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 its bit faster due to its 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 its 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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RPM Package Management – I

Package management in Linux is very much tedious job when compared to windows systems. Basically if we consider windows its very much easy even for LKG student will install the packages(in windows we will call it as softwares) very much easy main windows software packages are .exe or .bat or .msi or .cab files we will just double click it will install the package for you with minimal system knowledge this is all about windows but coming to Linux its some what complex procedure to install a package below are some of the example ways you can install the packages. 1. Through shell script 2. .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz files 3. .rpm files 4. .deb files(These are the software packages for Debian flavor of Linux) 5. YUM In order to install packages in Linux one should have depth and width of full concept then only we can troubleshoot the problems what we faced while installation so coming in to the topic directly I have divided this entire document in two parts One is dealing with basic installation of packages Second one is building rpm packages for your requirements like say for your architecture (i386,1686 AMD etc) PART1 : Basic rpm package management Example1 : For checking the package is install in your system or not #rpm -q package name #rpm -q httpd Example2 : For checking what are all the...

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Actually i am Google centric guy,who always romming around google google google to find out what Google is inventing day today. I am regular reader of and blogs, both the sites are totaly discuessing google releated information/hacks etcSo comming to the point why i am saying all this to u? that too in my linux blog? any guesses?Ans : Today I found of some strange site from the above mentioned blogs ie goosh.orgThis one kind of shell ie. google+shell= goosh where you can search the entire web/blogs/images, you name it you will get it by just typing commnds. When we log in to we will get the following prompt [email protected]:/web> So here we can type what ever you want to search with in the web. If you want to search only in blog we have to say blog then the prompt will change to the below [email protected]:/web>[email protected]:/blog>So from now what ever you type this will seach in only blogs, if you want to know more about it just type help you will get all the help you want. [email protected]:/web>helphelp command aliases parameters function web (search,s,w) [keywords] google web search lucky (l) [keywords] go directly to first result images (image,i) [keywords] google image search wiki (wikipedia) [keywords] wikipedia search clear (c) clear the screen help (man,h,?) [command] displays help text news (n) [keywords] google news search blogs...

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