Archive for May, 2007

Lecture “Basics of database technology” in German


today I’ll give a lecture about the “Basics of database technology” in German language for our Linux User Group Mitterteich (

See the Handout and the Block handling overview.


By Martin Klier in Lectures,Oracle  .::. Read Comment (1)

run Cisco VPN client as non-root-user


if you want to run the vpnclient as non-root-user (very desirable), you probably will get

privsep: unable to drop privileges: group set failed.

since the cvpnd needs to be run with root privileges.

Just give it the setuid root-Flag:

chmod 4111 /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/cvpnd

and have fun with yout user-built VPN tunnel.


By Martin Klier in Linux / Unix  .::. (Add your comment)

new GNU bash forum rising


TheBonsai started a brand-new bash forum at Since I know him as a real skilled bash poweruser it should be fun to learn from the site. Just have a look.


By Martin Klier in Community,Linux / Unix  .::. (Add your comment)

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