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[ In reference to "Build a Six-headed, Six-user Linux System" in LG#124 ]

Dave Wiebe [dawiebe at gmail.com]

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:10:07 -0700


In response to Bobs "Build a six headed, six user linux system"

I am curious to know if this would work on my laptop, using the laptop display screen and a monitor attached through the monitor connection at the back. Would my standard laptop ATI video card be able to support that (as I read somewhere that Dual Head video cards are preferred).

Thanks for your response.

--David Wiebe.

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1501

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[ In reference to "/tag/9.html" in LG#68 ]

Mike Steele [mike_steele_2000 at yahoo.com]

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:32:20 -0500

In response to

Users are caught in the middle of a debate over whether reverse records should be used for identification. The pro argument is that it helps identify spammers and abusers. The con argument (which I believe) is that the purpose of domain names is convenience: so you don't have to remember a number, and so that a site can maintain a "permanent" identifier even if they move to another server or a different ISP. You shouldn't /have/ to have a domain name, much less have it set to any particular value. And to identify scRipT kIddyZ, just do a simple traceroute. The second-last hop is their ISP (or part of their own network), and ISPs always have their own domain name showing. And what if a computer has several domain names, each hosted at a different organization? There can be only one reverse record, so all the other names will be left out in the cold.

at http://linuxgazette.net/issue68/tag/9.html

I always assumed the cost to be for the liability. Otherwise they would just automate it and have you do it online. This seems to thwart spam; email administrators put an additional reverse record lookup to make sure it is not a "rogue" mail server put online by just anyone. They have to contact their ISP and get a reverse record. It's like adding locks to your door. It isn't a guarantee - just a deterrent. That one reverse record is for the mail server. Otherwise RR's are not necessary and so it doesn't matter if there are multiple domains. You can CNAME the domains MX records to the actual server name.

Dunno for sure but thats my 2 cents.



[ In reference to "Away Mission: Sem-Tech 07 Conference, May 2007, San Jose, CA" in LG#140 ]

Neil Youngman [ny at youngman.org.uk]

Mon, 2 Jul 2007 16:42:02 +0100

We seem to have a broken link in this article, just below the screenshot it says "To view a demonstration of Cognition's technology, please visit www.CognitionSearch.com" and links to http://linuxgazette.net/current/'http://cognitionsearch.com

There's probably also a small typo "Hogkin's disease" should probably be "Hodgkin's disease"


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Published in Issue 141 of Linux Gazette, August 2007