Uploading YouTube Videos with Zend Framework

Attention all you Zend Framework junkies, Jochen Hartmann has uploaded a new video to youtube that demonstrates the basics of how to use Zend Framework with the YouTube Data API. This step-by-step demonstration walks you though everything you need to know to upload files to Youtube via Zend Framework.

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What To Do: Users Still Wants Telnet

TELNET (TELecommunication NETwork) is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area network (LAN) connections. It was developed in late 60s with RFC 15. Telnet is pretty old for login into remote system and it has serious security problem. Most admins will recommend using Open SSH (secure shell) for all remote activities. But you may find users who are still demanding telnet over ssh as they are comfortable with Telnet. Some users got scripts written in 90s and they don’t want to change it. So what do you do when users demands telnet?

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Critical Red hat / Fedora Linux Openssh Security Update

Last week one or more of Red Hat’s servers got cracked. Now, it has been revealed that both Fedora and Red Hat servers have been compromised. As a result Fedora is changing their package signing key. The intruder was able to sign a small number of OpenSSH packages relating only to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i386 and x86_64 architectures only) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86_64 architecture only). This update has been rated as having critical security impact.

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CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Poor NFS Performance and Solution

A few days ago I noticed that NFS performance between a web server node and NFS server went down by 50%. NFS was optimized and the only thing was updated Red Hat kernel v5.2. I also noticed same trend on CentOS 5.2 64 bit edition.

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How To Configuring Urchin 6 Tracking To Analyze Website Logs

This is 3rd and the final installment for Urchin 6 web analytics software series. Once Urchin is installed, you need to configure tracking on your website. You need to install Urchin sensors – a small piece of javascript tracking code on each of your website’s pages.

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Linux: Install Urchin 6 Web Analytics Software

Web analytics is the study of online behaviour in order to improve it. There are two categories; off-site and on-site web analytics. Google’s Urchin 6 can be installed under Linux kernel 2.6 or 2.4 for Apache web log analysis. Urchin 6 is just like Google Analytics the most widely used hosted web analytics system. It is targeted at ecommerce web sites or enterprise users behind firewalls. In this mini series you will learn about installing and using web log analysis software called Google Urchin 6 under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x.

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Postfix Mail Server Security Update [moderate security impact]

Postfix MTA updated to fix security vulnerabilities such as incorrectly checks the ownership of a mailbox. In some configurations, this allows for appending data to arbitrary files as root. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact.

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Happy Birthday Debian Linux

Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies. Debian is also known for an abundance of options — the current release includes over twenty-six thousand software packages. Today, Debian turns 15 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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How To: Build an Embedded Linux Distribution From Scratch

Embedded Linux is the use of a Linux operating system in an embedded computer systems such as a mobile phones, personal digital assistants, media players etc. This tutorial shows you how to install Linux on a target system. Not a prebuilt Linux distribution, but your own, built from scratch.

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shoes – A cross-platform Windowing Applikit

Shoes is a very informal graphics and windowing toolkit. It’s for making regular old apps that run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s a blend of my favorite things from the Web, some Ruby style, and a sprinkling of cross-platform widgets. Shoes uses Ruby as its interface language.

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dnsmasq Dns Cache Software Security Update To Fix DNS Spoofing Attacks

Red Hat has shipped a new version of its dnsmasq caching software to plug source UDP port bug. This could have made DNS spoofing attacks (CVE-2008-1447) easier. Dnsmasq is lightweight ultra fast dns cache server forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network.

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How To Install Puppet System Management Tool To Automate Tasks Across The Network

Puppet is an open source configuration management tool. It is written in Ruby. This software is considered as an alternative to Cfengine configuration management system. I’ve used Cfengine for pushing configurations, applying patches and so on.

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Should You Buy An Extended Warranty For Computer?

Most computer manufacturer try to sell you extended warranty or a service contract. These warranty covers two years past the manufacturer’s one year warranty. Most sales employees or OEM (manufacturers) make so much commission from selling extended warranties. This is nothing but rip-offs, IMHO.

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