Configuring Your Network Settings in Mandriva 2009

Configuring a network in Linux used to be a task left for administrators, gurus, and to-the-core nerds. It required editing configuration files such as those found in /etc/sysconfig/network/ or /etc/network. Most new users wouldn't have known what to do with those files, let alone where they were located (and what they did.)

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The future of email...could be open source

Email is no longer about channeling conversations between people, as Alistair Croll suggests. Instead it has become a record of what we do online and, as such, our inbox must fundamentally change or face extinction.
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Configuring Network Devices in Fedora

If you are considering migrating from Windows to Linux you are probably concerned that dealing with network hardware is going to be a nightmare. You will be happy to know that setting up and controlling network devices is much easier in Linux than it is in Windows. Modern Linux distributions benefit from two very important improvements:

  • Improvements in hardware support
  • Improvements in graphical configuration tools
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Use SSH to Create an HTTP Proxy

Article Source Linux Journal
April 16, 2009, 8:11 am

SOCKS is built in to OpenSSH, so it's a trivial matter to set up a local SOCKS proxy with the -D flag...

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Making wireless work in Ubuntu

Simply click on the Network-Manager icon to see all available wireless networks, and click on the network to connect to it. If wireless authentication is needed, be it WEP, WPA, or 802.1x, a network-manager dialog will pop up asking for your authentication details.

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