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1998b: Linux Soup

(by David Kramer; August 19, 1998)

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Meeting Notes - Linux Soup, Wed 19 Aug 1998

Meeting Notes - Linux Soup, Wed 19 Aug 1998

Taken by David Kramer


HOME.ICI.NET/~LINUXGUY   CHRISTOPHER DOERBECK


SEP 20  MIT FLEA MAIN/ALBANY
HP PPA- PUT THE PRINTER SMARTS IN DRIVER TO CHEAPEN PRINTER
**TRY AFTERSTEP 1.0-3, NOW 1.1
PASS PARAMS WITH ENV VARS NOT MD SO PS DOESN'T SHOW THEM
/VAR/LOG/MESSAGES
/VAR/LOG/AUTHLOG?
/VAR/LOG/SECURE
LOOK UP IDENTD
RFP 1918 LOCAL IP LIKE 10. AND 192.168.
***** IN X CTRL-MOUSE CHANGE FONTS, ETC.
/USR/LOCAL/TOOLS/*
APPLIXWARE 4.3.7
	HAS MSOFFICE CONVERTERS.  OFFICE97?
GIMP 1.0
SANE- SCANNING API

DIALUP PPP
	PARTS HAVE TO RUN AS ROOT. 
		DONT SETUID PPPD, USE SUDO
	INSTALL/CONFIG SUDO 1.5.3-6
		CONF. /ETC/SUDOERS
	CREATE CHAP SCRIPT
		/ETC/PPP/SCRIPTNAME
	CONF. /ETC/PPP/CHAP-SECRETS & PAP-SECRETS
		CLIENT,SERVER,SECRET,IP
	CONF. /ETC/PPP OPTIONS FILE
		MODEM,NETMASK,NAME,DEFAULTROUTE,NOIPDEFAULT,LOCK
	CONF. /ETC/RESOLV.CONF
		ADD ISP'S DNS, ETC 

TCP WRAPPERS HOSTS ACCESS MAN PAGE
	TCP_WRAPPERS-7.5-1
	/ETC/INETD.CONF CONFIGS WHAY D HANDLES WHAT PORTS/IP
		YOU TELL IT TO CALL A SCRIPT YOU WRITE TO CALL
			THE REAL DAEMON.  YOU LOG STUFF.
			EG /USR/SBIN/TCPD (DAEMON)
		**INETD HANDLES ALL SOCKETS, YOUR APP JUST
			DEALS WITH STDIN,STDOUT
		**TCPD CHECKS HOSTS.ALLOW AND HOSTS.DENY
			#ALL DENY'S END UP IN /V/L/MESSAGES
			#LOCAL CAN DO ANYTHING
			ALL: LOCAL: ALLOW
			#ALOW ALL ON LOCAL MACHINES
			ALL: 192.168.1. : ALLOW
			#OUTSIDE WORLD CAN ONLY IDENTD
			IN.IDENTD: SERVERNAME : ALLOW
			#REVERSE IDENT LOOKUP THESE
			IN.TELNETD:  ALL@ALL : DENY
			(AND OTHER SERVICES)
NFS/NIS
	LOOK AT EXPORT RULES VERY CAREFUL.  I FIREWALL THEM OUT
	****ROOTSHELL.COM POSTS HACKS,PATCHES

CONFIGURING X11
	IF YOU CHANGE YOUR DEFAULT RUNLEVEL TO 5 YOU BOOT TO X11
		IN /ETC/INITTAB
	/USR/LIV/X11/XDM
		XDM-CONFIG: TELLS IT WHERE OTHER CONF FILES ARE
		XSETUP.O: WHAT TO EXECUTE ON STARTUP
		GIVECONSOLE: RUN RIGHT BEFORE DISPLAY MGR 
	CHOSING A WINDOW MANAGER
		AFTERSTEP: OLDEST
		KDE: ROBUST
GIMP
	HAS FILTERS AND PLUGINS
SANE SCANNER INTERFACE , TALKS TO GIM
LYX IS FRONT END TO LATEX, LIKE WP.
XFMAIL: MAIL MANAGER  ***LOOK UP**




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