microsoft core fonts rpm

lets face it, there are too many webmasters out there who dont know there is more than 1 web browser out there.

so we, the linux community have to come up with new and innovative ways around these problems. one of the problems is that webpages are written with core web fonts. they are available on the net from microsoft but they are not redistributable. meaning that you and i have to go to microsoft and download them ourselves.

remote Xwindows client

my job as a sys admin requires that i telnet or ssh to a remote machine on a regular basis. however, sometimes, i also need a gui. (i get tired of hitting esc+3 all the time!)

so i created the two scripts below:

Xstart.sh is the xdmcp version of the scripts.

if you look at it, i have used $RANDOM. whats that for? well, instead of telling it to use display :1 coz :0 is busy, i m telling it to use $RANDOM. imagine if :1 is also busy or :2. ok, i took the lazy way out, so sue me! i use the scripts to logon to CDE on the AIX machines

krpmbuilder - a wizard that builds rpm

seriously folks, i dont know how to make an rpm. i m not ashamed, i have attached an rpm i built to this article. its an rpm of krpmbuild. i used krpmbuild to create the rpm of krpmbuild.

ya ya enough of the cryptic talk. basically i downloaded the tar ball, extracted it, ran ./configure;make; make install and used the newly created binary to package itself.

so whats krpmbuilder? here is the sourceforge summary:

configuring xntp on aix

if you are reading this, it means you intend to configure accurate time on your aix machine. and the method you have decided to use is ntp or network time protocol. you have decided not to use sntp (simple network time protocol) or even calling your local telco to listen to the clock. no, you want accurate time to the millisecond.

Fedora 7 on hp pavilion dv4000 (dv4282ea)

its that time of year again. a fresh dvd of fedora 7, the 32 bit has been cooked and installed on my (corporate owned) hp pavilion dv4282ea.

poor microsoft

i felt sooo sorry for microsoft when i discovered this site belongs to them. its flash. i know you are going to say stop there. i cant. i have to explain.

important everyday unix commands

unzip;strip;touch;finger;mount;fsck;more;yes;unmount;sleep

Sometimes, it hurts so bad, I laugh.

Several years ago, I was a security officer, ie. I was in charge of security of the server and workstations at my place of work. It was like the first year that IT security became a big deal. One of my first tasks was to install a corporate antivirus on all servers and workstations. It was a big deal coz we had something like 200 or 300 workstations alone scattered all over the place. Every week i would find another 2 or 3 workstations either hooked up to the network or not.

ssh passwordless login

every once in a while i have to set up a couple of servers (or more) to communicate with each other via ssh. but the problem is that the scripts need to be run on the remote server. the script would of course stop to ask me for the password. the solution is something some people call user equivalence or some just call it passwordless ssh login. in any case, here is the process:

System Administrator's Job Description

sometimes, i feel like in a pocket of posix independent of others pockets or groups. isolated even. that there is something big missing from my posix experience. and i m not talking about linux.

so today, i decided to find out what exactly is a system administrator, and behold!, i found out (yet again!) "Google is your friend"(tm).

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