GeneralThis forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
PLEASE NOTE: All LQ Rules apply to the General forum. Flame wars, personal attacks, hostility, insults and behavior of that nature will not be tolerated. Differing opinions are one of the things that make this site great, but to benefit from differing opinions the discourse must happen respectfully and thoughtfully... without insult and personal attack. Members who are unable or unwilling to participate in General under those parameters will not be permitted to do so. If you see behavior of this nature please report it.
I'm the (acting) webmaster for the Roodepoort Hiking Club (RHC). I received the following email and I'm trying to figure out if this is a genuine request or some kind of phishing. I went to whois to check the domains, but still can't figure it out.
We are a professional intellectual property right consultant organization in Asia, who mainly deal with the global domain name registration and internet intellectual property right protection.
Right now we have an important issue to confirm with you. On October .9. 2009, we formally received an application, one company named " Jacken S&T Info Corp." applied for the brand keyword " Rhc" and following domain names:
with our organization
During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names' keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Jacken company to register these domain names with us? Or is Jacken company your business partner or distributor in Asia? If you have no relationship with this company, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these domain names.
Currently, we have already postponed this company's application temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email as soon as possible.
I don't trust it at all. I would just say ignore it and delete it. Chances are if whoever sent this gets no reply, maybe they will try to 'threaten' you with 'legal' action, but I doubt it. If you don't bite, I am sure the scammer will just move along now, thank you very much.
As in, they didn't bother to enter the url in the address bar of their favorite browser and gotten to see the 'Roodepoort Hiking Club' website, which would have answered their question directly and without human interference?
No sir, I bet the "Jacken S&T Info Corp", who did not turn up in a quick google (first page only) are offering a lot of money for your url if you reply. And I bet there are some fees attached that have to be paid up front... etcetera etcetera ad nauseum
ITS GOOD TO SEE SOME SCAMMERS DONT HAVE THEIR MOST VALUABLE CAPS LOCK ON THOUGH
I thought the whole point in web addresses was that anybody could register any domain name. Unless large corporation A starts fighting for it. Honestly, Fox should of had to pay the demands of the domain owner of www.thesimpsonsmovie.com if they wanted it that bad.