Ruminations Galore

Archive for April, 2006

28
Apr

Turbulence across 802.11n

In 2004, the IEEE announced work on a new 802.11 standard called 802.11n, thought to be capable of achieving speeds up to a theoretical 540 Mbit/s. The 802.11n differs from the previous 802.11 standards as it uses Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output. MIMO uses multiple receiver and transmitter antennas that allow increased data throughput, thus achiving the high speeds. [...]

26
Apr

Enhance boot-time security with GRUB passwords

I always preferred GRUB over LILO, ever since I heard about it, that is, because of the security feature that GRUB has to offer. The ability to password protect each entry is a nice feature no doubt. So, I wrote this article to help some newbies figure out how GRUB allows for MD5 encrypted passwords [...]

13
Apr

Process your email with procmail

That’s my latest article. It is about using procmail to write recipes (filter rules) to filter your email into different mailboxes. I had previously written about Mutt, the text based mail client. While my article on mutt focussed primarily on using fetchmail to get email from your remote client and using mutt to read it, [...]

13
Apr

Where art thou?

Thou shall find me, where thout shall look. No, I am not air. But anyways…. I am busy. It’s because of the coming exams that I’ve been OoA (out of action) for so long. The action, though, was missing only on TOW, for I was busy writing articles and sending them across to the good [...]

13
Apr

Why does the TOW not validate?

Because of the lousy firefox theme. Actually, it’s only partially because of that. But for most part, it’s my promise to hack it, the process of hacking it, and leaving it at that. Partly hacked, partly modified and missing tags have contributed to it. It’s not that I don’t know how to make it validate. [...]

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