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giblet
Posted on: Aug 20 2003, 08:52 PM


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Personally I believe that most people that write viruses are Micro$oft haters (often employing address book, outlook and office built in features). If you properly secure a Linux server it would be very unlikely to be affected my a virus, even one specifically written for Linux systems. Just make sure that you monitor the security updates for your version of Linux.

NB... Do you use iptables or ipchains? I only recently upgraded to iptables and it is considerably better for securing a firewall.
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Posted on: Aug 17 2003, 03:27 PM


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I am experiencing a similar problem and found this post in my search for a solution.

My machine has the following devices:

/dev/hda (primary ide disk)
/dev/hdb (secondary ide disk)
/dev/hdc (cd-rw)
/dev/hdd (ide cdrom)
/dev/sda (scsi disk)

I boot off my scsi disk. Windoze 98 and 2000 both boot fine, but when I try to boot Linux I get LI and then it freezes. Linux boots fine from the boot floppy that I created on install. I suspect the problem is that the bios sees /dev/hda as the first disk, /dev/hdb as the second disk, and /dev/sda as the third disk. (That's what comes up in Partition Magic).

I'll get to my lilo.conf (I'm currently in win2k) and add it to the post soon.
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Posted on: Jul 3 2003, 06:17 PM


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Do you have dns entries in /etc/resolv.conf

Mine contains the following:

nameserver 61.9.128.16
nameserver 61.9.128.13

(these are my primary and backup dns servers for my isp. Your isp should be able to provide you with the correct ip addresses for your primary and backup dns servers)
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Posted on: Jun 30 2003, 08:30 AM


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Here's my 2c worth...

I started with the SAMS Red Hat x unleashed series. They are quite good for beginners, although some sections are a bit baffling when you are used to windoze.

Then I started reading the Red Hat official documentation (pdf format from www.red-hat.com) and found that they have all manner of information there from beginners upwards. My favorite at the moment is the Red Hat 8 Reference Guide... only because I am a bit beyond the configuration and installation guides. The manuals are a good reflection of Red Hats reputation as being a solid distribution with a good installer. I thoroughly recommend them, especially if you can get your hands on someone elses laser printer!
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Posted on: Jun 30 2003, 08:11 AM


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Since no one else has replied I'll ask the stupid questions...

has the sound worked on this mainboard before (eg windoze)
are the speakers plugged into the correct slot?
are the speakers powered?
have you tried running the sound as root?
what sort of sounds are you trying to generate?
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Posted on: Jun 30 2003, 08:07 AM


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EURHHHH!!!

Can you use PM to delete the linux partition and recreate it? The process of doing this may cause PM to correct the corruption. It's gotta be better than rebooting windows 100 times during the process of re-installing and applying all relevant patches!
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Posted on: Jun 30 2003, 08:01 AM


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It could also be a DNS problem... try some ping commands, both with text addresses (eg ping www.goggle.com) and ip addresses (216.239.39.99 for google)
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Posted on: Jun 30 2003, 07:58 AM


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LOL... I missed that one! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted on: Jun 28 2003, 06:58 PM


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If you are new to Linux then you should probably try a distribution that has a good install program. I am biased towards Red-Hat because it is easy to get and seems to work well for me, but I haven't tried the rest. Alternatively you could run fdisk and delete all of your partitions (I don't see why you would need to do any sort of low level format or zero fill) and then pop in a windows install cd (assuming you choose a fairly late model and obese version of windows) and let it do it's thing.

You will probably hear this a lot but while Micro$oft stuff is easy to install, Linux gives you far greater control and stability... what you want is your preference really.
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Posted on: Jun 28 2003, 06:49 PM


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When setting up samba there are a couple of things that can get in the way... can you actually start smbd?
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Posted on: Jun 28 2003, 06:44 PM


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cool.gif I found out off a work colleague... NTP uses UDP since it is the fastest protocol, I have poked a suitable hole into my firewall and it works just fine.
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Posted on: Jun 28 2003, 06:41 PM


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The laptop would have limited uses... perhaps as a firewall? At least it comes with it's own UPS!
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 01:02 PM


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RAM is cheap... upgrade that and you shouldn't have too much drama with something like Red-Hat (just don't install too many bells and whistles). If it is old 72 pin ram then try e-bay or something like that.

