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Subject: Sys Admin Newsletter November 2002
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:22:43 -0700

                   The Sys Admin Newsletter
                          News for the
          November 2002 issue of Sys Admin Magazine


1. Note from the Editor
2. Highlights of the November issue 
3. Call for Papers
4. Links
5. Subscription Information
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Within Sys Admin, we try to provide practical solutions to systems 
administration problems regardless of what UNIX you run. This month, 
however, along with our regular November issue, we have included a 
special supplemental issue developed in cooperation with Sun 
that focuses solely on Solaris administration. The articles included in 
this supplement are a mix of contributed articles from freelance 
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	The November issue contains:

Cross-Platform UNIX Software Packaging with OpenPKG by Ralf S. 
Thomas Lotterer, Michael Schloh von Bennewitz, and Christoph Schug
The authors describe OpenPKG, an open source collaborative software 
development and packaging effort.

Multi-Booting: Part II by Brian Gollsneider  
Gollsneider follows up his article from the October 2001 issue of 
Sys Admin with some new tricks to multi-boot Windows 2000, Windows 98, 
Solaris 8, and Red Hat 7.3.

Linux as a Windows Terminal Server Client by Kenneth Hess  
Hess shows how to set up Linux as a light client using the open source 
remote desktop client package rdesktop.

Making Servers SNMP Aware with net-snmp by Brent Bice  
Bice explains the use of net-snmp to monitor your UNIX systems as well 
as create new things to monitor under an extensible branch of the 
net-snmp MIB tree.

Replacing Microsoft IIS Webserver and SQL Database in a Web 
Publishing Environment by Arnie Miles  
Miles shows how his team increased security and decreased costs by 
implementing Linux, Samba, MySQL, and Cold Fusion in place of Microsoft 
IIS Webserver and SQL Database.

PAM-like Authentication for Windows Clients by Nathan Yocom  
Yocom describes how the pGina tool can help replace a Microsoft 
Windows Domain with other standard authentication methods.

Mail Routing Using LDAP by Enrique Flores R.  
Flores shows how LDAP can be implemented to centrally manage mail 
routing and alias information.

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	Network Security -- March 2003
Proposals Due: November 1, 2002
Manuscripts Due: December 2, 2002

* Security Secrets of the Linux Kernel
* Emulating Windows Domain Security with Samba
* A Great Shareware Security Tool 
* Real-World Case Study: An Interesting Security Feature of Solaris 9
* Advanced Techniques for Securing OS X on Heterogeneous Networks
* I Thought My Network Was Secure and It Wasn't  

	Backup and Recovery -- April 2003

Proposals Due: December 2, 2002
Manuscripts Due: January 1, 2003

* Minimizing Bandwidth for Network Backup
* A Really Unusual (and Useful) Backup Script
* Multi-Platform Backup
* Economical Solutions for Offsite Live Backup
* Optimizing Database Storage
* Tips on SAN Management
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