Mounting Box.net on Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10
February 28, 2012
Right now, through March 23, Box.net is running a promotion to give you a free 50 GB for life (instead of their normal 5 GB) if you signup through their Android application. If you don’t know, Box.net offers cloud file storage and sync, much like Dropbox. Personally, I prefer to use Spideroak, but I figured I’d give it a shot for a free 50 GB. Now I’m not going to be uploading 50 GB of documents from my Android, so the real question was how do I use it under Linux?
RT, WebExternalAuth and SpeedyCGI don't mix
September 15, 2010
The title basically sums it all up. I made the mistake of setting up a new install of Request Tracker (RT), against a server running SpeedyCGI. I’ll be honest, it’s been so long since I’ve run any perl apps, that I had no idea what interface to pick. Anyways, on top of the RT/SpeedyCGI I wanted to use my Apache mod_ldap, like I did with WebDAV. I spent a number of hours attempting to debug why it wasn’t working.
WebDAV Client – Windows 7
August 26, 2010
Since I’ve already got Linux & OSX talking to my LDAP/WebDAV enabled Apache, I needed to finish my trifecta… Windows. Specifically, Windows 7. I had heard that it is possible to map WebDAV shares as network drives, just like you would with Samba. Of course, what you hear, what you hope for, and what Windows actually lets you do aren’t always the same (and usually ends with pain).
WebDAV Clients – Linux & OSX
August 25, 2010
After getting LDAP, Apache & WebDAV working together in perfect harmony, I needed to get clients accessing the “shares” I was setting up. Fortunately Linux & OSX make this extremely easy. Windows… is another story, a story which can only be told… tomorrow.
Samba and LDAP DO NOT MIX
August 18, 2010
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 Directory Server, and a handful of smaller projects. On top of the LDAP directory they wanted me to add a number of services including email and file sharing. This is the story of how Samba sucks…