Filezilla FTP client – 421 Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted on this server

Sometimes we get a error Message when using the FTP clients: 421 Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted on this server.

Problem: This error mean that the FTP provider has secured the access with Transport Layer Security (TLS) or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Solution:

Change the protocol of the host to “ftpes://”

The configuration will be

Host: ftpes://hostname.com
port: 21

Dynamically adding HTML components using JavaScript

At times there will be requirements to dynamically add a scetion of HTML multiple times in UI. This can be achived by using JavaScript. One of the implementation for such a scenario is addressed in the following example.
Requirement:
In thie example, there was a need to add a row of three Text boxes, select box to be added dynamically to a page on a button click. Validation has to be done to the dynamically added rows.

Design & Usage:

The design of the sample goes like this.

There will be a container to hold the control items, like button to add the component, field to hold the counter. Following the control box an empty container to hold the dynamically added components. Another container just below this, to hold the contents that has to be created dynamically. The contents has to be formulated carefully with the layouts and identifications. To achive the easier identificaiton of the elements inside the components an auto generated ‘ID’ is added to all the elements on the go. To achive this a delimiter is added to all the elements. Here the delimiter used is “ADDIDHERE”. This will be replaced by the counter variable on the go.
Source:
View Sample page.
Download Sample.
Screenshot:

DynaComp

Simple methods to Create, Read and Delete Cookies using JavaScript

Usage:

1. createCookie(name,value,days) – Void function.

name – Name for the cookie to be created
value – Value of the cookie
days(INT – Non Madatory) – Number of days to keep the cookie in browser. If not specified the cookie will expire as soon as soon the browser is closed.

2. readCookie(name) – Returns the value of the cookie.

name – Name given at the time of creation

3. eraseCookie(name) – Void function.

Dependency – createCookie method should be in place.

Printing Complex Layouts in Adobe Flex – FlexPrintJob

I have come across a basic need for printing a complex layout in the Adobe Flex. After a long search i thought the following will be helpful to all if shared.

Requirements:

1. My layout has the following. Header (Fixed, to be shown in all page.), First Page Header (Displayed only in single page), DataGrid with data rolling out to more than one page, Fixed footer following the DataGrid and a Footer that come only in last page of the Printed output.
2. I am given only the outer most component object and list of all ids of the following components.
3. No server side support is available.

Problems:

1. My DataGrid is not accessible directly.
2. Complex layout and needed Paginationrn3. Fixed, floating header and footers.

Solution:

With reference to the Adobe Live docs, the solutions is almost near except to the complex structure.
rnI have created a Template that holds all the data to be iterated in the report. I contains the sections like Fixed Header, Floating Header, DataGrid, Fixed Footer, Floating Footer as follows.

1. PrintTemplate.mxml

2. PrintSample.mxml

Here we have to pass the list of IDs of the sections as we need to the doPrint method as follows.

doPrint(outerGroup, fixedHeaderIDs, floatHeaderIDs, dataGridId, fixedFooterIDs, floatFooterIDs);Completing the rendering the print object will be sent to printer and a popup will be shown.

Source Code: Printing in Adobe Flex

Update:

In the above example, if the Printout is taken with the printAsBitmap set to false, then there will be thick line under the header of the DataGrid ie, the PrintDataGrid. To solve this problem you have to use a Header Renderer and set a background color or Image for the header as follows.

Save the file as SampleSkin and add this skin to the headerBackroundSkin property of PrintDataGrid in the PrintTemplate as follows.

This will resolve the issue and set a neat header to the DataGrid in the print.

Open Source Softwares – Top alternatives for proprietary softwares – Part 2

 

Part 1  –  Part 2  

 

 
  Famous Proprietary Programs   Open Source Alternatives   Download URL

Mail Servers & Mail Clients
16. Microsoft Exchange Server, IBM Lotus Domino   Zimbra, SoGo, Open-Exchange, OpenGroupware   Zimbra, SoGo, Open-Exchange, OpenGroupware
17. Microsoft Outlook   Evolution, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Eudora   Evolution, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Eduora

Multimedia, Video & Audio
18. Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp   Amaroke, aTunes, SongBird   Amaroke, aTunes, SongBird
19. CyberLink PowerDVD and InterVideo WinDVD   VLC media player, Media Player Classic, MPlayer   VLC media player, Media Player Classic, MPlayer
20. Adobe Soundbooth, Sony Sound Forge   Audacity, Ardour, DarkWave Studio, EcaSound   Audacity, Ardour, DarkWave Studio, EcaSound

