Linux/BSD Unix for Crystallography and related tutorial pages.

Lachlan Cranswick l.cranswick at
Tue Sep 14 02:03:16 EST 1999

There are rather extensive updates and fixes to the CCP14
based Linux pages.
Installation run-throughs:

The installation instructions for creating a dual boot Windows/
Redhat 6.0 Linux system are far more secure than the old
versions and the default run-through install has no open 
ports for hackers to take an interest in.
(The user has to explicitely enable services they want later on)
This includes installation runthroughs for "dual boot" Windows/
Redhat 6.0 using CD-ROM or FTP install on both a "generic" desktop 
PC and a Toshiba Laptop.  Other Linuxes (Debian, SuSE, etc 
hopefully to follow)

As default installation off FTP or CD-ROM can leave Redhat Linux
(and other Linuxes) with old buggy programs in a hackable state, there 
is a page on:

"Using AutoRPM to automatically/easily keep Redhat 6.0 properly Patched
and Updated" (this is supposedly applicable to any RPM based Linux - 
Debian Linux has it own auto-updating system)


Other related pages are:

Creating Highly Secure Crystallographic network/internet servers 
using the freely available BSD UNIX(s) for PC  (considered to be
superior to Linux as Web/information servers in being more hacker 

Recommended Crystallographic Client Computer and Operating System

(For small molecule crystallography and powder diffraction - having
Dual boot Windows/Linux can give the best bang for the buck and allows
access to a very wide variety of available crystallographic software)

CCP14 Software Mirrors:
CCP14 Tutorials:

Comments, complaints welcome - and can be added to the pages. Standard
disclaimer on these pages is that they are not meant to be substitutes 
for people thinking for themselves.


Lachlan M. D. Cranswick

Collaborative Computational Project No 14 (CCP14)
    for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, WA4 4AD U.K
Tel: +44-1925-603703  Fax: +44-1925-603124
E-mail: l.cranswick at  Ext: 3703  Room C14

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