Like some other Gentoo users, I noticed the new baselayout, and groaned as I merged yet another series of small changes. However, this time I read the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter. Here are the bullet-list highlights that I dug.
Network backgrounding support from wpa_supplicant, ifplugd and netplug with service dependency restart ...
SELinux. - cool security framework for Linux. *blarg* I am trying to make a useful blog post.
SELinux is killer.
It's only part of the puzzle of security.
GRSec is another part.
GRSec incoporates PaX which is a great technology for preventing undesirable execution, buffer overflows, etc.
SELinux patches broke ...
I am not convinced in the value of Rails. That really does color all of the feelings I have about Rails. This blog meets my two inflexible criteria:
- Not written in PHP
- Back-end in PostgreSQL
I upgraded to Rail 1.0 today, it was very simple. Actually, I just unmasked ...Read More
I may have a solution now. I finally began large-scale grepping. Somehow I was missing this in the main log. Pound is betrying me. So, to start with, I did something silly. This _must_ be related to using a chroot() environ for pound. I went to the chroot dir, and ...Read More
I have been dealing with the oppression of the IPsec and tunneling. Multiple vendors, hardware and software, etc, etc,e tc. Fun! All software - especially VPN software - sucks. All of it. =) Typo, Ruby, Rails, Python.
In the meanwhile, this site claims to have a good suggesting for calculating bw/ip ...Read More
A client is having serious issues with one of thier Cisco router. I am installing a machine right now to take the Cisco out of the loop and see if it is in fact, the problem.
So i'm setting up Monowall and Gentoo.Read More
I am still suffering from exciting problems with Typo.
Timezone: Add the TZ var to the lighty config.
"bin-environment" => ( "RAILS_ENV" => "production" , "TZ" => "America/Los_Angeles" )
We will see if that works.
libgcc_s.so.1 - This is still plaguing me. Less so now, but it's kinda of mystifying. I am trying ...
Command Prompt supplies the best replication available for PostgreSQL. They support it on RedHat and SuSE at the very least. So far, they have been willing to support Gentoo also. That is pretty hot.
I am working on getting it deployed. Along the way I'm producing some solid administration ...Read More