Testing Socket Connections Programmatically

Often we have to use “telnet remotehost.somewhere.com 80” to test if a remote socket connection can be established.  This is fine for one time tests but can be a problem when it comes time to test a number of connections – especially if we want to test them programmatically from a script.  Perl to the […]

Linux Active Directory Integration with LikeWise Open

I downloaded the latest RPM package (for Red Hat, Suse, CentOS and Fedora) from the LikeWise web site (you need to register before starting your download.)  I downloaded the RPM package to the /tmp directory.  The version that I am testing is the Winter 2009 Edition. Warning: LikeWise modifies many configuration files and its uninstall […]

WordPress on Red Hat / CentOS Linux

If you run WordPress on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or its free cousin CentOS then you will likely run into the following error after you have unpacked WordPress, installed it and tried to do your initial setup: Error establishing a database connection This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php […]

How To – Easy NTP on Solaris 10

Setting up NTP (the Network Time Protocol) on Solaris 10 is very simple but requires a few less than obvious steps that can trip up someone looking to set up a basic NTP daemon to sync their local machine. The first step is to install the NTP packages SUNWntpr and SUNWntpu, both of which are […]

Installing Subversion on RHEL5

Subversion (SVN) is a popular open source, source code change control package. Today we are going to install and configure Subversion on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (a.k.a. RHEL 5.2), I will actually be doing my testing on CentOS 5.2 but the process should be completely identical. Installing Subversion on Linux Installation of subversion is […]