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Multilingual PHP, OpenSSH Configuration, and Traffic Balancing

by chromatic
Linux Newsletter for 12/02/2002

Hello again. It's time for another Linux newsletter. The holiday season is upon us, which means we at O'Reilly Network are looking back over this year and planning ahead for next year. If you have any comments or suggestions, we welcome them--just send an email to the address below.

This week, we have an eclectic mix of articles and Weblogs for your edification.

Your editor can read French, and (some) classical Greek. One of his roommates is learning Japanese. The other speaks several more languages, including Swahili. Though English is the de facto lingua franca of the Internet, presenting information in native languages is increasingly important. Fortunately, good programming practices (and good tools) make this possible. In Internationalization and Localization with PHP, Adam Trachtenberg, coauthor of the "PHP Cookbook," demonstrates a technique that will save you time and worry.

Security is a process, not a destination. (If you didn't have users and weren't connected to external networks, you might reach it.) No tool, not even the venerable OpenSSH suite, fits everyone perfectly. That's where Dru Lavigne's latest column, Configuring OpenSSH, comes in handy. She demonstrates several of the more popular configuration options to help you make your network more secure and usable.

Iljitsch van Beijnum, author of "BGP," continues his series on Traffic Engineering with Balancing Incoming Traffic. Where outgoing packets have multiple potential routes, incoming packets are limited by the number of ISPs in use. If you're using a multihomed setup, you have three options to balance incoming traffic. Read on for more!

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We had a slew of interesting weblogs this week, including your editor's challenge to "Linux" hardware vendors and Jennifer Vesperman's moving tribute to her grandmother. Don't miss our new feature, From the Editors List, where we discuss the state of technology today.

That's all for this week. In the next few weeks, John Coggeshall will return, Nethack will get a makeover, the Linux kernel will shed some code, and we may talk about good personal programming practices.

Welcome to December,

chromatic
chromatic@oreilly.com
Linux/Open Source/Technical Editor
O'Reilly Network

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