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  • How to generate a SSH key in Linux
  • How to Install Boxee
  • How to add users to /etc/sudoers
  • Command Aliases in Terminal
  • How to sniff network traffic with Wireshark
  • Howto install ATI drivers on Debian
  • Glusterfs on Gentoo setup notes
  • CentOS / Redhat: Turn On SELinux Protection
  • Woof - Simple Web-based File Sharing

Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on Ubuntu 9.10. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

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  • Howto Install Carwhisperer on Ubuntu
  • Quick package install wth apt
  • Synchronizing Date with NTP
  • Create a simple to use kiosk machine with Fluxbox
  • Ubucompilator - Easy way of creating .deb packages from source files
  • Fully disabling touchpad in Ubuntu
  • Designing Pages in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Converting Maildir to mbox via mutt
  • Smoother Compiz Performance In 3 Simple Steps
  • how to use nslookup
  • Get An Animated & Themed GRUB Menu Using BURG
  • Create Custom Email Templates in KMail
  • Copying Remote Files with scp

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  • How to save Photos and Video from Webcam in Ubuntu / Debian Linux : Cheese
  • How To Add OpenSUSE 11.2 To Grub2
  • Antique Film Effects with The GIMP
  • Recursively Encrypt / Decrypt Directories using gpgdir
  • How to Enable Third Party Repositories for Install for Multimedia Files in Fedora 12
  • How to Setup Yum and Yum Plugins in Fedora 12
  • IBAM - The Intelligent Battery Monitor for Laptops
  • Disk failure and ZFS
  • Set your Ubuntu Wallpaper as the bootsplash and login screen
  • Cron, diff & wget: Watch changes in a webpage
  • Try Thundar
  • Split screen console terminal ~ Terminator

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  • It's 2010, But A No-Go For GNOME's 10x10 Goal
  • Using figlet for a console screensaver
  • Ubuntu Impression/Night Impression GTK themes
  • Empower your VMware programs with virtualization builders
  • Block Websites in Ubuntu Linux
  • Configure Linux – Add Applications, Set the Screen Resolution, Desktop Wallpaper
  • Kpilot is Dead
  • Address Books via Email Addresses
  • How to rebuild vboxdrv on Arch Linux
  • Pull Request Goes In For X's udev Input Handling
  • You mean the GUI works too?
  • What more should i do after installing Fedora 12?
  • Securely erasing files, by filling your disk
  • Joining multiple files with lxsplit
  • KOffice & RDF: Who, What, When, Where?
  • SWFTools - SWF Manipulation and Creation tools
  • Hole as big as city block found on Moon

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  • The Goblin and the Butterfly 1.0.0.7 Released
  • How To: Automated home backups
  • Pngcrush is an optimizer for PNG
  • UNP : Universal File Unpacking Utility
  • Jon maddog Hall: End of the year, a decade and an era
  • Linux In A Nutshell – Sixth Edition
  • How To Get KDE Plasma Workspace Ubuntu 9.10
  • Goodbye to the GIMP
  • How to enable file and folder listing in apache
  • Introducing espeak-gui
  • Python wanderings, part two
  • Improving password security in Debian
  • DtO: Has this ever happened to you?
  • FLOSS Weekly 102: Jython

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  • A standard Windows desktop is useless
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 4
  • Don’t Worry, App Runner to the Rescue
  • Convert Your Old Computer to a Linux Server
  • How to configure local mail delivery
  • No-hassle file encryption with gnupg
  • Disabling splash screen in ubuntu 9.10
  • Simple Backup / Restore DataBase in postgresql
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 334

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  • Seven great Ubuntu applications
  • Release Early, Release Often, Adopt Slowly
  • Linux drivers for Broadcom HD Video Accelerator
  • How to install Cairo-Dock on Simply Linux 5
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 3
  • Theming GNOME
  • Announcing Acire
  • Put some meat on it: Writing release announcements
  • Pixelize, create an image consisting of many small images
  • The Quandary over Open Source Support
  • Terminator – Run Multiple Terminals in a Single Window
  • What Is Ubuntu?
  • Firefox 4 slips to 2011
  • As a linux sysadmin I do care about
  • Queen Rania using Drupal, Ashley Tisdale using Drupal
  • A Dinosaur Game Is Coming To Linux
  • 2009: A breakthrough year for mobile Linux
  • Running Different OSs Inside Windows
  • MySQL Database Corruption Post Collation Issues
  • All Quiet on the CodePlex Front as 100 Day Mark Passes

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  • Linux-powered Packet Fence Protects Your Network
  • Fix A Stuck Pixel
  • Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality
  • How to Record Video Using VLC in Ubuntu / Debian
  • A Solution for “No Sound in Firefox Flash”
  • Solving the “Can’t boot from Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD, Showing Black Screen” Issue
  • How to install Ailurus 10.01 in *Ubuntu
  • AVR, Gentoo and Paludis

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  • A dpkg trick for fresh installations
  • How to import and export a database in MySQL
  • How to setup Boot password protection for Grub2 Entries
  • Add OpenSUSE 11.2 To Grub2
  • Keeping Time In Debian With Virtualbox
  • Ubuntu as an Internet Client
  • SUSE Studio: Build a Custom Linux OS from Scratch
  • how do I find the devce name of my USB drive?
  • Improving MetaData Performance of Ext4
  • rsync a system between drives
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