Monthly Archives: April 2011

HowTo Use an HTTP Proxy With Git

git should use the environment variable $http_proxy so set that and you should be ok. If you don’t want to use the environment, set it statically like this: $ git config –global http.proxy $ git config –get http.proxy

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Linux HOWTO Enable Miltucast Ping (ICMP) Replies (Echo)

The 2.6 Linux kernel does not respond to multicast ICMP Echo requests by default. This is a setting in /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts Test it: # cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts 1 # Set it to 0 for ping replies: # echo “0” > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts # … Continue reading

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Build A Custom PERL Installation

If you want to build a PERL installation that is separate from your standard PERL, you can compile one, complete with CPAN support. Just follow these steps: mkdir /custom/perl/ cd /custom/perl/ curl -O mkdir perl-5_12_3 gunzip perl-5.12.3.tar.gz tar -xf … Continue reading

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