July 27, 2005
Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla

Ever have trouble getting your Internet Explorer-specific Web applications to work with Mozilla? This article covers common issues associated with migrating applications to the open source Mozilla-based browser. You'll first learn basic cross-browser development techniques, and then develop strategies for overcoming the differences between Mozilla and Internet Explorer.

July 25, 2005
Linux scripts make wireless management a snap

Setting up a wireless Internet Service provider (WISP) for your office or neighborhood doesn't have to be a taxing or expensive ordeal. If you build your network from easy-to-buy equipment and use Linux™, you can use the power of shell scripts to make network management easy. This article gives you the tips and scripts you need.

July 19, 2005
WebFX - What you never thought possible!

No matter if you're a site builder or just someone surfin' for something cool, you've reached the right place.

On this page you'll be able to find Dynamic HTML samples that you can use on your own pages, all the samples may be used freely for personal use or you may change the source code for your own applications.

This page was designed and tested in IE5, Mozilla and Opera. Other W3C compliant browsers might work but these are the one tested.

HOWTO: multiple mod_perl Mason trees under a single Apache'

Nice writeup describing how one organization handles multiple sites with one Mason tree.

July 18, 2005
RAID1 on Debian Sarge

A RAID device is a Redundant Array of Independent Disks. The concept was developed in 1987 at UC Berkeley and involves the creation of a virtual disk from multiple small disks in order to deliver improved performance and reliability. There are many flavors of RAID and lots of variations in how to implement it. We detail here a specific instance we use: software RAID1 using IDE disks on a Dell PowerEdge box running Debian "sarge" loaded with grub, managed by mdadm, using the ext3 journaling file system.

SATA based RAID on Debian Linux

I've read that there will soon be an installer that will do raid installs and perhaps even support SATA, but today it is manual. My install on a Intel D865PERL mother board got 'interesting'. The last Debian (beta 4) testing installer does support SATA as does a version of Debian/Libranet, but going on to RAID is a manual task.

Securing Your Network: Removing Unwanted Devices

Pretend you're a network head at some organization, in charge of a couple dozen - maybe a few hundred - network devices, and you're responsible for their operation, maintenance, and security. Or maybe you don't have to pretend; maybe you really are. In any case, you've got a happy little network, all orderly and mapped out, running great. Over time, however, you notice the network's condition start to deteriorate. Broadcast traffic is on the rise, with more suspicious user activity in the logs every day. Then one morning you get a call from your irate boss wanting to know why he no longer has a network connection, yet the employees - or students or whoever - down the hall are able to play games and visit porn sites, at blazing speeds no less.