Thursday, June 30, 2005

Project at Instead Business School

My friend studying at BITS, Pilani left to Paris today for his Practice School at Instead Business School, Paris. The project is for one year and hope he have a great time there,.. :)
All the best to him.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

CVS access from behind the Proxy/Firewall

Normally, in educational institutions, every computer is behind a firewall/proxy. A proxy is usually configured to access the Web (Webserver Port: 80). ie the destination port is 80.
So it wont allow any other connections like cvs, ftp, irc etc. Inorder to configure the proxy, u need to configure the proxy/firewall to allow connections to CVS Server (Port: 2401) and IRC server (Port: 6667, think so) and so on. Firewall configuration is done using the command IPTABLES. So to configure the firewall/proxy, just ask the network administrator to add the following lines to the Firewall script.
iptables -A FORWARD -s IP_ADDR -p tcp --dport DEST_PORT -j ACCEPT

iptables -A FORWARD -s -p tcp --dport 2401 -j ACCEPT

This command will now allow CVS access to the computer with IP address

Similarly, you can change the Port number and IPaddress as per your requirements.

You might sometime get the error "Unknown Host". The problem is that, you have to configure the setting for DNS server properly or try to include the ipaddress of the host in the /etc/hosts file.

Note: Please ask your network administrator to do the following changes and only he can do the above changes.

GNOME Membership

Atlast after a month, my application got processed. It was sent to Ronald and got a good reply from him too. Thanks to Ronald (BBB). :)
Am still waiting for the approval of the GNOME membership and hope to get it soon.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Understanding Linux Kernel

Its really a cool book to learn about the Linux Kernel. I'm basically an Electronics and Communication Engineer and much oriented towards GNU/Linux and Networks.
I have covered three chapters. After completing this book, its sure that one can become a Kernel Hacker, if one learns with interest. I just wanna know the basics of Linux kernel, so am not concentrating too much on the Datastructures and Variable names used. Still its very interesting and lots to go....

Resume to RED HAT

Talked with a RED HAT guy and was happy to hear that, RED HAT has openings for GNOME-Hackers. So sent my resume to Sankar and waiting for a reply from him.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Madhan Raj Posted by Hello
After a long time, i have planned to hack evolution and gnome-media again. Just started to build them and its almost over. Got to finish the the patch for Sound-jucier.