BSD is often a good choice for utility boxes running stuff like Sendmail or BIND. The hardware support isn’t as good, and if you think desktop applications are bad with Linux, then you certainly aren’t going to like BSD. BSD is arguably more secure and stable than Linux. In the gradient of stability, though, Linux […]
I have a GNU/Linux box running CentOS that is up all of the time, and is my main workstation. Lately, I’ve needed to use a laptop, and am running OS X Tiger on it. I’ve always enjoyed Eterm, but getting this to run on OS X is difficult. Since I mainly work on remote servers […]
After a bit of work, I have my desktop on OS X Tiger working well. I’m used to GNU/Linux, and it took me awhile to find the right combination of tools. Here is a screenshot of my desktop: click for larger image. Some key issues that I solved that are visible above: The clipboard works […]
Use this command to flush the DNS cache on Mac OS X: lookupd -flushcache It appears that the cache overrides /etc/hosts.
If you simply want to monitor processes on Mac OS X, the included Activity Monitor in applications/utilities works well: There is also a free third party application called App Stop available here that will allow you to pause applications and set priority. If you have a heavy application you are running concurrently while doing more […]
Both Fink and Nmap have problems compiling with earlier versions of Xcode. Xcode is found here. The error I got with Fink was: compress-zlib-pm586-1.34-11 failed With Nmap: ./pcap-bpf.c: In function ‘pcap_inject_bpf’:./pcap-bpf.c:348: error: ‘BIOCSHDRCMPLT’ undeclared (first use in this function)./pcap-bpf.c:348: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once./pcap-bpf.c:348: error: for each function it appears in.)make: *** […]