I haven't yet managed to sort out the "programme" but the best date would
seem to be 17th August. I hope to have a display from BECTA, demo/promotion
from Applix and, I hope, VMWare and Corel.
Roger, do you have any Corel/VMWare contacts? Can SuSE make copies of the
version 6 glibc available (needed for Corel Office 2000) to save folk having
to download it? Any other goodies?
I'll draft out the topics Monday and, of course, I'll need volunteers to
deliver the workshop information. Do people want to bring their own boxes to
build the software in the presence of so much gathered wisdom? If so, let me
Best wishes, Derek Harding
To clear up the speculation concerning RM and Linux:
- The RM Internet business (IFL) has run Linux since day one, i.e. over 5
- All the core services run under Linux with the exception of RM EasyMail
and virtual web servers where users wish to use FrontPage extensions, which
for commercial reasons run under NT.
SMTP: Sendmail and Exim
SQL: PostgreSQL and MySQL
filtered web access: Squid
- The server owl.rmplc.co.uk runs some majordomo mailing lists and a few
virtual web servers. It is open for SMTP, HTTP, FTP and telnet access. It
has been in service for some time (Pentium 133) and we have never felt the
need to upgrade the kernel from 2.0.33. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
- We never bothered to change the default web site on owl from the Apache
intro page. It's no big deal. The virtual web servers use host headers to
index the correct document root.
- Owl is the only server on the IFL network that is open to telnet. It is
required by a small number of developers who have a virtual web server on
the machine and need more than FTP access. They are too mobile for us to
restrict access using lists based on client IP address. Regular checks are
made to ensure that owl has not been compromised and firewalls are in place
to prevent it from being used to attack other hosts in the event that it is.
Simon Rainey E-mail: srainey(a)rmplc.net
Principal Internet Consultant
RM IFL Engineering
Internet for Learning, Research Machines plc, New Mill House,
183 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SE, England.
> I assume this allows you to place spool data
> into a directory. My question is how do
> you print this data once it is there?
Normally, the usual linux 'lpr' subsystem takes over,
once it is in the spool (this is configured using the
'printer capabilities database' - /etc/printcap - I think)
I think lpq lists the printer queue - there is also
a general 'control' command that lets you
obtain the status of printers, etc - but I
can't remember what it is (it is probably
listed on the man page for lpr and lpq).
There are generally 2 ways of printing via samba :
1. Drivers are on the Linux box, and clients
just print using basic drivers and let Linux do the
formatting (eg ghostscript, etc for ps jobs, etc)
2. Linux box treats printer as a 'raw device' - ie
it has effectively no driver for the printer. In this
case, the normal windows drivers are installed
on the clients, and Linux just passes on the
received data direct to the printer.
In the latter case, Linux could not print to the
device (without an additional local printer
configuration being setup).
I was examining a sample smb.conf file and noticed the following: -
comment = My Printer
valid users = me
path = /home/me
printer = my_printer
public = no
printable = yes
I assume this allows you to place spool data into a directory. My question is
how do you print this data once it is there?
I would appreciate any thoughts that anyone has on this subject.
Hi All (again)
Has anyone looked at the galeon web browser yet?
It's a gnome/mozilla based browser. The screenshot looks very impressive, and
I believe it's not so heavy on the resources. It's still in alpha development though.
I'm not so keen on Netscape because of a serious lock up problem that I had:
(hdd thrashing)swap file overload/cpu load hitting 100% and the only way I
could exit was to switch off. Not a pleasant experience.
I don't like Mozilla much and Iynx is a bit fuddy duddy (for me). Anyone
know of any other browsers around? Is there a linux version of Opera?
Anyway, here's the link for galeon:
I've tried to give them up. But I'm back on the sigs again.
> On 27-Jul-2000 adrian.wells wrote:
> > Got this from RM this morning, do you think that they may be
> > playing with LINUX?
> Yep. Netcraft says it's a Linux box. On the offchance I tried a
> telnet, an the telnet prompt reports kernel 2.0.33. They're running
> Apache on it as well.
2.0.33? Hopefully they've changed the prompt, when was 2.0.33 out?
Then again, hopefully your telnet connection went to a completely
different box that's sitting there waiting to catch potential hackers.
> I won't probe further, but I rather think someone there needs a
> meaty application of the clue stick; an obviously unused web server
> is running with the default pages, and telnet is open. Betcha other
> stuff is open that shouldn't be....
OK, two courses of action:
ONE - considering that RM is a target for all those disgrunted
students of yours struggling with puberty / being a teenager / etc
someone with access to RM support phone numbers and email addresses
should have a word with RM *real soon*.
TWO - Roger puts up a promise of a copy of SuSE 6.5 as the prize,
first list subscriber to change the telnet prompt to "This host has
been annexed by the SuSE Linux schools mailing list" wins :)
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Got this from RM this morning, do you think that they may be playing with
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We are currently implementing a new Learning Resources Centre with 100 new
PC's running Windows 98. We are looking for a way for all machines to send
their printouts to a single machine which a member of staff can use to send to
a specific non-networked printer.
Does anyone have any ideas?