Squid Password Authentication Using PAM

Moved : http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2007/10/squid-password-authentication-using-pam.html


download.microsoft.com and search.microsoft.com is running on Linux –> WOW :)

Check this : http://searchdns.netcraft.com/?host=microsoft.com&position=limited&lookup=Wait..

Looks like they don’t trust windows 2003 server.
Anyways, It’s never too late to switch to Linux 🙂

Get Hardware Information

If you need information on system’s hardware like vendor, manufacturer, product, S/N, etc. you can use:


The dmidecode command reads the information from the system BIOS, see also http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/.

There are a few other commands you might want to check out which list installed hardware components:


OpenSUSE vs Ubuntu

Abhay Srivastava at Techzone has written an interesting article on his experiences with openSUSE from the point of view of an Ubuntu user:

“I have used Ubuntu for almost 2 years and was completely in love with Ubuntu. One fine day my UPS gave up and my lazy self never allowed me to buy another. The result, after 5-6 power offs, my root file system was corrupted. I had to do a manual “fsck -y” to bring it up. I thought all is normal now, but after the second normal reboot, the files system completely gave up and no amount of fsck would help. It clearly means a re-install. It should have been OK in normal circumstances, but I was in the middle of a release at office and had no time for even small configurations. Hence instead of using my favorite Automatix, I went ahead with Ubuntu Mint. Oh that was a changing point. Mint is Ubuntu modified and Mint’ified. I have KDE on my Arch Thinkpad, so the greenish theme of mint was a welcome change from the brown Ubuntu. Mint had installed almost all the required software and codecs for me and enjoyed Mint for one month. I thought now I have Ubuntu + all the codecs, without and configurations. What else could I ask for ?”

Read the rest of “openSUSE vs Ubuntu” here

VitrualBox installation and Configuration on OpenSuse 10.2

OpenSUSE 10.3 Roadmap

openSUSE 10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the community and Novell internal development. The distribution will be build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms.

Major *planned* enhancements are:

* 1 CD install (network at install)
* Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image
* UMTS support
* Enhance zypper
* Migration assistant instlux
* Integration of external repositories
* Dynamic update mirrors
* Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community)
* GNOME 2.20
* KDE4 preview
* Reduction of boot time
* Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system

Most important dates of the schedule are:
Wed, May 16 openSUSE 10.3 Alpha4 release
Thu, Jun 14 openSUSE 10.3 Alpha5 release
Thu, Jul 19 openSUSE 10.3 Alpha6 release
Thu, Aug 9 openSUSE 10.3 Beta1 release
Thu, Aug 23 openSUSE 10.3 Beta2 release
Thu, Sep 6 openSUSE 10.3 Beta3 release
Thu, Sep 20 openSUSE 10.3 Release Candidate 1 release
Thu, Sep 27 openSUSE 10.3 Goldmaster release (internal)
Thu, Oct 4 openSUSE 10.3 public release

The detailed schedule – including internal test releases – is available at:

May 2007 Web Server Survey

In May 2007 survey we received responses from 118,023,363 sites, an increase of nearly 4.4 million sites from last month. The Internet has added 12.8 million web sites thus far in 2007, roughly on pace with growth in 2006, when the Web gained a record 30.9 million sites.