Time Keeping in Linux

Setting System Time
To set the system clock under Linux, use the date command. As an example, to set the current time and date to July 31, 11:16pm, type “date 07312316” (note that the time is given in 24 hour notation). If you wanted to change the year as well, you could type “date 073123161998”. To set the seconds as well, type “date 07312316.30” or “date 073123161998.30”. To see what Linux thinks the current local time is, run date with no arguments.

Setting Hardware Time (HWCLOCK)
To set the hardware clock, my favourite way is to set the system clock first, and then set the hardware clock to the current system clock by typing “/sbin/hwclock --systohc” (or “/sbin/hwclock --systohc --utc” if you are keeping the hardware clock in UTC). To see what the hardware clock is currently set to, run hwclock with no arguments.

Trouble Shoot Network connections in XP

1) Do a TCPIP fix first
TCPIP fixes reset NIC and TCPIP

What I like to do on any network problem….Is to reset it ALL….

netsh int ip reset reset.log
netsh firewall reset
netsh winsock reset

Then remove ALL NIC’s from the device manager..
In the Device Manager, select View>Show Hidden Devices

(If the Show Hidden devices is not presetn, do the following command from a command prompt..)

start>run>cmd
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

More information on that command here….
Device Manager does not display devices that are not connected to the Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539

Go back to Network Adapters, and make sure your adapters are all gone, including any older ones. (there will be several ‘ miniport’ devices that are not able to be uninstalled….)
Once they are all gone, reboot and let Windows reinstall them…

Thats a total rebuild of your network connections, to hopefully correct any problems with Basic connectivity.

2) If that does not fix it then do a

SFC /scannow from a DOS box

3) Try using a new windows User profile.

4) If that does not work, I would do a repair install

Install Webmin in Centos 5.2

I just installed the latest version of webmin on my CentOs 5 server. I have not used webmin in about 2 years, I can not believe how much the interface has improved. Webmin is a GUI control panel that lets you administer a Linux box.

Here is all you need to do to get it installed:

This will install some dependencies.
yum -y install perl-Net-SSLeay

Install the system:
cd /usr/src
wget http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/webadmin/webmin-1.380-1.noarch.rpm
rpm -i webmin-1.380-1.noarch.rpm