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Systems administrators are ultimately responsible for making sure their company’s technology runs smoothly. Whether it involves getting the different parts of a network talking to each other, organizing your team, or throwing together a basic content management system, you’ll find the help you need in this category.

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Banner Management With phpAdsNew (Part One)

Harish Kamath 129777

One easy way to manage the display ads on your website is by using phpAdsNew. This first article shows you how to quickly set up phpAdsNew to suit your needs. Read on to find out how this simple tool can help you keep track of those revenue-producing ads and advertisers.


About Unified Messaging

Addison-Wesley Pre... 53948

Unified messaging breaks down the barriers between various forms of communication, such as voice, mail, email, and fax machines. Read on to learn more about the concept and the ways in which this technology has evolved.


So You Survived the Disaster. Did Your Company?

Danny Wall 25409

The 2001 attacks in New York and Washington have hopefully placed the importance of “Business Continuity” plans and processes in the forefront of everyone’s mind. Of course, Business Continuity is a new enough term that you may not know what that is. In short, it is a plan that will provide “continuity” of your business in the event of a disaster.


Linux Administration: Installing Software

McGraw-Hill/Osborne 92184

Three basic software installations are covered here -- using the Red Hat Package Manager, compiling software using the standard GNU compilation method, and compiling and installing the software by hand. (From the book Linux Administration, A Beginner's Guide, third edition by Steven Graham and Steve Shah, McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 0072225629, 2002).


Kernel, Cron, and User Administration, Part 2

McGraw-Hill/Osborne 81680

Today, continue on your path to RHCE certification. Learn about creating a new kernel the easy way, kernel sources, recompiling a kernel, and the cron and at systems. Take notes, because there's a test at the end. This comes from chapter five of Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302), fourth edition, by Michael Jang. (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2004, ISBN: 0-07-225365-7).


Connect Lotus Domino Server through Standalone Application with CORBA

Alex Soto Bueno 77908

This article discusses Lotus Domino Notes, especially how to access to the documents stored in it with CORBA. This feature allow developers to write standalone applications that will use documents of Lotus. Moreover, the developer won't have to learn CORBA because the Lotus Domino Server has already mapped all interfaces, so we are pure users of an API. This article assumes you already have installed a Lotus Domino Server, configured the IIOP properly, and that you know how to create nsf database files.


Kernel, Cron, and User Administration, Part 1

McGraw-Hill/Osborne 65513

Today, get started with your RHCE certification. Learn about shell configuration files, setting up and managing disk quotas, and the basics of the kernel. This comes from chapter five of Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302), fourth edition, by Michael Jang. (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2004, ISBN: 0-07-225365-7).


Managing Users, Part 2

McGraw-Hill/Osborne 25692

Why can SetUID programs be a bad thing? What happens if you forget to add the home directory for a user? Get answers to these and other questions in this, part 2 of Managing Users from the book Linux Administration, A Beginner's Guide, third edition by Steven Graham and Steve Shah (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 0072225629, 2002). See this link for Part 1.


Managing Users Part 1

McGraw-Hill/Osborne 35735

This first part of chapter 5 "Module 5: Managing Users" covers understanding user properties and user databases. It also examines the technique of managing users for a single host. It starts by exploring the actual database files that contain information about users and moves on to the system tools available to manage the files automatically. (from the book Linux Administration, A Beginner's Guide, third edition by Steven Graham and Steve Shah, McGraw-Hill/Osborne, ISBN:0072225629, 2002).


Database Normalization

David Fells 305801

Put simply, normalization is an attempt to make sure you do not destroy true data or create false data in your database. Errors are avoided by representing a fact in the database one way, one time, and in one place. Duplicate data is a problem as old as data processing. Efficient and accurate data processing relies on the minimizing redundant data and maximizing data integrity. Normalization and the Normal Forms (NF) are efforts to achieve these two core objectives of data processing. This article will examine the concept of normalization in-depth.


Network Device Security

McGraw-Hill/Osborne 93997

This chapter focuses on using routers and switches to increase the security of the network as well as provide appropriate configuration steps for protecting the devices themselves against attacks. The chapter is from the book, Network Security: The Complete Reference, by Mark Rhodes-Ousley, Roberta Bragg, and Keith Strassberg (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2003, ISBN: 0072226978).


Site Search with HTDIG

icarus, (c) Melonf... 164790

Want to add a search engine to your Web site but don't know how? Well, today's your lucky day! In this tutorial, find out how to obtain, install and use the popular ht://Dig indexing engine to add powerful, effective search capabilities to your site with minimal time and fuss.


Mambo Open Source Content Management System

Steven Pignataro 81547

AdministrationIf you use a content management system (CMS) to run a site, then you're probably familiar with Mambo. No, not the dance - I'm talking about Mambo CMS, a PHP-based Open Source CMS. Seeing as DevShed's CMS is based on this technology, we thought it would be appropriate to give you a sneak peak at what we use to make sure that you continually get the best development content on the web. Steven Pignataro, a highly active "Mamber" of the Mambo community, takes us on a tour of the Mambo CMS.


Communications Between Technical Professionals And Their Managers

Rich Smith 53009

As a manager in charge of technical professionals, I have learned that managing projects with multiple team members requires certain people skills, as well as technical skills. In the world of management, there are many skills required when it comes to the management of people. These skills, and how you apply them, vary depending on the type of business you are in, as well as the type of people whom you manage.


Open Standards - Open Source. The Business, Legal & Technical Challenges Ahead.

The Open Group 68797

The meeting comprised four panels: Business, Technical, Legal, and Social and Ethical, each of which featured an introduction of the issues and follow-up with an interactive discussion between the speakers and the audience. The aim was to capture and publish the issues discussed in order to raise the industry awareness of the benefits of Open Source.

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