Monthly Archives: September 2003

dump the name server cache to the file

The ndc dumpdb command or the SIGINT signal causes named to dump the name
server cache to the file /var/tmp/named_dump.db. The following example
uses the signal:

# kill -INT ‘cat /etc/named.pid’
The process ID of named can be obtained from /etc/named.pid, as in the
example above, because named writes its process ID in that file during
startup.[152″>

[152″>On our Linux system the process ID is written to /var/run/named.pid.

Once named writes its cache to the file, we can examine the file to see if
the names and addresses servers are correct. The named_dump.db file is
composed of three sections: the zone table section, the Cache & Data
section, and the Hints section.

http://kore.hack.se/oreilly-networking/tcp/ch13_06.htm

What was Bretton Woods? & why the third world get poorer

THE Breton Woods institutions; the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank, so-called since they came into being as a result of the UN (being referred to as a UN conference at a time when the UN had not yet come into being was indicative of the fact that the UN was already a course chosen for the future and that international reconstruction would function under it Monetary and Financial Conference held at Breton Woods, New Hampshire in July 1944. It is interesting to note that this conference essentially focused on the international effort necessary towards the reconstruction of post-war Europe, while the war had not yet ended. The IMF was assigned the more difficult task of ensuring global economic stability.

http://www.timespk.com/2003/august/25/guest2.htm

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An Interview with Bernard Lietaer – The State of Money for the Sovereign Individual

What is money? And how well does it work to solve society’s ills? Bernard Lietaer, author of the upcoming book Access to Human Wealth: Money beyond Greed and Scarcity (Access Books, 2003), has made a life’s work of exploring these questions. Lietaer has been involved in the world of money systems for more than 25 years, and his experience in monetary matters ranges from multinational corporations to developing countries. He co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism to the single European currency system (the Euro), and served as president of the Electronic Payment System in his native Belgium. He also co-founded one of the largest and most successful currency funds.

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Even Alan Greenspan, the governor of the Federal Reserve and the official guardian of the conventional money system, says, “We will see a return of private currencies in the 21st century.”
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Your money’s value is determined by a global casino of unprecedented proportions: $2 trillion are traded per day in foreign exchange markets, 100 times more than the trading volume of all the stockmarkets of the world combined. Only 2% of these foreign exchange transactions relate to the “real” economy reflecting movements of real goods and services in the world, and 98% are purely speculative. […”> Unless some precautions are taken soon, there is at least a 50-50 chance that the next five to ten years will see a global money meltdown, the only plausible way for a global depression.

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And Lietaers adds in the interview:

There is practically no way today for a developing country to have a reasonable monetary policy within the current rules of the game. […”> Whether you fix your currency to the dollar or let it float, you end up with an unmanageable monetary problem, like Brazil, Russia or Argentina have experienced. Eighty-seven countries have gone through a major currency crisis in the last 25 years. Their fiscal policies are imposed by an International Monetary Fund (IMF). I am afraid that if the United States had to live by the rules that are imposed on, say, Brazil, the United States of America would become a developing country in one generation.

This system is based in scarcity, as Lietaer says in another interview:

We can produce more than enough food to feed everybody, and there is definitely enough work for everybody in the world, but there is clearly not enough money to pay for it all. The scarcity is in our national currencies. In fact, the job of central banks is to create and maintain that currency scarcity. The direct consequence is that we have to fight with each other in order to survive.

http://www.nexuspub.com/articles/2003/july2003/interview.htm

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core this looks like a laugh!

BlogShares is a simulated, fantasy stock market for weblogs where players invest fictional money to buy stocks and bonds in an artificial economy where attention is the commodity and weblogs are the companies. Weblogs, or blogs for short, are valued by their incoming links from other known blogs. In effect, links become the business deals in the simulation and players speculate on the fortunes of thousands of blogs by buying and selling shares. A whole host of options exist for advanced play including gifting shares, leveraged buy-outs, stock splits, additional share issues, market and player bonds.

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