February 2, 2007

Linux on an Intel 965 motherboard

(originally posted at http://kbullock.ringworld.org/2007/2/2/linux-on-an-intel-965-motherboard)

For VAWOR, I recently purchased a new firewall box to replace the Soekris box currently serving that function. The Soekris has been a wonderful little firewall for me, but it unfortunately can't handle gigabit throughput, so I purchased a 2U rack-mount box to replace it.

The new box has a Core 2 Duo E6300 on a DQ965GF mainboard, which is Intel's 965 Express chipset. (There, now Google should pick this up with enough different keywords. :) Since this particular combination makes installing Linux difficult, and not much information is apparently yet available on the Web, I've written up my install process here. Hopefully I can save others from some of the pain I endured getting it running.

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Posted by kbullock at 3:54 PM Servers

April 6, 2005

Encryption switch

I've decided that every application should have a "never-ever-send-anything-unencrypted-ever" switch. Better yet, the operating system itself should have it built-in. Something that just refuses to send any network traffic that isn't encrypted. Just because it would feed my paranoia. :)

Posted by kbullock at 5:52 PM Computing thoughts

March 21, 2005

First post [sic]

So I'm testing out the library's new UThink blogging system to see how it would work for our purposes. It might even be possible to do group blogs (e.g. for discussion specific projects, or for different grants, etc.). Major coolness, since that means I don't have to administrate a blogging system on our servers!

Posted by kbullock at 11:29 AM Metablogging