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Posted 01-12-2006 at 04:12 PM by nar321

This is a test
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Using Windows MBR to boot Linux ( or BSD or Solaris)

Posted 01-12-2006 at 08:13 AM by saikee

One line summary – Put Grub in a data-only Fat primary partition and switch on its booting flag. Windows MBR will faithfully load Grub into memory. Grub can then boot all systems installed in the PC

(A) Introduction

Windows MBR does not have a target to boot. It only searches from the 4 primary partitions of the specified bootable hard disk and loads the first one that has the booting flag switched on. One can make use of this behaviour to let it boot up GNU/Grub,...
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Are you a Linux Newbie? Fell off the Windows Ship Without a Paddle?

Posted 01-12-2006 at 05:05 AM by carl0ski

i just thought i'd make a quick list to aid in quickly understanding and feeling comfortable using Linux.
Since my favourite Distro is Mandriva , and i find it quite easy to learn.
I recommend it.


Recommended Software

KDE equivilent to the icons and Startbar in Windows.

Konquerer Equivilant to Internet Explorer both can be used to browse the web and manage files on your Hardrive. Even rips audio CDs 'audiocd://'.
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Bash input validation

Posted 01-11-2006 at 08:28 PM by unSpawn

Takes argument and stops when character outside restricted set is found.
Don't know how much slower, didn't run any timing tests with or without yet.

Code:
val_str() {
        declare -r str_allow="1234567890-_.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ "
        declare -r str_len="128"; str=( "$1" ); if [ -z "${str}" -o "${#str}" -gt "${str_len}" ]; then return 1; fi
        charLim=$[${#str}-1];
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PHP, aka Pretty Hosed Programming

Posted 01-11-2006 at 08:02 PM by unSpawn

If you've read the SANS Top 20 of 2005 (http://www.sans.org/top20/)) there is a clear message with respect to deploying PHP-driven applications: be paranoid or be cracked. A short tour of a few vulnerability reporting sites show that with programmers who can't be arsed to follow the most basic principles of programming, who force users to run their app with all essential security features off and with undereducated users running apps without questioning this will be another wonderful year for your...
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