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Old 07-17-2010, 04:17 AM   #1
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What 'flavour' of unix am I using?


Hi there, which "flavour" and version of linux I am running? Below I see GNU/Linux which I understand to be a linux kernel and the free GNU operating system. But someone definitely said I had "debian" installed(?)

Code:
root@sdptfw:~ # uname -a
Linux sdptfw.sdpt.co.za 2.4.36 #1 Tue Jul 22 13:13:24 GMT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
root@sdptfw:~ # ls /
backups  bin  boot  dev  etc  home  initrd  lib  lost+found  mnt  proc  root  sbin  swapfile  tmp  usr  var

root@sdptfw:~ # uname -s
Linux   (kernal name)
root@sdptfw:~ # uname -o  
GNU/Linux (operating system)
root@sdptfw:~ # uname -v  
#1 Tue Jul 22 13:13:24 GMT 2008 (os or kernal version)
root@sdptfw:~ # uname -r
2.4.36   (os or kernal release)

Last edited by michellepace; 07-17-2010 at 04:38 AM. Reason: remove words...again
 
Old 07-17-2010, 05:10 AM   #2
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Try out this command:
Code:
uname -a && cat /etc/*release
 
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:24 AM   #3
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thank-you anishakaul but it doesn't look like i have that file:

Code:
root@sdptfw:~ # uname -a && cat /etc/*release
Linux sdptfw.sdpt.co.za 2.4.36 #1 Tue Jul 22 13:13:24 GMT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
cat: /etc/*release: No such file or directory

root@sdptfw:~ # ls -l /etc
total 1188
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     23 2008-07-22 14:28 certparams
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 Conexant
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     26 2009-07-18 12:59 dhcpd.conf -> /var/ipcop/dhcp/dhcpd.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 eagle-usb
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 eciadsl
-rw-r----- 1 root cron      5 2008-07-22 15:29 fcron.allow
-rw-r----- 1 root cron    643 2008-07-22 15:29 fcron.conf
-rw-r----- 1 root cron      4 2008-07-22 15:29 fcron.deny
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1246 2008-07-22 15:02 fdprm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    438 2009-07-18 13:06 fstab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      0 2009-07-18 13:06 fstab.REVOKE
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    425 2008-07-22 15:01 group
-r-------- 1 root root    364 2008-07-22 15:01 gshadow
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     17 2008-07-22 14:28 host.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     57 2009-07-18 13:02 hosts
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     61 2009-07-18 13:02 hosts.allow
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     10 2009-07-18 13:02 hosts.deny
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root   4096 2009-07-18 11:06 httpd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    558 2008-07-22 14:28 inittab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    638 2008-07-22 14:28 inputrc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 ipac-ng
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     25 2009-07-18 12:59 ipsec.conf -> /var/ipcop/vpn/ipsec.conf
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 ipsec.d
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     28 2009-07-18 12:59 ipsec.secrets -> /var/ipcop/vpn/ipsec.secrets
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     42 2009-07-18 11:45 issue
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   9697 2008-07-22 15:39 ld.so.cache
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     62 2008-07-22 15:19 ld.so.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     18 2008-07-22 15:39 ld.so.preload
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    725 2008-07-22 15:01 limits
-rw-r--r-- 2 root root     98 2008-07-22 14:38 localtime
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 log.d
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2058 2008-07-22 15:01 login.access
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   9888 2008-07-22 15:01 login.defs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1703 2009-07-18 17:24 logrotate.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   7578 2010-07-16 15:16 mime.types
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    558 2009-07-18 12:59 modules.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     12 2009-07-18 12:59 mtab -> /proc/mounts
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    238 2008-07-22 14:28 nsswitch.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 ntp  ntp    4096 2009-07-18 12:45 ntp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    110 2008-07-22 15:34 ntp.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    584 2008-07-22 15:01 passwd
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 pcmcia
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     38 2009-07-18 12:59 pcmcia.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 11:23 ppp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1042 2008-07-22 14:28 profile
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  23403 2008-07-22 14:47 protocols
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root   4096 2009-09-11 13:19 rc.d
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     21 2008-07-22 14:28 resolv.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    126 2008-07-22 14:28 securetty
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 938722 2008-07-22 14:47 services
-r-------- 1 root root    473 2009-07-18 13:05 shadow
-rw------- 1 root root    440 2009-07-18 13:05 shadow-
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root   4096 2009-07-18 11:06 snort
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:23 squid
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 17:24 squidGuard
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2010-07-16 13:40 ssh
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 ssl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    790 2008-07-22 15:00 sysctl.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    577 2009-09-04 08:19 syslog.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     35 2008-07-22 15:31 updfstab.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1201 2008-07-22 15:31 updfstab.conf.default
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root   4096 2009-07-18 12:59 wanpipe

root@sdptfw:~ #
root@sdptfw:~ #

Last edited by michellepace; 07-17-2010 at 06:28 AM. Reason: readability
 
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:28 AM   #4
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You are welcome,
Now try this out:
Code:
cat /etc/issue
 
