Make squid to mark cache hits and misses (rpm package for Fedora 5)

Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon. It has a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests, to caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources, to aiding security by filtering traffic. Although primarily used for HTTP and FTP, Squid includes limited support for several other protocols including TLS, SSL, Internet Gopher and […]

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Convert WMV into AVI with Ubuntu

Actually this tip is applicable to any Linux distribution mencoder can be run at (like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Suse and even Slackware ) MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a close sibling to MPlayer and can convert all the formats that MPlayer understands into a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats using different codecs Here […]

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Network Traffic Generator: hping

hping3 is a network tool able to send custom TCP/IP packets and to display target replies like ping program does with ICMP replies. hping3 handles fragmentation, arbitrary packets body and size and can be used in order to transfer files encapsulated under supported protocols. Using hping3 you are able to perform at least the following stuff: Test firewall rules Advanced port scanning Test net performance using different protocols, packet size, […]

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Get changelog information from RPM and DEB package

Here is a nice Linux tip: to get change information of some RPM package it’s enough to execute the following command rpm -q –changelog package for example rpm -q –changelog openssh will output something like: * Fri Mar 03 2006 Tomas Mraz – 4.3p2-4 – allow access if audit is not compiled in kernel (#183243) * Sat Feb 25 2006 Tomas Mraz – 4.3p2-3 – enable the subprocess in chroot […]

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Select Linux distro for Lenovo ThinkPad

Here you can vote for Linux distribution (or Unix) to be pre-installed at Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. As usually Ubuntu is the most popular distribution, Debian is second, Fedora is third: Please note: it’s not a full list of suggested distros at the screen.

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