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Access control in ViewVC

ViewVC (www.viewvc.org), a popular web-based frontend to CVS and SVN, has no access control mechanism, nor does CVS. As a result, when using ViewVC, anyone who can see the web page can browse, download, and view files in the entire CVS repository. While I initially loved this, as ...

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Update

I haven’t been too active on here lately, mainly due to spending my summer as a paid transport EMT, working 50 hours a week or so, and still trying to keep up on “life”.

I have a few things planned for the next month or so of summer, so ...

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Poor PHP

Well, as mentioned below, today I was doing a little research. On the futility of a Computer Science major. Specifically, on the fact that the overwhelming odds are that in a career in IT, system administration, or even web programming, I’ll probably never apply 90% of what I learn ...

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Computer Science?

So, I’m a computer science major at Rutgers. What is computer science? And WHY is it my major?

I was recently reading an excellent article online, by Neil McBride, a principal lecturer in the School of Computing, De Montfort University, UK. The Death of Computing essentially speaks to the ...

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APC AP9605 PowerNet SNMP Card

In the theme of upgrades, I also purchased two APC SmartUPS1000 units from refurbUPS.com. Now, I know that a lot of people are perfectly happy with serial connectivity. And it has its positives. But I’m running 2-3 servers per UPS, older servers, wanted to be able to monitor ...

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Managing G1 Proliant Servers with modern Linux

Not much of an “upgrade” for anyone who’s in IT, but jasonantman.com is currently being upgraded from old desktops used as servers to a pile of generation-1 (G1) HP/Compaq Proliants. I know that there are utilities for Linux to manage the servers, specifically control fan speed and ...

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Relational / Object-Oriented Asset Management

I just purchased four new servers, and set out to find some good asset management software. Specifically, I’m looking for a PHP package that allows me to track the details of all of my hardware. While software and configuration tracking would surely be good for some applications, I already ...

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Why hasn’t Linux caught up to Windows?

Those of us who are involved in the Linux community are often frustrated by the lack of widespread acceptance of Linux. Granted, I haven’t used all of the newest “desktop” distributions (‘distros’), but I know that my choice - openSuSE - is far from being ready to compete with Windows for ...

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Support Open Source

I get paid tomorrow, and it’s time to spend some money. Sure, there are some great toys out there. The stuff from ThinkGeek is always great. What about that monitoring server I want? Or upgrading my LAN to gigabit copper?

Of course, there are also many charitable causes. The ...

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The Big Name consipracy - and SSL certs

So I decided to setup SSL on my Apache server. After looking around for ages, it seems that the answer to SSL Certs is that I need to buy one. There doesn’t seem to be any CA out there who will provide free certs that are accepted by most ...

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