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Installing Ubuntu on an IBM Power System LC server
Use this tutorial to install Ubuntu on an IBM Power System LC server using several different methods, including USB device, virtual wizard, or network boot installation. This installation is specifically for installing Ubuntu on an IBM Power System S812 LC or S822 LC (OpenPOWER) server, but can be easily adapted to a different Power System LC server.
Also available in: Chinese  
08 Sep 2016
Support multiple keyboard layouts in web-based VNC apps
Take advantage of a recently introduced browser API (available in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera) to add support for multiple keyboard layouts to web-based VNC clients.
23 Aug 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs
Learn how to run the same job every day, week, or month. And learn how to schedule a single job when system usage is low, or when you would ratherspend your time in other ways. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification or to learn for fun.
29 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Manage user and group accounts and related system files
Learn how to manage user and group accounts and the related system files. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
21 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: File and directory management
You've probably heard that everything in Linux is a file, so start on the right path with a solid grounding in file and directory management: finding, listing, moving, copying, and archiving. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun.
21 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Text streams and filters
There's a lot more to text manipulation than cut and paste, particularly when you aren't using a GUI. In this tutorial, Ian Shields introduces you to text manipulation on Linux using filters from the GNU textutils package. By the end of this tutorial, you will be manipulating text like an expert. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun.
21 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Use basic SQL commands
Learn how to query databases and manipulate data by using basic SQL commands. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
24 Feb 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Customize or write simple scripts
Learn how to customize existing scripts or write simple new bash scripts using standard shell syntax, looping and control structures, and tests for success or failure. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
18 Jan 2016
Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin
Android applications let you do systems administration work by remotely connecting from your phone or tablet to your Windows, Linux, or UNIX systems, giving you a faster response time and letting you solve problems no matter where you are.
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29 Oct 2014
Compile and run Weather Research and Forecasting data on an IBM POWER8 system
Compile and install data for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and its dependent packages on the IBM POWER8 system, which provides parallel computing capabilities.
28 Oct 2014
SAN switch performance monitoring using IBM Network Advisor
This tutorial explains the steps for the installation and configuration of IBM Network Advisor 12.1.5 on RHEL 6 to manage storage area network (SAN) switches running OS 7.x.x.
Also available in: Chinese  
29 May 2014
Hardening the Linux desktop
Although GNU/Linux® has the reputation of being a much more secure operating system than Windows,® you still need to secure the Linux desktop. This article steps you through installing antivirus software, creating a backup and restore plan, and using a firewall so you can harden your Linux desktop against most attacks and prevent unauthorized access to your computer.
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05 Feb 2014
Hardening the Linux server
Servers — whether used for testing or production — are primary targets for attackers. By taking the proper steps, you can turn a vulnerable box into a hardened server and help thwart outside attackers. Learn how to tighten Secure Shell (SSH) sessions, configure firewall rules, and set up intrusion detection to alert you to possible attacks on your GNU/Linux® server.
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23 Jan 2014
Multi-disk management for IBM Systems Director VMControl, Part 3: Multi-disk management for deploying a workload using IBM Systems Director VMControl
IBM® Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems. IBM Systems Director provides systems management personnel with a single pane of glass, helping reduce IT management complexity and cost. IBM Systems Director VMControl™ is an advanced plug-in installed on top of IBM Systems Director to provide the virtualization capabilities. This tutorial talks about the multi-disk support while deploying workload using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs) and command-line interface (CLI).
Also available in: Chinese  
28 May 2013
Multi-disk management for IBM Systems Director VMControl, Part 2: Multi-disk management for capturing a virtual appliance and revision control
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems. IBM Systems Director provides systems management personnel with a single pane of glass, helping reduce IT management complexity and cost. VMControl is a advanced plug-in installed on top of IBM Systems Director to provide the virtualization capabilities. This tutorial talks about the multi-disk management and revision control for capturing virtual appliances using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs) and command line interface (CLI).
Also available in: Chinese  
14 May 2013
Multi-disk management for IBM Systems Director VMControl, Part 1: Multi-disk management for virtual server using IBM Systems Director VMControl
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems. IBM Systems Director provides systems management personnel with a single pane of glass, helping reduce IT management complexity and cost. IBM Systems Director VMControl™ is an advanced plug-in installed on top of IBM Systems Director to provide virtualization capabilities. This tutorial talks about multi-disk management for virtual server using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs) and command-line interface (CLI).
