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  • How to Configure OpenLDAP for the AXIGEN Mail Server

    Author: alinapTags: Comments: 0

    How to Configure OpenLDAP for the AXIGEN Mail Server LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. This protocol is used to access a directory listing. It is being implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs to enable lookup queries (searches for certain types of information). When compared to other querying architectures such as SQL databases, lookup speed is the major advantage of using LDAP. In large companies, a huge number of requests are made and storing the information in a database becomes a very resource consuming approach. The basic principle behind LDAP is the optimization toward many record reads and few additions or modifications. From an administrator's point of view, LDAP is fairly easy to use as long as the concepts behind the system are understood. It is not the most user-friendly application to use, but the benefits it provides are worth the extra effort.

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  • The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 13

    The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007 This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. I found that PCLinuxOS is really easy to install and use, and it's a real alternative.

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  • Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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    Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn This article shows how you can install the Linux version of Google Desktop on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop and an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) desktop. Although the program is still marked as beta, Linux users can already search for text inside documents, local email messages, their Web history, and their Gmail accounts.

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  • Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 2

    Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop This tutorial shows how you can enable Beryl on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

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  • Tracking TCP Connections With tcptrack

    Author: sumodirjoTags: Comments: 4

    Tracking TCP Connections With tcptrack Basically, tcptrack is a sniffer which will show the information about TCP connections on a specific interface. tcptrack will watch all the connections that occur and show the information in a nice interface. Although it's on a text user interface but it's simple and easy to understand.

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  • Share Your Music Collection With gnump3d

    Author: sumodirjoTags: , Comments: 3

    Share Your Music Collection With gnump3d Gnump3d is a streaming server that can help you share your music collection with others. Although the name is using mp3 it can serve ogg as well, so you don't have to convert all your mp3 files to ogg files.

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  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On CentOS 5.0

    Author: falkoTags: , , Comments: 3

    How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On CentOS 5.0 This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on a CentOS 5.0 server. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections."

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  • Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: falkoTags: , , Comments: 0

    Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn This article shows how you can install and use POPFile to classify incoming emails on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. It is a POP3 proxy that fetches your mails from your mail server, classifies them and passes them on to your email client. Of course, POPFile must be trained to properly classify emails.

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  • How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 3

    How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Rhythmbox that can handle the task.

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  • How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Amarok. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Amarok that can handle the task.

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