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    Getting Started with Beowulf
    Contributed by hazelsct on Saturday, June 09 @ 17:46:59 BST

    I really like the idea of Debian HOWTOs, which are simpler than Linux HOWTOs because Debian is so much easier to administrate. In fact, a couple of days ago I started a couple of my own, largely to help all the newbies who were joining debian-beowulf and asking "Where do I start?" So the central HOWTO in my collection is Getting Started with Debian Beowulf.

    Now that I know about this site's HOWTOs, I'd like to inter-link them, and perhaps eventually move mine over here. I have a couple of questions for experts here:

    • Is my rsh warning in the MPI HOWTO accurate -- that is, is rsh really that dangerous?
    • In the IPMasq HOWTO, do you need to manually install the ipchains module, or is it automatically installed when you install/start ipmasq?
    • The NIS package comes with a nice HOWTO in /usr/share/doc/nis/nis.debian.howto.gz. What's a good way to link to this?

    Thank you for any and all comments and contributions.

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    Re: Getting Started with Beowulf (Score: 1, Insighful)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, June 10 @ 02:40:10 BST

    It's good, but a more "in depth" howtos should be better. Debian is easier to administrate, so people can learn more about the exact way there system work. I think it's not a good idea to repete something that is described elsewhere, but more details should help newbies more.

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    Re: Getting Started with Beowulf (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 12 @ 06:06:53 BST

    to read with a web browser, i just symlink the folder with the docs to /var/www/whatever ..

    netscape can read .gz files just fine

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