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Installing MyDNS And The MyDNSConfig Control Panel On Fedora 8
In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS and MyDNSConfig on Fedora 8. MyDNS is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. The advantage is that MyDNS simply reads the records from the database, and it does not have to be restarted/reloaded when DNS records change or zones are created/edited/deleted. A secondary nameserver can be easily set up by installing a second instance of MyDNS that accesses the same database or, to be more redundant, uses the MySQL master / slave replication features to replicate the data to the secondary nameserver.
Samba Fileserver With SWAT On Fedora 8
This document describes how to set up and configure a Samba fileserver on Fedora 8 with the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT). The resulting system provides an easy to use fileserver for your Windows network.
Back Up Your Files With Pybackpack On Fedora 8
This document describes how to set up, configure and use Pybackpack on Fedora 8. The result is an easy to use backup system for desktop usage. Pybackpack creates incremental backups which can be stored locally or remotely (SSH) - the usage of removable devices is supported. You have also the option to burn the backup(s) directly on a CD/DVD.
Installing FOG Computer Imaging Solution On Fedora 8
This tutorial will show how to install FOG, a free computer imaging solution on Fedora 8. FOG is an open source replacement for products like Ghost or Zenworks Imaging. FOG can be used to image Windows XP and Vista machines that have a single partition on them. FOG does not use boot disks, instead everything is done via PXE and DHCP. The management of FOG is all done via a web portal. FOG also includes things like memtest, disk wiping, low-level disk checking and file recovery. FOG also includes a service that will do things like change the computer's hostname after imaging, etc.
Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth On Fedora 8
This document describes how to manage your mobile phone with Wammu via bluetooth on Fedora 8. Depending on the manufacturer and model of your mobile phone, you'll be able to retrieve your contacts (SIM & phone), calls, messages, todos, calendar and system information. You can also create contacts, events, todos and messages or manage data backups. In addition you can use the bluetooth manager to access your mobile phone like a standard storage media or use the Gnome phone manager for realtime messaging.
Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)
This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.
Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora 8)
This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota (quota is not built into Postfix by default, I'll show how to patch your Postfix appropriately). Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database (most documents I found were dealing with plain text passwords which is a security risk). In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.
Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)
This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.
How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8
This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8.
How To Install courier-imap, courier-authlib, And maildrop On Fedora, RedHat, CentOS
For some reason there are no Courier packages (courier-imap, courier-authlib, maildrop) available on RedHat-based distributions (RedHat, Fedora, CentOS), and the only third-party repository that had such packages seems to have closed (enlartenment.com). Therefore this tutorial explains how you can create and install your own Courier rpm packages from the sources, and I provide download links for my Courier rpm packages that I compiled on Fedora 8 (i386) so that you can save some time.