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floyd - Tue 19 February 2008 - network, linux, cdma, internet, hardware, usb, unite

Few days ago I bought a brand-new Zakang ZX-400 phone, from a local CDMA Operator, Unite
Also, I have opted for a monthly subscription, including unlimited internet access.
The main issue is that they provide drivers/instructions for WinXP/2000, and I'm not going to use Windows just because of …

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floyd - Sun 09 December 2007 - linux, slackware, updates

Well, as i said in previous post, Updating Slackware I took the following steps: Adjusted /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc to point to the newer release:

...SOURCE=http://slackware.perespim.ru/pub/slackware-10.2/...

After that, i did the following:

slapt-get --dist-upgrade --ignore-excludes --download-onlyslapt-get --install kernel --no-upgradeslapt-get --dist-upgrade --ignore-excludes

And adjusted …

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floyd - Sun 25 November 2007 - linux, slackware, updates

I have an old router/gateway, still running Slackware 10.0, and since i can't afford more than 5-10min downtime on that box, i'll have to find a reliable way to upgrade "on-the-fly" the os to a newer release.

Afaik, there are a lot of folks that managed to update …

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floyd - Tue 11 September 2007 - network, hardware

A useful utility for backing-up network devices configuration i have recently stumbled upon is RANCID, (Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ) which allows for backup automation. It also allows for keeping a history of changes done to devices' configuration, using either CVS or SVN, also all changes can be automatically …

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floyd - Sun 09 September 2007 - about, first, intro

Yep, this is the first post on this blog, welcome to all of you :)

On these pages you will be able to read my posts on my systems administrator position and also some news/notes from the IT world.

I hope real soon i will manage to find some spare …

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