unix Articles

F-Secure SSH for Unix 5.0

WRQ announced the availability of F-Secure SSH (Secure Shell) for UNIX 5.0, providing customers a solid solution for priority security needs including reliability, broad platform support, manageability, and usability.

Unix for Higher Education

Higher education institutions using HP servers and workstations for teaching or research can now receive the HP-UX 11i operating system at no charge through the HP Campus Investment Program Academic Offer.

Unix VS. Windows VS. Linux

This first ever Yankee Group workshop will examine whether or not Linux delivers significantly better performance, reliability, manageability and ultimately lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and faster return on investment (ROI) than the rival Windows and Unix operating system platforms.

Powerful Unix and Linux Printing

Codehost’s latest version of BrightQ includes new and enhanced feature functionality, and increased Linux distribution support that combine to make this the most powerful Unix and Linux printing suite available.

Easy Domain Migration To a New Unix Server

Switching web providers or installing a new server entails migrating all your domain’s web pages and other files.

Numeric Unix Error Messages

It’s an unfortunate fact that many programmers are lazy about error messages. Very often, all you get is a cryptic “Error 5″, and you may be lucky to get that: sometimes all you get is an error return that you have to examine yourself with “echo $?”. You can’t even depend on that being the actual Unix error, but even if it is, what does it mean?

In Defense of Unix (and Linux, of course)

Warning: This article contains strong language and unpopular opinions. Reading of this material by Windows advocates may cause severe gastric distress followed by a desire to strike the author sharply about the head. As the author does not enjoy being pummeled, such persons are kindly requested to return whence they came and do something else.

Microsoft’s Services For Unix

Gosh, you’d never expect me to say something pleasant about a Windows machine, would you? Well, actually that’s not entirely true: I’ve been known to grudgingly admit that while it isn’t Unix, Windows XP Professional really isn’t awful. In fact, if you can live without Unixy stuff at your beck and call, Windows XP is pretty good – there are even things I actually LIKE about it.

NT vs. Unix

I think it was some Sun piece that said something like: “If all you ever had to do with an OS is install it, NT would be a great operating system”.

How to Monitor Windows NT from Unix

Many system administrators are running Unix / Linux based monitoring and alerting for a long term. The basic idea behind a successful monitoring and alerting system is to centralize all system events at a single monitoring station. Once the information is centralized, it can be used to build an alerting system or even carry out corrective actions.

Unix Permissions

These are classic Unix permissions. However, many modern Unixes support extended attributes that go beyond this. We’ll look at one example of that later in the article. You also need to know that Unix and Windows permissions don’t map well to each other, so if you are using something like Samba or Visionfs , you need to understand how permissions will be shown and honored. Some examples of that are shown later.

Using the shell (Terminal) in Mac OS X

Many Mac OS X users won’t have any need to use the Unix shell that underlies their graphical interface. Some will likely disdain the very idea, but for those adventurous enough to try it, a whole new world awaits.

Sun remote procedure call puts vulnerability in Linux and Unix

Anything Microsoft can do…

Unix Power Tools, Third Edition chapter excerpt

Saving Time on the Command Line

28.1. What’s Special About the Unix Command Line

One of Unix’s best features is the shell’s command line. Why? Nearly every modern operating system has a command line; we don’t use card readers with obscure job setup cards any more. What makes Unix’s special?The Unix shell command line of shortcuts. Some of these you’ll find in other operating systems; some you won’t.