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  1. go to http://zoneedit.com/doc/dynamic.html?

    then scroll down to where it says unix clients...


    i would set up a 'cron' job (like windows' scheduled tasks) to run the command below every so often (every minute would be overkill, every hour seems like a it long for your email to go round the net, you'll have to decide.)


    wget -O - --http-user=username --http-passwd=password 'http://dynamic.zoneedit.com/auth/dynamic.html?host=johnwcampbell.com'

  2. vsftp is more basic, and is generally used for anonymous ftp servers as it doesn't have features like virtual ftp users (people being able to login without having a full unix account). Probably simpler to set up.


    proftp has every feature you can imagine (afaik)

  3. you can with a steady hand usually unscrew the board off the bottom of the hdd and using a new board from another hdd (same model) get the drive working again. I know someone who had the same problem, they lost 3 drives in an array. Rather than lose the data he spent about $500 getting the exact models of some old parts site.

  4. you have lots of shares which are all mounted under /mnt/ and only one of them shows up? that seems very odd, is there anything you can see about that one share that separates it from the rest?


    Silly question, could the other icons be hidden under desktop objects? i've spent ages trying to find files that had just got hidden under a gdesklet :wacko:

  5. you can if you wish run a gui editor as root, at the root prompt run 'kate' if you use KDE or 'gedit' if you use gnome.


    I'd suggest you install a simpler command line editor though, i think if you type 'urpmi nano' as root, you'll install nano, which is a hell of a lot easier to use than vi. i love nano, i used to think the console was evil before nano ;-)

  6. i'd have thought the 2 higher spec machines would cope with the latest version of KDE fine, if they struggle a bit, they'd probably benefit from doubling the ram in each of them.


    The 300MHz one would need something more lightweight i'd think. Vector linux is supposed to be great for older hardware, though i've never tried it.


    If you're concerned about messed up settings, make 2 users, completely configure the main user account, then copy the contents of /home/user1 to /home/user2, user2 being a complete back up of the settings. easier than windows 98 and the registry!

  7. for each one of my hosts i define the host and set directory permissions:

    <VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/stats/wwwroot
    ServerName stats.domain.net
    ServerAlias stats2.domain.net
    <Directory /var/www/stats/wwwroot>
    order allow,deny
    allow from all


    edit: basically i think you have too many options in your <VirtualHost>, but just adding the directory section may help you.

  8. you can either use gnome theme manager (click on theme details, then the icons tab, then install theme) or extract the icons to ~/.icons, you should then be able to switch theme using the theme manager

  9. you need to use something called 'WDS,' wireless distribution system i think. That allows access points to connect to other access points and clients to use whichever access point they are closest too using an algorithm part of the 802.11 spec. This used to be just for expensive routers, but since linksys were forced to release the linux source to their router (wrt54g) people have been able to add it in their own custom firmwares.


    This is one of the custom firmwares: http://www.sveasoft.com/modules/phpBB2/ind...6e7263ef744b261


    If you can't get WDS to work, you could use the second router as a client with a powerful antenna, then have people connect to that with wires - not perfect, but should work without problems.

  10. so your mandrake box works as a router and your windows xp machine connects through it?

    If thats the case, and you want other H.323 users to be able to connect to you, you'll need to forward the port that H.323 uses. Yes, this can be done with iptables.


    I think its best to use shorewall to use iptables, a little bit simpler.

    As root, you'll need to add a rule to /etc/shorewall/rules, and restart shorewall with "service shorewall restart"

    An example of what you are after is given in the rules file:


    #       #                                       PORT    PORT(S) DEST
    #       DNAT    net     loc: tcp     ssh,http
    #       Example: Forward all http connection requests from the internet
    #                to local system with a limit of 3 per second and
    #                a maximum burst of 10


    hope that helps

    (you'll need to set up your zones file too, so that shorewall knows what net means)

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