Month: June 2008

Linux User Disk Quota Implementation

What is disk quota? Ans : Disk quota is nothing but restricting the disk-space usage to the users. We have to remember one thing when we are dealing with disk quota i.e Disk Quota can be applied only on disks/partitions not on files and folders. So how we can implement disk quota? Disk quota can be implemented in two ways a. On INODE b. On BLOCK What is an INODE? Ans : In Linux every object is consider as file, every file will be having an inode number associated and this is very much easy for computer to recognise...

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TFTP Implementation In Linux

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server is an important service for Network engineers, because they will be using this TFTP server for coping big IOS(Inter networking Operating System)files to routers, So as a Linux administrators we have to install and configure tftp server. Why these network guys uses TFTP server for coping IOS images? why not ftp, scp, rcp etc? Ans : Because TFTP use UDP protocol for sending data, so it’s bit faster due to it’s unreliable way of sending data. In early days one serial port is between router and server so the data transmission is very...

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RPM Package Management-II (Checkinstall)

Part2 : So coming to advanced RPM management here I am going to discuss how to convert .tar.gz/.tar.bz2 files,src.rpm files to rpm packages? So that it’s very much easy to install the packages by using rpm command. New releases of Linux programs are generally released in the tar.gz format consisting of source code of the application. Normally you will compile these programs but at times they throw some compiler errors on your screen which just seem gibberish to a novice. A much easier way to install programs is when they are in the RPM package format. Here’s a simple guide that will help you convert those source code files (tar.gz) into RPM packages. To do this, first of all install the package checkinstall from your Linux dvd. If it doesn’t exist then you can Google for it and download it. Then unpack your source package diand cd to the directory. Where you unpacked the tar.gz file. Step1 : Run the following two commands: ./configure make But now instead of running make install you run checkinstall. Answer the questions, edit some values if they are not appropriate and let the program run. When finished, you’ll find your RPM package in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i686 your .rpm file is ready for future use. Please visit for more linux admin...

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My name is Surendra Kumar Anne. I hail from Vijayawada which is cultural capital of south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I am a Linux evangelist who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. At present I work at Bank of America as Sr. Analyst Systems and Administration. You can contact me at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.