It appears as if 2 servers we have were compromised. Does anyone know of
someone or a business we can get to examine our servers and tell us what
to do? Our hosting company is not the easiest to deal with and I'm
having trouble getting anything beyond level 1 support from them.
Thank you in advance,
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FYI: I thought some of you might be interested in this meeting
regarding GNU Radio. I think I'm going to attend, but admittedly its a
lot closer to my house than it probably is to yours.
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Subject: [PART/WB1GOF] FW: 2/24 CWA Meeting on Gnu Radio
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 14:02:48 -0500
From: Steve Telsey <steve.n1bda(a)verizon.net>
To: PART <PART-L(a)wb1gof.org>
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From: Gordon Pettengill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 2:27 PM
To: CWA Members
Subject: 2/24 CWA Meeting
Dear CWA Members,
As you already know, there will be a meeting of the Colonial Wireless
Association next Wednesday evening, 28 February at 7:30pm, in the
Concord-Carlisle High School on Thoreau St. The invited speaker is Dr.
Gregory D. Troxel, N1DAM, who is a network researcher at BBN Technologies
working on software radios for the Department of Defense.
Greg will give an overview of software-defined radio, a new technology
that is already changing Ham Radio, and will talk about a free software
package called GNU Radio. Greg will also describe a hardware front-end for
software radios, the USRP, that uses daughter-boards for various functions,
from transceivers for 440, 902, 1296 and 2400 MHz to boards for IF use.
Greg's talk will highlight the challenges in changing GNU Radio from
continuous signals to packet radio. Following the talk, Greg will
GNU Radio and the USRP with several daughter-boards.
Unfortunately, I will be unable to join you, but hope for a good attendance.
As a result of generous donations over the past month, our treasury now
stands at $2194.28.
Gordon Pettengill W1OUN
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I picked up a Cowon iAudio U3 a few weeks ago after and exhaustive
search for a player with a good amount of memory (2GB) and plays
ogg and flec files.
Anyway, I've been burning my CDs to ogg/vorbis as time allows to build
a library for myself and recently burned my old copy of Mike
I honestly never made the connection between the name of the album and
my new favorite media player, but when I started playing amarok.ogg
in the Amarok player this morning this popped up:
"One of Mike Oldfield's best pieces of work, Amarok, inspired the name
behind the audio-player you are currently using. Thanks for choosing
The many other people who have helped make Amarok what it is"
Cool! Just thought I'd share that. :-)
I've got an interesting issue with disk usage. I have a hard disk image
(from dd) stored on a server, and it needs to be compressed it to make
room for other data. The image is 160 GB, but I only have 30 GB of free
space to work with; the data isn't compressible enough to fit in 30 GB
in the meantime. I don't need the image right now and having only a
compressed copy is perfectly fine. How can I compress the image while
simultaneously deleting the old data? I can think of a way to do it
using perl, dd, and some other tools, but I'd much prefer to do it the
"right" way if there is one.
I have an opportunity to get my wife to consider switching from
Windows to linux, but I don't think Fedora is the right distro for
her. I'm wondering about Linspire/Freespire (Freespire is to Linspire
as Fedora is to RedHat?) or Ubuntu. (I've been using Redhat & Fedora
since '98.) I've also been frustrated at some of the compatibility
problems (like wireless) with Fedora, so I'm considering switching,
too. On the other hand, I like being able to get some of the newest
apps, like the newest gnucash, on Fedora.
Eric Raymond's recent piece on Slashdot was pretty convincing, too.
He argued that it is good for the linux open/free community to get
linux in as many places as possible, even if it means mixing the
distros with commercial drivers, because linux needs more market share
in order to succeed against windows, particularly as 64-bit comes on
The "family license" of Linspire seems pretty attractive, too.
A big win would be to get my 17 yr old son off windows. He's forever
infecting the windows box with junk from his web surfing.
My most-used apps:
VPN (compatible with my work, which uses Cisco)
USB devices: scanner, drive, camera
code development utils
multimedia (not so good on Fedora)
My wife would like to use Publisher (windows). She might be able to
use Scribus (I haven't used it successfully).
AOL (I can't break her loose of this)
MS office apps
My wife complained because she couldn't print something from her
computer. I checked it out and found the print queue populated with the
test pages I had tried to print from the Linux box.
So the good news is that the pages are making it to the printer, and the
bad news is that they are still not being printed. In fact, I could not
cancel the first job. I had to reboot to clear the queue. Which then let
my wife print her job.
When I again tried to print, the printer made noises like it was going
to start, but then just stalled again. Another reboot for me, and an
update for the list.
Anyone know of a possible fix?
I want to thank everyone at Thursday night's meeting for the warm
welcome. What a treat it was to be sitting in a group and being able to
use words like "distro", "Gnome", and "YaST" without drawing strange
looks. The pizza was good, too. :-)
I learned alot, but not as much as I thought I had. When I tried to get
my printer functional I must have forgotten or misunderstood the advice
that was shared with me. (I will be bringing a notebook with me next
I've got openSuSE 10.2 and access the net through a wireless router.
There are 4 boxes on the LAN and the other 3 are WinXP systems. The
printer we use is connected to one of those machines. I can ping the
printer host box from my Linux system. Printer sharing is turned on at
the host, and the XP machines print fine through the LAN.
The CUPS job monitor acts as if the print jobs are being sent, right
down to the progress bar and the printer icon going from green to yellow
and back to green, with no error messages. But of course, there is no
page forthcoming from the printer or this email would have been much
It sounded so simple at the meeting...
I heard on the Linux Action Show podcast about the
Beryl project, which seems to offer linux users
both eye candy and improved functionality through
a 3D user interface.
They say that Beryl will run acceptably with 256 MB
and an ATI Radeon 7500, Geforce 3, or equivalent or
better video card (seems like these are all a few
years old, which is great for my budget.)
Since my linux machine has 512 MB RAM but only
on-board video, I found a used $20 Radeon 7500 on ebay
and will try Beryl out. [Side note: I bought an
"afordable performance pc" for linux from madtux.com
for about $200, and am generally satisified but for
the power supply which sounds like a snowblower. Very
minimalist interior. Space for 6 HDD's, for example.]
My question: In case the Radeon 7500 isn't up to the
task, or for future expansion, are there any
particular low-cost video cards that anyone would
recommend which are very well supported under linux ?
By "very well supported", I mean that it should work
"out of the box" with all of the major distros, at
least if this is possible.
I'm sure that avid gamers would want only the best in
video cards, but there are probably a lot of folks
like myself who would like a pretty good video card
for linux with no hassles.
Thanks in advance.
-Dr. Andrew B. Perry
Dept. of Mathematics, Springfield College
Schoo Hall Room 123
263 Alden St., Springfield MA 01109
Work Phone (413)748-3193