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  • How To Compile A Kernel - The CentOS Way

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 11

    How To Compile A Kernel - The CentOS Way Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on CentOS systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

  • How To Compile A Kernel - The Mandriva Way

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    How To Compile A Kernel - The Mandriva Way Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Mandriva systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

  • Cisco 350 Series And Kismet

    Author: un1xTags: , Comments: 0

    Cisco 350 Series And Kismet This tutorial is describing how to configure a Cisco Aironet wireless card and how to set up kismet in order to run with it.

  • Running Windows on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud with Qemu and Linux

    Author: enomalyTags: Comments: 5

    Running Windows on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud with Qemu and Linux This tutorial explains how to set up and run Windows on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Beta with the help of Qemu and Linux. This HOWTO can be adapted to install any guest operating system supported by QEMU. We have chosen Windows Server 2003 because they offer a free evaluation copy, but QEMU can be used for emulating other operating systems - including, Solaris, *BSD, Unix, etc.

  • Wardriving Using An Ubuntu Notebook With Garmin Etrex, Kismet, And GPSDrive

    Author: un1xTags: Comments: 2

    Wardriving Using An Ubuntu Notebook With Garmin Etrex, Kismet, And GPSDrive  This tutorial is about wardriving using GPS. It explains how to install Garmin Etrex on Ubuntu and how to configure it. It also shows how to use Garmin with GPSDrive and how to convert  the data to an xml file which can be imported by Google Earth.

  • How to perform a point in time restoration using ZRM for MySQL

    Author: tkrTags: , , , Comments: 0

    How to perform a point in time restoration using ZRM for MySQL ZRM for MySQL is a powerful, flexible and robust backup and recovery solution for  MySQL databases for all storage engines. With ZRM for MySQL a Database Administrator can automate logical or raw backup to a local or remote disk. In this How To, we attempt to explain how to recover from an user error at any given point in time.

  • IHLFS: Full Control Over What You're Installing

    Author: bonassisTags: Comments: 0

    IHLFS: Check What You're Installing (And More) Here I describe the tool IHLFS which enables you to have full control over the install process. It works with installation from source, but also with a installation command like RPM. The user can view all the changes before a final install is performed. The user has the choice anytime to move the changes to the real system or not. It's based on the unionfs filesystem, combined with well chosen mounts and chroot.

  • Linux-Vserver on Debian Testing (Etch), the easy way

    Author: Daniel15Tags: , Comments: 1

    Linux-Vserver on Debian Testing (Etch), the easy way In this tutorial, I'll show you how to install Linux-Vserver on Debian Testing (Etch). Basically, Linux-Vserver is an open-source system used to separate a single physical server into multiple virtual servers. From the Linux-Vserver website: "Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and security contexts which operate like a normal Linux server, but allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box at full speed."

  • Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

    Author: ganesh35Tags: , Comments: 29

    Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) on a Linux system with iptables rules so that the system can act as a gateway and provide internet access to multiple hosts on a local network using a single public IP address. This is achieved by rewriting the source and/or destination addresses of IP packets as they pass through the NAT system.

  • How To Compile A Kernel - The SuSE Way

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 4

    How To Compile A Kernel - The SuSE Way Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on SuSE systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.