Wednesday Aug 29, 2007

My Contribution to Computing Jargon

A word I invented 25 years ago finds an unexpected life.
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Friday Jan 05, 2007

Setting up an OpenGrok Server

The first couple times I looked into setting up an OpenGrok server for a new project, I was quickly lost in unfamiliar territory and terminology about J2EE servlet containers and the like. There didn't seem to be a quick guide for someone who isn't a J2EE developer but who just wants to set up Tomcat and make it run an existing webapp. But I finally got around to plodding through it all and it's actually quite simple. Here I've tried to write simple instructions for doing it.
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Friday Oct 06, 2006

World's Smallest Bootable Solaris Media?

I partitioned a microSD memory card for sharing between my mobile phone (for storing photos, music, etc.) and a bootable Solaris system. It might be the world's smallest (in terms of the physical size of the media) Solaris installation.
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Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

How is an Enterprise Data Center Like a Hardened, Minimized, Special-purpose Appliance?

Tapping into our research into horizontal scaling in data centers and an experiment in dedicated appliances running Solaris, I collected some ideas for making Solaris more suitable for these "locked down" deployments.

An immutable OS image could solve some similar problems in very different environments.
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Tuesday Oct 25, 2005

More NAT and Zones Tricks

Some updates on my technique for using NAT with Zones...
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Monday Sep 26, 2005

Using NAT in the Global Zone

Some people want to use IPFilter on Solaris 10 as a tool to allow use of networking by non-global zones without allocating an IP address for each zone. It can be done, although it's a bit ugly.
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Tuesday Jun 28, 2005

It Came from Bell Labs

Now you, too, can have your very own copy of the genuine Unix operating system source code...
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Introduction

I'm Mike "Ford" Ditto and this is my blog at Sun.
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