This area includes How-To Tutorials on topics related to
creating web sites and adminstering the computers and networks that
web sites run on. It includes:
- Good and Bad Passwords
An in Depth Analysis of Good, Bad, Strong and Weak Passwords,
Password Cracking Techniques and How-To Reduce Password
- Ten Practical Security Steps
for Resource Limited IT Staffs or how-to achieve reasonable
security with limited effort, covers security basics and
- Homegrown Intrusion Detection:
Simple scripts automate notification of file changes and
- Beginner's Guide to Secure Shell (SSH)
covers the basics of setting up OpenBSD, Linux and Windows
ssh clients and servers.
- Hardening OpenBSD:
Making the most secure general purpose operating system more secure.
- Dual Boot Open Source Systems is a
comprehensive guide to booting two or more FreeBSD, Linux, and or
OpenBSD systems from the same hard disk.
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS):
Standardize the appearance of common elements
throughout your web site.
- Computer Time
Synchronization: When I wrote this in 2000 and 2001, none of my computers
had time synchronization software included with the OS install. In 2014 nearly
all new computers come with time synchronization software installed; it's normally
on by default. As a result, even though some pages may have information that
remains relevant, the section as a whole is obsolete.
Top of Page -
Copyright © 2000 - 2014 by George Shaffer. This material may be
distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in
These terms are subject to change. Distribution is subject to
the current terms, or at the choice of the distributor, those
in an earlier, digitally signed electronic copy of
http://GeodSoft.com/terms.htm (or cgi-bin/terms.pl) from the
time of the distribution. Distribution of substantively modified
versions of GeodSoft content is prohibited without the explicit written
permission of George Shaffer. Distribution of the work or derivatives
of the work, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes is prohibited
unless prior written permission is obtained from George Shaffer.
Distribution in accordance with these terms, for unrestricted and
uncompensated public access, non profit, or internal company use is