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Linux is a freely available UNIX operating system that is gaining momentum every day. Often pronounced with a short ``i'' and with the first syllable stressed -- i.e 'LIH-nucks', it was originally released by Linus Torvalds. Linux has now become one of the best multi-platform operating systems in existence with support for single and multi-processor support for Intel x86 , Sun Sparc, Digital Alpha, Motorola 680x0, Motorola PowerPC, and Silicon Graphics MIPs microprocessors. Companies like BSDi, SCO (native and Unixware) aren't very happy about losing a significant amount of market share (which they WILL lose) to a FREE operating system!

Linux comes in several favors which you might have heard of before. All of these 'distributions' use free software from the GNU project but they differentiate themselves by user interfaces, file placement, etc. Some of these common distributions are:

Then toss in full networking support, X-windows, one of the fastest development cycles for software out there, and an amazing level of Internet support, Linux is here to stay!

Here are some links that I've either written or found to be very helpful:

IP-MASQ-HOWTO: The Official Linux Documentation Project (LDP) HOWTO Distribution site:

These are the most current versions of the Linux IP Masquerading HOWTO. If you find any spelling mistakes, typos, unclear sections, etc., please let me know.

NOTE: I have now made the DocBook version of the HOWTO the primary version and deprecated the obsolete LinuxDoc version. The LinuxDoc version did not support the 2.4.x kernels and no longer meets LDP document requirements. If you would like a copy of the old IPMASQ HOWTO in LinuxDOC format, please email me.

* Installing and Configuring IPMI 2.0 on Linux:

* Linux Audio CD ripping and encoding scripts for Grip:

* Linux IEEE-1394 SBP2 Benchmarking:

I recently ran some firewire benchmarks to better understand how the same IDE HD installed into a Compucable 525DX enclosure would run behind an Agere OHCI vs. Ti OHCI IEEE1394 Firewire cards vs. natively on a UDMA100 IDE controller. Testing was run using HDPARM, Bonnie++, and "dd" on EXT2, EXT3, and ReiserFS file systems.


* Securing Linux: Step by Step"

* In addition to the IP Masq HOWTO, I wrote a decent magazine article for "Linux Magazine" on how IP Masq works.
Click on the magazine's front cover below to read the HTML version of the article.

Linux Magazine - August 99 Its unfortunate that the graphics within the HTML article are too small, fortunately, all the text is there. I'll try to get Linux Magazine to fix that.

* Pre-TrinityOS documentation for PPP/MASQ and PPP/MASQ/Diald setups:

Rocko! Rocko:

Other excellent Linux documents and URLs:

Mailing lists:


Linux Books and Mags:



System Optimization:

GUI Configuration tools:


Special Drive setups:

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