Old 07-17-2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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and if that fails try this:
Code:
cat /proc/version
 
Old 07-17-2010, 06:49 AM   #6
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okay I think I've got it.
So the flavour I am using is GNU/LINUX where the linux kernal is version 2.4.36 and the GNU OS sitting on top of that is version 3.3.3 -
Is my line of thought correct?

Code:
root@sdptfw:~ # cat /etc/issue
IPCop v1.4.21 - The Bad Packets Stop Here

root@sdptfw:~ # cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.36 (root@barton) (gcc version 3.3.3) #1 Tue Jul 22 13:13:24 GMT 2008

root@sdptfw:~ #
(ipcop is the firwall that is running on the network)

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Old 07-17-2010, 06:51 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by michellepace View Post
*yippppeee* :-)
Code:
root@sdptfw:~ # cat /etc/issue
IPCop v1.4.21 - The Bad Packets Stop Here
Now see this link:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ipcop/wiki

You have a distribution called "IPCop". I never heard of it before !!!!!
 
Old 07-17-2010, 06:55 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by michellepace View Post
okay I think I've got it.
So the flavour I am using is GNU/LINUX where the linux kernal is version 2.4.36 and the GNU OS sitting on top of that is version 3.3.3 -
Is my line of thought correct?

(ipcop is the firwall that is running on the network)
No it is not:
What is GNU/LINUX ?

and see my above post.
 
Old 07-17-2010, 06:57 AM   #9
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You have a distribution called "IPCop". I never heard of it before !!!!!
really?? as in IPCOP is comparable to debian?? ie they're each a linux distribution(?), so I can say "no I didn't install debian, I installed IPCOP"

...wow - I'm sorry to ask - but are you sure about this? (not that I know any better... I'm just surprised at the answer)

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Old 07-17-2010, 07:00 AM   #10
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Quote:
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really?? as in IPCOP is comparable to debian?? ie they're each a linux distribution(?), so I can say "no I didn't install debian, I installed IPCOP"

...wow - I'm sorry to ask - but are you sure about this? (not that I know any better... I'm just surprised at the answer)
Did you bother to read the link in my post number 7 ?
 
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:04 AM   #11
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and do bother to read the following link too:
It is their FAQ which explains a lot:
http://www.ipcop.org/index-pn.php?name=FAQ&id_cat=18

and
this too:
http://lwn.net/Articles/106561/

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Old 07-17-2010, 08:34 AM   #12
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Did you bother to read the link in my post number 7 ?
yes i did, but when I read "The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution" ...the word "firewall" got me confused.

If it had said "IPCop is a LINUX distribution" I would have accepted it easily. But I've never heard of a FIREWALL being a distribution, but only as a feature which sits within a distribution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anishakaul View Post
and do bother to read the following link too:
It is their FAQ which explains a lot: http://www.ipcop.org/index-pn.php?name=FAQ&id_cat=18 and this too: http://lwn.net/Articles/106561/
Perfect, thanks that's really useful. I'm onto both URLs right now.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank-you once again for your time.

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Old 07-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #13
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ahhh yes, okay I'm understanding now
 
Old 07-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #14
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Quote:
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yes i did, but when I read "The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution" ...the word "firewall" got me confused.

If it had said "IPCop is a LINUX distribution" I would have accepted it easily. But I've never heard of a FIREWALL being a distribution, but only as a feature which sits within a distribution.
I can't explain that statement as I have heard of such a distro before, may be you start a new thread for understanding its meaning.

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Perfect, thanks that's really useful. I'm onto both URLs right now.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank-you once again for your time.
You are welcome !

It is a nice feeling to see someone respond when I take time to search and help !
 
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I was just wonderin michellepace if IPCOP is what you were seeking in a Linux distro?
meaning I was just wonderin how/why you have it?
you just got a computer that already had IPCOP or what?
or is it part of your job?
thx
 
  


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