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grub not to be confused with grub2 which is completely different !

Some extracts from the mailing list that need tidying up or pointing to good places that give this same info:

> Later I did an update and the boot order got altered again, so I > had to fix it a second time. It's not a big deal, but I'd like to > know what I'm doing wrong. Windows should stay as the default (top) option if you move it to above the line:

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Checking your Disks

From the mailing list. Needs formatting.

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This isn't a general howto on VPN technology, it isn't even a howto on OpenVPN. You can find those kind of things elsewhere, and hopefully the references I include contain some useful pointers to suitable sites. This is the story of a particular problem I wanted to solve. If you're trying to set up a bridged OpenVPN system perhaps this will be of use to you. Or perhaps it won't. I'm sure when I want to do this again in six months time it'll be of use to me though! :) I needed to access a remote LAN in a small office elsewhere.

Video Creation

Today, this page is just a place to collect links + references usefull to creating video recordings of what happens on the screen of a demo. If we get it together this page will become the How To for the best + simplest methods.

Back last winter there was some discussion about making recordings of talks + demos, like the Hants LUG regularly do.

OSS Software to record screen activity sorry, this is windows only.

Camtasia from Techsmith - similar commercially available software.

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VMWare on Xubuntu

Following recipe incomplete:

Installed Xubuntu from alternate 6.06.1 cd Various downloads from put on cd for convenience. Go into Synaptic and enable the other repositories. Set static ip (for convenience when using ssh).

sudo -s
mkdir /var/vm
apt-get install build-essential binutils cpp libc6-dev libgnome2-perl linux-headers-$(uname -r) make 
apt-get install libdb2 xinetd openssh-server

Extract server to ~

cd vmware-server-distrib


Saving MBR

1. Get a rescue disk. The Dapper CD should be ok for this, so long as it boots on your laptop (presumably it does) and you can get to a useful shell or the desktop.

2. Backup the MBR:

dd if=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1 of=/tmp/mbr.img

Save /tmp/mbr.img somewhere safe, maybe a Flash drive?, and then you can restore it with:

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Identifying a Windows Virus with Trend Micro House Call

Started by PaulStimpson

If you want to check files or directories for a Windows virus before passing it on to a Windows user you can do it online with the Java app at Trend Micro HouseCall.

I can also recommend Virus Total, which scans an executable through a dozen different vendor AV products.

Sender Policy Framework (SPF)

SPF - Sender Policy Framework

What is it?

Sender Policy Framework. Anti-spam technique based on verifying the source of an email.

How does it work?

You create a list of all the mail servers that are allowed to send mail for your domain, and add it as a dns txt record. For example:        300   IN   TXT   "v=spf1 ip4: -all"
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VMware Player and Server

Proprietary but "free of charge" (NOT floss) virtualisation software from VMware

(If you want a floss virtualiser try VirtualBox instead)


VMware Player 3.x

Try VMware player FIRST ! Its a simple "one-click" .BUNDLE install on almost any distro variant !

Verdsion 2.x works on PIIIs and Version 3 requires a P4 with PAE but now lets you create VMs from scratch as well as running pre-built ones !


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