I've been looking around for a new system at home, basically to act as
a file server (NFS, Samba) and backup server using Bacula. It also
needs to run http and mysql and other daemons as needed.
I'd like to get at least a pair of 250gb drives to mirror them for
storage, with LVM volumes on top. And of course room for expansion to
another pair of drives down the line.
But I'd like it smallish and quiet as well. Oh yeah, it needs to have
a PCI slot for a SCSI controller, since my tape drive is SCSI for
- low power
- boots without a keyboard/mouse needed at all
- onboard video (don't really need it at all)
- PCI slots for expansion
- four 3.5" drive bays internally
- SATA ports on board
- AMD or VIA EPIA
- 1Gb of RAM or more.
I've looked at the Via EPIA style systems. Just not sure if they have
enough oomph for what I want.
The other thought is to just take my old Dell Precision dual cpu Xeon
550mhz box and make that my main server, holding all my data, etc.
It's got the drive bays, and PCI slots and scsi controller all in
there already. I could add in some SATA controllers for the new disks
without a problem. And it would continue to hold my ISA 8-port serial
card. And it's got the memory for what it would be doing pretty much
Then I'd just get a new system for my desktop with a much smaller disk
Systems I've looked at:
- bare bones AMD x2 on ebay.
- VIA Epia Nanoscale dual CPU box
- buying a dell from their closeouts
I apologize if this content is not accepted on the list.
Weekly Red Hat Patch Management
Configure New Email fail-over system.
Location of Servers: North East Data Vault (NEDV), Marlborough,
Company: Location, Inc.
Requirement: Any respondent to this Proposal Request must have at least
two experienced Red Hat Linux System Administrators to provide back-up
coverage for each other.
Location, Inc. is actively seeking Red Hat Linux System Administrator
Services to perform:
1. Weekly patch management updates for the Company's five servers
located at NEDV in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The servers are
currently configured with Linux Red Hat Enterprise. The System
Administrator will perform updates through the Red Hat Network
<http://www.redhat.com/software/rhn/). > The System Administrator will
alert Company when upgrades or critical patches to Company's operating
systems or layered products become available. Based on the System
Administrator's knowledge of the stability, necessity, and/or
practicability of the upgrade, System Administrator will offer
recommendations via email that may benefit Company's systems. Upgrades
and patches will be performed weekly upon Company's acknowledgment and
acceptance of the System Administrator's recommendation to proceed. The
System Administrator will follow up with a confirmation email indicating
successful deployment. Occasional (every other month) on-site
inspection of server stack is required (red lights blinking, cords
Network Administrator Time budget for Weekly Patch Management: 2
Total monthly for Patch Management: $
2. Technical Support Services. Company will have access to System
Administrator's technical support staff via a single 24x7 phone number.
An email address will also be provided for routine, scheduled and
emergency technical support requests. Technical Support Services will
be provided on an "as-needed" on-call basis.
Standard Scheduled Support Requests $x/hr
Emergency Support Requests
Normal working hours (Mon - Fri; __am - __pm) $x/hr Scheduled Off
Company would prefer Emergency response time on the order of one hour.
Acknowledgment of response request in 15 minutes.
3. Email fail-over. Company currently has a single email server, and
needs to have an Email fail-over system implemented to provide Company
with the ability to switch over and continue to send and receive emails
to customers and other parties in the event that the email server fails
to operate at any time. This Email fail-over system implementation is a
TO RESPOND: Kindly submit your bid for this work by simply filling in
this RFP with your specific rates. For the email fail-over project
portion, please provide a breakout of costs and detailed scope for
implementation. Specify emergency response time to which your firm can
Include resumes for the primary and back-up Red Hat System
Administrators that would be actively managing our servers, billing
terms, and contact information for 2 references that are current Linux
support clients of yours.
Send Proposals to:
Questions? (401) 766-3227
Who are people using for shared web/email hosting? I'm looking for
IMAP/POP/webmail over SSL (I need all three over SSL), plus light web hosting
for a vanity domain. (Don't need crypto for the website.) Virtual servers
seem to be out of my price range, but the shared hosting services fit my budget
(c. $10/month). I've got a slight preference for Debian, but really any Linux
(or BSD) distro is fine.
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
Should be able to figure this out with a little homework, but can't!
Can't figure out where I define my "default paths." That is, if I check
the properties of my 'Evolution' icon on my desktop, the Launcher gives
this for the command: "evolution-2.6"
Presumably, the path for this application is defined in a list of
'default paths.' How do I change my default paths?
