Making the move, after about 5 years, from a Slackware server to the Ubuntu variety means relearning some commands which have become intuitive. For example changing a server’s IP address from dynamic to static. In Slackware you would simply run the handy netconfig script and set everything there. You could also manually edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf [...]
For the first time since 2005 this blog is not being hosted on a Slackware Linux server!
Tonight I, installed a new 320 GB SATA drive into my server and loaded it with Ubuntu 9.10 server. The aim of the exercise was to upgrade the server OS to something slightly newer and also to see [...]
This evening I updated my bedroom Slackware box with a new Linux kernel following this announcement:
patches/packages/linux-188.8.131.52/: Added new kernels and kernel packages for Linux 184.108.40.206 to address a bug in proto_ops structures which could allow a user to use the kernel sendpage operation to execute arbitrary code in page zero. This could allow local [...]
It’s been a while since I checked the uptime on my Slackware server.
davidw@SlackFTP:~$ uptime 16:09:19 up 223 days, 21:12,
In fact it’s been 223 days. Good but still not the record which is over 300. So here’s hoping Scottish power can maintain a uninterrupted domestic electricity supply for over a year. Something they have [...]
More fiddling with Slackware has prompted me to install the HTML version of the excellent Slackbook on my site on the Slackware page, you can have a damn fine read here!
It’s also on my BeBook – which is nice.
I’ve been experimenting with my Slackware boxes.
Did you know that it’s quicker and easier and more secure to login and mount drives through SSH that samba?
So long as you configure Cervisia and CVS not to interfer with GNOME’s nautilus and stay in its own KDE sandpit.
I spent a quiet Sunday upgrading my bedroom computer from Slackware 12.1 to 12.2.
I really need not have bothered as the difference in functionality is minimal, how can you improve on perfection?
I could write that it went smoothly and without frustration, which would be mostly true, but would be boring, so I’ll concentrate [...]
After the failure of our work anti-virus server, I’ve spent days at work – cleaning and rebuilding – cleaning and rebuilding. It could of course have been worse. We could have been an entirely Windows establishment and that would have been BAD! Novell, Linux and Apple have saved the company from an entire meltdown. Thank [...]