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[ In reference to "Understanding Threading in Python" in LG#107 ]

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
Sat, 24 Feb 2007 17:24:16 -0500

[[[ Ben's comment refers to the original format of this message, which had a different title. I have renamed the thread to conform with the usual Talkback: scheme. - Kat ]]]

[ cc'd to original author, Krishna G Pai ]

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 05:20:58AM -0500, gnuyoga wrote:

> Link http://linuxgazette.net/107/pai.html
> Section:
> 4.3 Profiling Threaded Code.
> .
> .
> .
> We get some surprising results, notably the following..
> Running 2 threads took 0.000 seconds
> Running Without Threads took 5.160 seconds
> Correct ans:
> Running 2 threads took 6.170 seconds
> Running Without Threads took 6.810 seconds

It appears to me that the author has explained why the result is showing 0.000 seconds: 'run' never gets called, as it says in his article. Was there something you wanted to add?

In the future, please use the Talkback: link at the bottom of each article to comment on it; that sends the mail to the correct address and allows The Answer Gang to discuss it. I've forwarded your e-mail to TAG for you, this time.


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[ In reference to "TCP and Linux' Pluggable Congestion Control Algorithms" in LG#135 ]

Kapil Hari Paranjape [kapil at imsc.res.in]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 07:25:39 -0800


I hadn't read more than a couple of lines into this article and I already knew that I would like it. Reading further only confirmed my initial reaction.

Great article!

Here's a twist from Oliver --- "Please, Sir! Can I have some more?"


Kapil. --

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[ In reference to "Configuring IPCop Firewalls (Book Review)" in LG#135 ]

Burkhard Dunkel [Burkhard.Dunkel at burkharddunkel.de]
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 20:10:31 +0100

Greetings from Germany.

I read the Book "IPCOP" from Packet as well. I work as network engineer / firewall engineer with Checkpoint Firewalls, Cisco PIX Firewalls, Symantec / Axxent Raptor Firewalls and even with IPCOP and Linux iptables firewalls. I never saw a pice of shit like this. This book is perhaps even illegal, it seems to be a copy of the IPCOP firewall handbook itself.


Burkhard Dunkel

MCSE, CCNA and Linux fan


[ In reference to "Build a Six-headed, Six-user Linux System" in LG#124 ]

Sami Olmari [olmari at netikka.fi]
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 07:09:02 +0200

Hi, Ireaded your article about 6 seat Linux enviroment.

I have an idea from that, but I don't have anyclue how to do it. I Have Ubuntu 6.10, gnome, and 2 disjointed screens. Now I'd like to bind 2 keyboards, one for each screen, but still use my mouse as of now, jumping to another screen over the edge of monitor. Would that be possible in any way?

Sami Olmari

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[ In reference to "The Geekword Puzzle " in LG#135 ]

Cameron Horsburgh [cammo at netcall.com.au]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 22:23:23 +1100

Hi folks,

A quick question about this month's Geekword --- clues 23A, 15D and 18D all seem to refer to clues that don't exist. Is this a mistake or have I misundersttod something?

Cameron Horsburgh

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[ In reference to "HelpDex" in LG#135 ]

saallan at wightman.ca [(saallan at wightman.ca)]
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 13:07:39 -0500

I have read your article discussing swf and possible open-source readers and players. My Debian Linux machine (a Mac Quadra running Sarge) is nowhere near adequate to your suggestions. Is there a swf to jpeg converter that could run on my system?

Thanks - Larry in the Ontario deep woods.


[ In reference to "A $10 Linux Answering Machine" in LG#120 ]

derbin [derbin at gmail.com]
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 04:04:36 -0600

[[[ I have renamed this thread to follow our Talkback: convention. - Kat ]]]

Hello, I have a warning to add to an old article on your web it can be found at http://linuxgazette.net/120/smith.html

not every Intel 537 modem will work with this. if you could tell the users to stay away from the intel 82537EP chipset, at the moment they are incompatible with the wcfxo module.

Thank you for your time,

Josh Erspamer


[ In reference to "Nomachine NX server" in LG#135 ]

Matthias Urlichs [smurf at smurf.noris.de]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 00:27:41 +0100

There are also a fair number of problems with NX.

- It is based on a rather old verson of the X server. That X server has several known security bugs. There is a reason most distributions do not ship even the open-source NX parts. - Resuming a session doesn't always work. Murphy says it fails to work when it's most likely that your session has important but unsaved data in it. :-/ - The song+dance with the separate "nx" user and the client ssh key is completely unnecessary. Using a straight ssh login would be a whole lot simpler. It would also be more secure, because the user would be able to use their ssh keychains instead of typing in a password. - Relies on a patched ssh client. An old ssh client. A patch which introduces a lot of code that belongs in a separate program.

The fact that the security people of several major distribution have basically vetoed including NX should tell you something.

Matthias Urlichs   |   {M:U} IT Design @ m-u-it.de   |  smurf at smurf.noris.de
Disclaimer: The quote was selected randomly. Really. | http://smurf.noris.de
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It was Penguin lust... at its ugliest.

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[ In reference to "The Geekword Puzzle " in LG#135 ]

Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy [pclouds at gmail.com]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 10:53:16 +0700

Hi there, Just want to say thank you for putting this up again. LG #134 dropped this section and I was so disappointed because I look forward to it every month. It is fun playing with terms and find out lots of holes in my knowledge. Thank you again.


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