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  • Active Directory - How to integrate Linux/LDAP hosts with Microsoft Active Directory
  • AOL - Linux access to AOL's network (for Internet access, not to AOL's proprietary services)
  • BBS - BBS software for Linux
  • Asterisk setup - PBX setup using the open-source Asterisk package to run SIP-protocol VoIP services, by Martin List-Petersen
  • Avoiding RFC-2317 Delegation - Reasons to avoid delegating in-addr.arpa merely to get reverse DNS for a CIDR block
  • BIND Lecture - Lecture notes for a lecture about BIND, by Rick Moen
  • BIND Template - Example security-improved configuration settings for BIND9
  • Brandon Gray - Beware domain registrar Brandon Gray Internet Services under all of its many names
  • CVS on NFS - Are there any ways to safely put CVSROOT on an NFS volume?
  • dig v. nslookup - Reasons why nslookup is deprecated in favour of dig
  • DIP Guide - DIP (Dial-up IP) setup guidelines, for serving up PPP or SLIP dial-up access
  • DNS Fortune Cookies - Abbreviated answers to common questions about DNS configuration.
  • DNS Latency - How to measure DNS performance at any location
  • DNS Registrars - Alvin Oga's list of discount domain registrars
  • DNS Tutorial - Good tutorial on DNS concepts and implementation, 'DNS for Rocket Scientists', apparently by Ron Aitchison of Montreal, Quebec
  • DNS Report - Excellent CGI-based checker for errors/missteps in one's public DNS (unfortunately gone completely as of 2008, merged into a proprietary rent-to-use software package -- after becoming more restricted over time)
  • DNS Servers - Summary of all known DNS daemons for Linux
  • Domain Buyers' Guide - Final full site snapshot (Oct. 2001) of Domain Name Buyers' Guide, an invaluable informational guide for people registering DNS domains
  • Domain Statuses - How to understand your domain's 'Status' description, distingushing and explaining 'Active', 'Registrar-Hold', 'Registrar-Period', 'Redemption-Period', and 'Pending-Delete'
  • Domain Expiration - Mike Davidson's fascinating explanation of the domain-expiration process, and the (expensive) art of buying an expiring domain at the instant of 'the drop' into the available-names pool
  • Domain Slamming - Useful forum thread about how to recover domain control after inadvertantly paying a deceptive 'renewal notice' and changing registrars to a domain slammer
  • eepro100 Full Duplex - How do I force full-duplex operation with an Intel eepro100 NIC?
  • Ethernet Channel Bonding - How do I bond multiple ethernet interfaces for greater throughput?
  • Ethernet Speed / Duplex - How do I determine whant speed and/or duplex setting my ethernet card is operating at?
  • European whois - How to use whois services for European domains
  • Fax - Summary of fax software for Linux
  • Filtering Router - Distributions suitable for constructing a dedicated filtering router ('firewall') host
  • FTP Daemons - List of all known ftp daemons for Linux and *BSD, with recommendations for anonymous-only deployments.
  • FTP Justification - Unique advantages that justify continued operation of anonymous ftp servers
  • Ian's PPP Primer - Ian Goldberg's primer for setting up Linux PPP (probably obsolete)
  • ICANN - Explanation of ICANN, its nature, and its powers/duties (draft)
  • IM - Linux software for instant messaging systems
  • IPmasq Keepalive - Keeping IPmasq'ued connection to external services (e.g., ssh sessions) alive
  • ISPs for Travel - Recommended Linux ISPs for travellers
  • LDAP Lecture - Lecture notes for a technical overview lecture on LDAP, by Rick Moen
  • LDAP Outlook - Setting up LDAP services to support MS-Outlook users
  • lpd Zombie Processes - How do I fix lpd's continual spawning of zombie processes?
  • MacOS 9 and Windows Services - How do I make Linux able to furnish file/print support for pre-OSX Mac OS and MS-Windows boxes?
  • MS-Exchange on Linux - Is there client support on Linux for Microsoft Exchange Server?
  • NDS - Options for Novell Directory Services on Linux
  • Network Printer Configuration - How do I configure Red Hat to print to a network printer?
  • Newsgroup Creation - Big Eight newsgroup creation process
  • NFS Files - Function of various files used in NFS on Linux
  • NFS Firewalling - How to set up NFS and netfilter rulesets to control access
  • NFS Mount Failure - How do I diagnose and fix NFS mount failures?
  • NFS v3, v4 - Is there support in Linux for NFS v. 3? For NFS v. 4?
  • NIS and NFS - Lecture notes for a lecture about NIS and NFS, by Rick Moen
  • NTP Pool - Pool of public NTP servers you should use instead of the big primary timeservers for time sync
  • PPP Setup - Pointer to a good Bill Unruh article on PPP setup
  • PPP Debugging after Login - PPP connects and logs into my ISP, but then there's no Internet connectivity. How do I fix that?
  • PPP Debugging - How do I diagnose and fix PPP failing with a 'connection terminated' message?
  • RST Attacks - Tip for armouring Linux hosts against RST-flag TCP-traffic attacks by Audible Magic and Chinese firewall software, etc., using an iptables rule
  • rsync ssh Hang - My rsync processes seem to hang when transferring large data sets over ssh. How do I fix that?
  • Services - Expanded version of the standard /etc/services file - a work in progress
  • Services augmented - Augmented version of the standard /etc/services file
  • Services - TCP and UDP services list, maintained by Kurt Seifried
  • Squid Transparent Proxy - How to set up a transparent proxy with Squid, in three easy steps
  • Startup Hang on Network Service - How can I fix startup hangs while trying to launch Samba, sendmail, or other network service?
  • SIOCSIFFLAGS Error - I'm getting I get the error message 'SIOCSIFFLAGS: Try again' at boot time, and ethernet networking doesn't work. How do I fix that?
  • Verisign Gotchas - Warnings for sysadmins about tricks Verisign, Inc. are known to use to make it difficult to transfer domains away from them.
  • Wildcard DNS - Details of implementing wildcard DNS in BIND and Apache (which, unlike blanket wildcarding of DNS by a root nameserver, is common and benign)
  • Wildcard DNS IPs - List of several DNS registrars' root-nameserver IPs that are known to implement their own variants of Verisign's infamous Sitefinder; this refers to the shady and standards-breaking practice of directing DNS queries to an advertising site instead of (correctly) returning an NXDOMAIN (no such domain) result; list is useful for configuring nameservers to override such misbehaviour
  • ZeroConf - Linux software supporting the IETF ZeroConf resource-discovery protocol (what Apple computer initially called Rendezvous, and later renamed Bonjour)
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