Browsers
21. Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera   Amaya, Mozilla Firefox, Chromium, K-Meleon, Konqueror, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey   Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, K-Melelon, Amaya, Chromium, Konqueror, Google Chrome

Networking Tools
22. Check Point VPN-1, Citrix Presentation Server   TightVNC, UltraVNC, OpenVPN   TightVNC, UltraVNC, OpenVPN
23. CommView   Wireshark, Snort   Wireshark, Snort
24. CuteFTP, FTP Commander   FileZilla, net2ftp, WinSCP   FileZilla, net2ftp, WinSCP

System Tools
25. Nero Multimedia Suit   DVD Flick   DVD Flick
26. Nero Burning ROM   K3B, InfraRecorder   K3B, InfraRecorder
27. Symantec Veritas NetBackup, Nero Back it up and burn   Amanda, Bacula, StorageIM   Amanda, Bacula, StorageIM
28. PKZip, WinRAR, WinZip   7-Zip, The Unachiver, WinUHA, PeaZip   7-Zip, The Unachiver, WinUHA, PeaZip
29. Syamntec Partion Magic, Symantec Ghost   Partimage, Clonezilla   Partimage, Clonezilla
30. VMware Server ESX   VirtualBOx, Cooperative Linux, OpenVZ   VirtualBOx, Cooperative Linux, OpenVZ
Part 1  –  Part 2  

Open Source Softwares – Top alternatives for proprietary softwares

Open source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open source code evolves through community cooperation. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as very large companies. Click Here to learn more about Open Source Softwares.

The Open Source softwares get developed rapidly as the development involves developers from individual to lage companies. Thus the Open Source softwares are gaining phase and becoming a competitive products to that of the costly and proprietary softwares in the market. Here is a collection of softwares that stand as the great alternatives to the Proprietary gaints.

 

Part 1  –  Part 2 
 
  Famous Proprietary Programs   Open Source Alternatives   Download URL

Operating Systems
1. Microsoft Windows Operating Systems   Linux Distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva etc.), Google Chrome OS, OpenSolaris, and more.   Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Chrome OS
Office Suites and Tools
2. Microsoft Office Suite, Star Office   OpenOffice, LibreOffice, KOffice, GNOME Office, Feng Office   OpenOffice, LibreOffice
3. Adobe PDF Evince, Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF Evince, Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF
4. Mactopia NeoOffice NeoOffice
5. MathWorks MATLAB Scilab Scilab
6. Microsoft Visio Dia, ArgoUM, StarUML Dia, ArgoUM, StarUML
7. Adobe Acrobat PDFCreator, OpenOffice PDFCreator, OpenOffice
Production and Development Tools
9. Adobe Photoshop   Paint.Net, Gimp, GimpShop, Inkscape   Paint.Net, GIMP, GIMPShop, Inkscape
10. AutoCAD Archimedes Archimedes
11. Adobe Dreamweaver NVU (now KompoZer), BigFish, Amaya KompoZer, Last Official Release of NVU, BigFish, Amaya
12. Adobe Flash OpenLaszlo, Synfig Adobe Flex, OpenLaszlo, Synfig
13. UltraEdit-32, EditPlus Notepad++, SciTE, jEdit Notepad++, SciTE, jEdit
14. TruSpace,
Autodesk 3ds Max
Blender Blender
15. Microsoft Project Open Workbench Open Workbench
       
Part 1  –  Part 2 

Easier way to Earn through Yahoo Contributors Network (YCN)

Yahoo has become one of the biggest content producers on net. It all happened when Yahoo purchased Associated contents for $100 millon. Not long after, it was rebranded as Yahoo Contributor Network (YCN). Using YCN, anyone can publish just anything with the push of a button – articles, videos and photos – to associated content and yahoo partenr sites, and get paid for it. YCN opens new opportunity ti freelancers and business alike to find new audineces, earn revenue and promote their brands.

Steps Involved:

1. Registration
This all starts with a simple registration page which asks for personal information. Be sure to include all your websites, Facebook and twitter profiles(and any other relevant networks). YCN will use this information to determine what contributors get which assignments, including localized assignments such as community reports and business  reviews, linking to websites, blogs and online profiles helps extend your network both in and outside the YCN community – and this is vital for making some money out there.

