Monthly Archives: December 2011

Add support for dbase in php 5.3.8

PHP’s dbase extension allows you to work with .dbf files in PHP. After php 5.2, you can no longer compile php with dbase support, so here’s how you can add it to your php installation: 1. Download dbase: http://pecl.php.net/get/dbase 2. Extract and cd into. 3. sudo phpize 4. sudo ./configure && sudo make && sudo [...]

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Tackling the Linux Network for Small Business – Part 2 – Hardware and Topology

Believe it or not, this is the easy part. There aren’t that many physical components that make up a small business network, and acquiring all of them should be both easy and fast. First, let’s start with a diagram (click to enlarge), and we’ll drill into each piece in more detail. So, basically your internet [...]

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Tackling the Linux Network for Small Business – Part 1 – Goals & Overview

I’ve been working on a Linux driven network for my family’s small business, Froedge Machine. It’s been an awesome, engrossing experience so far working on this – and the farther I delve the more I realize just how approachable this type of project is. I’m far along enough in the project now that I can [...]

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