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Mar 08, 2004

Enable root Login

Edit /etc/securettys to add extra terminals (other than the console).

Note that RedHat has a similar securetty setting.

Note that allowing root login is definitely a bad thing - login as a normal user and use su or sudo instead. On a Tru64 system remember to add the normal user to the appropriate group or you won't be able to su.

[/tech/unix/tru64] | [permalink] | [2004.03.08-13:31.00]

Prevent Halt When Keyboard is removed

This behaviour can be stopped by editing /etc/default/kbd and changing the value of KEYBOARD_ABORT to disable.

[/tech/unix/solaris] | [permalink] | [2004.03.08-12:54.00]

Auto Install CPAN Modules

Handle CPAN module installation -

perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::libnet'

Will download and install the libnet perl module in the same way as a debian apt-get install or redhat up2date.

Searching CPAN will give you the appropriate module names.

First time you run it you'll need to answer some simple queries but once its setup it seems to work fine.

You can reconfigure the CPAN settings via

perl -MCPAN -e shell

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.59_54) ReadLine support available (try 'install Bundle::CPAN')

cpan> o conf init

[/tech/perl] | [permalink] | [2004.03.08-09:35.00]

Far Side Cartoons as Photoshop Contest Fodder

Check out the Worth1000 Far Side Galleries

History of Apples Operating Systems

From Apple DOS to OSX

[/links/2004] | [permalink] | [2004.03.08-08:47.00]

Useful Active Directory Links

Some Sample Code from O'Reillys Active Directory Cookbook

Two articles on using php and perl to access AD at

Sample Code from Realmen Don't Click

[/tech/windows/activedir] | [permalink] | [2004.03.08-08:42.00]

Perpetual Motion

Take a look at the Museaum of Unworkable Devices

[/misc] | [permalink] | [2004.03.08-06:55.00]