Articles by o.meyer

  • Open-Source Classroom Management With iTALC On Ubuntu 7.10

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    Open-Source Classroom Management With iTALC On Ubuntu 7.10 This document describes how to set up iTALC on Ubuntu 7.10. iTALC is an open-source classroom management solution that lets you view and control other computers in your network. It lets you remote-control other computers, show the teacher's screen on all students' computers, lock workstations, send text-messages to students, power on/off and reboot remote computers, etc.

  • The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5

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    The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5 This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.5. This release is based upon FreeBSD 6.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as default desktop environment. Taken from the PC-BSD page: PC-BSD is a complete desktop operating system, which has been designed with the "casual" computer user in mind. It offers the stability and security that only a BSD-based operating system can bring, while as the same time providing a comfortable user experience, allowing you to get the most out of your computing time. With PC-BSD you can spend less time working to fix viruses or spyware and instead have the computer work for you.

  • Installing The Open Source Ticket Request System (OTRS) On Fedora 8

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    Installing The Open Source Ticket Request System (OTRS) On Fedora 8 This document describes how to set up the Open Ticket Request System (OTRS) on Fedora 8. Taken from the OTRS page: "OTRS is an Open source Ticket Request System (also well known as trouble ticket system) with many features to manage customer telephone calls and e-mails. The system is built to allow your support, sales, pre-sales, billing, internal IT, helpdesk, etc. department to react quickly to inbound inquiries."

  • Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8

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    Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8 This document describes how to install preload on Fedora 8. Preload is an adaptive readahead daemon - it will monitor which programs you use at the most. Parts of these programs will be cached to speed up their load time.

  • Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, MailScanner, Mailwatch & MySQL On CentOS 5.1

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    Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, MailScanner, Mailwatch & MySQL On CentOS 5.1 This document describes how to customize Falko's "Virtual Users And Domains" - setup for CentOS 5.1 so that it works with MailScanner and Mailwatch. The resulting system provides a web interface (Mailwatch) where you can manage quarantined emails, train SpamAssassin, edit the white- and blacklist, view configuration files and the detailed MySQL database status ...

  • Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support) With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Fedora 8

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    Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support) With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Fedora 8 This document describes how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Fedora 8. The load balancer acts between the user and two (or more) Apache web servers that hold the same content. The load balancer passes the requests to the web servers and it also checks their health. If one of them is down, all requests will automatically be redirected to the remaining web server(s). In addition to that, the two load balancer nodes monitor each other using heartbeat. If the master fails, the slave becomes the master - users won't notice any disruption of the service. HAProxy is session-aware - you can use it with any web application that makes use of sessions like forums, shopping carts, etc.

  • Osmo Personal Organizer On Fedora 8

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    Osmo Personal Organizer On Fedora 8 This document describes how to install and use Osmo on Fedora 8. Taken from the Osmo web page: "Osmo is a handy personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. It was designed to be a small, easy to use and good looking PIM tool to help to manage personal information. In its current state the organizer is quite convenient to use - for example, the user can perform nearly all operations using the keyboard. Also, a lot of parameters are configurable to meet the user's preferences. On the technical side, Osmo is GTK+ based tool which uses a plain XML database to store all personal data."

  • Master-Master Replication With MySQL 5 On Fedora 8

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    Master-Master Replication With MySQL 5 On Fedora 8 This document describes how to set up master-master replication with MySQL 5 on Fedora 8. Since version 5, MySQL comes with built-in support for master-master replication, solving the problem that can happen with self-generated keys. In former MySQL versions, the problem with master-master replication was that conflicts arose immediately if node A and node B both inserted an auto-incrementing key on the same table. The advantages of master-master replication over the traditional master-slave replication are that you don't have to modify your applications to make write accesses only to the master, and that it is easier to provide high-availability because if the master fails, you still have the other master.

  • Back Up Your Files With Fwbackups On Fedora 8

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    Back Up Your Files With Fwbackups On Fedora 8 This document describes how to set up, configure and use Fwbackups on a Fedora 8 desktop. The result is an easy-to-use backup system for desktop usage. Fwbackups creates partial backups which can be stored locally or on a removable device. You have also the option to run scheduled backups.

  • Automatically Add Disclaimers To Outgoing Emails With alterMIME On Fedora 8

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    Automatically Add Disclaimers To Outgoing Emails With alterMIME On Fedora 8 This document describes how to install and configure alterMIME as a Postfix filter on a Fedora 8 system. The resulting system will automatically add disclaimers to outgoing emails.