Of course you could then try recompiling the kernel and other tweaks... lots of stuff to keep you busy!
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 11:12 AM


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Thanks... running /usr/sbin/ntpdate (with a time server) works well. biggrin.gif

What protocol does it use (so I can set up an appropriate iptables rule)? The machine is a server/firewall and I currently don't allow any traffic other than udp from my isp's dns servers in my input table. (and of course LAN traffic on the other ethernet card)
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 07:17 AM


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Personally I am an AMD fan... I have been using them since my 386DX40 machine, and my old K6 server ran like a dream on it's little UPS. My XP1600+ with Asus motherboard is also sweet, and neither have ever had any troubles with Red Hat Linux. Stay clear of internal modems and on-board graphics and network stuff unless you want a challenge!

However, all that said, Intel is reliable and they don't use it in main stream servers because it is cheap!

The real difference in the end is the AMD CPUs run hotter and therefore need more cooling, therefore more fan noise... that may end up being your primary consideration.

Oh, and buy lots of quality (eg Hyundai) RAM. blink.gif
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 05:56 AM


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What sort of hard disks are you using?

I found when I was using IDE my system was sluggish, but when I moved /var to another physical disk the performance improved dramatically (the test I was performing was opening a series of files across a samba server, the speed more than doubled).

Try getting a small disk only for /var, or some SCSI UW disks as I ended up doing.
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 05:44 AM


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I have an old P90 running rh8 as a firewall. I want to set up NTPD to keep the system clock accurate but I can't find a simple description of how to do it, just reams of information on all of the different options.

I don't have X installed on the machine, everything has to be configured by hand. I have just spent about 2 weeks fiddling with settings to get the network, internet, samba (that was the easiest bit), iptables, and my ups all configured.

I can't imagine that NTPD would be that hard to set up... I downloaded a atomic clock sync program for wintendo and that worked straight away.

Does anybody have a simple configuration I could use?
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 05:36 AM


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I'm glad you got your mp3s working... it wouldn't have worked 'out of the box' because redhat does not ship mp3 support in their xmms-mpg123 rpm (some sort of legality issue), but the one you downloaded does support it.
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Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 05:21 AM


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If you are going to reinstall Linux then the I would delete and re-add the partition. Not sure what the problem is with PM, I have been using it for years and years to resize my partitions, and only once had it screw up (PM8 - and fortunately I 1) take backups and 2) it was my windows temp partition). I suspect that since PM6 the reliablility of PM has been deteriorating as more and more new features are added (PM6 never screwed up on me), if you don't use EXT3 then try PM6. (the licence codes are pretty much the same, just change PM7 to PM6 and it should install). I guess with anything like this there is always the potential for problems!

NB I normally try to avoid re-ordering partitons, but I have done it on some and /etc/fstab seems to keep up to speed on what is going on. I don't do it (since I try to be very very careful) but it probably would help if your partitions are defined in fstab with LABEL rather than partition numbers.
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Posted on: Jun 12 2003, 07:52 AM


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This sounds quite good in theory. It would take a while to set up. It sounds like an extended FAQ page. Perhaps if people find it useful they could click a voting button and so the more common solutions are at the top of the list?

Can we get this particular topic to the front page so that visibility of this topic remains and discussion continues?
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Posted on: Jun 11 2003, 03:32 AM


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I worked it out, I added these lines to /etc/modueles.conf

alias eth1 eepro
options eepro io=0x210

and then created /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1

DEVICE=eth1
IPADDR=0.0.0.0
NETMASK=255.0.0.0
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=none

(the IP address is blank because I am using the card for a PPPOE connection)

Thanks for your help anyway, Jay Jay.
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Posted on: Jun 8 2003, 09:42 AM


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OK, I have entered: "options eepro io=0x210" into /etc/conf.modules (I checked the address of my card and it is 210), rebooted, and then issued modprobe eepro. Subsequently lsmod shows the eepro there, but it doesn't automatically come up at reboot. Also I don't know how to get it assigned to be eth0.
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Posted on: Jun 8 2003, 07:51 AM


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Hi,

I am currently trying to set up an old machine as an internet gateway / firewall. The machine (IBM P90, 96MB RAM, 2x4GB HDD) only has 2 PCI slots so I am forced to use one ISA network card (the other slots contain a PCI network card, not yet installed (pending the installation of the ISA card), and an AHA2940UW SCSI card). I have installed Red Hat 8 - without X.

I have an Intel EtherExpress Pro 10+ card. My research has led me to believe that the eepro module is the one for me, but I have no clue how to get my machine to use it. The locate command shows me that it is on my disk.

NB I am a relatively new user of linux (12 months), my experience is limited to Red Hat 7 and 8 on 500MHz + machines with PCI and PnP and running X with Gnome.

Any help here would be great, even if it is just a pointer to a more in depth book than the SAMS published Red Hat unleashed series.

Thanks.
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