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Using the xinetd program for system administration (IBM developerWorks). Teodor Zlatanov explains xinetd on IBM's developerWorks. "The classic inetd daemon has been around for a long time. There are several ways to replace its functionality, but the most flexible and easiest way seems to be xinetd. Xinetd does all the things inetd can do, and a lot more. TCP wrapping, modular configuration, connection redirection, and load limits on incoming connections are just a few of the features that make xinetd a nice choice for system administrators."
Andy Oram on the implications of Open Source. O'Reilly editor Andy Oram has published the text of a talk he gave in Japan under the title A summary of research on social and organizational relationships in open source software projects. It's worth a read. "The most inspiring aspect of open source development, and perhaps the most fruitful for social science research, is the transparency it fosters - a form of instantaneous and supremely honest communication. No one can hide a bad decision because source code can be examined by experts everywhere. Furthermore, these expert reviewers risk nothing by reporting problems and disagreeing with the project managers. Contrast this to the employees of a commercial firm, who are constrained by their desire to look good to superiors."
Practical PostgreSQL PDF available online. Command Prompt, Inc has announced a pre-production version of the book Practical PostgreSQL, which is available for download in PDF format.
Events: November 29 - January 24, 2001.
New Linux Journal site. The Linux Journal has put up an all new web site built with PhpNuke. It includes a bunch of new features (i.e. discussion groups) as well as extensive archives.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
November 29, 2001
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: