How many times have we heard people complaining that its difficult to use IM
services like Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, etc. on a GNU/Linux box, from behind
a proxy? In fact, I asked the same question at the GLUG meeting held on 22
January. Well for those who are still scratching their heads in search of a
solution, here are a few of them:
1. http://www.e-messenger.net: The worst of the lot. It allows you to IM
through a web interface. As far as I recall, the chat room facility is still
2. https://gtalkr.com: Its beauty is definitely unquestionable but beauty
does come with its 'nakhra' (tantrums) as well. Flash player is required,
and although its much quicker than the e-messenger, its not as fast as
having the client on your machine. On Mozilla Firefox it keeps on asking to
install Flash Player 8, even after downloading and installing it. :-(
Moreover its only for Google Talk.
3. http://www.meebo.com: The most efficient of the lot. Although voice is
absent on Google Talk, and the thing is still in the alpha stage, this is
the best option in my opinion.
So go on and convert those friends of yours (I have a few) who were
complaining about IMing on GNU/Linux into the world of freedom. After all
the best things in the world are free!
Looking for some advice here especially practical ones faced.
Have to start converting many servers (Rack mounted) from Rh 7.3 to either
FreeBSD or Debian. Now someone did some name dropping and CentOS was added to the
The machines will have hardware RAID level 1 and 250 GB Hard Drives and 3.0 Ghz
processors and 1-2 GB RAM.
The advice sought is,
1) Which OS to go for ofcourse keeping in mind that there can be compatibility
issues with the hardware for RAID.
Any combination (specific models) known to work without a hitch?
I am leaning towards Debian assuming the freeBSD 5.4 may have greater
compatibility issues with the hardware. Am I right?
2) Instead of 250 GB sata drives, should be have smaller drives?
Or, in other words, does the 250 GB drive inhibit performance?
3) Idea about costs?
According to the theory of aerodynamics, a bumble bee cannot fly.
A bumble bee is not aware of this theory and so it decides to fly anyway.
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
Sometime Today, A cobbled together some glyphs to say:
what about lynx users?
- "It could be a torture chamber or a dungeon or a hideous pit or anything!"
- "It's just a student's bedroom, sergeant."
- "You see?"
(Men at Arms)
Anyone knows of any Branded (HP/IBM/Dell etc.) Server that supports
Debian GNU/Linux (Sarge)
I need to order a server for a customer with the following specs or higher.
RAM: 512 MB
HDD: 160 GB
I need the following to work.
(a) 1024x768 Resolutin Display for X Windows
(b) Network card for accessing the Network
(c) Disk Controllers / Drives for accessing and partitioning the hard disk.
We are looking for a few good engineers (developers and testers) at Akamai.
We are seeking skilled software engineers who are experienced,
self-motivated and highly-productive to work on new and exciting products.
In geek speak they should be able to help themselves and have good
problem solving skills :). This is a unique opportunity to be part of the
highly-dynamic and motivated Performance Analytics team and implement
cutting-edge software that runs on the Akamai Global network.
The Akamai Global network spans 1100+ networks in 69+ countries and
is one of the largest distributed systems in the world. Almost all of the
machines on this network run the GNU/Linux operating system.
* Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field required.
* 3+ years of C/C++ development experience. Proficient in scripting languages
such as Perl, Python or Shell.
* Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
1) Software Engineer (Development)
* Strong knowledge of Internet protocols, standards, and technologies,
* Must be eager to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment.
* Knowledge of systems and network programming in GNU/Linux.
* Strong knowlegde of Data Structures and Algorithms.
2) Testing Engineer
* Scripting knowledge of Perl/Python/TCL
* Experience supporting testing activities for multiple
* Strong attention to detail and excellent problem
solving/troubleshooting skills required
* Previous work experience and hands-on knowledge of HTTP, TCP/IP and Streaming
* Working knowledge of using databases (Oracle/MySQL)
* Experience with Apache and application servers like Tomcat preferred
3) Portal Engineer
* Experience with Perl 5 including HTML: Mason, SOAP::Lite, and DBI.
* Experience with Java/J2EE including JSP, Struts and JDBC.
* Experience with RDBMS (Oracle/MySQL a plus) including data modeling
and SQL query tuning.
* Experience with XML and SOAP (Web Services) interfaces.
scripting languages, and CSS.
* Experience with Apache web proxy and Tomcat configuration a plus.
* Understanding of Internet technologies especially HTTP content
delivery and Streaming content delivery. Knowledge of Internet
routing and TCP/IP a plus.
If you think you fit the bill, mail your resumes to the following address.
vinayak [dot] networking [at] gmail [dot] com
Suppose i have changed my domain name from xyz.com to abc.com and still find few users sending mails in old domain, How would i configure my server to accept user mails from old domain as well, I know it can be done thru domaintable file in sendmail, But how about qmail?
"The More Arguments you win lesser friends You'll have"
When I try to start mysqld by service mysqld start, I get "mysqld:
I selected "Everything" during the RHEL installation, so all packaged
must have been installed. When I do the same on RH9, mysqld starts
successfully and I get the mysql shell.
I also tried this on RHEL 4, but get the same error as on RHEL 3. I did
a locate mysql and found lots of files containing "mysql", but nothing
Is there an issue with RHEL and the mysql server? Do I have to install
Never put off till run-time what you can do at compile-time. -- D. Gries