A Bit About Scott
Scott is an automation engineer for a Canadian municipal consulting engineering company. He has 13 years experience in the design of process controls and automation systems for industrial and municipal water treatment and distribution facilities. He has also been his company's GroupWise, firewall, DirXML and Linux server guru since the company's initial networking rollout. Scott recently switched from the production side to corporate information technology services and now gets to geek out full time.
He has a wife of 13 years and two very active kids to keep him grounded and busy outside the office. He snowboards for fun, and has a snowboard older than the ages of most of the kids on the local hill.
The Complete Works of Scott
02 Nov 2006
Centralized Syslogging with Syslog-NG on SUSE Linux
Scott Flowers explains how to configure a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Open Enterprise Linux server to act as a simple centralized loghost, and how to configure SLES servers and desktops to log system messages to that host over the network.
23 Aug 2006
GroupWise Mail Saver
Save a whole folder of messages, including attachments, to simple text files on disk, with one click.
16 Feb 2006
How to Mirror OES and SLES9 patches using ZENworks 7
In this first article of a two-part series, Scott Flowers explains how to use ZENworks Linux Management to keep your SLES9 and OES servers up to date.
16 Feb 2006
Using ZLM Mirrors of OES and SLES to Update Local Servers
In this second article of a two-part series, Scott Flowers explains more about how to use ZENworks Linux Management to keep your SLES9 and OES servers up to date.
20 Oct 2005
Combining Rsync, Quickfinder and NetStorage for Fun and Profit
Scott Flowers explains how to take advantage of centralized backup data to do search indexing with Quickfinder, and then deliver content from the search results via NetStorage.
02 Mar 2005
Ad-Hoc Firewall Penetration with OpenSSH
OK, so you messed up ("enhanced") your BorderManager configuration, and you need to get through the firewall to fix things - without changing rules or reconfiguring VPNs or NATed addresses. Here's the answer from Cool Solutions reader Scott Flowers - check it out!
23 Dec 2004
Sending a Welcome Message to New Users
In response to an Open Call in the GroupWise Q&A, Scott Flowers shares his solution on how you can automatically send a Welcome Message to new users added to your system.
09 Dec 2004
Cool Tool: GroupWise Mail Saver
Scott Flowers shares a new tool he wrote that will save a whole folder of messages, including attachments, to simple text files on disk, with one click. Download a free copy here.
16 Apr 2004
Using Rsync for Flexible Powerful Backup and Restore and Self Serve Restore
Scott Flowers shares his beautifully detailed solution (including sample bash scripts), that explains how to make daily incremental backups from your NetWare servers to a Linux backup server that look like full backups on disk. Using that backup archive, you can allow users to go and restore any file from any day with just a web browser. Must read!
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