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Creating special devices to solve problems

Posted 01-19-2012 at 04:53 PM by sag47
Updated 01-22-2012 at 12:41 AM by sag47
Tags jboss, mknod

With tax season coming up I have been asked to set up a certain centralized tax service for a company. I won't mention the company nor the well known tax program involved as this post isn't about flaming a product but just to show you how cool commands in Linux can be used to solve, what would originally seem like, complicated problems.

Here's the scenario. The software runs on JBoss (a java app server) and it has log output. During client testing with fake social security numbers...
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NFS problem

Posted 01-19-2012 at 05:03 AM by manishs

In running nfs server is this possible to edit a /etc/exports file without stop nfs
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Posted 01-18-2012 at 12:03 PM by arniekat

Mozilla Thunderbird/Enigmail Setup

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.16 is the current package available from the Patches Directory. See the Claws Mail/GnuPG Tutorial for Slackware 13.37 with regards to creating your GnuPG Public-Private Keypair. This tutorial will focus on setting up Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client for a Google GMail account and incorporating GnuPG encryption via the Enigmail encryption Plugin.

When you first start Thunderbird, the Import Wizard runs...
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Be a geek with linux

Posted 01-18-2012 at 10:23 AM by Upendra Pratap Singh


this blog is going to be the first one to appear on this forum.

In this introductory blog, I would like to share my experience with those who are new to Linux.

What I have really learnt is that in order to have a good understanding of the concepts and principles present in Linux, one needs to put aside the easy ways one usually finds in Windows operating system. Beginners should ensure that most of the operations performed by them should be through...
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Security issues in opening an archive

Posted 01-17-2012 at 11:21 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 01-17-2012 at 11:23 PM by hydraMax (typo)

I've personally opened hundreds (thousands?) of compressed archives -- tar, zip, and otherwise -- without even thinking of the possibility security ramifications of this action. However, extracting files (insecurely) from any archive has potentially two very dangerous effects:

1. overwriting a file that should not be overwritten
2. placing a file in a location you did not expect

These of course are most deadly in combination. The bsdtar manual page has a helpful...
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