Saturday, May 31, 2008

MySql 5 wouldn’t start in Fedora Core 4 with selinux enabled

I was trying to install mysql 5 in Fedora Core 4, I cannot recall the version but probably it was 5.0.19. The installation went off smoothly but mysql wouldn't start up. Then I figured out that it was due to selinux and after disabling it mysql would start working.

In contrast Fedora Core 5 is very fast and mysql 5.0.18 comes packaged with it. It works flawlessly in FC 5.

Networking with Linux.

For the past 5-6 years I have been using Linux mostly Red Hat and Fedora Core Linux Distribution. The experience has been a very pleasant one. This operating system has been growing in features and performance in leaps and bounds. Today it has excellent gui for almost every work. This operating system can be used in conjunction with different opensource and free softwares to implement a very low cost networking solution for :-

  • Gateway Server (with iptables).
  • Firewalls (with iptables)
  • Proxy Server (with squid)
  • Gateway server with caching (iptables with squid).
  • Url filtering (squid guard with squid).
  • Name Server (with bind).
  • DHCP server.
  • Dial-up Server.
  • Web server.
  • Mail Server.
  • FTP Server.
  • LDAP Server.
  • Database Server.
  • Shared file system with NFS and Samba.
  • Logging.

The above table depicts few solutions that can be implemented using Linux and in reality Linux has much to offer. In short we can say Linux as System and Network Administrators' paradise. And I am sure in times to come it will have lot more to offer.