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December 1, 2000 -
Announcement : LDP Guide now official
textbook for college
Securing and Optimizing Linux: Red Hat Edition is now a textbook!
OpenDocs publishing is pleased to announce that Central Michigan University is using
the book " Securing and Optimizing Linux: Red Hat edition" for their course ITC 465.
The ITC 465 is a high level
course specializing in administrating networks and Linux.
Securing and Optimizing Linux: Red Hat Edition is written from an
implementation and " get it done" perspective. It expects you to understand
to use Linux, but it teaches you many things that are not well documented.
These include general optimization, immunization of files, and advanced
topics (such as FreeS/WAN VPN and the Squid Proxy Server).
The book was written by Gerhard Mourani. It's been the best selling book on
Linux Central (http://www.linuxcentral.com/) for over two months.
Securing and Optimizing Linux is also a LDP Guide and can be
Securing and Optimizing Linux: Red Hat Edition can be purchased from a
variety of book stores. The ISBN is 0970033001. The book is known to be
stocked at the following locations:
Barnes and Noble,
As always; a portion of the proceeds go to the Open Source
November 17, 2000 -
Announcement: New listserver
The LDP is happy to announce a new listserver, which extends our
services with almost sure spam elimination, web archive, on-line
searching, and very fast delivery. Thanks to
Ibibilo.org for a dedicated machine
and network. Thanks to Debian for
maintaining our lists up to this point.
We have made the following e-lists on our server; subscription is open
for all of them (to subscribe, click on the link for each and remove
".NOSPAM" prior to sending or see the instructions below):
We wish to stress that these lists are for the discussion
of issues related to the LDP.
For questions of a general Linux nature,
see the information posted here.
general discussion list
parameters: subscribers post only, please subscribe before posting.
DocBook (SGML) and document publishing related problems
parameters: subscribers post only, please subscribe before posting
major announcements and document updates posted
parameters: a low volume list; only LDP staff can post. If you wish to announce
something important, please mail your proposal to someone
from the LDP staff first. Their email addresses are available
from the volunteers list.
commits to our CVS repository
parameters: only cvs server can post. More information can be found in the
LDP Author Guide: CVS.
general (document) submits address; list designed for one-way
communication from authors to LDP staff for submission of new or updated
document (but anyone can subscribe). Remember that we prefer CVS for new submits,
followed by a message to email@example.com!
parameters: everyone can post, so list volume is not known; spam is possible.
Because our new server checks the exact sender of a
message (to prevent spam), you need to (re-)subscribe to these lists
as "yourself" (from the mail account you will post or
Important: the old server/lists will work only until
15th December 2000!
To subscribe, send an empty message to:
<list-name>-firstname.lastname@example.org (eg. email@example.com)
or click on the links provided above.
Each list is archived in two forms: text files (accessible by e-mail),
and from http://list.linuxdoc.org/
(with a mysql-driven searchable archive).
Listserver commands are available by sending an empty message
to <list-name>-firstname.lastname@example.org (eg. email@example.com).
If you have any questions, please e-mail our