March 2006

Squid Proxy

Using Squid

Squid is a web proxy -- it handles http requests for clients. It will cache recent lookups which will improve performance/reduce internet traffic, and it also gives you stronger options for restricting online activity.

Access Control

A lot of people find this fiddly. First, you create an acl (access control list), then you grant/deny access. The first match wins:

djbdns Following a recent conversation on the mailing list, here is some complimentary [djbdns] hype:

ALSA Device Order

Sound cards changing order on each boot


I have two sound cards in this machine:

 0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
 0000:01:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)

The first is an on-board devices and uses the snd-intel8x0 module, the second is a Sound Blaster 4.1 PCI card, which uses the snd-emu10k1 module.

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Challenge & Response Mail

Some people like to keep their mailboxes free of spam. Some people like to invent ways of avoiding spam. And some people like to keep their mailboxes free of the results of such actions.

A typical extract from the mailing list:

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Red Hat

Red Hat 8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 3 (see also CentOS 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 4 (see also CentOS 4)

Setting up FUSE under Debian

Setting up FUSE under Debian


Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) is a technology that allows programs operating in userspace to be mounted in the same way as filesystems based in the kernel can be. This allows a userspace program to interface to all sorts of services, or create completely virtual filesystems through a generic interface back to the kernel. Filesystems currently available via FUSE are listed on their wiki: FUSE wiki: FileSystems.

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Installing the Sun J2SE JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on Ubuntu Breezy

Installing the Sun J2SE JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on Ubuntu Breezy

Started by PaulStimpson. Being able to view Java content in a browser is pretty important for many websites. Ubuntu Breezy installs with the Firefox browser as standard but without the Sun JRE.

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Get the pre-compiled CentOS from:

Or you could compile your own Red Hat Enterprise 3 or 4 Linux by getting all the 100% GPL free-libre-opensource SRPMS from :

See for further help

Printer & Scanner Drivers

Printer, Scanner and All-in-one Advice

Please add your hints and tips for getting your devices working here.

Sane Support

I've just done a cross-comparison of the flatbed scanners listed on under £300 against the Sane website and list the results below:

BringABox 11 March 2006

Pizza for lunch... with Breezy Badger.


AnthonyR, BillWolfe, CliveD, David, Harry, Jim, JohnW, Paul, Phil


JohnW's home for the elderly (PCs, not people!).

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