Monthly Archive: August 2010

Review: Riding Shotgun (Manga) 0

Review: Riding Shotgun (Manga)

Last month I was linked the Tortucam video on YouTube, which was totally awesome.  It’s a turtle running about which some kick ass background music.  Makes me which I was a Turtle too.  I liked the music so much, I went and found it on Amazon.  The part that really confused me was that it was labeled “Manga Soundtrack”.  I wasn’t sure why a manga needed a soundtrack, but the...

Review: Mainstay Emergency Food Rations 2

Review: Mainstay Emergency Food Rations

As part of the Disaster Prep series of posts, I talked about Food & Water.  In that post I mentioned buying Mainstay 1200-Calorie Food Bars which I refer to as “Emergency Rations” (ERats).  The problem is that a lot of people have a negative connotation of anything with the word “Ration” or “Emergency”.  One friend went as far as to say that he thought cardboard was a better option.  Since...

Apache + WebDav + LDAP = Pure Bliss 14

Apache + WebDav + LDAP = Pure Bliss

As I discussed previously, I got fed up with Samba file sharing (when trying to use LDAP) and went to the joy that was WebDAV. As it turned out, it is extremely easy to get LDAP authentication on Apache and combine that with WebDAV; today I’ll show you how.

Installing & Configuring OpenDS 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 5

Installing & Configuring OpenDS 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.04

Recently, I’ve needed to setup an open source centralized authentication server. After research and testing some of the options, I settled on OpenDS, and while I’m leery of anything running Java, I’ll admit… OpenDS is really nice. Most importantly, getting it up and running is a piece of cake.

Samba and LDAP DO NOT MIX 4


Recently I was tasked with helping a company implement a centralized authentication system, and they wanted to go all open source. This isn’t unreasonable in my book, though it is a little unusual. Of course the words “Open Source Authentication” directly translates to LDAP, the only question is which LDAP software you’re going to use. There are a number of options including OpenLDAP (slapd), Fedora Directory Server (389), OpenDS, Apache...