Also available in: Chinese  
06 May 2013
IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 4
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains about server system pool lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
Also available in: Chinese  
04 Feb 2013
IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 3
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains the image deployment lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
Also available in: Chinese  
29 Jan 2013
IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 2
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains the virtual appliance lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
Also available in: Chinese  
25 Jan 2013
IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 1
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl™ is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains the virtual server lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
Also available in: Chinese  
17 Jan 2013
Learning PHP, Part 2: Upload files and use XML or JSON to store and display file information
This tutorial is Part 2 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. Take this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to learn about uploading files from the browser, sessions, or using PHP to process XML or JSON.
Also available in: Japanese   Vietnamese   Portuguese  
03 Jan 2013
Learning PHP, Part 3: Authentication, objects, exceptions, and streaming
This tutorial is Part 3 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series that teaches you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. In this tutorial, you will learn about using HTTP authentication, streaming files, object properties and methods, and how to create objects and exceptions. You'll also learn how to perform additional security checks for downloads.
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03 Jan 2013
vi intro -- the cheat sheet method
This tutorial shows how to use vi, a powerful visual editor. Using an accelerated cheat sheet method, this tutorial aims to make you a proficient vi user without requiring a huge time commitment. You will quickly learn how to move around, edit text, use insert mode, copy and paste text, and use important vim extensions like visual mode and multi-window editing.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese  
16 Nov 2012
Learning PHP, Part 1: Register for an account, upload files for approval, and view and download approved files
This tutorial is Part 1 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. This tutorial walks you through creating a basic PHP page using HTML forms and covers accessing databases.
Also available in: Japanese   Vietnamese  
23 Oct 2012
LPI exam prep: Network client management
In this tutorial, the fifth in a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. By following this tutorial, you will examine several protocols' centralized configuration of network settings on clients within a network. DHCP is widely used to establish basic handshaking to clients machines such as assigning IP addresses. At a higher level, NIS and (more often) LDAP are used for arbitrary shared information among machines on a network. This tutorial also discusses PAM, which is a flexible, networked, user authentication system.
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17 May 2012
LPI exam prep: Mail and news
This is the second of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, David Mertz discusses how to use Linux as a mail server and as a news server. Overall, e-mail is probably the main use of the Internet, and Linux is perhaps the best platform for running e-mail services on. This tutorial covers mail transport, local mail filtering, and mailing list maintenance software. It also briefly discusses server software for the NNTP protocol.
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29 Mar 2012
Basic tasks for new Linux users
If you're a Windows user, you may find your new Linux system to be a bit different from what you're used to. One of your first tasks will probably be installing additional software, including some of IBM's extensive software for Linux. In many cases, installing software on a Linux system requires you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM, DVD, or USB drive. This article guides you through these basic first-time user tasks and more.
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19 Nov 2011
Basic tasks for new Linux users
If you're a Windows user, you may find your new Linux system to be a bit different from what you're used to. One of your first tasks will probably be installing additional software, including some of IBM's extensive software for Linux. In many cases, installing software on a Linux system requires you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM, DVD, or USB drive. This article guides you through these basic first-time user tasks and more.
07 Apr 2011
Monitor home energy with AMEE
Electricity is invisible. To understand how people use it, you need to make it visible. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to build a Web-based energy monitoring system yourself, using a Current Cost real-time energy monitor and AMEE, a neutral Web-based API for energy data, combined with some XML, Ruby, Rails, and Ajax.
Also available in: Portuguese  
29 Sep 2009
Install and configure WebSphere Application Server on UNIX and Linux systems
Learn how application servers are used in modern enterprise environments and how to install IBM WebSphere Application Server on UNIX and Linux systems to provide the cornerstone of a robust, well-supported enterprise Web environment. This tutorial also explains how to integrate WebSphere Application Server into the startup and shutdown processes on your UNIX and Linux servers and provides links to many other resources that will help you get up and running quickly with WebSphere Application Server.
Also available in: Chinese   Portuguese  
22 Dec 2008
Build an embedded Linux distro from scratch
Learn how to build a custom Linux distribution to use in an embedded environment, in this case to drive a Technologic Systems TS-7800 single-board computer. In this tutorial, you learn about cross-compiling, the boot loader, file systems, the root file system, disk images, and the boot process, all with respect to the decisions you make as you're building the system and creating the distribution.
Also available in: Portuguese  
12 Aug 2008
LPI exam 301 prep: Topic 306: Capacity planning
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this last in a series of six tutorials, Sean walks you through monitoring your system resources, troubleshooting resource problems, and analyzing system capacity.
