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  • MySQL Master Master Replication

    Author: sheikhsaTags: Comments: 45

    MySQL Master Master Repliction Tutorial This tutorial describes how to set up MySQL master-master replication. We need to replicate MySQL servers to achieve high-availability (HA). In my case I need two masters that are synchronized with each other so that if one of them drops down, other could take over and no data is lost. Similarly when the first one goes up again, it will still be used as slave for the live one.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Part 2: Mandriva Free 2007

    mandriva Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    The Perfect Desktop - Part 2: Mandriva Free 2007 With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the second in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Mandriva Free 2007 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all 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, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

  • Creating a read-only mirror of your SVN repository with SVK

    Author: GSMDTags: , Comments: 0

    Creating a read-only mirror of your SVN repository with SVK Say, you've got an SVN for your OpenSource project and would like to mirror it to some remote location that hosts opensource projects (such as SourceForge.net or dev.java.net). I'll skip the phase of an account and project registration and assume you've already got your credentials and SVN repo url. I also assume you are on Debian or Ubuntu and your SVN is up and running under Apache httpd.

  • Using Amfphp 1.9 with the Adobe Flex 2 SDK

    Author: michael_ramirez44Tags: Comments: 1

    Using Amfphp 1.9 with the Adobe Flex 2 SDK This article shows how you can make PHP interact with Adobe Flex. Adobe Flex is a technology to support the development and deployment of rich Internet applications based on their proprietary Macromedia Flash platform.

  • Installing OTRS 2.14 (Open source Ticket Request System) on CentOS 4.4

    Author: ryandelanyTags: , Comments: 9

    Installing OTRS 2.14 (Open source Ticket Request System) on CentOS 4.4 OTRS is a 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. This How-To is specifically intended to help install and run OTRS (http://www.otrs.org). It is not intended to go over using, configuring, or administering OTRS. For those types of questions, please refer to the OTRS website.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6

    fedora Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all 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, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

  • How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it?

    Author: martinfstTags: , Comments: 1

    How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it? This mini-tutorial shows how to modify a small option of a standard Debian/Ubuntu package to accomodate your personal preferences and rebuild and install this package on your system.

  • How To Build A Spam Filtering Mail Gateway

    Author: brian_goldbergTags: Comments: 16

    How To Build A Spam Filtering Mail Gateway By Brian Goldberg - {brian AT carbonite D0T com} www.carbonite.com Spam has evolved from a nusance to a threat. SysAdms need a strategy for combating spam. You can use filtering software loaded on all your users computers, but that takes a lot of time to install and maitenance can be real drag on your time and resources. A better way is to use a centralised device which filters your spam before it enters your enterprise. This "Anti-Spam Gateway" is a lot easier to manage and maintain than individually installed client software. Additionally, it can be tuned to be a lot more effective.

  • Step-by-step OpenLDAP Installation and Configuration

    Author: ganesh35Tags: Comments: 25

    Step-by-step OpenLDAP Installation and Configuration This tutorial describes how to install and configure an OpenLDAP server and also an OpenLDAP client.

  • Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 22

    Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2 This tutorial describes how to set up an audio streaming server with Icecast2. In order that Icecast2 can stream audio to listeners we install Ices2. Ices2 is a program that sends audio data to an Icecast2 server to broadcast to clients. Ices2 can either read audio data from disk (Ogg Vorbis files), or sample live audio from a sound card and encode it on the fly. In this article we will let Ices2 read .ogg files from the local hard disk.