LOSURS

Articles and Documents

The following articles and documents are written by LOSURS members.

What Is a Zombie Process? - Tillman Hodgson
When you do a ps, processes that have a status of Z are called "zombies". Naturally, when people see a zombie process, the first thing they try to do is to kill the zombie, using kill or (horrors!) kill -9. This won't work, however: you can't kill a zombie, it's already dead.
How Does Linux Boot? - Tillman Hodgson
In talking about booting Linux, you're going to learn about that mysterious init process that always seems to be at the top of your ps waux process listings.
How Do I Use Shell Redirection? - Tillman Hodgson
This short document provides a simple and concise introduction to the various interesting things that one can do using redirection and pipes in Unix shells, especially bash.
Chroot-BIND HOWTO - Scott Wunsch
This document describes installing the BIND 9 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimize the potential effects of a security compromise. Note that this document has been updated for BIND 9; if you still run BIND 8, you want the Chroot-BIND8 HOWTO instead.
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Chroot-BIND8 HOWTO - Scott Wunsch
This document describes installing the BIND 8 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimise the potential effects of a security compromise. This version of the document covers the old but still popular BIND 8; there is another document provides similar information for BIND 9.
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VESA-Frame-Buffer mini-HOWTO - Lonny Selinger
This document provides basic, quick set up instructions for enabling Frame Buffering for VESA compliant cards in Linux.
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