Thanks in advance,
PHP/MySQL Coder | Boston, MA | 55-65k
My client is an interactive design agency looking for an experienced
They've been building and marketing websites since the late 1990's and
have hundreds of projects and a wealth of experience under their belt.
They work with small, medium and Fortune 1000 companies. They are a
Google Adwords Qualified Company, a Yahoo! Search Marketing Ambassador,
Executive Members of the Search Engine Marketing Professional
Organization, Members of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology
Exchange and the Boston Interactive Media Association.
The common focus of my client is to deliver results-oriented solutions
that will help business' stand out and grow in today's marketplace.
The ideal candidate will have experience implementing PHP web
applications with custom MySQL databases.
This position will be focused on building:
* Custom content management systems
* Advanced intranets/extranets
* eCommerce implementation
* Site updates
* Other various PHP applications
* High level of skill in PHP, MySQL
* eCommerce integration experience
* Advanced content management system experience
* Takes pride in his/her work
* Love of open source development and standards-based development
* The ability to finish a project 100% to customer satisfaction
* Able to multi-task
If you are interested in this position and are a US Citizen and local to
the Boston area, please submit your resume, salary requirements, and a
paragraph (or two) highlighting your skills/experience as it pertains to
this job to mike(a)open-source-staffing.com
Michael J. Pearman
Open Source Staffing
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Those of you who attended the most recent WLUG meeting might remember me
complaining that the version of YaST on OpenSuSE 10.1 has a pathetically
slow program for handling software installation. Greg Avedissian
mentioned the Smart package manager (http://labix.org/smart) as an
alternative, so I gave it a try.
The Smart package manager appears to be Linux distribution agnostic. It
works on systems whose package management is based on RPM, APT, APT-RPM,
I tried it on my laptop, where I was having the most performance issues
with YaST's software handling program. I am quite pleased with the
Smart package manager! Thanks, Greg, for the recommendation!
I haven't yet installed the Smart package manager on my "good" system,
but I probably will if Novell doesn't fix YaST in OpenSuSE 10.2. The
Smart package manager has found a permanent home on my laptop.
Funding for the development of the Smart package manager is being
supplied by Canonical Ltd., the same folks who are funding Ubuntu Linux.
Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group
Worcester, MA, USA
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I've acquired an APC SmartUPS and plugged it into my server that runs
Debian 3.1 (sarge). The Powerchute disc that came with it says it has
versions for Red Hat, SuSE, TurboLinux, and a couple other distros, but
they don't mention Debian. I haven't looked at the contents of the CD
yet, but I bet there are some interesting alternatives from other
sources than APC.
What software would you guys suggest I try with the UPS? I don't have X
installed on the server, so command-line is the way to go, but a web
interface would be neat!
Thanks a lot for replying so quickly. I know Intel has released
proprietary source code drivers for my wireless card but compiling it
is such a lot of hassle it needs ieee but my system says ieee is
already installed. Ndiswrapper on the other hand is easier to setup. As
for the certificates yes definitely I have downloaded both and linked
them in the conf file. I am pretty sure it is not a driver problem
since the error comes as 'authentication timed out.' The light for Wifi
also blinks frequently when the driver is configured so maybe that also
suggests that the drive is properly installed.
Its really sad that WPILA has gone down anyone willing to join hands
with me to revive it? Again, thanks in advance for helping me out in
setting up the wireless.
S. Kazim Naqvi
I am glad to know there is a local linux community alive. I was really
looking forward to joining the WPI linux association but couldn't find
anything related at the activities fair at WPI. Could anyone tell me
their website, when their meetings are, or perhaps can I meet a member
from the association?
Secondly, to setup wireless connection with WPI on-campus, I followed
the instructions on a WPI webpage (a private one-i googled my problem
and came up with this but sadly it isn't appearing now) and the CCC
webpage but to no avail. Could anyone help me out with this-please?
Anyways I would really like to meet any linux dudes like me so just drop
by anytime you like-I am at Institute Hall 105.
I don't know whether this would help, but here's what I did to setup the
1. installed ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant
2. setup the driver using ndiswrapper and intel 3945 driver's inf file
3. Configured ifconfig and iwconfig for wlan0
4. Ran the following command:
wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -i wlan0 -D ndiswrapper
It's here I run into problems-I get the following output:
ioctl[SIOCSIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
Failed to initiate AP scan.
Trying to associate with 00:15:e8:df:ad:40 (SSID='WPI-Wireless' freq=0 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
Failed to disable WPA in the driver.
ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Resource temporarily unavailable
Am I doing something wrong? Do you have any suggestions. Please help
because this is the only thing which would allow me to quit Windows for
Thank you in advance
S. Kazim Naqvi