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Using chroot to Recover root Passwords

Using chroot to Recover root Passwords
Posted on June 3, 2008 by Sean Potter | Security
The problem: there's a system that's been collecting dust on my shelf for some time now. I've come to realize, unfortunately, that I no longer remember the password for this machine. Rather than reinstall the system, I used an much easier method utilizing chroot.

Extending uShare with RC Scripts

Posted on November 19, 2007 by Sean Potter | Entertainment, HTPC, Gentoo, uPnP
n my earlier entry on uShare, I took a look at installing and using uShare. I'll spare you the introduction to uShare and get to the point of this writing. If you're unfamiliar with uShare, then by all means, read our review. In the article, I discussed creating an rc-script for uShare in Gentoo, to automate the process of starting and stopping it. This is beginning of a series of articles on how to package an application for Gentoo's Portage. I'm going to start by creating a more advanced rc-script than what I wrote earlier.

Using the XBox 360 as an HTPC with uShare

Posted on October 16, 2007 by Sean Potter | Entertainment, HTPC, uPnP
uShare is UPnP (TM) A/V & DLNA Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available multimedia files. uShare uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the files to clients. Originally, uShare was developed for use with GeeXboX, a LiveCD version of Linux aiming at turning PCs into small Home Theatre systems. We'll save our thoughts on GeeXboX for another time, but we do want to look into uShare. We discovered uShare as an way of connecting Microsoft's XBox360 to a Linux PC.
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