I've been playing around with Suse for some time now.
(1)My installation of Star Office is completely in German
so even if there are 'options' I don't know where to click.
Does anyone know if I can switch it without a re-install - and
what do I need to do to effect a re-install of just Star Office
which seems to be outside the automated install.
(and how do you un-install it for that matter?)
(2)I have had several little goes to get SAMBA up and running.
I have been trying to use the SAMBA setup tool in KDE.
I have tried 'binding' the net interface and entering a path
to be shared as test. Then I save the file. (Do I need to reinitialise
anything now?). I then try net use Y: \\a.b.c.d\test and it complains
about not been logged on.
What should I do?
Can I use the set up tool to make the LINUX box part of my existing
Domain? What do I need to set?
Can I make it a BDC alongside our PDC?
Can the exising NT domain authenticate access to the LINUX box - or just
to LINUX shares?
Sorry...thats a lot of questions - but I thought these was no point in
a wild goose chase.
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This one is for you really, Just looking at your site and spotted SuSE
email Server (sorry haven't visited for a while), This looks great but have
you considered a combined e-mail/proxy/intranet server solution?
What class of box is the recommended minimum for the email server? i.e.
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> Im now using Suse... transfered over site....
> the .pl files work, but the .cgi dont...
What are the .cgi : executables, bash scripts,
other scripts ?
What happens when they don't work ? Are
there any error messages ? Can you run
then directory from the command line ?
Is there any reference to them in the apache
logs that gives any clues ?
I used to run redhat here, and had some cgi scripts to enable me to
read/right csv files or text files, used them for things such as a search
engine that teachers could as sites to etc....
I also had a .pl ara for reporting machine faults....
Im now using Suse... transfered over site....
the .pl files work, but the .cgi dont...
Help me please...
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Its astounding just how that magical 100Mbps LAN degrades when you get a few
Napster users on it, or the server suffers the load from 2Gb of downloaded
porn images (both problems we have had in the last year, and Squid has
Actually a colleague of mine set it up, but now it is great to be able to
redirect commonly abused pages to a default HTML page warning them about
internet usage, and advising them that their activity had been logged. We
started off with a basic list of 'bad' words that Squid would find in the
URL of web pages loaded, but now it scans for a list of banned sites, and
uses a Perl script to redirect to the custom HTML page.
You could of course use this powerful tool in a number of ways, but it will
always be a game of chasing the new pages users will inevitably discover!
Perhaps using it to permit only agreed search engines would be one method??
Anyone else out there got more experience of implementing banned pages
>Now squid is up and running on our network, I am thinking
>ahead. We are about to upgrade the network to 100MBit
>cabling/switches and Pentium III workstations. By March next year we
>should also have a broadband 2MB connection to the Internet
>(according to our LEA!).
>In these circumstances, is there any benefit in running a
>web proxy cache? I do not use it to restrict access to
>certain sites etc..
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I'm setting up a router in a SuSE 7 box with 2 Accton NICs.
lspci reports both cards
I've set up IFCONFIG_1, IPADDR_1 and NETDEV_1 in yast but ifconfig still
only reports eth0.
What else do I need to do to initialise both cards?
Now squid is up and running on our network, I am thinking
ahead. We are about to upgrade the network to 100MBit
cabling/switches and Pentium III workstations. By March next year we
should also have a broadband 2MB connection to the Internet
(according to our LEA!).
In these circumstances, is there any benefit in running a
web proxy cache? I do not use it to restrict access to
certain sites etc..
Using Storm Linux 2000
> I installed Tera Term Pro on the PC and
> managed to TelNet to the server
Good - sounds like your basic networking is ok now.
> I fiddled round with smb.conf directly and managed
> to get a share appearing in Networkwork
> neighbo(u)rhood but it doesn't seem to like
> my passwords...?!!!
Well, may be time to delve into the Samba books
One aside, the Windows machines would typically
install windows networking (SMB) onto NetBeui
*and* TCP/IP as the underlying protocols. Samba
only supports TCP/IP.
It is possible to remove NetBeui on *all* Windows
machines and the server - and just have one
network protocol running on your network - ie
all machines just talking IP.
I am not advising this though - unless you know
that you have no machines that only talk NetBeui
(ie not IP) - and that all machines are configured
for IP. It is something else to think about though
as life can often be simpler if you only have one
network protocol on your system.
This is not an important point though - and if
everything is working, then 'ain't broke, don't
fix' probably applies ... :-)
Just thought I would mention it.
(even Win 3.11 can run with networking just
using IP - it is not the default, and you need the
Win 3.11 IP stack from MS - but on a smaller
machine, cutting down to a single network protocol
can save (some) resources. This is what I do