I know that at one of the meetings, it was mentioned that WPI has their own
Could one of the WPI techs give a quick explanation on how they did this?
As the number of linux boxes I manage grows, this is something I'd like to
deploy into my infrastructure.
Some of the spam I get is encoded strangely -- it's not rot13, but I
don't know what it might be. Nothing in xemacs seems to work on it.
Not that I _really_ care about reading the spam, but I am curious.
Anyone familiar with encoding like this (beware - it might be
offensive when decoded) (I've also messed up the line lengths when copying):
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There is a remote root exploit for OpenSSH <3.7 (note 3.7 was released today)
Check your vendor or get the latest sources or apply the patch from the link below.
I created a directory, on my RH 9.0 (2.4.20) Linux server, that I would
like to share with other computers on our LAN.
I have smb and nmb running and I can see the share from a MS windows 2000
box. When I try to map the drive and click on
the remote folder name (\\linux-hostname\share-name), it asks me to log on
to the Linux server (I'm using security = share
in /etc/samba/smb.conf). When I enter my username/password pair, it tells
me that they're invalid. I have identical
usernames & passwords on both boxes and I'm not encrypting the usernames
and passwords...yet. I'm using version
samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0 for samba-common, samba-client and samba itself.
What am I missing?
Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/
This is a reminder about the upcoming WLUG meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in
Kinnicutt Hall on the WPI campus.
This will be a "Linux Introduction" meeting intended for people new to Linux.
I'll do my slide presentation, and afterwards I'll demo the SuSE Live eval
CD. If there's time and interest, I'll demo the Knoppix CD. Lots of Q/A
will make this meeting much more interesting, so please bring along your
The URLs for these CDs, in case you wish to download and burn a copy for
yourself, are as follows:
SuSE Live Eval CD:
- or -
Knoppix Demo CD:
http://www.knoppix.org/ (follow the download links)
If somebody could burn a couple of these, that would be great, but if not,
I'll burn a few at the meeting. If you want a copy, please bring a blank 700
MB CD (Knoppix won't fit on anything smaller, but the SuSE version might fit
on a 650 MB CD).
See ya there!
Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group
Worcester, MA USA
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Worcester Linux Users' Group
Worcester, MA USA
We could also have a distribution bake off if we wanted as well. We did
this before and it worked really well. If we have a BSD head in the crowd,
they could demo [Open|Free|Net]BSD as well.
I think as a follow-up to this, we could have a separate meeting that would
be entirely focused on securing BAD/linux. I think it would be disingenuous
to not only the students of WPI, but also tech guys in WPI to let a bunch of
people loose on the network with easily rootable machines.
That's my 0.018441 Euros.
From: Matt Higgins [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 9:49 AM
Subject: RE: [Wlug] Re: Next Meeting?
My 2 cents or less if you will.
I think Knoppix is the way to go! The point is to showoff Linux-wares not to
teach about a particular distributions configuration mechanism or file
layout. Knoppix is clean and impressive in many ways and does a great job at
showing off what Linux can do. Furthermore we are to the point were a Linux
install is no more difficult then a Windows install, particularly the
distributions; Red Hat, SuSe, Mandrake, Yellow Dog, etc...
So thats my 2 cents or less, long live Slackware!
Quoting Steve Freitag <Steve.Freitag(a)alum.wpi.edu>:
> I've recently spent a small amount of time playing around with both the
> 8.2 Live Eval, and Knoppix 7-26-03, so I thought I'd pass along my
> Both default you into KDE and have a similar selection of apps (Like
> OpenOffice, Mozilla, the GIMP etc). Knoppix happens to be based of
> There were a couple of things I liked about Knoppix. The first is that
> don't have to go through all the YaST screens when you boot, Knoppix just
> boots right up to KDE and logs you on as user knoppix. The other neat
> about Knoppix is that you can save your configuration and home directory
> the size you specify on a USB flash drive. With SuSE if you want to save
> your configuration/home dir it creates a 100MB file on your hard drive
> another 100MB for swap if you want). With Knoppix you can carry a cheap
> ($10 after rebate) 64MB USB flash drive around with you and a Knoppix CD
> boot a PC into your personal environment without touching the hard disk.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wlug-admin(a)mail.wlug.org [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Of Stephen C. Daukas
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 4:23 PM
> To: wlug(a)mail.wlug.org
> Subject: Re: [Wlug] Re: Next Meeting?
> Is introducing yet-another-flavor-of-linux useful? I understand what you
> are trying to achieve, but one of the first questions that came to my mind
> was "what is the difference between Knoppix and a regular Linux distro"?
> (The first was actually "what the hell is Knopix"!) Will it be confusing
> the people looking at is verusus what they see when they look at SuSe, Red
> Hat, etc.?
> Andy Stewart wrote:
> On Monday 01 September 2003 4:52 pm, albutler33(a)netscape.net wrote:
> I think a great topic especially for the new students would be "Fast Track
> to Linux" where you introduce the GNOME and KDE desktops and a few of your
> favorite tools and utilities.
> Al Butler
> HI Al,
> My most current thoughts are centered on Linux, its origins, the GPL,
> WLUG/WPILA, and then segue into single CD demo distributions for folks who
> want to "kick the tires", as it were, without fully committing their hard
> drives to Linux.
> One such single CD demo distribution is Knoppix, which does have KDE (and
> GNOME?). Once Knoppix is running, many things could be demonstrated. If
> go with this idea, I'd want to have copies of the Knoppix CD available for
> people to take home, and hopefully they would try it at their leisure.
> How does that sound? Do people have additional ideas? Let's hear them!
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