2. Submitting contents
The next step comes the content submission. During this process you will create a title, description, tags, photos and supporting informations like keywords that given maximum possibility to get the search engines to you contents. Be specific to add your own images to your contents than adding the external images, its better avoiding images if not since YCN has its own image guidelines for image use else use Yahoo public gallery. Editors at YCN will manually review your first three submissions for publication.

3. Getting Paid
Earnings with YCN comes in two basic forms, up-front payments and performance payments. All payments are made via PayPal.
Up-front payments can be selected as an option when submitting contents and the review process can take about 10 days. Once accepted, the content is published and eligible for performance payments. Offer is made ranging from $2 to $15.
The Performance payments are based on every 1000 pages viewq your content receives. Payments starts from $1.50 per 1000 views.

4. Content Distribution
When it comes to content distribution there types of distribution are provided.
Exclusive means the yahoo owns the right to the content once it is published. The content cannot have been previously published nor can it be republished by you. This leads to better performance according to YCN, since the contents are not reproduced.
Non Exculsive means content producer is free to publish the content anywhere.
Display-Only means content may have been previoulsy published, can be republished by you and is completely under users control.

5. Getting Business
The content you publish is the commodity. It is shared across a network and you can benefit by including your business or product within this content, references to your industry etc. This takes your product to the people who have not even heard about thus getting in your products and comapny to higher heights.

Internet Explorer 9 to let Users Block “Tracking”

The Next version of Internet Explorer will let users turn on “tracking protection”, a new mechanism that will block specified users, Microsoft says.
The IE 9 announcement came as the U.S Federal Trade commision proposed that consumers be allowed to subscribe to a “do not track” system similar to “do not call” (in short DND) list that blocks telemarketers.
In IE 9, users can turn the feature on and then choose a list of sites to block. Anyone-Including individuals, companies, and consumers-protection groups-can make lists, and users can subscribe to as many as they please. List authors can update lists; the updates will automatically push out to subscribers, as IE 9 will check for updates once a week. The features will not block Flash cookies.
Some users may be surprised by the result, however: Sites that users block for tracking them will also be prohibited from displaying certain content. Websites will be able to detect when visitors are using the list; the sites will therefore know that some page elements may be blocked for the visitors.
The new tracking protection feature is available from the Internet Explorer 9 Release candidate.

The Next version of Internet Explorer will let users turn on “tracking protection”, a new mechanism that will block specified users, Microsoft says.

The IE 9 announcement came as the U.S Federal Trade commission proposed that consumers be allowed to subscribe to a “do not track” system similar to “do not call” (in short DND) list that blocks telemarketers.

In IE 9, users can turn the feature on and then choose a list of sites to block. Anyone-Including individuals, companies, and consumers-protection groups-can make lists, and users can subscribe to as many as they please. List authors can update lists; the updates will automatically push out to subscribers, as IE 9 will check for updates once a week. The features will not block Flash cookies.

Some users may be surprised by the result, however: Sites that users block for tracking them will also be prohibited from displaying certain content. Websites will be able to detect when visitors are using the list; the sites will therefore know that some page elements may be blocked for the visitors.

The new tracking protection feature is available from the Internet Explorer 9 Release candidate.

God Mode in Windows 7

It may be hyperbolically named, but Windows 7’s God Mode is indeed
omnipresent. It conveniently puts hundreds of settings from all around
the operating system all in one place.
To turn on God Mode, create a new folder on your desktop, or anywhere
you’d like, and name it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.
Don’t include the final period. The resulting folder will contain 270
items, representing virtually every configurable option in Windows 7.

Regards,
Admin

How Internet flow to PC – Undersea Submarine Cable System

The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 project is a next generation submarine cable system linking South East Asia to Europe via the Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East. The project aims to take these regions to the forefront of global communication by significantly increasing the bandwidth and global connectivity of users along its route between Singapore and France.

map_2Cable System Configuration

Cable System provides interfaces for connection in between terminal stations at the following locations

TUAS : Singapore
MELAKA : Malaysia
SATUN : Thailand
COX’S BAZAR : Bangladesh
CHENNAI : India
COLOMBO : Sri Lanka
MUMBAI : India
KARACHI : Pakistan
FUJAIRA : United Arab Emirates
JEDDA : Saudi Arabia
SUEZ,
CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA
: Egypt (land segment)
PALERMO : Italy
BIZERTE : Tunisia
ANNABA : Algeria
MARSEILLES : France