I have a few questions for you guys. I haven't programmed for a while, but I used to do a lot of socket programming (windows and unix sockets), ddos tools and file servers, etc. I've also done opengl in c++ for video games, and a lot of scripting for the web (msql, perl, php, etc). I'm still learning shellcode and reading books on it.
Either way, there aren't many tech jobs in my area.
I'm proposing an application to my company in two to three months. My main register workstation operates on some linux/unix distro (don't know which), but I need to find a dialup application, and program a separate application which would automatically dial into the store's intranet switch somewhere over in Ohio, and we would have access to their inventory system and online catalog for customers. Here's the thing..we're still on 56k. I have no issues working in lower bandwidth, but I've never done much in this regard.
1. How can I find out what specific distro & shell version I'm using? I can offer command line prompt results if you ask.
2. Can you recommend any resources or particular techniques / methods of accomplishing this goal? I don't expect a raise out of this, but I might get a nice IT position when it goes through.
I'm still a college student, so a job like that would be nice.