From:"Novell Linux Users International" <>
Subject: LUI Newsletter: July 2005
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 14:24:22 -0600 Linux Users International

Announcing the Release of the Novell Certified Linux Engineer 9 Courses

Novell Training Services is excited to announce the release of two new SUSE LINUX Enterprise Services Courses that prepare students for the Novell Certified Linux Engineer 9 (Novell CLE 9) certification. Along with the Novell Certified Linux Professional certification, SUSE LINUX Networking Services: SLES 9 (Course 3057) and SUSE LINUX Security: SLES 9 (Course 3058) create the foundational knowledge necessary to prepare for the Novell CLE 9 Practicum (available later in 2005). Both are now available through Novell's global network of Training Partners. For more information about these courses and the certification roadmap visit


special features

Free Novell Technical Resource Kit
Novell Customer Communities is pleased to extend the offer for the latest edition of its Novell Technical Resource Kit to members of Novell Linux Users International. With its release of SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 and Open Enterprise Server (OES), Novell continues to demonstrate its commitment to the Linux platform. Here is your opportunity to experience the latest Linux products from Novell and SUSE. This kit contains over 7 GB of evaluation software, and demonstration images. Learn how Novell can help you achieve maximum efficiency and security. Highlights from this Kit include:

-ISO images for Live SUSE™ LINUX Professional 9.3
-VMware HOT Lab for Novell Open Enterprise Server
-VMware HOT Lab for Novell Identity Manger on Novell Open Enterprise Server.

Order your FREE kit here. Act now as supplies are limited.

LinuxWorld San Francisco 2005
It's still not too late to register to attend the leading Linux conference, LinuxWorld Expo. LinuxWorld is providing LUI members a free exhibit hall pass. Look for representatives of Novell Linux Users International at the Novell Customer Communities counter in the Novell booth.
> learn more about LinuxWorld
> download exhibit hall pass

OSCON 2005 (1-5 August 2005 - Portland, OR)
Open Source Convention 2005 explores three deep trends affecting open source: the commoditization of software, network-enabled collaboration, and software customizability. Visit this conference to exchange ideas and push the boundaries of vital open source technologies.

The Novell Client for Linux is Now in Public Beta
The long awaited public beta for the Novell Client for Linux is now here, and you might find these installation tips useful.

Novell Branch Office Survey
How do you manage IT services at your branch offices? Take a few minutes to participate in Novell's Branch Office survey and you'll be entered to win a GO VIDEO 8.4" Portable DVD Player.

Whitepaper: Why SUSE LINUX over Solaris?
When you switch from UNIX to SUSE LINUX, you lower costs and gain flexibility, without sacrificing reliability, security or performance. You don't have to be locked into UNIX.

Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9 Receives “Very Good” Rating
PC Magazine rates the new Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9 "Very Good".

McAfee Supports Open Enterprise Server
McAfee announced the available new version of its McAfee LinuxShield anti-virus solution. McAfee provides best-in-class virus protection to Open Enterprise Server.

Free Seminars: Migrating from Solaris to Linux on OpenPower
Over the next few months IBM and Novell are sponsoring a series of free seminars in cities worldwide on migrating from Solaris to Linux on the IBM OpenPower architecture.

"Upgrade to Novell Open Enterprise Server" Web Seminar Series (11 August 2005, 1:00 PM EDT)
Learn how to manage a mixed platform OS environment with Novell Open Enterprise Server

Linux Clusters for Oracle
Whether you have 2 Oracle servers or 200, IBM, Novell, and PolyServe can dramatically reduce the total cost of your infrastructure. Clusters of Intel architecture devices and industry standard storage provide an easy to manage, high-performance, fault tolerant platform for Oracle at a fraction of the cost of competitive UNIX. Attend the IBM, Novell, PolyServe, and Oracle seminar near you.

Novell GroupWise 7 Open Beta Available
Novell GroupWise version 7 has many new features, including: integrated e-mail and instant messaging, enhanced Outlook support and a pre-bundled SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server. GroupWise 7 also introduces flexibility for end-users to adapt the client for their particular needs. GroupWise supports Linux, Macintosh, Web browser, mobile devices, and Windows

industry articles

Rackspace Taps Novell for Enterprise Linux Hosting Service
20 July 2005: Managed hosting specialist Rackspace Inc has teamed up with Novell Inc to launch its new Rackspace Red Label service. - Computer Business Review

Linux to Land on Government Desktops
19 July 2005: Late last week, Novell announced its first government customer deal in Australia, supplying NLD-equipped Sun Ray thin clients to 19 remote Torres Strait island community business centres under the Commonwealth-funded Island Watch program. - Australian IT

technical tips

Using openSSH to Securely Access Remote Systems
If you are new to Linux, you may not be familiar with Secure Shell (SSH). SSH provides a secure method to access a remote host in the styles of telnet, rlogin, ftp, and others. With SSH, all communication between host and client computers is encrypted, reducing the risk of having passwords or data intercepted.

AppNote: Open Enterprise Server (OES) Services Security
This paper and its appendices document and analyze security with respect to ports/services listening in the default configuration for OES Linux and OES NetWare (NetWare 6.5 sp3). The focus of this document is based on disabling services you do not need or are not currently using.

An Introduction to LDAP: Part 1-LDAP Primer
This is the first article in a two-article series which explains LDAP directories and their usage. Part 1 is a simple primer to bring users who have no experience with LDAP up to speed with the basics.

How to Remote Control Linux
Joe Harmon explains to us how to control Novell Linux Desktop and SUSE LINUX Professional remotely.

customer success

MLP Group
An integrated Novell solution helps leading European financial services provider modernize its infrastructure to significantly reduce overall costs, saving millions of Euros. "Novell offers an extremely integrated solution with NetWare, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, eDirectory and ZENworks," said Erik Vellmete, IT Manager, MLP Group. "We love the way Novell products work so well together with a central directory to manage everything."