I gathered these to help me find out about antique or modern equipment I might be trying to install or upgrade. Linux in particular requires one to have extraordinary detail about the hardware being used.

http://cesdis1.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/diag/ :  A collection of Linux-based user-level ethernet card diagnostic programs. Maybe you won't have to boot DOS anymore to run the vendor's diags.
http://www.monitorsolution.com/Monitorsdata/ :  A database of monitor technical specifications. I honestly don't know how accurate this information may be so caveat emptor. Last time I visted, their search engine wasn't. So this links to an index of display manufactirers. Just find your manufacturer and look in it's directory.
http://www.inria.fr/koala/colas/mouse-wheel-scroll :  A page about scroll mice under X.
http://www.linuxrouter.org :  This is a project to create a router-centric Linux distribution. It is apparently stable but I have not used it yet.
http://www.httptech.com/ppa/ :  A page for Linux users who bought an HP 720, 820, or 1000 series win-printer.
http://www.tcu-inc.com :  A site where you can buy cheap linux boxes including a good quote generator with lots of choices that doesn't rip you off like the big names.
http://www.westerndigital.com :  information about great Caviar drives; very good technical specifications (now why can't they put them in the manual!?).
http://www.replay.com/ :  Downloads of strong encryption technology to anywhere in the world (they are located outside the US). Includes ssh, PGP, SSL, etc. as well as strong versions of utilities which employ encryption such as zip, Communicator, the Adobe PDF viewer, etc. Extra nice--distributions are in Red Hat's rpm format!
http://www.ssh.fi/ :  Developer of ssh, a means of secure communications (e.g., telnet sessions) across unsecure networks (e.g., the Internet).
http://www.datafellows.com/ :  This developer is apparently the distributor of the commercial version of ssh.



News and Portals

These are mostly URLs I picked up off the Borland Delphi on Linux survey. They were originally listed in order of popularity in that survey but I have added new ones. Even though I don't visit all these now, I leave them here because I hope to visit them when I have time. Please let me know if you have an additions, comments, whatever.

http://www.linuxnewbie.com/ :  LNC is a NFP site to help people enter Linux. I haven't seen any content on it yet (it's still starting up).
http://linuxtoday.com :  This is one of a few widely-read Linux-oriented news centers. I happen to read this one most often and have posted here occationally.
http://li.org :  (Linux International)



Linux networking

These are URLs which I've found while looking for networking resources. Please let me know if you have any additions or comments.

http://lrp.c0wz.com/:  A site with a lot of documentation on using the Linux Router Project (LRP) software.
http://www.xtdnet.nl/linux-router/:  A mirror of the main Linux Router Project (LRP) website. The main one is gone apparently...
http://www.indyramp.com/masq/links.pfhtml:  A page with resources for IP masq'ing.
http://members.home.net/ipmasq/:  Another IP masq page.
http://www.linuxforum.com/99/10/dns.html:  A fairly detailed description of how to set up DNS for a small network.



Web Programming

These are URLs which I've noticed and wanted to have handy. Caveat emptor. Do let me know if you have an additions, comments, whatever.

http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/02/16/2020241 :  An introduction to the Contemplate Web Templating System ... The Contemplate Web Templating System is a set of server-side scripts released under the Apache license that generate Web pages. Contemplate generates pages by combining user-defined templates and content.
http://www.typea.net/software/contemplate/assembled/documentation_quickstart.html :  Quick start to using the Comtemplate template system
http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/%7Eflavell/www/ :  Alan Flavell's hints, etc.
http://stein.cshl.org/WWW/software/CGI/examples/ :  Several example perl scripts doing cool stuff with CGI.pm by the .pm author, Stein.
http://www.wiley.com/compbooks/stein/ :  The web site for the CGI.pm book by Stein (similar to above).
http://www.hut.fi/u/jkorpela/HTML3.2/ :  An excellant on-line resource for leraning HTML. Also works as a good reference for web designers.
http://www.python.org/ :  A newer language for all sorts of UNIX programming and which is gathering interest. A friend says he can do CGI things in a day that would take hime days to do in other languages like PERL plus no cryptic magic variables (course, I suppose some of us like those:)
http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/WebTechniques/ :  A cool collection of CGI (Perl) columns.
http://www.meep.com/magazine/tech/articles/ :  Another collection of CGI (Perl) columns; these a little more basic.
http://www.irt.org/articles/js109/index.htm :  A column on file handling... look at all the ads.
http://www.scriptsrchive.com :  A collection of CGI (Perl & C++) scripts.
http://www.cgi-resources.com :  Another, much larger collection of CGI scripts.