15 Apr 2008
LPI exam 301 prep: Topic 305: Integration and migration
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this fifth in a series of six tutorials, Sean walks you through integrating LDAP with your system's logins and applications. He also details the procedure to integrate your server into a foreign Microsoft Active Directory.
08 Apr 2008
LPI exam 301 prep: Topic 304: Usage
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this fourth in a series of six tutorials, Sean walks you through searching your LDAP tree and using the command-line tools. You'll also learn how to set up Microsoft Outlook to query your LDAP tree.
25 Mar 2008
LPI exam 301 prep: Topic 303: Configuration
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this third in a series of six tutorials, Sean walks you through configuring a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, including access control, security, and performance. By the end of this tutorial, you'll know about LDAP server configuration.
04 Mar 2008
Building your own memory manager for C/C++ projects
Performance optimization of code is serious business. It's fairly common to see a piece of functionally correct software written in C or C++ that takes way too much memory, time, or, in the worst case, both. As a developer, one of the most powerful tools that C/C++ arms you with to improve processing time and prevent memory corruption is the control over how memory is allocated or deallocated in your code. This tutorial demystifies memory management concepts by telling you how to create your very own memory manager for specific situations.
19 Feb 2008
Explore Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded
Ubuntu is a great server and desktop distribution for the GNU/Linux operating system, but did you know that it's also ideal for handheld and mobile embedded devices? Ubuntu's latest release, Gutsy Gibbon, now includes support for the embedded and mobile spaces with the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project. Get to know the UME project, and find out how to get started.
15 Jan 2008
Application development for the OLPC laptop
The XO laptop (of the One-Laptop-Per-Child initiative) is an inexpensive laptop project intended to help educate children around the world. The XO laptop includes many innovations, such as a novel, inexpensive, and durable hardware design and the use of GNU/Linux as the underlying operating system. The XO also includes an application environment written in Python with a human interface called Sugar, accessible to everyone (including kids). Explore the Sugar APIs and learn how to develop and debug a graphical activity in Sugar using Python.
18 Dec 2007
LPI exam 301 prep: Topic 302: Installation and development
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this second in a series of six tutorials, Sean walks you through installing and configuring a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, and writing some Perl scripts to access the data. By the end of this tutorial, you'll know about LDAP server installation, configuration, and programming.
04 Dec 2007
Emacs editing environment, Part 7: Let Emacs help you out
Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.
Also available in: Chinese  
13 Nov 2007
LPI exam 301 prep: Topic 301: Concepts, architecture, and design
In this tutorial, Sean Walberg helps you prepare to take the Linux Professional Institute Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3) exam. In this first in a series of six tutorials, Sean introduces you to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) concepts, architecture, and design. By the end of this tutorial, you will know about LDAP concepts and architecture, directory design, and schemas.
Also available in: Spanish  
23 Oct 2007
LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 111: Administrative tasks
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this sixth in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to administrative tasks. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to manage users and groups, set user profiles and environments, use log files, schedule jobs, back up your data, and maintain the system time.
10 Jul 2007
Deploy Red Hat across multiple computers using Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment
Any time you have employees, overhead costs are going to be substantial, especially when it comes to new hires. Of the many things new employees need, setting up their computer and its operating system, and installing and configuring appropriate applications is one of the most time-consuming. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment greatly reduces this overhead by allowing you to create and manage deployable images and any associated software packages efficiently through a Web interface. This tutorial shows you how to use Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment to create installation images and manage packages for an actual deployment of RedHat Enterprise Linux.
22 May 2007
UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 4: Some nifty shell tricks
When writing a shell program, you often come across some special situation that you'd like to handle automatically. This tutorial includes examples of such situations from small Bourne shell scripts. These situations include base conversion from one string to another (decimal to hex, hex to decimal, decimal to octal, and so on), reading the keyboard while in a piped loop, subshell execution, inline input, executing a command once for each file in a directory, and multiple ways to construct a continuous loop. Part 4 of this series wraps up with a collection of shell one-liners that perform useful functions.
20 Feb 2007
UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 2: The vi text editor
The vi text editor might seem counterintuitive to new users but, make no mistake, there is a good reason this 30-year old tool is still widely used by many of the best developers in the world. The vi text editor separates operations into insert mode and command mode, which gives you ultrafast access to key commands that can edit, insert, and move text in on-the-fly, user-defined segments.
