Thursday, May 27, 2004

Oracle + Linux
First of all, I feel a sort of hate/love against Oracle. Now, tow things about Linux:
  1. via this note at Slashdot I know Oracle switch their platform development from Sun to Linux. Comments at Slashdot are enough good and self explained and may read more at news.com.
    I just repeat the use something call VOS (Virtual Operating System) that let they some kind of abstraction about what OS is running under Oracle products.
    It's too remarkable that Sun is the one who is loosing more with this, and that it's a fairly good choice, because they start with VMS, later Sun, now Linux, so they keep on a well known Unix allways every time.
  2. so it's time to remember that Oracle announced in January 2004 (also at news.con) that they will work with Mozilla to ensure that Mozilla runs fine with Oracle applications.

This two news are good news for Linux enterprise implantation.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Identifying not usual browser
This days I'm testing a PDA -based on Hasefroch Mobile- combined with GPRS connection... I'm still without opinion about this stuff, but if someone find it useful my personal Apache indentity this IE version as:
"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320)"

I found it peculiar, all that time making us believe that Hasefroch Mobile it's something new, and now you see that Windows CE message, well, get your own conclusions.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Fedora Core 2; first shoot
This is not a full review upon Fedora Core 2 ... now, go on:
  1. What for:

    I use Fedora at my laptop since I was using RedHat for years and at job still is used, so we can say, there're historically reasons or it's a familiar environment. But the truth is that Fedora has an easy installation, very good hardware detection, very good desktop implementation and nowdays it provides me something that I allways miss, apt for rpm (not just resolving dependencies but also including extra software, regular updates...not like Debian but things are goin on)
    At this point I must to say that my servers runs Debian just because they're on the other side on the road, and they need different things: software very well tested, minimal installations with just what you need...

  2. How upgrading runs?

    In short, smoothly. Upgrading has been done very well, thanks. while we were cooking my laptop was eating CD's; Please insert CD number 2, one after another and so on...

    I remember that a former upgrade over-write my /var/www/html directory and I loose all my web pages. I'm not very looky so I believe in backups. This time, upgrading has keep all my data, configuration files, ...

    I'm methodic and I read this note about XFConfig problem that let your graphical environment start up and notice you about it. As the link before says you just have to edit and comment or substitute this line:
    Option "Xkbrules" "xfree86" with this Option "Xkbrules" "xorg" at XF86Config file
    I choose the second one 'cause I want to test X.org fork. The bug has been reported and fixed for comming releases.

  3. First impression

    In short (remember this is not a full review) start up is faster (Kernel 2.6 is because, I suppose), graphical start up is faster, and all graphical environment moves faster than before. Just one issue: everytime I start my graphical environment I get an error about ACPI related with pid file that is not found at /var/run/... directory (I've to give a look since I use APM instead of ACPI)

    Also three new services has appear rpcgssd rpcidmapd rpcsvcgssd, so I type:
    rpm -qf /etc/init.d/rpcgssd and rpm says that it belong to nfs-utils. I'm still didn't know why Fedora has install this package (?) Maybe they wanna offer you a good desktop eXPerience and because another thing that surprise me it's an icon thst remember "My Computer" at Hasefroch machines. This icon offers you to browse trough you hard disk, network... (it this because they install nfs-utils? and why don't samba packages?)

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Rememberin GQ
I've found a very useful LDAP tool, phpldapadmin, it's easy to install and easy to configure. If everything goes well and you've enough LDAP skills, you just have to follow three steps:
  1. unpack phpldapadmin tgz in your DocumentRoot, let's asume that you put it in a dir named http://your_web_server/phpldapadmin/
  2. copy config.php.example to config.php, edit this file and fullfill with you proper LDAP parameters...
  3. point your web browser to http://your_web_server/phpldapadmin/ and work!

There's also another one LAM (stands for LDAP Account Manager) which look a few worst (in my opinion) but offers great features:

  • PDF output
  • quotas
  • Samba management
  • ... among others

I rather prefer first one 'cause look, simplicity and seems to be more tested

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Atom syndication

As you may see I offer a link to my Atom syndication -thanks Blogger!- and by reding Error500 blog (in spanish) I know that w3c has invite Atom comunity to start a work group for Atom to become a standard: good news.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Last night on hell

Last night Eduardo and me we both were changing a few email accounts...don't matter why but we finish at 4 o'clock ... coffe didn't help, trying to keep ourselves awake.

Next time I personally will take care on preparation.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Blogger
Everybody talks about Blogger redesign... well, it's funny and look great, well job boys. Just if work in this can appreciate how much does it cost.

My sister has done his firsts steps in html design ... you may visit here his page, she almost has done her own Sonia Benavent blog. Good look sister!!! Your sctructure looks great, if should say something I encourage you to work on design not on sctructure.

At job spam mailbombing goes on... and I've so much work that I'm unable to find a few minutes to writte a dirty perl script to clean up my mailboxes.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Stallman at my city
This days is Valencian software meeting congres, first one, and seems to be a political issue about how politicians wants to appears at newspapers talking about IT and Free Software for school, in the way has been done for Extremadura... I'll keep on writting tomorrow when I come back from my first session.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

You sasser mother focker
I was talking few days ago about virus expanding and how it is related with spam. Well, sasser has arrived, I think it's gonna be a new increasing wave: more junk mail.

I post before about how new virus generation are increasing more and more e-mail traffic, and how they're changed the way they choose e-mail addresses to be forwarded to (first they read all your e-mail address book, second they try new addresses by merging your addresses and now do a true random composition). Even more, they now have their own SMTP 'motor'...

Well, now sasser is not a virus but something more like a worm, anyway, increasing internet traffic and making my day by fullfilling my Mailbox. Friends, please, expend money, buy an anti-virus software and install a firewall solution on you Hasefroch XP

[1] read this about sasser authoring