Other Programming

These are URLs which I've noticed and wanted to have handy. Please let me know if you find a broken link or have any comments.

http://www.hole-in-the.net/guy/index.html :  Quite a bit of info about SQL and databases.
http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/docs/packages/gcc/egcs/g77_toc.html :  One version of the GNU Fortran 77 manual on-line.
http://www.gustavo.net/programming/c__tutorials.shtml :  Several links to C/C++ resources.
http://library.advanced.org/3074/ :  Billed as a free tutorial for people already programming Pascal.
http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/ :  A free DOS-based 32-bit C++ compiler. If a free 32-bit compiler makes you yawn, you may still be interested in the public access compiler embedded in the web page. Now anyone with web access can write that first "Hello world" program, compile and download it, right from this web site.



Linux/UNIX Administration Links

These caught my eye. I'll guess that the quality here will be hit-or-miss and dead links will appear as semesters age... Don't be shy if you have feedback about any of these links, ones I've missed, etc.

http://www.LinuxNinja.com/linux-admin/ :  Linux Administration Made Easy. Very informative.
http://www.lpi.org/ :  The Linux Professional Organzation was formed to provide Linux sys admin certification. I've worked with this group and they seem very dedicated and serious about producing a quality exam.
http://ipmasq.cjb.net/ :  Full of information about masquerading.
http://www.usenix.org/sage/index.html :  The System Administrator's Guild website contains a lot of potentially interesting information (salaries, job descriptions, technical info, links, etc.).
http://www.redhat.com :  The RH homepage is now a Linux portal. Choose support at the top to access some RH-specific info.
http://mirror.spunge.org/lists/redhat-list/ :  A searchable archive of redhat-list posts. Often your RH question has been answered here already; mine it.
http://www.unixworld.com :  A great resource for using/administering/understanding UAUL systems.
http://www.ssc.com/lj/ :  Another great UAUL resource aimed at Linux.
SSL Talk :  Lots of links and other information about SSL and SSLeay, the free SSL implementation.
SSLeay FAQ :  Lots of information about a free SSL implementation.
Hardware-HOWTO :  The HOWTO on hardware, from sunsite.
http://www.verinet.com/dns/ :  A great reference for configuring DNS.
http://www.isc.org/bind.html :  Information on BIND.
Ftape-HOWTO :  The HOWTO on ftape. Includes information on hardware, software, instructions for using hardware.
http://www.linuxdoc.org/:  The Linux Documentation Project Homepage. THE source for Linux documentation.
http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/usail/edcert/ :  This is an on-line course on UNIX administration...
http://www.verinet.com/dns/ :  A good page about DNS



Linux/UNIX Packages Links

These are URLs which I've noticed and wanted to refer to again later. Again, I'm guessing that all of these are without garuntee--caveat emptor. Do let me know if you have an addition, comment, whatever.

http://marshallnet.linuxberg.com/conhtml/consoleapps.html :  Lots of cool software.
http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ :  A very large RPM distribution site.
http://www.replay.com/ :  A security-related RPM distribution site.
http://www.tripwiresecurity.com/products/ASR1_3download.asp :  Tripwire, the security package.
http://www.qmail.org/ :  qmail is said to be a much better replacement for sendmail, quicker and more secure. Seems like an active development and support network. Look for a book in 1999.
http://velociraptor.mni.fh-giessen.de/ldp/Security-HOWTO-8.html :  One copy of a security howto.
http://www.psionic.com/papers/attacks.html :  Brief discussion of network security in simple language but without much hand-holding.



Linux/UNIX Security Links

These are URLs which I've noticed and wanted to refer to again later. Caveat emptor. Do let me know if you have an additions, comments, whatever.

http://www.cert.org :  The CERT homepage.
http://personal.sdf.bellsouth.net/sdf/h/b/hburgiss/linux/ipchains.html :  Hal Burgiss' page on IPCHAINS... very helpful and has links to more information.
http://www.cert.org/nav/recovering.html :  The CERT page about recovering from an attack.
http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/articles/article37.html :  Tips on securing Linux. Best suid discussion I've seen.
http://recycle.cebaf.gov/~doolitt/satan/ :  This page on SATAN, the security scaning tool, is a big help for its links and it's Linux orientation.
http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/usail/external/recommended/xsecure.html :  This is part of the on-line UNIX admin course listed above specifically on securing X windows sessions.
unix_security_checklist :  Originally found at ftp.auscert.org.au in /pub/auscert/papers. Now dated. But if you have not fixed what was then known to cause trouble, you are definitely vulnerable now.
secure_programming_checklist :  The second paper I found at ftp.auscert.org.au in /pub/auscert/papers.
Site.Security.Policy.Development.txt :  Another ftp.auscert.org.au in /pub/auscert/papers paper about developing a security policy for your site.
http://www.redhat.com/support/linux-info/pam/docs/pam.html :  This documentation is fast becoming out-dated and not complete... but who knows?


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