Also available in: Chinese  
07 Nov 2006
UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 1: File maintenance tools
Systems administrators can use a number of programs to maintain files in a UNIX(R) system from the command line. In this tutorial, you'll experiment with commands, such as cd, cp, and tar, to navigate a UNIX file system from the command line and work with files and directories. The cd command changes directories, cp duplicates files or directories, and tar quickly groups files into an archive. You'll also learn how to deal with file permissions and perform simple input/output.
Also available in: Chinese  
26 Sep 2006
LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 108: Linux documentation
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this fourth in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to Linux documentation. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to use and manage local documentation, find documentation on the Internet, and use automated logon messages to notify users of system events.
20 Sep 2006
LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 107: Printing
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this third in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to printing in Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to manage printers, print queues, and user print jobs on a Linux system.
Also available in: Spanish  
22 Aug 2006
LPI exam 101 prep: The X Window System
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 101. In this fifth in a series of five tutorials, Ian introduces you to the X Window System on Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to install and maintain the X Window System. This tutorial covers both major packages for X on Linux: XFree86 and X.Org.
Also available in: Vietnamese  
02 Jul 2006
LPI exam 202 prep: Network troubleshooting
In this tutorial, the last of a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz finishes preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. This tutorial revisits earlier tutorials in the LPI 202 series, focusing on how to use the basic tools you've already covered to fix networking problems. The tool review is divided into two categories: configuration tools and diagnostic tools.
Also available in: Spanish  
28 Jun 2006
LPI exam prep: System security
In this tutorial, the sixth of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. By necessity, this tutorial touches briefly on a wide array of Linux-related topics from a security-conscious network server perspective, including general issues of routing, firewalls, and NAT translation and the relevant tools. It addresses setting security policies for FTP and SSH; reviews general access control with tcpd, hosts.allow, and friends; and presents some basic security monitoring tools and shows where to find security resources.
Also available in: Spanish  
13 Jun 2006
UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 3: Introducing filters and regular expressions
Discover the power of UNIX(R) filters. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the grep family in depth, including the syntax of regular expressions in many UNIX utilities. You'll also find out more about the stream editor, sed, as well as examine the awk pattern scanning language through examples and explanations.
Also available in: Chinese  
12 May 2006
LPI exam prep: Web services
In this tutorial, the fourth in a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 208. Here, David Mertz discusses how to configure and run the Apache HTTP server and the Squid proxy server.
Also available in: Spanish  
25 Apr 2006
LPI exam 102 prep: Kernel
In this tutorial, Ian Shields begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this first in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to the kernel on Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to build, install, and query a Linux kernel and its kernel modules.
21 Mar 2006
LDAP-based authentication for Samba
This tutorial demonstrates how to install and configure Samba as a primary domain controller with a secure LDAP-based authentication mechanism. It also describes how to configure the LDAP server, OpenLDAP, for PAM-based authentication and how to secure the link between Samba and OpenLDAP with Transport Layer Security (TLS). The completed system boasts a secure file- and print-sharing setup, in addition to a robust LDAP server that could be used for purposes beyond those required by Samba. Additionally, Windows clients are able to logon to your Samba server which acts as a primary domain controller and have shared drives automatically mounted for them based on their group membership.
31 Jan 2006
LPI exam prep: Domain Name System (DNS)
This is the third of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, David Mertz gives an introduction to DNS and discusses how to use Linux as a DNS server, chiefly using BIND 9. He shows how to set up and configure the service, how to create forward and reverse lookup zones, and how to ensure that the server is secure from attacks.
01 Dec 2005
LPI exam prep: Networking configuration
This is the first of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, David Mertz shows you how to configure a basic TCP/IP network, from the hardware layer (usually Ethernet, modem, ISDN, or 802.11), through the routing of network addresses. Higher level servers that may operate on these configured networks are covered in later tutorials.
08 Nov 2005
Sockets programming in Python
This tutorial shows how to develop sockets-based networking applications using Python. In this tutorial, you first learn a few Python basics and see why Python makes a good network programming language. Then you move on to the basic sockets features of Python, using a sample chat application as a guide, and look at several other, high-level, classes that provide asynchronous communications.
04 Oct 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: Linux kernel
In this tutorial, David Mertz begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this first of eight tutorials, you learn to understand, compile, and customize a Linux kernel.
Also available in: Spanish  
20 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: Hardware
In this tutorial, David Mertz and Brad Huntting continue preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this fourth of eight tutorials, you learn how to add and configure hardware to a Linux system, including RAID arrays, PCMCIA cards, other storage devices, displays, video controllers, and other components.
02 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: Troubleshooting
In this tutorial, Brad Huntting and David Mertz continue preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. The last of eight tutorials, this tutorial focuses on what you can do when things go wrong. It builds on material already covered in more detail in earlier tutorials.
