Jeff's Miscellaneous Junk Page
Hi. Welcome to my web site.
I'm an assistant system administrator interested in lots of different things. I decided
to put up several pages here and links for things I've come across or am currently working
- FreeBSD - An excellent free UNIX OS, based on the 4.4BSD-Lite system
developed at Berkeley by CSRG. I set up release 2.2.7 in my office to test some of
systems. I'd like to see it used for a lot of networking needs we have, but my boss won't
let us use it for anything in mission critical production. Oh well. Let Microsoft have its
day... for now...
- http://www.freebsd.org The Official FreeBSD site.
Contains the handbook, a massive document that details installation and implementation of
the OS. I found it useful for configuring a ppp dial-up server, and setting up IP
masquerading to allow a private TCP/IP subnet to access the Internet through one IP
- This is a neat "diary" detailing one person's experiences with specific
- Samba web pages. Samba is a unix package that allows resource sharing through the Server
Message Block (SMB) protocol-- what Win95 File and Print Sharing uses. Seems to work very
well from the little testing I've done.
- http://www.apache.org - Apache, the most popular web
server software on the Internet.
- Also check out the USENET comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.* newsgroups. They're really good. You
can get free USENET access at http://www.dejanews.com
- Perl - a great scripting language, with syntax
similar to C. I used this, plus the package "cgilib" to write an on-line web
database. With additional packages, it could be very powerful. Runs on Win32 and UNIX.
- Access 97 Password hack - see Hrvoje Crvelin's page,
for a description of the Access 97 password vulnerability. He includes a fragment of C
code which I made into a little functional utility. I've only tested it using the cc
compiler on FreeBSD. Click here to get the source code.
- Palm III - I bought one of these little gadgets for no reason other
than that it's cool. I mean, TWO MEGABYTES! That's more than my first few PCs had...
- GNU Pilot GCC 0.5.0 for
Win32 - A free C/C++ compiler for building PalmPilot applications. I like the idea of
programs written to take up very little space, but haven't gotten to producing anything
usable yet. This compiler will work for Palm III, but Palm III-specific features need the PalmOS 3.0 SDK. I haven't figured out how
to incorporate the new SDK libraries into this package, though. If anyone has any info,
I'd really be interested!
- http://palmcentral.com/ - Lots of
shareware/freeware for the Pilot line of organizers.