old-school as FTP, ...

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Freenet Installation and Administration

Peter Todd Issue #84, April 2001 Peter demonstrates how to take advantage of the World Wide Web alternative, Freenet. Freenet, quite possibly the most exciting file-sharing technology out there, is unfortunately a little difficult to install and administer. Your intrepid author spent a weekend with literally no sleep (strong tea and death metal can do wonders) figuring it out when ...

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Providing E-mail Services for a Small Office

Stew Benedict Issue #84, April 2001 If your company isn’t ready to dive head first into DSL or full-service Internet and e-mail service, a system like this might be a good solution. The company I work for is what could euphemistically be called thrifty. We’ve got equipment dated from the 1930s, and I worked there three months before I found ...

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Focus: Internet/Intranet

Don Marti Issue #84, April 2001 Three key problems face Linux as an internet platform today: security, proprietary software and the high cost of popularity. Naturally, Linux Journal will help you attack all three. Linux comes from the Internet and thrives on the Internet. As the desktop Linux community struggles with proprietary formats and user lock-in, you might think those ...

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Consultants Revealed

Joshua Drake Issue #83, March 2001 Joshua gives an honest and thorough profile of the range of consultants. There is a common misunderstanding in the IT industry that Linux does not offer professional support. I was recently speaking with one of my peers who was having trouble with a Windows NT server that was handling file and print sharing for ...

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Linux Prophet

Glen Otero Issue #83, March 2001 Linux consulting is not really about Linux. I run a consulting firm by the name of Linux Prophet in San Diego, California. Actually, I am Linux Prophet. I design and build Beowulf-type clusters for biotechnology and academic clients. Linux Journal asked me to share some perspectives and advice that I’ve gleaned from being a ...

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How to Be a Successful High-Tech Consultant

Marty Larsen Issue #83, March 2001 Number one requirement of the successful consultant: do what you love. There are many means by which we choose to measure what is success. In my early days of computer-industry consulting, I was happy and successful because I was independent, busy and doing what I enjoyed. My primary goal was to make a living ...

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Focus: Consulting

Richard Vernon Issue #83, March 2001 This month’s feature articles are addressed both to those who belong to, or are considering starting, a one-person or small consulting business, and those looking to hire a consultant. This month’s feature section is devoted to a less technical subject—consulting. The articles are addressed both to those who belong to, or are considering starting, ...

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Inner Workings of WANPIPE

Nenad Corbic David Mandelstam Issue #82, February 2001 Corbic and Mandelstam discuss the structure and user interfaces to the WANPIPE drivers as they have evolved and currently exist. From the start, Linux has been the operating system of choice for network appliances—devices that provide services such as network address translation (NAT), firewalling, virtual private networks (VPN), mail services and web ...

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