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Gazette Matters

Official Twitter?

Amit Saha [amitsaha.in at gmail.com]

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:01:10 +0530


Is this the official LG twitter a/c: http://twitter.com/linuxgazette ?


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Oh, one more thing...

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Mon, 1 Mar 2010 11:53:35 -0500

...has anyone noticed anything different about TAG? No? Good. :)

The Answer Gang list - in fact, all the LG lists - have now been rehosted, and everything seems to be working fine (LG itself is still hosted where it was, due to the kind offices of Thomas Fullhart of Fullhart Software, http://fullhartsoftware.com/). That's a very large load off my mind, and much thanks to René Pfeiffer whose help in this move made the list transition much, much easier.

There's something I'd like to mention at this point; something really important, and something that I'm going to cover in this month's Back Page in LG. It's a change in policy - one of those things that I do only on occasion, and not simply when it's warranted but when it's required. Experience has shown that it is, indeed, required.

The addition to our policy is a simple one: Be nice. Be polite. Bastard Operators from Hell are explicitly unwelcome. No rudeness is allowed in LG from here forward - and this is the way it'll stay as long as I'm EiC, and as long as I'm associated with LG in any way.

The recent flamewar here in TAG has convinced me that this needs to be a hard limit, for my own sake as well as that of everyone else. I've let my temper get away from me here in the past, and that's no more acceptable than it is for anyone else to do so.

René has agreed to serve as the TAG moderator, and I'm as much subject to his decisions as anyone else. As for the broader issue of LG itself, my interpretation of this policy is "no more ranting (humor excepted)" in the articles.

Whatever went on in the past, I want every aspect of LG to be that of a pleasant, professional environment - for our staff as well as our readers. Suggestions for making it more so are always welcome.

* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *

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Our Mailbag

Weird networking question

Deividson Okopnik [deivid.okop at gmail.com]

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:00:53 -0300

Hello TAG!

I have an unusual networking problem to solve here, and I'm needing some help.

Basically I got a machine with 2 network interfaces, eth0 and eth1, and both are connected in the same hub.

But eth0 has the ip, and doesnt need a proxy to access the internet. Eth1's ip is, and that IP needs a proxy to access the internet (and several sites are blocked, etc).

Alls configured, but it seems that everything's trying to use the eth1 to access the internet, and I need it to be accessed using eth0. Everything should use eth0, I just need eth1 to be used for apache and mysql...

Any clue on how to configure that?



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Backup Strategy

Amit Saha [amitsaha.in at gmail.com]

Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:29:43 +0530

Hello all:

I have a simple requirement- I want to back up all my lab's data (~ 1TB and increasing) to a 2TB hard-disk on another machine. How best should I partition/create volumes on my 2 TB hard-disk so as to enable my backups? I have no special requirements. Just simple dumping of the contents from one to another. In the same vein, I would like to hear how you do something similar.

(I plan to use rsync for the same)



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Rabbit Vcs

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 19:08:43 +0000


TortoiseSVN clone for gnome - great for anyone who is not a version control ninja, but would like to play one on TV

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Published in Issue 173 of Linux Gazette, April 2010