September 2005

Monthly Archives

  • Structured vs unstructured information

    This article was first written in September 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/293). What is “structured information” ? It is information that is already structured in fields, such as “date”, “title”, “subject”, “unit price”, “quantity”, “total price”, “commission percentage”. Typically, what you find in a record of a relational database table. When information is structured, […]

  • HOWTO Change the MTU of an interface on Debian

    This article was first written in September 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/290). To change the MTU of an interface on GNU/Linux, you just need to tell ifconfig to do so, like this for example: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 mtu 1492 To change it permanently on Debian, put it in the /etc/network/interfaces, where almost all network […]