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Thursday, July 15th, 2004

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vmware and my pda (quick question)
I'm running VmWare on my linux machine to access windows XP (for work aps and some proprietary software and because I can). I'm having trouble connecting my usb port to windows so i can use my pda with it (it's be nice for updating my address book). It tells me that the device is being controlled by the linux OS. Any idea how to disconnect my usb port from linux or unmount it (if need be)?

I'm running redhat 9.0, VMWare 4.5.1 and I'm pretty sure usb 1 or 2 (I have either available).


Current Mood: confused
Packages for managing a static site?

I'm trying to write a website for myself, with pretty basic content. However, I've run across a problem: my site layout is nested through multiple directories, and I need to change references to CSS files and other links depending on where each file is located. I have a header at the top of the page which I'd like to be able to change easily, but because of the fact that I'm using plain old XHTML, I have to modify each file in order to make changes.

So my question is this: what packages exist for Linux that can help me manage such a setup? I do not want to set up anything complex on the server -- it would be preferred if the management was localized to my local machine. I know such things exist, but I've had a heck of a time finding them. What would you suggest?

Update: GTML appears to be what I'm looking for.

I keep a server online at home that has an SSH sever. I have no idea if what I do is even remotely secure, but it makes me feel good, anyway...


1) I urge everyone that has access to the server to register some domain name at dyndns.org.
2) I then wrote a script that does the following:

2a) gets the /etc/hosts.allow file from that server from the other side of my internal firewall*.
2b) I then goes through the authorized users, and thier dyndns hostnames, and does a reverse lookup to get their current ip address.
2c) updates these current ip addresses in the /etc/hosts.allow file.
2d) replaces the now updated /etc/hosts.allow file on the ssh server.
3) repeat this every 1/2 hour.

The point here is to further restrict access at the IP level, but none of the users have static IPs. It seems to work, as I've never noticed any unauthorized access... MANY attempts, but none can get past that need to have the right IP thing.

*Since I'm running this from my home, I have a 'forward' firewall that blocks all port attempts but 80 and 22, routing them to the the ssh server (also the only machine on that subnet), as well as blocks any 'local' IPs. I then have a 'rearward' firewall that has one address on the ssh server's subnet, and a separate subnet for the internal lan. the only thing that ever comes back from that DMZ subnet is that /etc/hosts.allow file, and it is checked for changes against a known 'good' value.

If anyone else knows of any reason why this is an insane solution, please enlighten me...

***xposted to linuxsupport
CDRecord suddenly refuses to burn.
CDRecord suddenly refuses to burn.
Fedora Core based K12ltsp 4.0.1
I am using the same Staples CDs I was burning to only two weeks ago,
but, now, Collapse )

What can it mean?

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