02 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: System maintenance
In this tutorial, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this sixth of eight tutorials, you learn basic concepts of system logging, software packaging, and backup strategies.
02 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: File and service sharing
In this tutorial, Brad Huntting and David Mertz continue preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this fifth of eight tutorials, you learn how to use a Linux system as a networked file server using any of several protocols supported by Linux.
02 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: System customization and automation
In this tutorial, David Mertz and Brad Huntting continue preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this seventh of eight tutorials, you learn basic approaches to scripting and automating system events, including report and status generation, clean up, and general maintenance.
01 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: System startup
In this tutorial, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this second of eight tutorials, you learn the steps a Linux system goes through during system initialization, and how to modify and customize those behaviors for your specific needs.
31 Aug 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: Filesystem
In this tutorial, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this third of eight tutorials, you will learn how to control the mounting and un-mounting of filesystems, examine existing filesystems, create filesystems, and perform remedial actions on damaged filesystems.
31 Aug 2005
Manage C data using the GLib collections
In this tutorial, learn how to use the GLib collection data structures to effectively manage data within C programs. In particular, you'll see how to use GLib's built-in data structures/containers -- linked lists, hash tables, arrays, trees, queues, and relations -- to fill the need for them in C.
28 Jun 2005
Learning PHP, Part 2: Upload files and use XML to store and display file information
This tutorial is Part 2 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series that takes you from the most basic PHP script to working with databases and streaming from the file system by documenting the building of a document workflow system. Here, documents are uploaded by users and stored in a non-Web-accessible location for retrieval by the application in Part 3. We also look at working with XML files using DOM and SAX, and we look at exceptions.
21 Jun 2005
Using the GNU text utilities
This introductory- to intermediate-level tutorial introduces the GNU text utilities and shows how to use them for processing log files, documentation, structured text databases, and other textual sources of data or content.
09 Mar 2004
Programming Linux sockets, Part 1: Using TCP/IP
This introductory-level tutorial shows how to begin programming with sockets. Focusing on C and Python, it guides you through the creation of an echo server and client, which connect over TCP/IP. Fundamental network, layer, and protocol concepts are described, and sample source code abounds.
28 Oct 2003
Installing Tivoli Access Manager on Linux
Linux is quickly becoming a dominant platform for e-business and enterprise applications. The recent release of IBM Tivoli Access Manager 4.1 Fixpack 2 recognized this fact by adding support for Linux on the Intel platform. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to install and configure IBM Tivoli Access Manager 4.1 on Linux. You'll also walk through some simple steps that will test your installation, including the creation of a WebSEAL junction.
08 Aug 2003
Build a Linux test network
This tutorial shows how to combine Samba and GRUB to build a compact, highly adaptable, cross-platform test network, capable of booting and networking a large number of operating systems on a small number of machines. Though Samba and GRUB can manage many different operating systems, this tutorial focuses on Linux and Windows.
19 May 2003
The making of MetroSphere, Part 10: Installing WebSphere Portal on Red Hat Linux: DB2 and IDS
This tutorial is the first half of a comprehensive overview of installing IBM WebSphere Portal 4.2 in a two-tier Red Hat Linux environment. The first tier is the LDAP server used for user authentication and single-sign-on capabilities, which is covered in this tutorial. The second tier is the Portal Server itself, which is covered in Part 11 of this series. With both parts, all facets of the installation are covered including component installation, configuration, and verification.
19 May 2003
Beginning Haskell
This tutorial is for programmers of imperative languages wanting to learn about functional programming in the language Haskell. If you have programmed in languages such as C, Pascal, Fortran, C++, Java, Cobol, Ada, Perl, TCL, REXX, JavaScript, Visual Basic, or many others, you have been using an imperative paradigm. This tutorial provides a gentle introduction to the paradigm of functional programming, with specific illustrations in the Haskell 98 language.
27 Sep 2001
Backing up your Linux machines
Cover your back in the worst-case scenario with the techniques in this tutorial. Even new, high-quality hard drives will occasionally fail. Regular system backups are essential, especially for busy developers who make continual improvements to their code. This tutorial shows you how to protect yourself from losing huge amounts of critical data.
08 Aug 2001
Creating dynamic Web sites with PHP and MySQL
This tutorial shows you how to create a dynamic Web site using PHP and MySQL. You learn how dynamic sites work and how they serve the content. After reading this tutorial, you will be ready to serve your own dynamic content from your own site.
15 May 2001
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